Liberal Fascism - Chapter Six

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Liberal Fascism Quizzes & Trivia

A 10-question quiz on Chapter Six of Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, entitled "From Kennedy’s Myth to Johnson’s Dream: Liberal Fascism and the Cult of the State".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Goldberg's conclusion about the conventional American political narrative that has conservatives trying to shrink the size of government and liberals trying to expand it?
    • A. 

      It is true because there is much evidence for it.

    • B. 

      It is false because neither Reagan nor the Bushes decreased the size of government.

    • C. 

      It is false because liberals are really fascists, not liberals.

    • D. 

      It is a superficial stand-in for arguments about the role of government.

  • 2. 
    What was the chief difficulty in constructing the myth of JFK?
    • A. 

      The fact that he was killed by a Communist.

    • B. 

      The fact that he didn't write his own books.

    • C. 

      The fact that he was a faithless philanderer.

    • D. 

      The fact that he was a strong supporter of military spending.

  • 3. 
    How many crises did the Kennedy administration face in its first eight months?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Sixteen

  • 4. 
    What caused a permanent schism on the American Right?
    • A. 

      The appointment of liberal Supreme Court justices by Republican presidents.

    • B. 

      The decision of Republican moderates to support the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    • C. 

      The decision of foreign policy hawks to support a large national security state.

    • D. 

      The decision of the Republican National Convention to nominate Barry Goldwater for president.

  • 5. 
    What freed the progressive movement from its dependence upon war or economic crisis?
    • A. 

      The Vietnam War.

    • B. 

      The 1960s.

    • C. 

      The civil rights movement.

    • D. 

      The martyrdom of JFK.

  • 6. 
    The most important legacy of the 1960s is liberal ______.
  • 7. 
    What date does Goldberg suggest as a specific starting date for the Progressive race for the Great Society?
    • A. 

      1794

    • B. 

      1888

    • C. 

      1933

    • D. 

      1965

  • 8. 
    What was not a "right" listed in FDR's Second Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      A just equality

    • B. 

      A decent home

    • C. 

      A good education

    • D. 

      A useful and remunerative job

  • 9. 
    What replaced religion for American progressives at the dawn of the 1950s?
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Secular humanism

    • C. 

      Psychology

    • D. 

      Biology