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The USA PATRIOT act has been criticized for its
a) favoring of the rich
b) non-involvement in foreign affairs
c) treatment of the elderly
d) limiting of civil liberties

The War in Iraq has sometimes been criticized for
a) Not finding weapons of mass destruction
b) Not stopping the 9/11 attacks
c) Not protecting Iraqi civilians from the Iraqi army
d) Not removing Saddam Hussein from power

The War on Terror began with what event?
b) The invasion of Iraq
c) The Collapse of the Soviet Union
d) The September 11th attacks

Which of the following was a characteristic of the Montgomery bus boycott
a) African Americans staged violent protests against segregation
b) Local governments supported the efforts of the African-American community
c) African Americans learned the value of non-violent protest
d) Peaceful protests quickly ended bus segregation

Which Supreme Court case declared the “separate but equal” doctrine unconstitutional?
a) Roe v. Wade
b) Marbury v. Madison
c) Brown v. Board of Education
d) Miranda v. Arizona

Freedom rides, sit-ins and marches are all forms of
a) violent protest
b) boycotts
c) strikes
d) civil disobedience

Brown v. Board of Education contributed to which important goal of the Civil Rights movement?
a) Miranda rights
b) women’s rights
c) voting rights
d) school desegregation

Which method was used by Martin Luther King, Jr., to protest social injustice?
a) armed rebellion
b) support for a new political party
c) civil disobedience
d) formation of Greenpeace

As a result of the Montgomery bus boycott
a) African Americans were able to sit wherever they wanted on city buses
b) Mississippi elected its first African American legislators
c) Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act
d) African American children were able to attend racially mixed school

What reason did many Americans give for protesting United States involvement in the Vietnam War?
a) It was a civil war, and the United States should not have interfered.
b) The Communists were never a threat to South Vietnam.
c) The government of South Vietnam did not want the United States in the war.
d) The United Nations asked the United States to stay out of the war.

Which two nations were allies of the United States during World War II and later became enemies of the United States during the Cold War?
a) China and the Soviet Union
b) Korea and Japan
c) Britain and Italy
d) France and Germany

Most historians agree that the world came closest to nuclear war during which event?
a) Cuban missile crisis
b) Communist takeover of China
c) Berlin blockade
d) Vietnam War

The Cold War developed following World War II as a result of the
a) conflicts between communist and democratic governments
b) renewed threats from Nazi leaders
c) space race between the United States and the Soviet Union
d) invasion of Poland by Germany

In the early 1990s, the Cold War came to an end primarily as a result of the
a) United States victory in the Persian Gulf War
b) creation of the European Union (EU)
c) signing of the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT
d) breakup of the Soviet Union

The purpose of the policy of containment after World War II was to
a) provide economic aid to the Soviet Union
b) establish better economic ties between the
c) prevent the spread of communism
d) make the United States more isolated

A similarity between the Korean War and the Vietnam War is that each was
a) a reaction to attacks on American territory
b) an effort during the Cold War to contain the spread of communism
c) fought by individual nations under the United Nations command
d) continually supported by the American public

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