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The Cold War in America (1950-1973) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which sentence appropriately summarizes the situation between North and South Korea today?

Question 2 2. What was the term used to describe the fear of communist subversion and where did it begin?

Question 3 3. How did President Kenedy's flexible response notion of foreign policy impact the containment policy?

Question 4 4. President Kennedy's battle with Cold War realities ended due to which of these events?

Question 5 5. Who were the two combatants in the Korean War, and who were their allies?

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Question 6 6. Which country invaded first during the Korean War?

Question 7 7. Who did Joseph McCarthy NOT accuse of being a suspected communist?

Question 8 8. Both America and the Soviet Union had programs whose aim was to reach the moon. The name of the American program was _____ while the name of the Soviet was _____

Question 9 9. During the Cold War era, the _____ called for U.S. assistance to help nations threatened with aggression by another country.

Question 10 10. McCarthyism (and its questionable tactics) was first nationally questioned under which federal trial?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following was NOT a nation in which the U.S. battled communism during the Cold War?

Question 12 12. Why did Eisenhower pass the National Defense Education Act of 1958?

Question 13 13. How did President Truman try to eliminate communism affecting the employees within the federal government?

Question 14 14. How did General MacArthur's ideas about the Korean War differ from President Truman's?

Question 15 15. Why did winning the 'Space Race' become so important to the U.S. and Soviet Union during the 60's ?

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Question 16 16. Why is the Potsdam conference linked to the start of the Cold War?

Question 17 17. How did activities in Berlin in 1961 affect the Cold War?

Question 18 18. Which of the following was NOT a component of Eisenhower's New Look policy in relation to the Cold War?

Question 19 19. How did John F. Kennedy work to fight communism during his brief presidency?

Question 20 20. How did the Watkins Committee attempt to end McCarthy's witch hunt?

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Question 21 21. How did Senator Joseph McCarthy work to rid the United States of communism?

Question 22 22. The starting point of the 'Space Race' is considered to be _____

Question 23 23. In which country was the implementation of NSC-68 tested?

Question 24 24. How did the Red Scare effect the lives of everyday Americans?

Question 25 25. How did Eisenhower feel about the military-industrial complex?

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Question 26 26. Why was President Kennedy's Cold War foreign policy called New Frontier?

Question 27 27. Why did President Kennedy announce an ambitious plan in 1961 to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade ?

Question 28 28. What was the prominent preparedness film that was produced during the Cold War era?

Question 29 29. Why did Congress enact the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947?

Question 30 30. How did Congress work to investigate alleged communist supporters?

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