1. Joseph McCarthy’s
political influence waned after
2. In both the 1950s
national income approximately
3. What did the Montgomery
G.I. Bill do?
4. America’s postwar
economic prosperity was the result of all of the following except
5. Truman fired General
6. What was the Marshall
Plan intended to do?
7. Why did Truman
ignore his advisors and officially recognize Israel as a new and
independent nation in 1948?
8. The imaginary
line of secrecy and mistrust that separated the USSR and Eastern
Europe from the West was known as
9. The United States
and the USSR distrusted each other after World War II for all of
the following reasons except
10. For which disease
did Jonas Salk discover a vaccine in 1954?
11. Arthur Miller’s
play The Crucible, set in seventeenth-century New
England, was actually a critique of
12. How did the Taft-Hartley
Act hurt organized labor?
13. In which U.S.
presidential election did television first play a major role?
14. Kennedy’s doctrine
of “flexible response”
15. At which parallel
did delegates at the Geneva Conference divide North and South Vietnam?
16. The Soviet Union’s
brutal response to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
demonstrated the ineffectiveness of the U.S. strategy of
17. The CIA orchestrated
a coup against the government of Iran and restored the pro-American
ruler in 1953 because
18. Why did Great
Britain, France, and Israel launch a surprise attack on Egypt in 1956?
19. Eisenhower cut
many federally funded government programs in order to curb what
20. The fall of the
French garrison at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 prompted
21. The United States
tried unsuccessfully to unite pro-U.S. Southeast Asia together under
22. Which Kennedy
initiative hoped to thwart Communist insurgents in Latin America
by reducing income inequality in the region?
23. All of the following
were consequences of the Cuban missile crisis except
24. The United States
and the USSR came closest to nuclear war during the
25. What did Kennedy’s
New Frontier program seek to do?
26. The belief that
the United States had to prevent the USSR from expanding and Communism
from spreading was known as
27. In which country
or countries was the Truman Doctrine first put to the test in 1947?
28. Why did the USSR
vehemently oppose the Marshall Plan?
29. NSC-68 proposed
that the U.S. government should
30. Why did Truman
veto the McCarran Internal Security Bill?
31. What did Republicans
in the House of Representatives create in order to hunt for Communist
32. Future president
Richard Nixon became nationally prominent in the late 1940s
33. The Red hunt
and McCarthyism in the early 1950s
were prompted by all of the following except
34. Why was NATO
35. The Warsaw Pact
36. What did the
National Security Act of 1947 do?
37. Who said, “It
must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples
who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by
38. The Soviet satellite Sputnik
I scared Americans because they feared that the USSR
39. What incident
ruined the 1960 Paris
summit between Eisenhower and Khrushchev?
40. The collapse
of Ngo Dinh Diem’s regime in South Vietnam prompted Kennedy to
41. The leader of
nationalist, Communist forces in Vietnam in the 1950s
42. The Eisenhower
Doctrine was aimed at bolstering key nations from Communist insurgents
43. What did the
Eisenhower Doctrine demonstrate?
44. Why did Great
Britain and France halt their attack on Egypt in 1956?
45. Julius and Ethel
46. Truman’s liberal
domestic policies were collectively
known as the
47. Along with the
United States and Great Britain, all of the following nations were
given permanent seats on the powerful United Nations Security Council except
48. Who constituted
the bulk of the Bay of Pigs invasion force?
49. Cuban leader
Fidel Castro allowed the USSR to place nuclear missiles in Cuba
50. The Cold War
was fought between the United States and