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U.S. History (1929 to Present) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which Middle Eastern nation did Saddam Hussein invade in August 1990, effectively starting the Gulf War?

Question 2 2. How would you best describe the outcome of the Gulf War?

Question 3 3. Why did the US fail to win a swift victory against North Korea?

Question 4 4. How was the conflict between Truman and MacArthur resolved?

Question 5 5. How did the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution influence the authority of President Johnson?

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Question 6 6. Why did the United States resort to sending ground troops to the conflict in Vietnam in 1965?

Question 7 7. You have been asked to give a presentation dealing with the results of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Which of the following should you mention?

Question 8 8. Which of these tenets was NOT part of the Nine Power Treaty?

Question 9 9. In which year did President Barack Obama withdraw American combat troops from Iraq?

Question 10 10. In which year did President George W. Bush order a surge of new troops and funding for the Iraq War?

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Question 11 11. Of the following, which television show was basically created and later successful because of the Iran Hostage Crisis?

Question 12 12. Which natural resource was produced by Iran and served as a foundation for the close relationship between the United States and Iran dating to the 1950s?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes President Kennedy's actions after discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962?

Question 14 14. This man was the Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis and a major element in the escalation of tensions between the USSR and the US:

Question 15 15. For their respective role in the treaty, what award did Begin and Sadat receive?

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Question 16 16. Following the Camp David Accords, why did Carter make a personal visit to Egypt and Israel in March 1979?

Question 17 17. How did Executive Order 9066 affect Japanese Americans?

Question 18 18. How were women involved in World War II?

Question 19 19. How did people's lives change during the Great Depression?

Question 20 20. Why were the 'Roaring '20s' a prosperous period?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following was NOT an economic plan for defeating the Soviet Union?

Question 22 22. Why was the National Security Act of 1947 primarily created?

Question 23 23. What was the New Deal?

Question 24 24. What is the purpose of a reform policy?

Question 25 25. What of the following was NOT a major challenge that Coalition forces faced after the initial offensives in Afghanistan?

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Question 26 26. Which world power fought in Afghanistan during the 1980s?

Question 27 27. Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the Gulf War?

Question 28 28. What is the current status of relations between North and South Korea?

Question 29 29. How did domestic support in the United States for the conflict in Vietnam collapse?

Question 30 30. Which action prompted the United States to enter WWII?

U.S. History (1929 to Present) Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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