Postwar America Ch 23 (Ah)

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Postwar America Ch 23 (Ah) - Quiz

Students will show evidence of their knowledge and understanding the period following WWII, known as the Postwar years.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Analyze this cartoon commenting on life in American Suburbs.  What is the artist communicating?
    • A. 

      People who live in the suburbs can't read maps.

    • B. 

      Houses in suburbia all look alike and they don't encourage individuality in their lives.

    • C. 

      People in suburbia have no education and have poor memories.

    • D. 

      There are no street signs in suburban neighborhoods.

  • 2. 
    The Taft-Hartley Act outlawed the ____, opening some industries to non-union workers
    • A. 

      Closed shop

    • B. 

      Labor unions

    • C. 

      Right-to-work

    • D. 

      Open shop

  • 3. 
    During the 1950s, the number of ____ grew, as more Americans worked in offices.
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Blue-collar jobs

    • C. 

      Franchises

    • D. 

      White-collar jobs

  • 4. 
    After World War II,Native Americans suffered from the govenment policy of ____, which forced them into mainstream society.
    • A. 

      Urban renewal

    • B. 

      Termination

    • C. 

      Migrant work

    • D. 

      Reservation planning

  • 5. 
    The poem "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, is a work that came out of the ____ movement.
    • A. 

      Rock'n'role

    • B. 

      Generation gap

    • C. 

      Beat

    • D. 

      Jazz

  • 6. 
    Which of the folowing were two characteristics of the U.S. economy after World War II?
    • A. 

      High unemployment and scarce goods

    • B. 

      Abundant goods and low unemployment

    • C. 

      Low unemployment and scarce goods

    • D. 

      Abundant goods and high unenployment

  • 7. 
    Which of the folowing was achieved under Truman's Fair Deal?
    • A. 

      A large increase in Social Security benefits

    • B. 

      A broad program of civil rights reforms

    • C. 

      A decrease in funding for the TVA

    • D. 

      A federal highway bill

  • 8. 
    One major cause of the growth of the suburbs was the
    • A. 

      Rise in blue collar jobs.

    • B. 

      Korean War.

    • C. 

      Affordability of homes.

    • D. 

      Television.

  • 9. 
    Jonas Salk developed the first vaccine for which illness?
    • A. 

      Tuberculosis

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Heart disease

    • D. 

      Polio

  • 10. 
    How did the post-World War II baby boom affect American society between 1945 and 1960?
    • A. 

      It decreased the demand fo housing.

    • B. 

      It bankrupted the Socal Security system.

    • C. 

      It increased the need for educational resources.

    • D. 

      It encouraged people to migrate to the Sun Belt.

  • 11. 
    How did television affect the radio industry?
    • A. 

      One-fith of the nation's movie theaters closed.

    • B. 

      Radio stations started to broadcast soap operas.

    • C. 

      The number of radio stations increased as the car created a larger audience.

    • D. 

      Radio stations declined in number as the audience turned to television.

  • 12. 
    The imaginary government marker setting the minimum income required to support a family is called the
    • A. 

      Urban renewal.

    • B. 

      Poverty line.

    • C. 

      Income tax.

    • D. 

      Delinquency

  • 13. 
    The purpose of the Bracero Program was to
    • A. 

      Bring workers into the U.S. from Mexico.

    • B. 

      Send workers from the U.S. to Mexico.

    • C. 

      Find housing for new immigrants.

    • D. 

      Deport illegal immigrants.

  • 14. 
    The GI Bill boosted the postwar economy by
    • A. 

      Instituting a military draft.

    • B. 

      Providing veterans with generous loans.

    • C. 

      Requiring all veterans to go to college .

    • D. 

      Providing veterans white-collar jobs.

  • 15. 
    What trend in the percentage of suburban dwellers does this graph show?
    • A. 

      Fewer people were moving from the cities to the suburbs each year.

    • B. 

      More people lived in the suburbs in 1910 than 1950.

    • C. 

      More people lived in the cities in 1960 than 1950.

    • D. 

      More people lived in the suburbs in 1980 than 1970.

  • 16. 
    In what year was there approximately twice the percentage of suburban residents as there had been in 1910?
    • A. 

      1930

    • B. 

      1940

    • C. 

      1950

    • D. 

      1960

  • 17. 
    Many Americans responded to the Soviet launching of Sputnik by demanding that schools
    • A. 

      Focus more on math and science.

    • B. 

      Offer more physical fitness training.

    • C. 

      Require students to learn foreign language.

    • D. 

      Require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • 18. 
    Analyze the document and answer the question that follows: George Gallup, one of the nation's first pollsters, spoke at the University of Iowa in 1953 about the importance of mass media in the United States.  Below is an excerpt from his remarks.      "One of the real threats to Americs's future place in the world is a citizenry which duly elects to be entertained and not informed. From the time the typical citizen arises and looks at his morning newspaper until he turns off his radio or television set befor going to bed, he has unwittingly cast his vote a hundred times for entertainment of for education. Without his knowing it, he has helped to detemine the very character of our three most important media of comunication-the press, radio, and television."    -quoted in Legacy of Freedom, Vol. 2: United States History from Reconstruction to the Present According to Gallup, what is a threat to the future of the United States in the world?
    • A. 

      Morning newspapers

    • B. 

      Voting

    • C. 

      Press, radio, and television

    • D. 

      Citizens who choose to be entertained instead of educated and informed.

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