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The growth of McCarthyism in the early 1950s was based on
a) public fear concerning the spread of communism
b) outrage over government corruption
c) dissatisfaction with the results of World War II
d) opposition to the policy of containment

The ability to wipe nations off the planet with nuclear weapons is called ______.
a) overkill
b) nuclear annihilation
c) deterrent defense
d) nuclear proliferation

The GI Bill helped World War II veterans by
a) protecting them from being recalled to duty
b) guaranteeing them government jobs
c) giving them several types of economic assistance
d) exempting them from federal income tax

What was a major effect of the creation of the interstate highway system on the United States?
a) the loss of population in the Sun Belt
b) a decline in federal funding for urban renewal projects
c) an increase in suburbanization
d) an increase in congressional representation from New England

One way the United States government reacted to the Soviet launching of Sputnik in 1957 was by
a) establishing a naval blockade of Cuba
b) urging more Americans to buy war bonds
c) starting the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT)
d) increasing federal spending on math and science education

''African Americans Boycott Buses in Montgomery'' ''Levittown Suburban Development Continues to Grow'' ''Baby Boom Is Now in Its Tenth Year'' In which decade would these three headlines have been published?
a) 1920s
b) 1930s
c) 1940s
d) 1950s

In President Eisenhower’s farewell speech, which threat did he identify as dangerous to American liberty?
a) the return of fascism in Europe
b) the growth of international terrorism
c) the violence against civil rights activists
d) the influence of the military-industrial complex

The Cold War at home ----- A. The McCarthy hearings B. Alger Hiss case C. House Un-American Activities Committee D. __________________ Which of the following best fits?
a) Labor unrest
b) Racial segregation
c) Wage and price controls
d) Loyalty oaths

What was one similarity between the Red Scare following World War I and the Cold War following World War II?
a) Fear of communism led to the suppression of the civil liberties of some Americans.
b) Large numbers of Russian revolutionaries’ settled in the United States.
c) Congressional investigations proved that Communist spies heavily infiltrated the Federal Government.
d) Renewed fighting between wartime enemies was a constant threat.

The rapid increase in the production of nuclear bombs is called _____________.
a) deterrent defense
b) overkill
c) deterrent defense
d) nuclear proliferation

In a farewell message to the American public, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the growth of the military-industrial complex. This term refers to the
a) influence of defense contractors on Congress
b) threat from the Soviet Army
c) internal danger from Communist spies
d) economy’s dependence on oil imported from the Middle East

A governmental action that was consistent with the Cold War mentality was the
a) establishment of loyalty reviews of government employees
b) reduction in military defense spending
c) elimination of the Central Intelligence Agency
d) adoption of the GI Bill of Rights

In the 1950’s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was most closely associated with issues related to
a) Communist infiltration and the denial of civil liberties
b) farm problems and taxation
c) military preparedness and foreign aid
d) collective bargaining and the rights of unions

The successful launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 signaled the beginning of
a) American fears that the Soviets had achieved technological superiority
b) the Cold War with the United States
c) Soviet aggression in Afghanistan and China
d) disarmament discussions between the superpowers

Which situation resulted from Senator Joseph McCarthy’s search for Communists within the United States during the 1950’s?
a) Thousands of American citizens who believed in communism were either jailed or deported.
b) The reputations of many people were ruined by false accusations of disloyalty
c) Many high-ranking government officials were exposed as spies of the Soviet Union.
d) Organized groups of Communists began a wave of violent political terrorism.

A similarity between the Red Scare of the 1920’s and McCarthyism in the 1950’s was that during each period
a) thousands of American citizens were expelled from the United States
b) ) the Communist Party gained many members in the United States
c) many government employees were convicted of giving secrets to the Soviet Union
d) the civil liberties of American citizens were threatened

What was a cause for the investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the late 1940s and the investigations of a Senate committee headed by Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s?
a) the belief that there were Communist agents in the federal government
b) excessive spending by the United States military
c) the corruption and bribery of members of Congress
d) actions of President Harry Truman that might have led to his impeachment

''Sputnik Launch Propels Soviets Ahead in Space Race'' In 1957, the United States government responded to the event described in this headline by ----
a) reducing military spending
b) building a joint space station with the Soviet Union
c) constructing President Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” defense system
d) providing funds to improve the educational system in the United States

The baby boom primarily resulted from the
a) economic prosperity of the 1920s
b) Great Depression of the 1930s
c) delay in marriages during World War II
d) counterculture movement of the 1960s

Since the 1950s, the term McCarthyism has been applied to events that are related to
a) the basic rights of citizens to own and carry guns
b) the violent activities of international terrorists
c) reckless accusations unsupported by evidence
d) questionable methods used to finance political campaigns

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