The Great Depression - Daily Life on the Farm
1. What natural disaster made farming in the Midwest extra difficult during the Great Depression?
2. What did people living on the farm do for entertainment?
a. Go to dances
b. Play Baseball
c. Listen to the radio
d. Hold potluck dinners
e. All of the above
3. What state did many Midwest farmers travel to in order to find work?
a. New York
4. What type of storms were caused by lack of rain in the Midwest?
5. True or False: Farm kids who attended school did not have to do chores.
6. What crop would farmers sometimes burn for heat instead of wood?
7. What two animals that ate crops were mentioned in the article?
a. Lions and tigers
b. Deer and squirrels
c. Goats and Llamas
d. Grasshoppers and jackrabbits
e. Bison and prairie dogs
8. What was one advantage to living on the farm versus living in the city?
a. Public transportation
b. Farmers could grow their own food
c. Lots of restaurants
d. Soup kitchens
9. Why were farmers were having a tough time even before the Great Depression?
a. Plunging prices due to overproduction
b. High prices
c. Lack of supply
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
10. True or False: Farmers sometimes made clothes from leftover feed sacks.
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