The Public Works Administration & the New Deal in 1933


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The creation of the Public Works Administration was part of what broader reform campaign?

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1. Which of the following best describes the Public Works Administration?

2. Which of the following were the Public Works Administration's main goals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the Public Works Administration and how Franklin D. Roosevelt may be the only president in U.S. history to keep the promise of creating more jobs. The quiz questions will ask you to choose a phrase that best describes the PWA and name the federal official who headed the administration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of the PWA:

  • The broader reform campaign of which it was a part
  • Main goals of the administration
  • An important effect of the PWA's work

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about aspects of the Public Works Administration
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the broader reform campaign of which the administration was a part
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main goals of the PWA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the federal official in charge of the administration

Additional Learning

Learn more about this administration by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Public Works Administration & the New Deal in 1933. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the role of the Great Depression in the creation of the PWA
  • Learn about major U.S. landmarks that were a result of the PWA
  • Identify how much money was earmarked for the administration