FSOT Pq - United States Society

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General understanding of US society. Beware of the typos! They're there to keep you on your toes. OK, not really. Just keep an eye out and let me know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements regarding the 1924 Immigration Act (often 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 percentage of immigrants from Northern and Western Europe and a decline in the percentage 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 ___________, promoting 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 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 restrictions on the sale of opium or heroin.

    • B. 

      Cocaine was an ingredient in early 20th century bottled 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 created 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 (rhythm and blues) had become widely popular among white youth and was banned on some radio stations in the South and other parts of the United States.

    • B. 

      During 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 that did white performers cover songs first recorded by black artists.

    • D. 

      To call a song an 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. 
    ______________ put forth the creation of The Great Society as one of the goals of his administration.
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt.

    • B. 

      Franklin Roosevelt.

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy.

    • D. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • 16. 
    The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 ended when Secretary General of the Communist Party of the USSR, _____________, finally agreed to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba under U.N. supervision.
    • A. 

      Malenkov.

    • B. 

      Krushchev.

    • C. 

      Brezhnev.

    • D. 

      Andropov.

  • 17. 
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November of:
    • A. 

      1962.

    • B. 

      1963.

    • C. 

      1964.

    • D. 

      1965.

  • 18. 
    _______________ invented the first effective polio vaccine.
    • A. 

      Jonas Salk.

    • B. 

      Albert Sabin.

    • C. 

      Wallace Sabin.

    • D. 

      Margaret Sanger.

  • 19. 
    The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, was written by:
    • A. 

      Betty Friedan.

    • B. 

      Bell Hooks.

    • C. 

      Patricia Hill Collins.

    • D. 

      Gloria Steinem.

  • 20. 
    _______________, 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.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following, regarding the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) is not true?
    • A. 

      They begin in 1969.

    • B. 

      The countries involved were the United States and USSR.

    • C. 

      They ushered in a period of detente between the countries involved.

    • D. 

      They ceased to be held after the election of Richard Nixon.

  • 22. 
    The U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1967 was
    • A. 

      Dean Rusk.

    • B. 

      William Westmoreland.

    • C. 

      Robert McNamara.

    • D. 

      Henry Kissinger.

  • 23. 
    ______________ 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.

  • 24. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. 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.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following regarding the Pentagon Papers is not true?
    • A. 

      The were made public by Daniel Ellsberg.

    • B. 

      There 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.