The Cold War/1950's Test

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The Cold War/1950
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  • 1. 
    Winston Churchill referred to the spread of communism as this.
    • A. 

      An iron curtain

    • B. 

      Berlin Wall

    • C. 

      Berlin blockade

    • D. 

      German Democratic Republic


  • 2. 
    __________ is best known for investigain communism in the film industry.
    • A. 

      The CIA

    • B. 

      The UN

    • C. 

      HUAC

    • D. 

      NATO


  • 3. 
    ____________ was the leader of the Communists in China.
    • A. 

      Chiang Kai-shek

    • B. 

      Mao Zedong

    • C. 

      Syngman Rhee

    • D. 

      Kim il Sung


  • 4. 
    General Douglas MacArthur commanded U.S. forces in ________.
    • A. 

      Guatemala

    • B. 

      Hungary

    • C. 

      The Middle East

    • D. 

      Korea


  • 5. 
    ____________ was the leader of the Nationalist forces in China.
    • A. 

      Chiang Kai-shek

    • B. 

      Mao Zedong

    • C. 

      Syngman Rhee

    • D. 

      Kim il Sung


  • 6. 
    Accusations that communism was widely present in the U.S. government and military were made by ____________.
    • A. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • B. 

      Joseph McCarthy

    • C. 

      John Foster Dulles

    • D. 

      Alger Hiss


  • 7. 
    When an armistice was signed ending the Korean War,
    • A. 

      North and South Korea were still divided along the 38th parallel.

    • B. 

      A communist government was established in South Korea.

    • C. 

      Communist fears in the United States were lifted.

    • D. 

      China gained control of the entire peninsula.


  • 8. 
    Which of the following made it illegal to plan anything that might lead to a totalitarian dictatorship in the US?
    • A. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • B. 

      Marshall Plan

    • C. 

      McCarran Internal Security Act

    • D. 

      Monroe Doctrine


  • 9. 
    The launch of Sputnik demonstrated
    • A. 

      The world’s first moon vehicle

    • B. 

      The US’ triumph of technology

    • C. 

      The excitement of working towards a worldwide technological goal

    • D. 

      The competition of the Cold War and the devastation that the US was not first


  • 10. 
    This man became president in 1952 after the Korean stalemate
    • A. 

      Eisenhower

    • B. 

      Truman

    • C. 

      Kennedy

    • D. 

      Nixon


  • 11. 
    Which scenario describes the controversy over leadership in the Korean War?
    • A. 

      The Chinese communists criticized Truman and MacArthur was upset

    • B. 

      Truman and MacArthur disagreed over war with China and MacArthur was fired

    • C. 

      Truman believed we should continue the war into China

    • D. 

      MacArthur was hated by his troops and the American people


  • 12. 
    The strength of the 1950s economy was due to
    • A. 

      The growth of business and economic opportunities

    • B. 

      The rapid growth of women in the work force

    • C. 

      The increase of blue-collar jobs

    • D. 

      The individuality of American workers and the dedication to their jobs


  • 13. 
    The group that benefited most from the economy and culture of the 1950s was
    • A. 

      African-American women.

    • B. 

      African-American men.

    • C. 

      White women.

    • D. 

      White men.


  • 14. 
    What is significant about the Baby Boom?        
    • A. 

      It created the largest generation in American History

    • B. 

      The suburbs had to build more hospitals

    • C. 

      Most women did not want to be mothers although popular culture glorified motherhood

    • D. 

      It widened the gap between the middle class and the poor.


  • 15. 
    Which of the following did not contribute to our modern lifestyle?        
    • A. 

      The invention of television

    • B. 

      The culture of the teenager

    • C. 

      Fast food restaurants and TV dinners

    • D. 

      The glorified role of mother and homemaker


  • 16. 
    Criticism of television in the 1950s was based on       
    • A. 

      Its protrayal of an idealized white society

    • B. 

      An abundance of TV violence

    • C. 

      The size of the screen

    • D. 

      Its black-and-white images


  • 17. 
    In the 1950s, both the beat movement and rock 'n' roll were viewed as forms of        
    • A. 

      Harmless entertainment

    • B. 

      Rebellion against mainstream values

    • C. 

      African-American culture

    • D. 

      Mainstream American values


  • 18. 
    These Eastern European nations were dominated by the Soviet Union.

  • 19. 
    This action, conducted by the British and Americans, provided vital supplies to a region blockaded by the Soviet Union.

  • 20. 
    Both the United States and the Soviet Union joined this peacekeeping organization after World War II.

  • 21. 
    This defensive military alliance was the first military alliance that the United States ever entered during peacetime.

  • 22. 
    This aid program provided 16 countries with $13 billion in aid.

  • 23. 
    This term refers to the indirect but hostile conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union that began at the end of World War II.

  • 24. 
    The United States’ policy of ___ was designed to stop the spread of communism.

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