Practice Test #39

Practice Test #39 - 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 39: The Stormy Sixties, 1960 – 1968 1. John Kennedy joined hands with the civil rights movement when he a. sent federal marshals to protect the Freedom Riders. b. ordered the FBI to remove the wiretap from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s phone. c. secured passage of the Voting Rights Act. d. journeyed south to support the registration of black voters. 2. President Kennedy ordered hundreds of federal marshals and thousands of federal troops to force the racial integration of a. Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. b. the University of Mississippi. c. the lunch counters of Greensboro, North Carolina. d. the buses in Birmingham, Alabama. 3. By mid-1963, President John F. Kennedy’s position on civil rights can best be described as a. indifferent. b. passively opposed. c. supportive but unwilling to stake his political career on the issue. d. committed to finding a solution to this moral issue. 4. By the time of his death, President John Kennedy’s civil rights bill was a. passed much to the satisfaction of the African Americans. b. passed but greatly weakened by the amendments. c. making little headway. d. on the desk waiting to be signed into law. 5. The official government investigation of John F. Kennedy’s assassination was led by a. Lyndon Johnson. b. Earl Warren. c. Robert Kennedy. d. Gerald R. Ford. 6. President Kennedy’s alleged assassin was a. Jack Ruby. b. Lee Harvey Oswald. c. Medgar Evers. d. James Earl Ray 7. President Johnson proved to be much more successful than President Kennedy at a. working with Congress. b. exciting the ideals and spirit of his fellow citizens. c. reducing America’s overseas commitments. d. gaining the admiration and support of the media. 8. President Johnson called his package of domestic reform proposals the a. Great Crusade. b. Fair Deal. c. New Frontier. d. Great Society. 9. With the passage of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution a. the United States declared War on Vietnam. b. Congress handed the president a blank check to use further force in Vietnam. c. The military was given the authority to use tactical nuclear weapons. d. Congress maintained its war-declaring power. 1
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10. Voters supported Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 presidential election because of their a. loyalty to the Kennedy legacy. b. faith in the Great Society promise. c. Fear of the Republican nominee, Barry Goldwater. d. all of the above. 11. Lyndon Johnson channeled educational aid a. only to public schools. b. in smaller amounts than John Kennedy had. c. to public and parochial schools.
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