Proficient Level Review, 1 February 2019 "quest"

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Proficient Level Review, 1 February 2019 "quest"

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At which of the following locations in the Pacific Ocean did the U.S. test atomic bombs after World War II? 
    • A. 

      Bikini Atoll

    • B. 

      Bahrain

    • C. 

      Bahama Islands

    • D. 

      Iwo Jima

  • 2. 
    In which of the following decades did the USSR first successfully test an atomic bomb?
    • A. 

      1940s

    • B. 

      1950s

    • C. 

      1930s

    • D. 

      1960s

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was the first time the United States Government sent thousands of soldiers to fight a war to stop the spread of Communism after World War II?
    • A. 

      The Korean War

    • B. 

      The Vietnam War

    • C. 

      The Spanish Civil War

    • D. 

      The Chinese Civil War

  • 4. 
    All of the following statements about "McCarthyism" (the 2nd Red Scare) are true except Joseph McCarthy:
    • A. 

      Possessed definitive proof that Communists were in the U.S. Government

    • B. 

      Was the most powerful politician in America in the early-1950s

    • C. 

      Was a U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin

    • D. 

      Was exposed on national television as a fraud and a bully

  • 5. 
    All of the following statements about the "Berlin Airlift" are true except:
    • A. 

      Stalin isolated East Berlin by not allowing any supplies to enter by road or rail

    • B. 

      For 11 months, American and British planes flew in life-saving supplies

    • C. 

      There were a little over 2 million people that lived in that part of Berlin

    • D. 

      The planes were safe as long as they stayed in an internationally agreed upon one mile wide "No Fire Zone"

  • 6. 
    In which of the following decades did the nation of China become a communist country?
    • A. 

      1940s

    • B. 

      1950s

    • C. 

      1960s

    • D. 

      1930s

  • 7. 
    Which of the following were accused, tried, convicted, and executed for spying, and selling atomic bomb secrets, to Russia during the Cold War? Julius & Ethel:
    • A. 

      Rosenberg

    • B. 

      Rosenbaum

    • C. 

      Rosenwitz

    • D. 

      Rosenstein

  • 8. 
    All of the following statements are true about the Korean War except:
    • A. 

      Communist South Korea invaded Non-Communist North Korea

    • B. 

      This was the first "Containment War"

    • C. 

      American soldiers killed in the war numbered in the tens of thousands

    • D. 

      During the first year, Communist China entered the war

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was the main reason why millions of kids enjoyed reading comic books in the 1950s?
    • A. 

      The Super-Heroes were constantly battling against injustice

    • B. 

      There were SO MANY Super-Heroes from which to choose

    • C. 

      The animation had drastically improved compared to 1940s comic books

    • D. 

      The price of a comic book was usually only a nickel or a dime

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was President for most of the 1950s (1953 - 1961); he was our 34th President, and during World War II, he was the U.S. General that planned the D-Day Invasion
    • A. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • B. 

      Lyndon Baines Johnson

    • C. 

      Harry S. Truman

    • D. 

      Calvin Coolidge

  • 11. 
    In the famous short film "Duck and Cover", Bert was the: 
    • A. 

      Cartoon turtle that hid in its shell

    • B. 

      Boy that dove off his bike and covered up by the curb

    • C. 

      Cartoon monkey that threw dynamite from the tree

    • D. 

      Brother that moved ahead of his sister by the wall

  • 12. 
    Which of the following early Rock 'n' Roll groups had such hits as "Rock Around the Clock" and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll"
    • A. 

      Bill Haley and the Comets

    • B. 

      Buddy Holly and the Crickets

    • C. 

      The Dave Clark Five

    • D. 

      Herman's Hermits

  • 13. 
    The largest generation in US History (70+ million births) started in 1946 . . . which of the following years marked the end of this generation?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1962

    • D. 

      1966