Chapter 23 History

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Chapter 23 History


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The Fair Deal included a provision to increase the minimum wage.

    • B. 

      The Fair Deal included a provision to expand Social Security coverage.

    • C. 

      The Fair Deal included a provision to create a national health insurance program.

    • D. 

      The Fair Deal included a provision to expand public housing.

    • E. 

      Congress passed Truman's Fair Deal to raise the standard of living for Americans.

  • 2. 
    In 1949, Mao Zedong:
    • A. 

      Was an ally of the United States.

    • B. 

      Led a successful communist revolution in Taiwan.

    • C. 

      Led a successful communist revolution in China.

    • D. 

      Represented the Chinese at the United Nations.

    • E. 

      Cooperated with the Chinese nationalists.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Federal law against lynching.

    • B. 

      Federal law against poll taxes.

    • C. 

      Desegregation of the armed forces.

    • D. 

      Protection for equal access to jobs and education.

    • E. 

      Establishment of permanent federal civil rights commission.

  • 4. 
    The McCarran Internal Security Act.
    • A. 

      Removed immigration quotas based on nationality.

    • B. 

      Barred "totalitarians" from entering the Unite States.

    • C. 

      Recognized the need for political asylum.

    • D. 

      Barred Mexican immigration.

    • E. 

      Made immigration law much more flexible.

  • 5. 
    President Truman's civil rights plan called for all the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Reparations.

    • B. 

      National laws against lynching and and the poll tax.

    • C. 

      Equal access to jobs.

    • D. 

      A permanent federal civil rights commission.

  • 6. 
    Joseph McCathy's downfall came as a result of 
    • A. 

      The release of his fabricated war record

    • B. 

      His claim of 205 communists working in the State Department.

    • C. 

      His speech in Wheeling West Virginia.

    • D. 

      His hearings on the Defense Department.

    • E. 

      Televised hearing invoving the Army.

  • 7. 
    The Dixiecrats:
    • A. 

      Opposed segregation in the South.

    • B. 

      Opposed desegregation in the South.

    • C. 

      Supported Harry Truman in 1948.

    • D. 

      Were led by Hubert Humphrey.

    • E. 

      Dominated the Democratic Party in 1948.

  • 8. 
    According to the policy of containment, as laid out by George Kennan, the 
    • A. 

      Soviets could have a free hand in international affairs.

    • B. 

      United States was committed to preventing the spread of communism.

    • C. 

      United States was committed to preventing the spread of democracy.

    • D. 

      United States accepted the right of communism to exist anywhere.

    • E. 

      United States should invade the Soviet Union.

  • 9. 
    The Truman Doctrine:
    • A. 

      Committed the United States to fighting communism anywhere.

    • B. 

      Advocated a return to isolationism.

    • C. 

      Called for more cordial relations with the Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      Was an alliance between the United States and Great Britain.

    • E. 

      Committed the United States to fighting communism only in Asia.

  • 10. 
    After World War II, the only nation that could rival the United States was:
    • A. 

      Germany.

    • B. 

      France.

    • C. 

      The Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      Japan.

    • E. 

      Great Britain.

  • 11. 
    Joe McCarthy announced that he had a list of 205 communists who worked for the 
    • A. 

      AGL-CIO.

    • B. 

      State Department.

    • C. 

      Central Intelligence Agency.

    • D. 

      Department of Interior.

    • E. 

      Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • 12. 
    The Marshall Plan:
    • A. 

      Was largely unsuccessful for lack of support from Congress.

    • B. 

      Was limited in scope and focused on West Germany.

    • C. 

      Was a U.S. Soviet program to rebuild Europe.

    • D. 

      Provided economic assistance to the Soviets.

    • E. 

      Offered economic assistance to non-communist governments.

  • 13. 
    Jackie Robinson 
    • A. 

      Was banned from major league baseball.

    • B. 

      Broke the color barrier in major league baseball..

    • C. 

      Experienced no difficulties as the first black player for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    • D. 

      Took his case all the way to the Supreme Court.

    • E. 

      Was president of the NAACP.

  • 14. 
    All of the following are enactments of the policy of containment EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The Truman Doctrine.

    • B. 

      The Berlin Airlift.

    • C. 

      The Warsaw Pact.

    • D. 

      The Marshall Plan.

    • E. 

      The Korean War.

  • 15. 
    The Korean War
    • A. 

      Highlighted the limited nature of the Cold War.

    • B. 

      Was a decisive victory for the United States.

    • C. 

      Demonstrated the strength of the United Nations.

    • D. 

      Ended in a stalemate.

    • E. 

      Was a decisive victory for the North Koreans.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Truman asked the United Nations to place an embargo on al goods going to the Soviet Union.

    • B. 

      Truman ignored it.

    • C. 

      Truman ordered that supplies be brought to Berlin via an airlift.

    • D. 

      Truman put American forces on high alert and threatened atomic war if Stalin did not lift the blockade.

    • E. 

      American forced their way through the road blockade with a caravan of armored tanks.

  • 17. 
    All of the following statement about the Cold War's impact on American life are true EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Cold War military spending weakened the economy.

    • B. 

      The Cold War contributed to the dismantling of segregation.

    • C. 

      Cold War policy supported scientific research in medicine and computers.

    • D. 

      The Cold War promoted the rapid expansion of higher education.

    • E. 

      The Cold War research reshaped immigration policy.

  • 18. 
    NSC-68.
    • A. 

      Was only suggested and never implemented

    • B. 

      Addressed the threat of communism at home.

    • C. 

      Was directed at communist China.

    • D. 

      Called for a massive increase in U.S. military forces.

    • E. 

      Called for a massive reduction in U.S. military forces.

  • 19. 
    The "Iron Curtain" .
    • A. 

      Separated Japan from the rest of Asia.

    • B. 

      Separated the free West from the communist East.

    • C. 

      Divided North and South Korea.

    • D. 

      Separated the Unite States from the Soviet Union.

    • E. 

      Divided East and West Germany.

  • 20. 
    The Taft-Hartley Act:
    • A. 

      Legalized sympathy strikes.

    • B. 

      Strengthened the rights of organized labor.

    • C. 

      Banned right-to- work laws.

    • D. 

      Was supported by President Truman.

    • E. 

      Outlawed the closed shop.