U.S. History Standards Questions: 60s, 70s, 80s

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz helps prepare students for the California U. S. History STAR test. It covers the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Bracero program, which was in place in the 1950s and early 1960s, concerned which minority group and which issue?
    • A. 

      African Americans and voting

    • B. 

      Native Americans and land ownership

    • C. 

      Asian Americans and citizenship

    • D. 

      Mexican Americans and employment

  • 2. 
    Which of the following actions by President Truman demonstrates his support of organized labor in the United States?
    • A. 

      His backing of coal mine owners against striking miners

    • B. 

      His vetoing of the Taft-Hartley Act

    • C. 

      His threatening to draft striking railroad workers into the army

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Federal spending and public works

    • B. 

      State spending and public works

    • C. 

      Federal spending and private-sector initiative

    • D. 

      An interstate highway system

  • 4. 
    The scientist Jonas Salk was involved in which of the following important post-World War II technological developments?
    • A. 

      UNIVAC computer

    • B. 

      Space flight

    • C. 

      Polio vaccine

    • D. 

      Nuclear power

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      It sought to ease tensions between Israel and Palestine.

    • B. 

      It sought to ease tensions between Israel and Egypt.

    • C. 

      It sought to ease tensions between Iran and Iraq.

    • D. 

      It sought to ease United States dependence on OPEC oil.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following social problems became a matter of federal policy-making for the first time in the 1980s?
    • A. 

      Drug abuse

    • B. 

      Prostitution

    • C. 

      Yuppies

    • D. 

      AIDS

  • 7. 
    The Immigration Reform Act of 1965 had a great impact on American society because it resulted in which of the following?
    • A. 

      It put limits on immigration yet increased immigration from places other than Northern Europe.

    • B. 

      It removed limits on immigration yet increased immigration from places other than Northern Europe.

    • C. 

      It put limits on immigration yet increased immigration from Northern Europe.

    • D. 

      It removed limits on immigration yet increased immigration from Northern Europe.

  • 8. 
    “The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice.” This excerpt from an important domestic policy speech was delivered by which of the following U.S. presidents?
    • A. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • B. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • C. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • D. 

      Richard M. Nixon

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Create a greater balance of power in government by expanding the powers of executive branch

    • B. 

      Create a greater balance of power in government by limiting the powers of executive branch

    • C. 

      Create a greater balance of power in government by limiting the powers of judiciary branch

    • D. 

      Create a greater balance of power in government by dismantling the judiciary branch

  • 10. 
    Rachel Carson and other environmental activists were concerned with reforming laws and defending the Earth from the harmful effects of industry. Which of the following industries is often associated with environmental damage?
    • A. 

      Chemical

    • B. 

      Timber

    • C. 

      Mining

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society Programs were primarily aimed at combating which of the following persistent domestic issues?
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Poverty

    • C. 

      Illegal immigration

    • D. 

      Drug abuse

  • 12. 
    The massive public works project, begun in 1956, that rebuilt the national interstate highway system was a response to which of the following needs?
    • A. 

      The need to move troops efficiently around the country and the rapidly growing tourism industry

    • B. 

      The need to move troops efficiently around the country and the rapid increase of private automobile ownership

    • C. 

      The need to move troops efficiently around the country and suburban sprawl

    • D. 

      The need to move troops efficiently around the country and suburban sprawl