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1

When did a drought dry up streams and ponds? What dries up? What did the land turn to?

1932; crops; dust

2

What type of blizzard was created as the dust moved eastward?

"black blizzard"

3

At what time of day did the automobiles have to use their headlights?

noon

4

What did livestock die of?

thirst

5

What did millions of acres of farm land lose?

topsoil

6

Did thousands flee their home?

yes

7

What was the April 1935 stormed called which struck Kansas and traveled to Oklahoma and Texas?

Dust Bowl

8

What was the wheat worth that was destroyed by the above storm?

$20 million

9

What is the purpose of agriculture?

convert nutrients of soil into food and other crops

10

What was the double catastrophe of the 1930s?

severe economic depression and drought

11

What did the dust storms bury? How much topsoil was lost in some places?

roads, fences, and houses; 12 inches

12

What was created in 1935 to help farmers implement sound land-use practices?

Soil Conservation Service

13

Could another Dust Bowl occur?

yes

14

What areas became part of the Dust Bowl?

prairies of Oklahoma, Arkansas, northern Texas, and Western Missouri

15

What were the thousands of people called who fled the Dust Bowl?

Okies and Arkies

16

Where did the above people head?

California

17

What is the name of the John Steinbeck's book that chronicled the Joad family, farmers headed to California?

The Grapes of Wrath

18

What read "No jobs in California... if you are looking for work-Keep Out"?

billboard in California

19

What New Deal agency set up camps to house the Okies?

Farm Security Administration

20

What did the "Okevilles" form the bedrock of?

still-thriving subculture in CA