FSO United States Society

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FSO United States Society

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  • 1. 
      Which of the following statements regarding he 1924 Immigration Act (oten called the Johnson Act) is not true?
    • A. 

      It placed annual limits on the number of persons who could legally immigrate to the United States.

    • B. 

      It took away the freedom of Asians to legally immigrate to the United States.

    • C. 

      It resulted in an increase in the percentages of immigrants from Northern and Western Europe and a decline in the percentages of immigrants from Northern and Western Europe and a decline in the percentages of immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe.

    • D. 

      It resulted in a decline in the number of immigrants to the United States from countries in the Western Hemisphere.

  • 2. 
     Which of the following consisted of a coalition of various liberal and radical groups held together by the common goal of stopping the rise and spread of fascism and Nazism in Europe?
    • A. 

      The Wobblies

    • B. 

      The Progressives

    • C. 

      The Popular Front

    • D. 

      The National Front

  • 3. 
     The G.I. Bill, passed in 1944, is more officially known as the
    • A. 

      National Security Act

    • B. 

      Servicemen’s Readjustment Act

    • C. 

      National Industrial Recovery Act

    • D. 

      Johnson Act

  • 4. 
     Which of the following was not present at the Yalta Conference?
    • A. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Winston Churchill

    • C. 

      Charles De Gaulle

    • D. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 5. 
      In 1950, Communist-backed forces went from _____________ to ___________ prompting the United States to call for a United Nations sanction against the invasion.
    • A. 

      Cuba to Panama

    • B. 

      China to Tibet

    • C. 

      The Soviet Union to Poland

    • D. 

      North Korea to South Korea

  • 6. 
      _____________ was President of the United States during the economic panic of 1929 that led to the Great 6.  Depression of the 1930s.
    • A. 

      Hoover

    • B. 

      Harding

    • C. 

      Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Coolidge

  • 7. 
       ______________ is the only person to have served as both vice-president and president of the United States without having been elected to either office.
    • A. 

      Chester A. Arthur

    • B. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Calvin Coolidge

    • D. 

      Gerald Ford

  • 8. 
     Which of the following prohibited the manufacture, sale, transportation, import and export of intoxicating liquor?
    • A. 

      The 18th amendment

    • B. 

      The 19th amendment

    • C. 

      The 20th amendment

    • D. 

      The wagner act

  • 9. 
     Which of the following is not true?
    • A. 

      Before 1914, there were no legal controls or restriction on the sale of opium or herion.

    • B. 

      Cocaine was an ingredient in early 20th century bottle Coca-Cola

    • C. 

      Before 1914, in most states, alcohol could be legally sold to persons younger than 14 years old

    • D. 

      Before the 1930s, there were no legal controls or restrictions on the use or possession of Marijuana.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following regarding the CIA, is false?
    • A. 

      It was created in response to the threat of a communist takeover of Greece and Turkey.

    • B. 

      It was an outgrowth of the American policy of containment

    • C. 

      It was crated during the Presidency of Harry Truman

    • D. 

      It was created in response to the Soviet Union’s launching of Sputnik.

  • 11. 
    The _____________ were a husband and wife team convicted of espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.
    • A. 

      Chambers

    • B. 

      Whittakers

    • C. 

      Rosenbergs

    • D. 

      Hisses

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not true?
    • A. 

      By the mid-1950s R&B had become widely popular among which youth and was banned on some radio stations in the south and other parts of the United States.

    • B. 

      By the mid-1950s R&B was picked up and fused with country music by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other white artists.

    • C. 

      During the 1950s and 1960s , black artists more commonly covered (that is recorded) Songs first recorded by white performers than did white performers cover songs first recorded by black artists.

    • D. 

      To call a song R&B song today tells us much less about the race or ethnicity of the artist than it did during the 1950s.

  • 13. 
    The Berlin Wall was in existence from
    • A. 

      1959 to 1988

    • B. 

      1961 to 1989

    • C. 

      1963 to 1989

    • D. 

      1961 to 1991

  • 14. 
    The New Frontier was a plan for domestic social reform put forth during the presidential administration of
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • C. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 15. 
    The Cuban missile Crisis of 1962 ended when Secretary General of the Communist Part of the USSR, ________, finally agreed to removed nuclear missiles from Cuba under U.N. supervision.
    • A. 

      Malenkov

    • B. 

      Krushchev

    • C. 

      Brezhnev

    • D. 

      Andropov

  • 16. 
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November of
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1963

    • C. 

      1964

    • D. 

      1965

  • 17. 
    __________ invented the first effective polio vacccine
    • A. 

      Jonas Salk

    • B. 

      Albert Sabin

    • C. 

      Wallace Sabine

    • D. 

      Margaret Sanger

  • 18. 
    The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, was written by
    • A. 

      Betty Friedan

    • B. 

      Bell Hooks

    • C. 

      Patricia Hill Collins

    • D. 

      Gloria Steinem

  • 19. 
    _______ , a democrat from Arkansas, was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
    • A. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • B. 

      Francis Perkins

    • C. 

      Hattie Wyatt Caraway

    • D. 

      Margaret Chase Smith

  • 20. 
    Which of the following, regarding the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) is not true?
    • A. 

      They begin 1969

    • B. 

      The countries involved were the United States and the U.S.S.R.

    • C. 

      They ushered in a period of détente between the countries involved

    • D. 

      They ceased to be held after the election of Richard Nixon

  • 21. 
    The U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1967 was
    • A. 

      Dean Rusk

    • B. 

      William Westmoreland

    • C. 

      Robert McNamara

    • D. 

      Henry Kissinger

  • 22. 
    ____ was the first African American woman to run for president of the United States.
    • A. 

      Shirley Chisholm

    • B. 

      Angela Davis

    • C. 

      Carol Moseley Braun

    • D. 

      Lena Horne

  • 23. 
    The U.S Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade followed from Norma McCorvey’s lawsuit against the state of _________ for denying her the right to have an abortion.
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 24. 
    Which of the following of the Pentagon papers is not true?
    • A. 

      They were made public by Daniel Ellsberg

    • B. 

      They were published in 1978

    • C. 

      They were first published by the New York Times

    • D. 

      They revealed that U.S. political and military leaders had been less than totally honest in their reports concerning the progress of the Vietnam War.

  • 25. 
    The five burglars of the Watergate Hotel (1972) were attempting to
    • A. 

      Remove Fingerprints

    • B. 

      Plant false documents

    • C. 

      Steal documents

    • D. 

      Bug telephones

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