Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (died 1945) was was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic depression and, subsequently, world war.

During the Great Depression of the 1930's, Roosevelt created the New Deal to provide relief for the unemployed, recovery of the economy, and reform of the economic and banking systems. Although recovery of the economy was incomplete until almost 1940, the programs he initiated continue to be important in the nation's commerce. One of his most important legacies is the Social Security system.

As Britain warred with Nazi Germany, Roosevelt provided Lend-Lease aid to Winston Churchill and the British war effort before America's entry into World War II. On the home front he introduced price controls and rationing. Working closely with his aide Harry Hopkins, he made the United States the principal arms supplier and financier of the Allies. America had a vast expansion of industry and the achievement of full employment, opening opportunities for African-Americans and women. As the Allies neared victory, Roosevelt played a critical role in shaping the post-war world, particularly through the creation of the United Nations.

His aggressive use of the federal government created a New Deal coalition that dominated the Democratic Party until the late 1960's. His administration redefined American liberalism and realigned the Democratic Party, based on his New Deal coalition of labor unions, farmers, minorities, intellectuals, the South, big city machines, and the poor.

1. During the war effort, America saw
A. submission of women.
B. more poverty.
C. expansion of industry.
D. greater unemployment.
2. A legacy is
A. a law suit.
B. a court of law.
C. personal property.
D. something handed down.
3. Roosevelt was not a friend of
A. conservatives.
B. the poor.
C. labor unions.
D. farmers.
4. According to the article, the war brought more opportunities to
A. landlords.
B. African-Americans.
C. conservatives.
D. shopkeepers.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-C..........2-D..........3-A..........4-B
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