Unit 6 American History Test

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  • 1. 
    Which one of the following was the youngest U.S. president elected into office?
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • B. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • C. 

      Richard M. Nixon

    • D. 

      Robert F. Kennedy

  • 2. 
    What attorney general successfully fought organized crime during Kennedy's presidency?
    • A. 

      Lee Harvey Oswald

    • B. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • C. 

      Robert F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Nikita Krushchev

  • 3. 
    Who was initially responsible for the plan to overthrow Fidel Castro?
    • A. 

      Eisenhower

    • B. 

      Goldwater

    • C. 

      Kennedy

    • D. 

      Kruschev

  • 4. 
    Which one of the following words LEAST describes Richard M. Nixon's previous experience during his presidential campaign?
    • A. 

      Diplomacy

    • B. 

      Leadership

    • C. 

      Peace

    • D. 

      Prosperity

  • 5. 
    Why did Republicans feel that Richard M. Nixon would make a good President?
    • A. 

      He had been an elder statesman and Senate majority leader

    • B. 

      They believed that being a Catholic would give him an advantage over his democratic opponent.

    • C. 

      While they thought he lacked confidence, they believed he came across better on television than did his opponent.

    • D. 

      While serving under Eisenhower, he contributed to the peace and prosperity of those years.

  • 6. 
    What was President Kennedy's primary reason for introducing his New Frontier policy?
    • A. 

      To encourage Americans to work for noble causes

    • B. 

      To get the conservative Democrats and Republicans on his side

    • C. 

      To keep the economy stable in the face of overwhelming poverty and despair

    • D. 

      To prevent organized crime from taking control of the country

  • 7. 
    Why did Kennedy do little more than publicly protest the building of the Berlin Wall?
    • A. 

      He was already involved in the invasion of Cuba and did not want to distract his attention from those efforts.

    • B. 

      He was listening to the advice given to him by his foreign advisors who told him he needed to maintain America's policy of non-interference.

    • C. 

      He was too busy with domestic issues to worry about what Germany was doing.

    • D. 

      He was unwilling to start a war with the Soviet Union over the construction of a wall.

  • 8. 
    What experience did Nixon have during the Eisenhower years that made him a good choice as a presidential candidate?
    • A. 

      Being an elder statesman

    • B. 

      Being an elder statesman

    • C. 

      Senate majority leader

    • D. 

      Traveling on diplomatic missions

  • 9. 
    Who was the Kennedy administration official responsible for fighting organized crime?
    • A. 

      Barry Goldwater

    • B. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • C. 

      Richard M. Nixon

    • D. 

      Robert F. Kennedy

  • 10. 
    How did the CIA plan to overthrow Castro?
    • A. 

      The CIA agreed to sign an agreement that allowed Castro to rule part of Turkey if he'd leave Cuba.

    • B. 

      The CIA never planned to overthrow Castro, only to aid him in overthrowing the previous dictator.

    • C. 

      The CIA planned to force the Soviet Union to supply the troops needed to remove Castro.

    • D. 

      The CIA planned to train 1,500 cubans and lead them on an invasion of Cuba.

  • 11. 
    What issue did Kennedy's opponents use to try to discredit him as a potential presidential candidate?
    • A. 

      His young age and inexperience

    • B. 

      His experience as a senator

    • C. 

      His relationship with Nixon

    • D. 

      His religion

  • 12. 
    Who is credited for the following quote? "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • B. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • C. 

      Richard M. Nixon

    • D. 

      Robert F. Kennedy

  • 13. 
    What name was given to the 1960 assault on Castro's troop by CIA-trained Cuban exiles?
    • A. 

      Alliance for Progress

    • B. 

      Bay of Pigs

    • C. 

      Cuban Missile Crisis

    • D. 

      War on Poverty

  • 14. 
    Mass transit systems were encouraged and funded through which 1961 Kennedy program?
    • A. 

      New Deal

    • B. 

      Housing Act

    • C. 

      Inauguration

    • D. 

      Peace Corps

  • 15. 
     Which one of the following was part of Kennedy's foreign policy of economic aid?
    • A. 

      Alliance for Progress

    • B. 

      Bay of Pigs

    • C. 

      Cuban Missile Crisis

    • D. 

      War on Poverty

  • 16. 
    Who was responsible for shooting the man who assassinated Kennedy?
    • A. 

      Goldwater

    • B. 

      Oswald

    • C. 

      Ruby

    • D. 

      Warren

  • 17. 
    What commission was created to investigate Kennedy's assassination?
    • A. 

      Goldwater

    • B. 

      Oswald

    • C. 

      Ruby

    • D. 

      Warren

  • 18. 
    An employee of the Texas School Book Depository was charged with the assassination of J.F. Kennedy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The investigation of Kennedy's assassination was conducted through the Goldwater Commission.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Who was accused and charged with the assassination of President Kennedy?
    • A. 

      Goldwater

    • B. 

      Oswald

    • C. 

      Ruby

    • D. 

      Warren

  • 21. 
    Which of the following does NOT describe the man who assassinated John F. Kennedy?
    • A. 

      Communist-sympathizer

    • B. 

      Employee of the Texas School Book Depository

    • C. 

      Member of the southern Democrats

    • D. 

      One-time resident in the Soviet Union

  • 22. 
    The Job Society program was designed to educate underprivileged children.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which program did President Johnson initiate in an effort to prepare underprivileged children for school?
    • A. 

      Head Start

    • B. 

      Job Corps

    • C. 

      Great Society

    • D. 

      Medicare

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is a program started by President Johnson that provides job skills training for the poor?
    • A. 

      Head Start

    • B. 

      Job Corps

    • C. 

      Great Society

    • D. 

      Medicare

  • 25. 
    Johnson developed a program aimed at assisting the poor known as the War on Prosperity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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