US History Since 1865 (MULTIPLE CHOICE)

·       Question 3

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What happened at My Lai?     

This was the point where the Ho-Chi-Minh trail led into Cambodia.  

American soldiers killed at least 300 innocent civilians in this small village in the spring of 1968.  

My Lai was the location of the prison for American pilots captured by the North Vietnamese.  

My Lai suffered the worst Napalm attacks in the history of the war.    

·       Question 5

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Which program was not developed through passage of the Economic Opportunity Act?    

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VISTA  

Peace Corps  

Work-training programs  

Head Start    

·       Question 7

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The Twenty-fourth Amendment    

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declared complete equality of men and women.  

outlawed the poll tax in federal elections, which had been used to block blacks from voting.  

reduced the voting age to 18.  

abolished prohibition.    

·       Question 8

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The Cuban Missile Crisis    

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brought the US and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.  

ended the Cold War.  

was a U.S. attempt to seize control of Cuba from Fidel Castro.  

caused the U.S. to escalate its testing of nuclear weapons.    

·       Question 9

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Which of the following is not associated with the New Left?    

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The Port Huron Statement  

Efforts to end the war in Vietnam  

An attack on the hypocrisies of America, including segregation and cold war suppression of basic rights and freedoms  

Hippies, the Haight-Ashbury and Woodstock    

·       Question 10

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The Chicano Movement led by Caesar Chavez    

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led several boycotts against grape growers, but none were successful.  

pushed for citizenship for undocumented immigrants who had worked in California for years.  

called for a national boycott of grapes, which resulted in higher wages and better living conditions for workers.  

took hold during the 1950s but had no real successes until the 1960s.    

·       Question 13

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Which southern city was sometimes referred to as “the most segregated city in America”?    

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Laurel, Mississippi  

Little Rock, Arkansas  

Atlanta, Georgia  

Birmingham, Alabama    

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The Black Power movement    

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was led by Martin Luther King, Jr.  

was an offshoot of the SCLC.  

promoted black pride and black control over the social, educational and religious institutions in their communities.  

All of these choices.    

·       Question 17

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Which of these statements is not true about Kennedy’s “nation-building” plans?    

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Kennedy believed wholeheartedly in the doctrine of containment.  

The Alliance of Progress provided $25 billion dollars to Latin American countries to strengthen their resistance against communism.  

Kennedy announced he was willing to wage preemptive strikes to prevent the march of communism.  

Kennedy’s two biggest concerns early in his presidency were Cuba and Korea.    

·       Question 19

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All of the following is true about John F. Kennedy, except     

He was born into a very prosperous Boston Irish family.  

He was a World War II hero.  

He was a middle-of-the-road congressman and senator.  

Kennedy was Catholic, at a time when Jews and Catholics were beginning to enter the American mainstream.    

·       Question 21

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A report put out by the Council of Economic Advisors in 1964 indicated that more than 22 percent of Americans    

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were homeless.  

had volunteered for VISTA.  

lived in poverty and lacked adequate food and shelter.  

were in need of jobs.    

·       Question 22

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In 1967, opposition to the war in Vietnam became more mainstream when     

news from the Tet Offensive demonstrated that the war was unwinnable.  

the release of the secret Pentagon Papers highlighted the many ways in which previous administrations had lied to the American people.  

Senator William J. Fulbright of Arkansas, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Martin Luther King Jr. openly criticized the war.  

Johnson himself began to voice doubts about the merit of the war.    

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The Pentagon Papers    

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showed that Nixon had no idea how to handle the war in Vietnam.  

showed that the government had lied to the public over major events in the Vietnam War to manipulate public opinion.  

proved that massive numbers of civilians were murdered or abused by U.S. soldiers.  

uncovered illegal campaign activities by Nixon and his staff.    

·       Question 24

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The growth of America’s counterculture showed that many young people, besides condemning the Vietnam War, also    

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simply enjoyed the hippie lifestyle.  

were eager to rebel against the strict attitudes of their parents.  

rejected traditional American politics, social values, and the cut-throat world of business.  

took a stand on immigration issues.    

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964, advocated for by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination    

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was the first civil rights act in the nation’s history.  

outlawed discrimination in public facilities and employment based on race, sex, religion and national origin.  

was authored and promoted by Martin Luther King, Jr.  

None of these choices.    

·       Question 27

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The revival of the women’s movement in the 1960s is often identified with the publication of Betty Friedan’s book    

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The Problem with No Name.  

Equality NOW.  

Fear of Flying.  

The Feminine Mystique.    

·       Question 29

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Thurgood Marshall was     

LBJ’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  

America’s first “education Czar.”  

the author of the eye-opening book, The Other America.  

the first African American Supreme Court justice.    

·       Question 30

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At the March on Washington in the summer of 1963,    

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SNCC leaders openly disputed with Martin Luther King, Jr. about the future direction of the civil rights movement.  

Freedom Summer volunteers received medals of recognition for their work in the South.  

King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.  

James Meredith was one of the most anticipated speakers.    

·       Question 32

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The Free Speech Movement, begun on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley is significant because    

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it garnered national media attention and fueled protests for greater academic freedom nationwide.  

it led colleges to change their curricula to include Black Studies and Women’s Studies.  

All of these choices.  

None of these choices.    

·       Question 33

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John F. Kennedy’s greatest disaster as president was    

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his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

his visit to Berlin, Germany, just as the Berlin Wall was being constructed.  

the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.  

his support for the CIA’s plans to assassinate Fidel Castro.    

·       Question 34

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The Tonkin Gulf Resolution gave President Johnson specific permission to    

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invade North Vietnam.  

do whatever was necessary to take care of the situation in South Vietnam.  

assist the South Vietnamese people in overthrowing their government and installing a new leader.  

All of these choices.    

·       Question 35

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The 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was marked by    

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Hubert Humphrey’s rousing speech of acceptance.  

the Chicago “police riot” against antiwar protesters on the third night of the convention.  

Johnson’s withdrawal from the race immediately after his nomination.  

the assassination of Robert Kennedy.    

·       Question 36

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The main goal of those who participated in Freedom Summer was to    

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register blacks to vote in the South.  

pay the poll taxes for blacks so that they could afford to vote.  

let southern blacks know that there were white people in America who supported them in trying to gain their right to vote.  

drum up support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.    

·       Question 39

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All of the following is true about the presidential election of 1960, except     

The 22nd Amendment, passed in 1951, prevented the very popular Eisenhower or any future president from a third term in office.  

Eisenhower’s support for Nixon was lukewarm at best.  

Nixon had built his reputation as an aggressive anti-communist.  

Kennedy defeated Nixon with a landslide majority of popular votes.    

·       Question 40

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Johnson ran for election in 1964 advocating a “mandate for change,” which he dubbed the    

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Great Society.  

Fair Deal.  

Struggle against Poverty.  

Other America.    

 

 

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