Practice Test #38

Practice Test #38 - Use the practice questions below to...

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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 38: The Eisenhower Era, 1952 – 1960 Multiple Choice 1. Prospects for a Democratic victory in the 1952 presidential election were poor for all the following reasons except a. the military deadlock in Korea. b. Truman’s refusal to seek another term. c. inflation. d. A scandal in the White House. 2. Richard Nixon was selected as Dwight Eisenhower’s vice-presidential running mate in 1952 as a concession to the a. isolationists. b. liberal Republicans. c. hard-line anticommunists. d. moderate Republicans. 3. During the 1952 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Dwight Eisenhower declared that he would __________ to help end the Korean War. a. use atomic weapons. b. blockade the China coast and bomb Manchuria. c. personally go to Korea. d. order United Nations troops to invade North Korea. 4. In terms of politics, television did all of the following except a. threaten the traditional role of political parties. b. apply the standard of show business and commercialism to political messages. c. enable political parties to continue their role of educating and mobilizing the electorate. d. allow lone-wolf politicians to address voters directly. 5. Dwight Eisenhower’s greatest asset as president was his a. enjoyment of the affection and respect of the American people. b. willingness to take a partisan stand. c. commitment to social justice. d. willingness to involve himself in rough campaigning. 6. Among anticommunists, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was the a. most effective. b. first. c. only true World War II hero. d. one who most damaged free speech. 7. The record would seem to indicate that president Eisenhower’s strongest commitment during his presidency was to a. social justice. b. social harmony. c. party loyalty. d. racial desegregation. 8. In response to Senator McCarthy, President Eisenhower a. publicly denounced him when he attacked General George Marshall. b. urged him to continue his attacks on Democrats. c. publicly opposed his ruthless tactics and privately disliked him. d. allowed him to control personnel at the State Department. 9. During his anticommunist crusade, Senator McCarthy a. had the strong personal support of president Eisenhower. b. had the approval of a majority of the American people. c. actually exposed fifty-seven members of Congress who were communists. d. was shunned by his Republican party colleagues in Washington. 1
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10. As a result of Senator McCarthy’s crusade against communist subversion in America, a. the FBI was shown to have had several spies working as communist agents. b. the United States Army was forced to give dishonorable discharges to more than one hundred officers.
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