SAT Subject US History Practice Question 79: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 79

1. All the following were contributing causes of the Great Depression EXCEPT:

A. margin buying
B. frequent fluctuations in share prices
C. widespread bank failures
D. the existence of Hoovervilles
E. widespread business failures

Correct Answer: D


The Great Depression gave rise to Hoovervilles, not the other way around.

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