Practice Test #40

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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 40: The Stalemated 70s 1. One reason for the decline of American workers’ productivity during the 1970's was A. a decrease of women in the work force. B. the Arab oil embargo. C. the general shift in the economy from manufacturing to services. D. a lack of government safety and health regulations. 2. By the early 1970s, the post- World War II economic boom had crested as a result of all of the following except A. Large tax increase under Lyndon Johnson. B. A decline in the competitive advantage of American business. C. The Vietnam War. D. A slump in productivity. 3. The high inflation rate of the 1970s stemmed primarily from A. The Middle East oil embargo. B. High taxes. C. Massive investment and revitalization of major industry. D. Spending on social-welfare programs and the Vietnam War. 4. The Nixon Doctrine proclaimed that the United States would A. Honor its existing defense commitment, but in the future its allies would have to fight their own wars without large numbers of American troops. B. Supply only economic aid to its allies. C. Seek detente with the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China. D. Intervene to help its allies fight communism only if the United States was allowed to send American troops. 5. Perhaps Richard Nixon’s most valuable asset as he began his presidency in 1969 was his A. Naturally conciliatory manner. B. Inclination to try to work openly with antiwar liberals to halt the Vietnam War. C. Expertise in foreign affairs. D. Clear mandate from the public as a result of his landslide 1968 election victory. 6. President Nixon’s policy of “Vietnamization” of the war in Vietnam called for A. A gradual withdrawal of all American armed forces from Vietnam. B. A full-scale conventional invasion of North Vietnam. C. Reorganization of the American army in Vietnam into antiguerrilla units. D. An end to all American military and economic aid to South Vietnam. 7. Richard Nixon’s Vietnam policy included all of the following except A. Vietnamization. B. Extension of the war to Cambodia. C. Massive bombing campaigns in Vietnam. D. Increased American troop commitments. 8. The American armed forces in Vietnam were composed largely of A. Marines. B. African-Americans. C. Soldiers in their mid-twenties. D. The least privileged young Americans. 9. The Amendment the voting age to . A. Twenty-sixth; raised; twenty-one B. Twenty-fourth; lowered; eighteen C. Twenty-fifth; raised; nineteen D. Twenty-sixth; lowered; eighteen 1
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10. The Pentagon Papers, published in 1971, A. Revealed President Nixon’s role in the Watergate scandal.
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