World War II - Fireside Chats

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World War II - Fireside Chats.

1. What U.S. president first gave fireside chats?
a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. Franklin Roosevelt
e. John F. Kennedy

2. What new technology was used to transmit the fireside chats to all of America?
a. Telegraph
b. Radio
c. Television
d. Internet
e. Telephone

3. What major economic event were many of the first fireside chats about?
a. The Great Depression
b. Civil War
c. Roaring Twenties
d. Prohibition
e. Equal Rights

4. What year was the first fireside chat held?
a. 1918
b. 1925
c. 1929
d. 1933
e. 1942

5. How many fireside chats were given by the president?
a. 3
b. 15
c. 30
d. 60
e. 92

6. What major event did the president announce on a fireside chat in 1941?
a. World War II was over
b. The stock market crashed
c. A hurricane hit Florida
d. The Great Chicago Fire
e. The U.S. was entering World War II

7. Who first called the speeches by the president Fireside Chats?
a. A teacher
b. A reporter
c. A White House staffer
d. The president
e. The vice president

8. Which of the following was not a subject of the fireside chats?
a. The New Deal
b. World War II
c. The landing on the Moon
d. Unemployment
e. All of the above

9. True or False: The fireside chats were some of the most listened to radio broadcasts of all time.

10. What song was played at the end of each speech?
a. America the Beautiful
b. God Bless America
c. This Land is Your Land
d. Star-Spangled Banner
e. Party in the USA

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