Alger Hiss: Biography & Trial


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___________ was an American political figure who was investigated by the HUAC for having ties to the Communist Party.

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1. Alger Hiss consistently defended New Deal programs as a lawyer representing which of the following?

2. Alger Hiss helped to plan the organization of the United Nations when he worked as the director of which agency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of Alger Hiss. Certain study points from the lesson you will need to know include the career and contributions of Alger Hiss as a man who was active in international politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify a target of the HUAC investigations
  • Determine which agency Alger Hiss directed while working to establish the U.N.
  • Know who accused Hiss of having a communist affiliation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Alger Hiss
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hiss' role as a lawyer defending the New Deal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Community Party affiliations

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historic figure, review this lesson called Alger Hiss: Biography & Trial. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the many roles of Alger Hiss in domestic and international politics
  • Recognize the Communist Party trial of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
  • Assess what occurred in Hiss' later life