FSOT : United States Society Questions! Trivia Quiz

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FSOT : United States Society Questions! Trivia Quiz

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  • 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.