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Who are the "baby boomers?"
a) people born during World War II
b) people born in the late 1940s to early 1960s
c) people born in the early 1960s
d) people born in the late 1960s and 1970s

What was one immediate effect of the Cold War on SC and the nation?
a) Travel for pleasure was drastically reduced
b) It was more difficult to obtain goods from foreign countries.
c) The United States and Germany continued to be bitter enemies.
d) Military bases that served World War II stayed open or were reopened.

How did the U.S. respond to the Soviet blockade of Berlin?
a) The United States airlifted materials into Berlin.
b) The United States declared war on the Soviet Union.
c) The United States cut off diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
d) The United States sent troops and airplanes to rescue the people in Berlin.

What was the greatest impact of the Cold War?
a) It kept tourists from visiting the Soviet Union.
b) It caused a large fear of nuclear war.
c) It kept the United States and the Soviet Union from becoming friends.
d) It cost a great deal of money to defend the United States from imminent attack.

Where is the headquarters of the United Nations?
a) France
b) Germany
c) Great Britain
d) United States

How did industrial growth after WWII affect farmers?
a) It caused farmers to grow different crops.
b) It caused a decrease in the number of farms.
c) It caused a decrease in the demand for farm products.
d) It produced expensive luxuries that farmers could not afford.

How did advertising change in the 1950s?
a) It promoted all the new consumer goods.
b) It was regulated by the federal government.
c) It appealed to a younger group of consumers.
d) It began to use animation to catch the consumer's attention.

What shortage was created by the post-World War II baby boom?
a) a shortage of food products
b) a shortage of hospitals
c) a shortage of houses
d) a shortage of schools

In what case did the Supreme Court rule that primary elections had to be open to all races?
a) Briggs v. Elliott
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Elmore v. Rice

In what case did the Supreme Court rule that “separate but equal” was unconstitutional?
a) Briggs v. Elliott
b) Brown v. Board of Education
c) Plessy v. Ferguson
d) Smith v. Allwright

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