Communism And The Red Scare Of The 1950's

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Red Scare Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is intended for students to take after reviewing Part I - Introduction/Communism and the Red Scare. Students are reminded to submit certificates via email in order to receive credit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Communism is
    • A. 

      A form of government in which all property is shared and social classes are nonexistent.

    • B. 

      A form of government that mixes religion and politics.

    • C. 

      A way of life in the United States in the 1950's.

    • D. 

      The reason why the United States and Germany fought in WWII.

  • 2. 
    The tension and rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was known as
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      The Cold War

    • C. 

      The Cold Freeze

    • D. 

      McCarthyism

  • 3. 
    In the 1950's, being blacklisted meant all of the following except to
    • A. 

      Be fired from your job and banned from your town.

    • B. 

      Be suspected of anti-American activities and possibly fired and/or jailed.

    • C. 

      Be put on a list that included all of America's top wanted Commies.

    • D. 

      Be labeled a threat to America and shunned upon by neighbors, friends, and/or co-workers.

  • 4. 
    What was the purpose of anti-Communist propaganda?
    • A. 

      To influence Americans into joining Communist groups that originated in the US.

    • B. 

      To inform Americans of potential anti-Communist activities in the US.

    • C. 

      To persuade Americans to be on the look for any Communist behavior or activities.

    • D. 

      To provide Americans with ways to showcase their hatred towards Communism.

  • 5. 
    Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed to have
    • A. 

      A list of 205 government employees who were secretly Communists.

    • B. 

      Signed confessions of all Americans who were involved in Communist activities.

    • C. 

      Letters from government employees to Soviet spies.

    • D. 

      A way to end Communist activities in the US.

  • 6. 
    The United States attempted to combat Communist activities by establishing
    • A. 

      HUAC and the Alien Registration Act

    • B. 

      The Alien Registration Act and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    • C. 

      The Alien Registration Act and the Blacklisting Act of 1954

    • D. 

      HUAC, the Alien Registration Act, and the Blacklisting Act of 1954

  • 7. 
    Edward Murrow, a CBS correspondent, was most famous for
    • A. 

      Reading the list McCarthy claimed to have on live television.

    • B. 

      Challenging McCarthy's claims during a live broadcast.

    • C. 

      Challenging the Soviet Union's Communist government.

    • D. 

      Confessing in front of a million viewers that he, in fact, was a Communist.

  • 8. 
    All of the following famous people were blacklisted except
    • A. 

      Charlie Chaplin

    • B. 

      Arthur Miller

    • C. 

      Marilyn Monroe

    • D. 

      Orson Welles

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