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  • 1. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What is the name of the first U. S. nuclear powered submarine, commissioned in 1955? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      USS Polaris

    • B. 

      USS Trident

    • C. 

      USS Aegis

    • D. 

      USS Nautilus

  • 2. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The drastic reduction in size of the U. S. Armed Forces after World War II was officially termed the post war <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Disintegration.

    • B. 

      Demobilization.

    • C. 

      Deterioration.

    • D. 

      Decommissioning.

  • 3. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The complacency of the American public following victory in World War II can be attributed to <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      A widespread desire by knowledgeable leaders to return to isolationism in foreign policy.

    • B. 

      A belief that the United Nations could solve whatever international problems might arise.

    • C. 

      The knowledge that the United States had a monopoly on the atomic bomb.

    • D. 

      All of the statements are correct.

  • 4. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The Soviet Union was able to subjugate much of Eastern Europe in 1946 because the <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      U.S. Army was unable to contest them due to its weakness.

    • B. 

      U.S. Navy was out of range to oppose Soviet actions in that area.

    • C. 

      American public did not have the will to go to war or use the atomic bomb to stop them.

    • D. 

      All of the above statements are correct.

  • 5. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The only options open to the United states to stop expansion of Soviet communism in the first few years after World War II were to <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Go to war with conventional weapons or withdraw economic assistance.

    • B. 

      Stop demobilization or call on the United Nations.

    • C. 

      Make a diplomatic protest or use the atomic bomb.

    • D. 

      Withhold Marshall Plan assistance or call upon the NATO alliance.

  • 6. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The term "Iron Curtain" was coined by Winston Churchill to <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Describe the boundary erected by the Soviets between the Western democracies and Communist satellites on the European continent.

    • B. 

      Illustrate the opposition between the East and West in the Cold War.

    • C. 

      Proclaim the establishment of an Allied defense line in Europe against further Soviet military advances.

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct. The Soviets established the Iron Curtain to prevent Allied military advances into Eastern Europe after World War II.

  • 7. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following statements concerning "unification" of the U.S. military services is correct? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      One weapons system is sufficient to provide all aspects of national defense.

    • B. 

      A single chief of staff would create flexibility of response in any further war.

    • C. 

      There is an advantage to unified command in combat areas due to overall battle coordination requirements.

    • D. 

      Economy is not likely to be enhanced since waste and duplication in military supply system cannot usually be reduced.

  • 8. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The National Security Act of 1947 created the <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    • B. 

      National Security Council.

    • C. 

      Central Intelligence Agency.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 9. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following is a member of the President's Cabinet? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Secretary of the Navy

    • B. 

      Secretary of Defense

    • C. 

      Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff

    • D. 

      Secretary of the Air Force

  • 10. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The United States policy change in 1947 which prevented Soviet expansion into Greece and Turkey is known as the <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Truman Doctrine.

    • B. 

      National Security Act.

    • C. 

      Marshall Plan.

    • D. 

      European Recovery Program.

  • 11. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The purpose of the Marshall Plan was to <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Deploy the Sixth Fleet to the Mediterranean on a permanent basis.

    • B. 

      Bring pressure in the United Nations to cause the Soviets to get out of northern Iran.

    • C. 

      Assist in the economic reconstruction of Western Europe.

    • D. 

      Begin the Cold War by confrontation with the Soviet Union and its satellites.

  • 12. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The post-war military alliances which were formed by the Western democracies on the one hand, and the Soviet-controlled states on the other, were, respectively, the <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      European Recovery Program and Council for Mutual Economic Assistance.

    • B. 

      North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Warsaw Pact.

    • C. 

      Eastern Europe Mutual Assistance Treaty and North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    • D. 

      Marshall Plan and Warsaw Pact.

  • 13. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following momentous historical events in Asia resulted in the most significant Communist advance in the post-war years? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      The Korean War.

    • B. 

      The defeat of the Nationalist Government on the mainland of China.

    • C. 

      The division of Indo-China into North and South Vietnam.

    • D. 

      The independence of India and Pakistan from Britain.

  • 14. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->In June 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall announced Truman's plan for reconstruction of European countries through their own efforts, supported by American economic aid. This plan, formally named the European Recovery Program, became known as the <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Overseas Recovery Plan.

    • B. 

      Truman Economic Aid Program.

    • C. 

      State Department Act.

    • D. 

      Marshall Plan.

  • 15. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->In what year was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) formed? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]--> <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      1939

    • B. 

      1949

    • C. 

      1959

    • D. 

      1969

  • 16. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Who originated the term "Iron Curtain?" <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Harry S. Truman

    • B. 

      George Marshall

    • C. 

      Winston Churchill

    • D. 

      Joseph Stalin

  • 17. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Of the following, who felt that no one weapon system would be adequate to provide for all aspects of national defense? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      James Forrestal

    • B. 

      Chester Nimitz

    • C. 

      George Marshall

    • D. 

      Winston Churchill

  • 18. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What country granted independence to India, Pakistan, and Ceylon? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Soviet Union

  • 19. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What Far Eastern country was temporarily divided following World War II in accordance with the Potsdam Conference? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      Ceylon

  • 20. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which armed service was the most vocal in their criticism of other services during debates on unification of the services following World War II? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Department of Defense

    • B. 

      Army Air Corps

    • C. 

      U.S. Navy

    • D. 

      Marine Corps

  • 21. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What country withdrew from military participation in NATO in 1966, though it still participates in political affairs? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Turkey

    • D. 

      Greece

  • 22. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Of the following, who became the first Secretary of Defense in 1947? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      James Forrestal

    • B. 

      George Marshall

    • C. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • D. 

      Chester Nimitz

  • 23. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The original members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were the West European allies, the United States and <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Turkey.

    • B. 

      Spain.

    • C. 

      Greece.

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 24. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Along with the United Nations, which of the following helped establish the Republic of Korea (ROK)? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 25. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What is another name for the European Recovery Program? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • B. 

      NATO

    • C. 

      Marshall Plan

    • D. 

      National Security Act

  • 26. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following is a former Japanese possession? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Malaya

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      Ceylon

  • 27. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following opposed the idea of a single Chief of Staff over all of the armed forces? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Chester Nimitz

    • B. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • C. 

      George Marshall

    • D. 

      James Forrestal

  • 28. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Of the following which was probably the most significant contributing factor to the invasion which started the Korean War? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Slowness of American foreign policy to authorize adequate and timely training of a South Korean Army.

    • B. 

      Soviet training of a strong North Korean Army.

    • C. 

      Establishment of a puppet Communist military dictatorship in North Korea.

    • D. 

      Irresponsible U.S. State Department comments indicating that Korea was not important to American strategic defense.

  • 29. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->When North Korea invaded South Korea, <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      President Truman ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to take military action to aid South Korea.

    • B. 

      The Joint Chiefs named General MacArthur Commander-in-Chief of U.S Forces in the Far East.

    • C. 

      The Security Council of the United Nations condemned the invasion.

    • D. 

      All of the above statements are correct.

  • 30. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Within a month of the invasion, the South Korea and American forces were making a last ditch defense in a small corner of the Korean peninsula called the <!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Seoul Sanctuary.

    • B. 

      Yalu River Sanctuary.

    • C. 

      Pusan Perimeter.

    • D. 

      Korean Straits.

  • 31. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Operation Chromite, probably the most daring amphibious assault ever planned, was conducted at <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Inchon, to cut off North Korean forces in the south.

    • B. 

      Pusan, to break out of the North Korean encirclement.

    • C. 

      Wonsan, to destroy North Korean forces fleeing northward.

    • D. 

      Hungnam, to escape from North Korean and Chinese encirclement.

  • 32. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Almost total change in the complexion of the Korean War occurred on 25 November 1950 when <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Pyongyang fell to the allies.

    • B. 

      The Wonsan operation failed to achieve its objective.

    • C. 

      Allied forces broke the Communist lines around Pusan.

    • D. 

      The Chinese Communists launched their first major offensive against the allies.

  • 33. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->After the U.S. Marines fought their way out of encirclement at the Chosin Reservoir, the Navy successfully evacuated them and their equipment <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      To Pusan where they supported defenses on the perimeter.

    • B. 

      From Hungnam in a remarkable "amphibious operation in reverse."

    • C. 

      To Seoul where they successfully stopped the Chinese advance on the South Korean capital.

    • D. 

      From the Yalu River staging area to positions near Wonsan where they regained the allied offensive.

  • 34. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The Korean War truce talks took place at <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Panmunjon.

    • B. 

      Seoul.

    • C. 

      Wonsan.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 35. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following statements concerning the Korean War is NOT true? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      The Korean War demonstrated that sea power still was essential to the defense of the nation.

    • B. 

      The Korean War showed that without clearly developed government policy, military operations will not end satisfactorily.

    • C. 

      The Korean War revealed that the will of the U.S. Government and people to halt determined Communist aggression had retained its credibility.

    • D. 

      Korea War had to have an adequate military force in readiness at all times, otherwise the Communist would take advantage of any national weakness.

  • 36. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Who took command of the Eighth Army after the death of General Walton Walker? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Edward Ewen

    • B. 

      James Doyle

    • C. 

      Edward Almond

    • D. 

      Matthew Ridgeway

  • 37. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Who consolidated the Pusan Perimeter in September 1950, and made it nearly impregnable? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      MacArthur

    • B. 

      Walker

    • C. 

      Ridgeway

    • D. 

      Almond

  • 38. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Who made the statement during the Korean War, "There is no substitute for victory?" <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Joseph Martin

    • B. 

      Harry Truman

    • C. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • D. 

      Matthew Ridgeway

  • 39. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Who relieved MacArthur of his Far East duties?
    • A. 

      Matthew Ridgeway

    • B. 

      Arthur Struble

    • C. 

      Walton Walker

    • D. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

  • 40. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following authorized General MacArthur to proceed north of the 38th parallel in the fall of 1950 to destroy the North Korean forces? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      The State Department

    • B. 

      United Nations

    • C. 

      Western European Allies

    • D. 

      President Eisenhower

  • 41. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which of the following served as Secretary of State during the Kennedy administration? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Robert McNamara

    • B. 

      Robert Kennedy

    • C. 

      Dean Rusk

    • D. 

      George Anderson

  • 42. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->During the Cuban missile crisis, who branded the American charges as lies, and warned against any act of "piracy?" <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Fidel Castro

    • B. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Gamal Nasser

  • 43. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What is the name of the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      USS George Washington

    • B. 

      USS Long Beach

    • C. 

      USS Nautilus

    • D. 

      USS Enterprise

  • 44. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The United States, Canada, and its West European allies agreed in 1949 to create the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In 1955 which country was permitted to join NATO? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Greece

    • B. 

      Turkey

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      The Federal Republic of Germany

  • 45. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->In reference to the Cuban missile crisis, who was reported to have said, "We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked?" <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      John Kennedy

    • B. 

      Dean Rusk

    • C. 

      George Anderson

    • D. 

      Arleigh Burke

  • 46. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The principal political effect of U.S. naval amphibious operations in Lebanon in 1958 was <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      The evacuation of the entire population from the country for resettlement in controlled friendly areas.

    • B. 

      The Soviet back-down on their promises to President Nasser of Egypt to support coup d'etat attempts in his favor in the Middle East.

    • C. 

      The Soviet decision to start building up their Navy since they couldn't effectively oppose those naval operations.

    • D. 

      Bad press as the result of public opinion against American intervention.

  • 47. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What military event in 1958 demonstrated that the Sixth Fleet was a force-in-being capable of decisive action? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Lebanese operation

    • B. 

      Preparation for the attack on Quemoy

    • C. 

      Communist insurgency in Indonesia

    • D. 

      Defense of Taiwan

  • 48. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Who was President of the United States when the Cuban missile crisis occurred in 1962? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • B. 

      Richard Nixon

    • C. 

      John Kennedy

    • D. 

      Gerald Ford

  • 49. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->What new technological development made possible the fleet ballistic missile submarine, the first one of which was launched in 1959? <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      The first operational nuclear reactor

    • B. 

      The Polaris missile

    • C. 

      New magnesium alloy capable of sustaining pressures at great depths

    • D. 

      The Navy's nuclear power training program

  • 50. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->How did the United States identify the Soviet's ICBM launching pads under construction in Cuba in 1962? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      From an intelligence agent working for the CIA in Cuba.

    • B. 

      A Russian spy sold important information to the FBI on the launching pads.

    • C. 

      From photographs from high-flying U-2 reconnaissance aircraft.

    • D. 

      All of the above statements are correct.

  • 51. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The man given major credit for spearheading the Navy into the era of nuclear powered submarines and ships is Admiral
    • A. 

      Arleigh Burke, U.S.N.

    • B. 

      Chester W. Nimitz, U.S.N.

    • C. 

      Hyman G. Rickover, U.S.N.

    • D. 

      Alfred T. Mahan, U.S.N.

  • 52. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->The principal far-reaching result of the Cuban missile quarantine in 1962 was the <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.

    • B. 

      Prevention of further build-up of Soviet IRBMs in Cuba.

    • C. 

      New Soviet determination to develop a navy sufficient to support their national objectives wherever and whenever required.

    • D. 

      Demonstration of the ability of the Navy to protect our national security.

  • 53. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->In what year did the United States launch the world's first nuclear-powered submarine? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      1955

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1975

  • 54. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Which U.S. President helped Captain Rickover in the initial development of the world's first nuclear-powered submarine? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      President Truman

    • B. 

      President Kennedy

    • C. 

      President Carter

    • D. 

      President Eisenhower

  • 55. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->When Admiral Burke, the CNO at the time, committed the Sixth Fleet in Lebanon, which fleet was sent to the Pacific to reinforce the Seventh Fleet? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      First Fleet

    • B. 

      Second Fleet

    • C. 

      Third Fleet

    • D. 

      Fourth Fleet

  • 56. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Who was the Soviet Premier during the Cuban missile quarantine in 1962? <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Gobachev

    • B. 

      Gorshkov

    • C. 

      Khrushchev

    • D. 

      Stalin

  • 57. 
    The USSR  embarked upon a significant naval ship-building program designed to remedy their weakness in the Mediterranean Sea in 1958 after
    • A. 

      They were forced to back down on their promises to Egypt to spport coup d'etat attempts in the Middle East.

    • B. 

      The Cuban missile crisis.

    • C. 

      They found out about a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine being launced.

    • D. 

      Fidel Castro of of Cuba asked for additional naval support to protect their interests in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 58. 
    1.      Which of the following offered military aid and economic assistance in the amount of $200 million annually to South Vietnam in the 1950's?    
    • A. 

      Harry S. Truman

    • B. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Robert McNamara

    • D. 

      McGeorge Bundy

  • 59. 
    1.      In operating off "Yankee Station" in the Tonkin Gulf continuously for five years, the Seventh Fleet had at times on station there as many as    
    • A. 

      Four carriers.

    • B. 

      Five carriers.

    • C. 

      Six carriers.

    • D. 

      Seven carriers.

  • 60. 
    1.      In what location did the Vietnam peace talks take place?    
    • A. 

      Paris, France

    • B. 

      Naples, Italy

    • C. 

      Stockholm, Sweden

    • D. 

      Geneva, Switzerland

  • 61. 
    1.      In what month and year did President Nixon resign?    
    • A. 

      1/1/1972

    • B. 

      2/1/1973

    • C. 

      4/1/1973

    • D. 

      8/1/1974

  • 62. 
    1.      In what month and year was the accord signed ending the fighting in Vietnam?    
    • A. 

      1/1973

    • B. 

      2/1974

    • C. 

      4/1974

    • D. 

      8/1974

  • 63. 
    1.      North Vietnam captured South Vietnam in    
    • A. 

      January 1973.

    • B. 

      February 1973.

    • C. 

      March 1974.

    • D. 

      April 1975.

  • 64. 
    1.      What President authorized the bombing of Hanoi, and the mining of Haiphong Harbor?    
    • A. 

      John Kennedy

    • B. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      Lyndon Johnson

  • 65. 
    1.      Who made changes in the Navy such as liberal hair styles, beards, and civilian clothes on liberty, through a series of directives in the early 1970s?    
    • A. 

      James Forrestal

    • B. 

      Elmo Zumwalt

    • C. 

      Robert McNamara

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon

  • 66. 
    1.      What country invaded the Falklands in 1982?    
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Nicaragua

    • D. 

      Chile

  • 67. 
    1.      What is the name of the destroyer allegedly attacked by NVN patrol boats in August 1964 that precipitated open involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War?    
    • A. 

      USS Vincennes

    • B. 

      USS Maddox

    • C. 

      USS Ticonderoga

    • D. 

      USS Constellation

  • 68. 
    1.      In 1983, who attempted to take over the island nation of Grenada?    
    • A. 

      Cuban-backed forces

    • B. 

      Panamanian-backed forces

    • C. 

      Nicaraguan-based forces

    • D. 

      Costa Rican-backed forces

  • 69. 
    1.      What ship was hit in 1987 by two Exocet missiles launched by an Iraqi aircraft, resulting in the loss of 37 members of the crew?    
    • A. 

      USS Samuel B. Roberts

    • B. 

      USS Missouri

    • C. 

      USS Stark

    • D. 

      USS C. Turner Joy

  • 70. 
    1.      The commander of allied ground force in Operation Desert Storm was    
    • A. 

      General Colin Powell.

    • B. 

      General Norman Schwarzkopf.

    • C. 

      Admiral Frank Kelso.

    • D. 

      Admiral Jeremy Boorda.

  • 71. 
    1.      The man who became the first President of Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union was?    
    • A. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • B. 

      Boris Yeltsin

    • C. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • D. 

      Joseph Stalin

  • 72. 
    1.      Where was the Treaty signed that ended the war in Bosnia-Hezegovina?    
    • A. 

      New York City, New York

    • B. 

      Paris, France

    • C. 

      Dayton, Ohio

    • D. 

      London, England

  • 73. 
    1.      What United Nations Operation intended to bring food supplies and restore some order to Somalia?    
    • A. 

      Operation Deliberate Force

    • B. 

      Operation Restore Hope

    • C. 

      Operation Enduring Freedom

    • D. 

      Operation Desert Storm

  • 74. 
    1.      Who was President of the United States during the Red Chinese invasion of one of the Nationalist held Tachen Islands in 1955?    
    • A. 

      President Truman

    • B. 

      President Kennedy

    • C. 

      President Eisenhower

    • D. 

      President Johnson

  • 75. 
    1.      Who undertook to evacuate the inhabitants from the Tachen Islands to Taiwan?    
    • A. 

      The Red Chinese

    • B. 

      The Soviets

    • C. 

      The United Nations Allies

    • D. 

      The U.S. Navy

  • 76. 
    1.      Who announced a unilateral bombing halt of North Vietnam, and invited Hanoi to the peace talks?    
    • A. 

      Dean Rusk

    • B. 

      Elmo Zumwalt

    • C. 

      John Kennedy

    • D. 

      Lyndon Johnson

  • 77. 
    1.      After constant warfare, Communism triumphed in Indo-China in the mid-1970s after nearly    
    • A. 

      Ten years.

    • B. 

      Twenty years.

    • C. 

      Thirty years.

    • D. 

      Forty years.