US History Final Exam Study Practice 5/31/11 (Part 1)

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US History Final Exam Study Practice 5/31/11


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  • 1. 
    The "Fighting in the Street" events of 1968 had to do with  
    • A. 

      Electricity generation from coal-fired plants, the primary source of CO2 emissions from ..... The largest reductions claimed for 1998 are from these major U.S.

    • B. 

      Opposition to the Vietnam War dominated the protests (at least in the United States), they also protested for civil liberties, against racism, for feminism, and the beginnings of the ecological movement can be traced to the protests against biological and nuclear weapons during this year.

    • C. 

      In the summer of 1968, Mick Jagger looked with envy across the English Channel, ... summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street boy

  • 2. 
    ___________________ is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.  
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide generation

    • B. 

      Nitrous oxide generation

    • C. 

      Electric power generation

  • 3. 
    _______________ was a major economic problem during the 1970's.  
    • A. 

      Reflation

    • B. 

      Deflation

    • C. 

      Inflation

  • 4. 
     ________________________guarantees all American women the right to vote.    
    • A. 

      The 19th Amendment.

    • B. 

      The 18th Amendment.

    • C. 

      The 15th Amendment.

  • 5. 
    _______________ was hugely important, but it did not end the Great Depression. WW II did.  
    • A. 

      The New Deal

    • B. 

      Square Deal

    • C. 

      Ratification

  • 6. 
    1950's_________________ rejected what they saw as the materialism of American mainstream society. So did the ______________ of the 1960's.  
    • A. 

      Rich, poor

    • B. 

      Civil rights ,Hobos

    • C. 

      beatniks, hippies

  • 7. 
    By the late 1960's the many people in the African-American civil rights movement had moved away from _________________and adopted a more aggressive attitude.  
    • A. 

      Intergration

    • B. 

      Violence

    • C. 

      Non-violence

  • 8. 
    _______________ became a major influence on American life during the 1920's.  
    • A. 

      TV

    • B. 

      Radio

    • C. 

      Computers

  • 9. 
     ___________________lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 ..
    • A. 

      The 18th Amendment

    • B. 

      The 20th Amendment

    • C. 

      The 26th Amendment

  • 10. 
    _____________________________________(1973), was a landmark controversial decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. ...
    • A. 

      Plessy v.Wade Court decision

    • B. 

      Brown v. Board of Education Court decision.

    • C. 

      The Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

  • 11. 
    ________________ became a major influence on American life during the 1950's.  
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Television

    • C. 

      Radios

  • 12. 
    U.S. involvement in __________________ began in the 1940's, was at its peak in the late 1960's, and ended in the 1970's.  
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Soviet Union

    • C. 

      Vietnam

  • 13. 
    ______________ was a propaganda/ publicity campaign created by the U.S. government. This campaign was created because when men left for war, there were many jobs that needed to be filled. There were also many jobs being created due to increased demand for such products as food, clothing, and ammunition.  
    • A. 

      Rosie the Riveter

    • B. 

      John Wyane the Cowboy

    • C. 

      Flappers in the Roaring 20's

  • 14. 
    __________ in the 1920s was a term applied to a "new breed" of young Western women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.[1] 
    • A. 

      Flopper

    • B. 

      Flipper

    • C. 

      Flapper

  • 15. 
    ____________________ refers to policies that take factors including "race, color, religion, gender , or national origin"[1] into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group, usually as a means to counter the effects of a history of discrimination. The focus of such policies ranges from employment and education to public contracting and health programs. 
    • A. 

      Affirmative action

    • B. 

      Civil Rights

    • C. 

      Fragmentation

  • 16. 
    The _____________ is an unspecified large majority of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly.[1] The term was popularized (though not first used) by U.S. President Richard Nixon in a November 3, 1969, speech in which he said, "And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans—I ask for your support."[2] In this usage it referred to those Americans who did not join in the large demonstrations against the Vietnam War at the time, who did not join in the counterculture, and who did not participate in public discourse. Nixon along with many others saw this group of Middle Americans as being overshadowed in the media by the more vocal minority. 
    • A. 

      Vocal minority

    • B. 

      Silent manority

    • C. 

      Silent majority

  • 17. 
    In 1945 ___________________, Communist leader of Vietnam, asked the U.S. for support in establishing an independent country. (The nerve of that guy!!)  
    • A. 

      Chen Jian

    • B. 

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C. 

      Hoang Van Chi

  • 18. 
    In 1965 a new U.S. _________________ removed many of the restrictions that had been in place since the 1920's.  
    • A. 

      Civil law

    • B. 

      Immigration law

    • C. 

      State law

  • 19. 
    During the Iran / Iraq War of the 1980's, the U.S. gave assistance to Iraq, whose President was  ___________________. (What were we thinking?!?)  
    • A. 

      Subha Tulfah al-Mussallat

    • B. 

      Ahmed Hassan

    • C. 

      Saddam Hussein

  • 20. 
    The __________________ was a major cause of U.S. economic trouble in the 1970's.  
    • A. 

      OPEC oil embargo of 1973

    • B. 

      OTEG oil embargo of 1973

    • C. 

      CEPO oil embargo of 1973

  • 21. 
    During the 1980's the percentage of Americans in the middle class _________________.  
    • A. 

      Stayed the same

    • B. 

      Fell

    • C. 

      Rose

  • 22. 
    During the 1980's the total debt of the U.S. Government rose by over ________________.  
    • A. 

      Dropped by over 300%

    • B. 

      Rose by over 300%

    • C. 

      Stayed constant

  • 23. 
    Increasing use of computers in the 1980's_________________business productivity.  
    • A. 

      Increased

    • B. 

      Decreased

    • C. 

      Made it constant

  • 24. 
    One of the trends in popular culture since the 1970's has been___________________ into different segments (niches) such as rap, country, rock, disco, etc.  
    • A. 

      Internal fragmentation

    • B. 

      Fragmentation

    • C. 

      Data fragmentation

  • 25. 
    While _________________ was President, U.S. involvement in Vietnam increased significantly.  
    • A. 

      George W. Bush

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

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