STAAR US History: Cold War & the United States Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What U.S. government agency oversaw distribution of aid under the Marshall Plan?

Question 2 2. How was Douglas MacArthur's supervision of Japan during the time of the occupation conducted in comparison to the way it was originally conceived?

Question 3 3. Why did President John F. Kennedy implement a quarantine on Cuba?

Question 4 4. McCarthyism (and its questionable tactics) was first nationally questioned under which federal trial?

Question 5 5. Which of the following countries was NOT 'behind the Iron Curtain'?

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Question 6 6. President Kennedy's battle with Cold War realities ended due to which of these events?

Question 7 7. Which sentence appropriately summarizes the situation between North and South Korea today?

Question 8 8. Which of the following was NOT a nation in which the U.S. battled communism during the Cold War?

Question 9 9. Why did the 'Iron Curtain' fall?

Question 10 10. How did President Kennedy's flexible response notion of foreign policy impact the containment policy?

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Question 11 11. Which country invaded first during the Korean War?

Question 12 12. Construction of the Berlin Wall began when?

Question 13 13. Why is the Potsdam conference linked to the start of the Cold War?

Question 14 14. How did Operation Vittles impact the Berlin blockade?

Question 15 15. Why did Congress enact the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947?

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Question 16 16. Why did Eisenhower pass the National Defense Education Act of 1958?

Question 17 17. Who were the two combatants in the Korean War, and who were their allies?

Question 18 18. How did Congress work to investigate alleged communist supporters?

Question 19 19. Who did Joseph McCarthy NOT accuse of being a suspected communist?

Question 20 20. During the Cold War era, the _____ called for U.S. assistance to help nations threatened with aggression by another country.

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Question 21 21. What was the reason for the conflict regarding the forming of an independent Korea after WWII?

Question 22 22. Which is NOT true of the Berlin Airlift?

Question 23 23. How did the goals of Fulgencio Batista differ from those of the 26th of July Movement?

Question 24 24. Why was President Kennedy's Cold War foreign policy called New Frontier?

Question 25 25. How did activities in Berlin in 1961 affect the Cold War?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was NOT a component of Eisenhower's New Look policy in relation to the Cold War?

Question 27 27. Why was Korea originally divided on the 38th parallel?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is the MOST likely profile of a person participating in the Bay of Pigs Invasion?

Question 29 29. How did Eisenhower feel about the military-industrial complex?

Question 30 30. The coalition of communist countries in Eastern Europe is called:

STAAR US History: Cold War & the United States Chapter Exam Instructions

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