US History Since WWII Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was the National Security Act of 1947 primarily created?

Question 2 2. Why is the Potsdam conference linked to the start of the Cold War?

Question 3 3. In which country was the implementation of NSC-68 tested?

Question 4 4. Which of the following was NOT an economic plan for defeating the Soviet Union?

Question 5 5. The Cold War was a period of tension between the United States and Soviet Union. Which of the following did this period encompass?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following are advantages of using the assembly line?

Question 7 7. Using the assembly line to reduce cost, what was the selling price of the Model T in 1915?

Question 8 8. Who first mechanized the assembly line in the U.S.?

Question 9 9. What are interchangeable parts?

Question 10 10. Under a Just-In-Time system (JIT), manufacturing plants carry only one or a few days' worth of inventory in the plant, relying on suppliers to provide parts and materials on an 'as needed' basis.

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Question 11 11. With what country did the United States compete in the Space Race?

Question 12 12. Which disease did Jonas Salk create a vaccine against?

Question 13 13. What was Sputnik?

Question 14 14. What is the name of the molecule whose structure was discovered in 1953?

Question 15 15. Which of these was NOT a widespread consumer good of the 1950s?

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Question 16 16. In what decade did cellular phones became popular as well as affordable for the average person?

Question 17 17. Why do computers play a much larger role in life today than they did in the 1950s?

Question 18 18. The invention of what device first allowed computer users to take the power of a computer with them anywhere they wished?

Question 19 19. How were airplanes able to carry larger loads in the years following World War II?

Question 20 20. In what year was the first microprocessor invented?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following countries was NOT one of the founding members of the European community in the 1950s?

Question 22 22. What form of protest involved invading lunch counters and other white-only establishments in the 1960s?

Question 23 23. Tom's father was one of the protesters at the 1970 Kent State protest, which later became known as the 'Kent State Massacre'. Why did the protest occur and what was the result of the 'Kent State Massacre'?

Question 24 24. Since the forming of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 and especially after the forming of the European Economic Community in 1957 the members had a common purpose. How and why did they expect to fulfill their purpose?

Question 25 25. Women gained greater control over their own lives with the 1960 introduction of _____.

US History Since WWII Chapter Exam Instructions

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