US History & Government - June 2009

 31 A major reason for creating the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 1933 was to

(1) build and manage a turnpike in the valley
(2) provide health care benefits for southerners
(3) encourage African Americans to settle in the valley
(4) improve economic conditions in a poor rural region

Base your answer to question 32 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.

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32 Which statement about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plans for a second term most
accurately expresses the main idea of the cartoon?

(1) Congress will give President Roosevelt a free hand to lead the nation.
(2) The American people will trust Congress to control President Roosevelt.
(3) President Roosevelt will seek direction from the people.
(4) The Great Depression will no longer be a serious concern.

Base your answer to question 33 on the quotation below and on your knowledge of social studies.

. . . I also ask this Congress for authority and for funds sufficient to manufacture additional
munitions and war supplies of many kinds, to be turned over to those nations which are now in
actual war with aggressor nations. Our most useful and immediate role is to act as an arsenal for them as well as for ourselves. They do not need man power, but they do need billions of dollars worth of the weapons of defense. The time is near when they will not be able to pay for them all in ready cash. We cannot, and we will not, tell them that they must surrender, merely because of present inability to pay for the weapons which we know they must have. . . .
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941

33 Which program was President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposing in this speech?

(1) Fair Deal           (3) Lend-Lease
(2) Great Society    (4) Cash and Carry

Base your answer to question 34 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.

34 This World War II cartoon was used to encourage Americans to

(1) buy war bonds
(2) conserve natural resources
(3) serve in the armed forces
(4) work in war industries

35 A major purpose of the GI Bill (1944) was to

(1) replace the draft near the end of World War II
(2) prohibit racial discrimination in the armed forces
(3) provide federal funds for veterans to attend college
(4) increase the number of women working in defense industries

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