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Pasternak's AP US History Final.


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  • 1. 
    In Februrary, Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconisn ignited a 2nd "Red Scare" with his claim that there were 205 known Communists employed in the US State Department.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 2. 
    On June 25th, communist North Korean troops crossed the 38th Parallel into South Korea marking the beginning of the 3-year long Korean War.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 3. 
    The first human kidney transplant is performed in the United States.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 4. 
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for leaking atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. This was the most famous "spy" trial of the 20th century. The Rosenbergs were the only people in US history to be executed during peacetime for espionage.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 5. 
    World War II hero Dwight D. Eisenhower, or "Ike", defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson in a landslide to become the 34th president of the United States. This was the first election to be significantly influenced by the television set.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 6. 
    Rocky Marciano won his record 43rd straight fight to capture the heavyweight boxing crown.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 7. 
    Eisenhower takes the oath of office and begins the first of his two consecutive terms.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 8. 
    The Korean war comes to an end with both sides accomplishing very little.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 9. 
    This was the peak of the post WWII "baby boom". There were an estimated 1.5 billion jars of baby food consumed and diaper sales exceeded $50 000 000.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 10. 
    The New York Yankees become the first team to capture 5 World Series Titles in a row.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 11. 
    "Low Blow" Joe McCarthy finally met his match when his claims regarding communist-ties within the US Army were successfully provento be outlandish lies during the thirty-five days of televised "McCarthy Hearings". He was ultimately condemned by the Senate for "conduct unbecoming a member".
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 12. 
    In the landmark case Brown v. Board of Ed., the US Supreme Court declared that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 13. 
    Dr. Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in good-old Pittsburgh, PA.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 14. 
    The "Rock-n-Roll" Era officially begins with the first hits being "Mrs. Sandman" and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll".
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 15. 
    The first McDonalds restaurant opened its doors in San Bernadino, Cal. 
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 16. 
    The Communist-block nations signed the Warsaw Pact of offset the non-communist NATO alliance.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 17. 
    The college-educated black seamstress Rosa Parks made history in Montgomery, Al. when she refused to give up her seat in the "whites-only" section of a bus.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 18. 
    Minium wage reached a whopping $1.00/hour for the first time.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 19. 
    A 21 year old heartthrob from Tupelo, Mississippi named Elvis Presley released his first hit songs "Heartbrake Hotel" and "Hound Dog".
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 20. 
    NY Yankee pitcher Don Larsen tossed the first ever World Series "perfect game".
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 21. 
    In September, President Eisenhower was forced to send troops to Central High School in Little Rock to enforce racial integration. 
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 22. 
    The USSR took the lead in the "space race" when they launced the 184-pound Sputnik I satellite into space.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 23. 
    The United States government announced the creation of NASA. "Rocket fever" had begun to sweep the nation.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 24. 
    Baseball's NY Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers bolted the "Big Apple" and headed for San Francisco and LA.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 25. 
    Alaska and Hawaii became to 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union.
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

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