Modern Topics 1950's Practice Test

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1.  Which of the following was seen as a symbol of worker conformity, while also serving as a white collar workers' uniform in the 1950's?
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2.  What did Jim Crow Laws do?
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3.  Which of the following is NOT true about the McCarthy era of the 1950's?
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4.  Which of the following fashions would NOT have been popular in the 1950's?
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5.  Which of the following books was NOT a popular 1950's book?
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6.  Who claimed he had a list of 205 sate department workers that were communists during a rally in Wheeling, Virginia?
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7.  Which of the following people is NOT accurately associated?
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8.  How did the Korean War end?
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9.  What was the nickname given to the 1946 midterm Congressional campaign that led Republicans to a victory because they campaigned on the frustrations that people were feeling with such a "liberal" philosophy?
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10.  Which of the following was NOT a pop culture trend of the 1950’s?
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11.  When Fidel Castro ousted Batista in Cuba in 1959,  about 10% of the Cuban population went into exile escaping the communist take over.  Where did a large majority of these Cuban refugees come and settle?
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12.  The refusal to bury World War II veteran Felix Longoria with an appropriate veteran’s funeral in Texas led to all of the following happening EXCEPT…
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13.  Which of the following best explains why Douglas MacArthur was fired during the Korean War?
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14.  Which of the following is NOT true about the positions taken by the US/Soviets on Germany following World War II?
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15.  Where did many white families begin to move in the 1950's?
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16.  _______________ was a document signed by many members of Congress after the Brown vs: Board decision was handed down stating their disagreement with that decision. 
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17.  Which of the following is NOT true about rock n roll in the 1950’s?
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18.  Which of the following were not ‘en vogue’ during the 1950’s?
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19.  The loss/failure of Chiang Kai-shek’s forces in China to Zedong’s communist forces can be largely blamed on…
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20.  Which of the following did NOT result in the emergence of a new teen culture in the 1950’s?
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21.  Which of the following was NOT used by African Americans desiring equality in the period following World War II to 1960?
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22.  The _______________ was adopted under Truman and offered education, unemployment benefits, health insurance and economic benefits (in the form of loans to buy homes/start businesses) for Veterans after World War II. 
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23.  Which of the following is NOT true about the beatnik movement?
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24.  Which of the following did NOT happen to the family after World War II?
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25.  Which of the following pop culture television shows was NOT popular in the 1950’s?
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26.  What court case did Brown v. Board of Education overturn?
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27.  Who put the first satellite (Sputnik) into space?
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28.  Communist countries formed a group in 1955 that said that members would come to the aid of other attacked communist nations.  What is the name of this agreement?  
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29.  Which of the following countries was NOT part of the iron curtain?
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30.  What city did Stalin surround and cut off from outside resources in 1949, forcing the US and its allies to use planes to drop supplies to people there on the ground?
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31.  Which of the following economic changes led to the conformity and “cookie cuttering” of 1950’s society?
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32.  Which of the following is NOT true about the 1950's?
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33.  Which of the following economic adjustments had to be made after World War II?
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34.  .______________ were affected by the government’s new “termination policy” which terminated its responsibility to look after this groups well being and tried in many ways to assimilate their culture into the mainstream by relocating them and finding them jobs.
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35.  Purposely defying a law to challenge an unjust law is known as ____________. 
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