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1 Name:___________________________________________________ Date: ______________________ THE COLD WAR: The Truman, Ike & JFK Era - Test 1. In the last half of the 20th century the terms Sunbelt, Frostbelt and Rustbelt referred to A. shifting coalitions in Congress over the direction of the Cold War B. disputes in Congress over the Interstate Highway System C. federal emergency aid for national disasters D. the population shift out of the Midwest and the Northeast towards the South and West E. the dominant weather patterns in the continental US 2. Which outgoing president warned the nation in a farewell speech to beware of “the military- industrial complex,” the result of the need for a sophisticated technological military and the subsequent development of a permanently politically oriented arms industry dependent on military purchases? A. George Washington B. John Kennedy C. Harry Truman D. Dwight Eisenhower E. Lyndon Johnson 3. Which of the following were generally considered antilabor by organized labor? I. Taft-Hartley, 1947 III. Fair Labor Standards Act, 1938 II. Landrum-Griffin Act, 1959 IV. Wagner Act, 1935 A. I only B. I, and IV only C. III and IV only D. I and II only E. II, III and IV only 4. “Red China is not the powerful nation seeking to dominate the world. Frankly, in the opinion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, this strategy would involve us in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy.” This quotation from a speech before a congressional hearing by General Omar Bradley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, concerned A. US policy in regard to enlarging the scope of the Korean War B. US response to the Japanese invasion of China in the 1930s C. The application of the Hoover-Stimson Doctrine to Manchuria D. US recognition of the government of Taiwan E. The US decision to support the government of South Vietnam 5. After the Second World War, the Soviet Union had difficulty presenting communisms as a unified movement, a monolithic workers’ international. Which of the following satellites disputed the leadership of the USSR the LEAST while communism lasted? A. China B. Yugoslavia C. Albania D. Hungary E. Cuba 6. Which of the following is NOT true of life in the Truman and Eisenhower years, the fifteen years after the end of WWII? A. The birth rate decreased B. Television gradually replaced newspapers as the primary source for news C. For the first time a majority of American families achieved a middle-class lifestyle D. An increase in material consumption was facilitated by installment purchasing plans E. The majority of workers worked in white-collar jobs
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2 7. On October 4, 1957 the USSR launched the first man-made satelite, Sputnik (fellow traveller of the Earth). The event jolted Americans into doing all the following EXCEPT
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