Practice Test #37

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 37: The Cold War Years; 1946-1955 1. Americans feared that the end of World War II would bring mainly a. renewed racial tensions. b. A return of the Depression. c. A staggering round of deflation. d. A resurgent Nazi Germany. 2. The Taft-Hartley Act delivered a major blow to labor by a. outlawing strikes by public employees. b. Creating a serious inflationary spiral. c. Banning labor’s political action committees. d. Outlawing the “closed” (all-union) shops. 3. On the home front in 1946, postwar America was characterized by a. lengthy retention of war time price controls. b. A slow demobilization of military forces. c. An epidemic of labor strikes. d. Maximum federal action to guarantee full civil rights for all blacks. 4. The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947was passed to check the growing power of a. the presidency. b. Blacks. c. Labor unions. d. The federal bureaucracy. 5. In an effort to forestall an economic downturn, the Truman administration did all of the following (except) a. continue wartime wage and price controls b. sell war factories and other government installations to private businesses at very low prices. c. Pass the Employment Act, which made it government policy to promote maximum employment, production, and purchasing power. d. Pass the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, known as the GI Bill of Rights. 6. The post-World War II prosperity in the United States was the most beneficial to a. African-Americans. b. Labor unions. c. Women. d. Hispanics. 7. The feminist revolt of the 1969s was sparked by a. the continued exclusion of most women from the workplace. b. Growing domination of the service sector of the economy, where most women were employed, by the industrial and manufacturing sectors. c. Congress’s failure to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. d. A clash between the demands of the traditional role of women as wives and mothers and the realities of employment. 8. The long economic boom from World War II to the 1970s was fueled primarily by a. low energy costs. b. Reduced military expenditures. c. High inflation. d. High taxes. 9. Much of the prosperity of the 1950s and 1960s rested on a. foreign aid b. a rising stock market. c. Colossal military budgets. d. A thriving automobile industry. 1
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10. One sign of the stress that the post-World War II geographic mobility placed on American families was the a. redistribution of incomes b. popularity of advice books on child-rearing. c. Increasing reliance on the television as a “baby sitter.” d. Increased number of long-distance telephone calls. 11. Post-World War II American workers made spectacular gains on productivity owing to
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