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Which development is most closely associated with the belief in the domino theory?
a) military involvement in Vietnam
b) construction of the Berlin Wall
c) signing of the nuclear test ban treaty
d) end of the Korean War

“Batista Driven from Power” “Bay of Pigs Invasion Fails” “U-2 Planes Reveal Soviet Missiles” These headlines refer to the relationship between the United States and
a) Canada
b) Cuba
c) Mexico
d) Panama

The United States experience in the Vietnam War supports the idea that the outcome of a war
a) is determined mainly by technological superiority
b) is dependent on using the greatest number of soldiers
c) is assured to countries dedicated to democratic ideals
d) can be strongly affected by public opinion

President John F. Kennedy supported the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba as an effort to
a) remove a communist dictator from power
b) stop the flow of illegal drugs to the United States
c) support Fidel Castro’s efforts for reform
d) rescue hostages held by Cuban freedom fighters

From the end of World War II until the 1980’s, the United States carried out its foreign policy mainly by
a) giving in to foreign demands
b) avoiding any situation that might involve the nation in a conflict
c) acting forcefully to obtain and control colonies
d) taking a variety of actions to prevent the spread of communism

Throughout United States history, the most important aim of the country’s foreign policy has been
a) participation in international organizations
b) advancement of national self interest
c) containment of communism
d) development of military alliances

Which event led directly to the end of the cold war?
a) reunification of Germany
b) formation of the European Union
c) breakup of the Soviet Union
d) creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

During the Korean War, what was the main reason that President Harry Truman dismissed General Douglas MacArthur as commander of the United States troops?
a) The United States had suffered many severe military losses.
b) Congress refused to appropriate any more money to support the war.
c) President Truman believed that General MacArthur’s conduct threatened the concept of civilian control over the military
d) General MacArthur disobeyed President Truman by deciding to stop fighting the war.

During the Cold War Era, the easing of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union resulted in
a) the organization of the Warsaw Pact
b) the invasion of Hungary and Czechoslovakia
c) the Berlin Airlift
d) a treaty banning nuclear tests

A major long-term effect of the Vietnam War has been
a) an end to communist governments in Asia
b) a change in United States foreign policy from containment to imperialism
c) a reluctance to commit United States troops for extended military action abroad
d) a continued boycott of trade with Asia

. . . Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. What is JFK saying?
a) The Cold War was over, and the Soviet Union was beginning to unravel.
b) President Kennedy was encouraging a very strong presence in foreign policy in the post-World War II period.
c) Compromise and appeasement were the best avenues to world peace.
d) President Kennedy understood the limitations of power, even for a strong nation like the United States

In the years just after World War II, the United States attempted to prevent the spread of communism in Europe mainly by
a) taking over the governments of several Western European nations
b) increasing opportunities for political refugees to settle in the United States
c) holding a series of summit meetings with leaders of the Soviet Union
d) establishing policies of economic and military aid for European nations

A constitutional issue that was frequently raised about United States involvement in the Korean conflict and the Vietnam conflict was the
a) right to regulate commerce with foreign nations
b) use of deficit spending to finance wars
c) lack of a formal declaration of war by Congress
d) Supreme Court’s role in foreign policy decision-making

After World War II, the United States departed most sharply from its traditional foreign policy when it
a) stopped foreign-aid programs
b) sponsored disarmament treaties
c) organized global systems of alliances
d) recognized revolutionary governments

What was the main purpose of the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the Berlin air-lift?
a) controlling Nazism in Europe
b) establishing friendly relations between the United States and the Soviet Union
c) spreading democracy to developing nations
d) limiting Soviet expansion

A common purpose of the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the Eisenhower Doctrine was to
a) carry out the United States policy of preventing the spread ofcommunism
b) insure the survival of the newly independent nations of Africa andAsia
c) limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons
d) provide medical aid to LatinAmerican nations

Shortly after World War II, the cold war developed mainly as a result of the
a) United States refusal to send economic aid to European nations
b) Soviet domination of Eastern Europe
c) competition between the superpowers to explore outer space
d) continuation of the pre-World War II balance of power

Which statement best depicts the foreign policy of the US during the Cold War?
a) Steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
b) The United States will give economic aid to needy countries anywhere in the world, but will not provide military aid.
c) The United States must prevent the growth of communism.
d) The United States can take over other countries to help them become more like us.

Both the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba (1961) and the invasion of Panama (1989) are examples of United States attempts to
a) eliminate unfriendly governments geographically close to the United States
b) cultivate good relations with Latin American nations
c) stop the drug trade
d) end the Cold War

The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan represented attempts by the United States to deal with the
a) national debt
b) spread of communism
c) President’s political opposition
d) arms race

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