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1) What was the role of the Federal Communications Commission in promoting television ownership?  a.They licensed TV stations.b.They funded TV content production.c.They provided cheap consumer loans.d.They relaxed censorship laws.

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The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 to.  a).Push for the civil rights of women.b.Counter the power wielded by the EEOC.c.Protest such pageants as the Miss America Pageant, which they said exploited women.d.Force President Johnson to put more women in government programs designed to deal with women’s issues.

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  1. On August 2, 1964, the U.S. destroyer Maddox wasa.Part of a scheme to allow President Johnson to expand the war in Vietnam.b.All of the above.c.Off the coast of North Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin.d.Possibly attacked by three North Vietnamese torpedo boats.

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  1. Kennedy defeated Nixon in 1960 bya.Just 12 electoral votes.b.A popular vote margin of fewer than 120,000.c.Winning the three largest states, New York, California, and Pennsylvania.d.Sweeping the western states, which supported his call for a “New Frontier.” 

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  1. Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese Americans in the Western Defense Command becausea.California’s press and congressional delegation were pushing for it.b.Japanese Americans were caught signaling to enemy planes.c.Cases of sabotage started to abound.d.Japanese farmers refused to sell to the U.S. military.

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  1. About the Soviet Union, George Kennan wrote thata.Stalin’s military was so weak following the war that it did not pose any threat to the United States.b.President Truman needed to bluff the Soviets into believing the United States would launch a nuclear strike.c.The United States needed to build hydrogen weapons.d.There can be no peaceful coexistence between capitalism and socialism.

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  1. William J. Levitt was the pioneer ofa.Modern computer production.b.Television.c.Affordable housing for the working class.d.Consumer credit cards.

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  1. Once American troops got to Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, B-29 bombersa.Could fly air strikes to Luzon.b.Could reach Brisbane for refueling.c.Ended the war against Japan.d.Could reach Tokyo with fire bombs.

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  1. “To Secure These Rights” a.Was the report filed by a presidential committee looking at various discriminatory practices common in America.b.Was supported by President Truman.c.Called for federal action to prevent lynchings, voter suppression, and other discriminatory actions.d.All of the above.

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  1. Which of the following was not true about the New Left?a.It mostly attracted college students.b.It favored radical solutions to social problems.c.It opposed repressive college rules and regulations.d.It took more radical positions on union rights and labor contracts.

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  1. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg werea.Anti-Semites.b.Found not guilty because federal prosecutors had no incontrovertible evidence proving their guilt.c.Related to Klaus Fuchs, who had been arrested by the British for selling American atomic plans.d.Tried, convicted, and executed for conspiring to steal American atomic information.

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  1. If white Americans did not know what they were fighting the war for, they knew what they fighting against. That list included all of the following excepta.Racism.b.Gestapos.c.Master races.d.Fascism.

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  1. In the election of 1948, Truman was expected to lose becausea.All of the above.b.The progressives were expected to undermine the Democrat vote.c.The president suffered low approval ratings.d.Segregationists were expected to undermine the Democrat vote.

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  1. Which of the following was a source of the conflict between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)?a.The fact that the State Department recognized the Soviet Union in 1933.b.President Roosevelt’s mistrust of Josef Stalin at the Japanese surrender in September 1945.c.Josef Stalin’s betrayal of the United States at the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.d.The belief that capitalism and Communism cannot coexist.

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  1. The Taft–Hartley Act of 1947 a.All of the above.b.Made it easier for employers to hire nonunion workers.c.Expanded workers’ rights to engage in political activity.d.Expanded workers’ rights to form unions.

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  1. All of the following refer to the German death camps in World War II except thata.The Germans used a high-powered gas, Zyklon-B, to exterminate millions of Jews.b.The United States did not make humanitarian rescue a military priority during the war.c.General Patton liberated the Buchenwald camp in Germany.d.Roosevelt ordered the bombing of the notorious death camp at Auschwitz.

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  1. In February 1945, the Americans, British, and Soviets agreed to all of the following excepta.Self-determination for nations.b.Collective action through the United Nations to handle international problems.c.A permanent Soviet occupation of Poland.d.The division and ultimate reunification of Germany.

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  1. What accounts for Americans’ public memory of the Kennedy years as a “Camelot”? a.The administration’s unfulfilled promises made Kennedy more mythical and less of a real politician.b.Kennedy’s heavy-handed style reminded Americans more of a monarchy than a democracy.c.The strong bond between Kennedy and all his staff members and cabinet members made his administration look more like a team than that of his predecessors.d.Kennedy’s anglophile manners connected him with European high society more than with the nation’s heartland.

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  1. President Harry S. Truman ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasakia.To avenge Pearl Harbor and the Bataan Death March.b.To test how useful these new weapons would be in Europe.c.As a first step in a plan to annihilate the Japanese people.d.To force Japan to surrender.

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  1. All of the following were developments in the civil rights movement of the 1950s excepta.The “Southern Manifesto” that was issued in Congress.b.Federal troops being sent to desegregated Central High School in Little Rock.c.A year-long boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, that led to desegregation of the bus system.d.The Supreme Court’s overturning of Plessy v. Ferguson.

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  1. Which of the following best summarizes the official meaning of the Truman Doctrine?a.The United States must fight Communism wherever it occurs.b.The United States must fight religious radicalism in the Middle East.c.The United States must reunify Berlin.d.The United States must support free peoples in their struggle against subjugation.

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  1. The need for civilian workers in war production resulted in all of the following excepta.New kinds of workers doing new kinds of jobs.b.Increased union membership.c.Increased wages.d.Increased labor violence.

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  1. Compared with President Eisenhower, President Kennedya.Believed the United States was unbeatable.b.Was in better physical health and had more energy to confront the Soviet Union.c.Was more willing to intervene in the affairs of the Third World.d.Was a more ardent anti-Communist.

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  1. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female were written bya.D. H. Lawrence.b.Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey.c.Gene Ferkauf.d.Hugh Hefner.

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  1. In 1953 the CIAa.Supported the rise of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to the head of the Iranian government.b.Engineered a plot to overthrow Prime Minister Mossadeq of Iran.c.Feared Mossadeq’s plan to nationalize Iranian oil.d.All of the above.

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  1. Which of the following best describes the position of internationalists in 1939?a.They wanted more immigrants in the United States to stimulate the economy.b.They saw free trade as a solution to international conflict.c.They hoped to bring socialist ideas into the United States.d.They saw in war the opportunity to invest overseas.

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  1. The counterculture was a disruptive force in the 1960s where the war, civil rights, and individual rights were concerned because ita.Advocated drugs, sex, and rock and roll.b.Protected those members of the antiwar movement, including the Weathermen.c.Rejected materialism and consumerism.d.Encouraged Americans to question authority and conventional values.

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  1. Considering President Truman, Democrats worried thata.He would shrink back from the Communists.b.All of the above.c.He did not share their ideals.d.He would not support their plan for national health insurance.

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  1. By the spring of 1946, Truman’s administration favoreda.All of the above.b.The construction of military bases around the world to keep aggressors from harming the United States.c.A global economy based on free trade.d.The swift reconstruction of postwar Germany and Japan.

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  1. At the end of the war, American labora.Had never been more powerful.b.Had organized to call strikes and other work stoppages.c.Prospered.d.All of the above.

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  1. Critics of the Bretton Woods agreements said thata.The plans gave national governments too much leeway.b.Local interests prevailed over international interests.c.All of the above.d.It gave nations almost unlimited domestic freedom at the expense of international conformity and stability.

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  1. Conformity, William H. Whyte argued, wasa.Making the United States more like the Soviet Union.b.Good for business.c.All of the above.d.Creating more cooperation.

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  1. During the Cuban missile crisis,a.The United States and the Soviet Union went on full military alert.b.Khrushchev used television to alert the world to the crisis.c.Khrushchev ordered a quarantine of American shipping headed for Cuba.d.President Kennedy worked quietly through diplomatic channels to resolve the problem.

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  1. In return for the withdrawal of Soviet missiles in Cuba, the United Statesa.Removed obsolete missiles from Turkey.b.Vowed never to fly spy sorties over the Soviet Union again.c.Promised to take down the Berlin Wall.d.Removed tank battalions from West Germany.

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  1. President Franklin supported Americans’ wartime aims in his speech on the “four freedoms.” Those were all of the following except a.Freedom from want.b.Freedom of worship.c.Freedom from fear.d.Freedom from oppression.

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  1. The Cold War became global becausea.Strife in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America was seen as a part of the conflict between the United States and USSR.b.No statement is accurate.c.If the American economy was going to recover from the Great Depression, the Soviets had to be defeated.d.America exported goods and democracy.

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  1. Despite their gains in employment, American women workers faceda.Split shifts.b.Long commutes to their workplaces.c.None of the above.d.Discrimination.

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  1. How did the U.S. development of the nuclear bomb affect U.S.–Soviet relations? a.The bomb turned a trusted and amicable relationship into a tense situation.b.U.S. refusal to heed Soviet warnings not to detonate the bomb caused severe friction.c.U.S. secrecy about the development of the bomb further strained U.S.–Soviet relations.d.Since the two nations were already at war, it made little difference.

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  1. What appeared to be John F. Kennedy’s biggest handicap in the 1960 election?a.The inexperience of his vice president.b.His Catholic faith.c.His poor health.d.His lack of charisma.

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  1. “New Liberalism” advocated all of the following except a.A balanced budget.b.Strong consumer demand.c.Full employment.d.A growing gross national product.

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  1. The music known as “R and B” was most popular among a.African Americans.b.Rural whites.c.Louisiana “Cajuns.” d.Mexican Americans.

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  1. In March 1967, President Johnson shocked the American people by announcing all of the following except thata.He called on the North Vietnamese to enter into peace talks with the Americans.b.He was firing General William C. Westmoreland.c.He was calling a halt to the bombing of North Vietnam.d.He was not running for reelection.

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  1. Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime was built ona.All of the above.b.Racism and brutality.c.A suspension of civil rights.d.A secret police designed to eliminate opposition.

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  1. One of the results of the construction of the Berlin Wall wasa.A breakdown of U.S.–German relations b.A further cooling of U.S.–Soviet relations. c.The permanent division of Germany’s capital.d.Defusing the crisis along the Iron Curtain

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  1. President Kennedy confronted the Soviets over their construction of launch sites for nuclear missiles in Cuba. Kennedy’s initial response was toa.Order a naval quarantine of the Caribbean island.b.Shut off American aid to all countries that recognized Castro’s government.c.Recognize the legitimacy of the Castro government so that the Soviets would remove their warheads and missiles.d.Threaten to invade the island.

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  1. To counter the appeal of Communism, the Kennedy administration supporteda.All of the above.b.The Peace Corps.c.Democratic political reforms.d.Modernization programs.

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  1. CENTO, NATO, and SEATO were all multinational organizations designed to preventa.None of the above.b.The spread of Communism.c.The piracy of American music.d.The spread of capitalism.

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  1. D-Day, the Allied invasion of France, wasa.July 20, 1944.b.May 8, 1945.c.January 1, 1944.d.June 6, 1944.

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  1. At the conclusion of the war in Korea, the country was divided between North and South Korea ata.The Yalu River.b.The 17th parallel.c.The 38th parallel.d.The Yellow Sea.

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  1. American weapons technology was characterized by all of the following except thata.It benefited from American industries that could mass produce the latest in weapons design.b.Before 1943, most American servicemen were using a combination of World War I equipment combined with recently manufactured weapons.c.It pushed the design and development of secret weapons.d.It was years ahead of anything produced in Europe at the time.

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  1. All of the following except which refer to the Hiss–Chambers case? a.There was little evidence to convict Hiss of perjury.b.The Pumpkin Papers consisted of microfilm stored in a hollowed-out pumpkin on Chambers’s Maryland farm.c.Hiss admitted that he had known Chambers under an alias.d.At the time of the controversy, Hiss was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  1. The Eisenhower Doctrine stated that the United States woulda.Fight against terrorism in the Middle East.b.All of the above.c.Intervene in the Middle East to protect any nation threatened by the Communists.d.Drop nuclear weapons on Jerusalem to eradicate the Soviet Union for Israel.

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  1. Even before the war was over, American military plannersa.Stressed reconversion to prewar levels.b.Stressed the need to develop space rockets and missiles to protect the United States.c.Had already made plans for a global system of military bases.d.Recognized that the infantry was no longer a viable option for modern warfare.

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  1. Early developments in the space program included all of the following excepta.Alan Shepard’s suborbital flight.b.President Kennedy’s pledge to land a man on the moon before 1970.c.The Telstar communications satellite.d.Formation of the Soviet–American space station.

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  1. Why, according to George Kennan, did the United States have to embrace a policy of containment?a.The Soviet state entertained expansive tendencies.b.The Soviet Union practiced the same ideology as Nazi Germany.c.European cultures were incapable of fending off Russian values.d.Communism was inherently contagious.

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  1. The one thing most Americans feared above all else following the war wasa.The economic slide into a postwar depression.b.A Communist takeover of American values.c.A Communist infiltration of the American population.d.Veterans suffering from yet undefined posttraumatic syndrome.

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  1. Like his predecessor President Eisenhower, President Kennedy used __________ to make certain that the Soviets did not gain control.a.The CIAb.The Greenpeace Partyc.Guerilla warriorsd.The National Drug Agency

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  1. In the late 1930s many Americans blamed the beginning of World War II on which of the following?a.Desperation caused by global economic collapse.b.Nations that used military force to solve their problems.c.Failure of the Treaty of Versailles.d.All of the above.

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  1. Gamal Abdel Nasser, who seized power in Egypt in 1954, caused Americans some concern with his plans fora.Nationalizing the Suez Canal.b.Arab nationalism.c.All of the above.d.Middle Eastern unity.

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  1. Between 1945 and 1960, the “baby boom years,” the number of babies born increased, alongside a.The increase in the number of Americans attending movies at least twice a month.b.The popularity of American-style baseball.c.Membership in religious denominations during the same period.d.The number of private schools constructed during the same period.
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