History 271 Final Exam Study Questions Summer 2014 -...

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History 271/ Final Exam Questions Dr. Ward/ Summer 2014Part I: Multiple choice (20 questions worth 1 point each).Part II: write on twoof the following sets of terms, highlighting their significance. Four of the following questions will be on the exam (20 points each for a total of 40 pointspossible).1 The United States and the Cold Wara.How did the decolonization of Africa and Asia contribute to the growing rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union? b.Describe the emergence of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, and how it played into to conflicts of the Cold War in Asia and the Korean War (1950–1953). c.Describe the domestic and foreign “Covert Actions” of the 1950s Central Intelligence Agency, and the arguments made by proponents of the so-called “domino theory.”d.Describe the Cuban Missile Crisis; how close do you think that the United States and the Soviet Union came to engaging in a nuclear war?e.What was the significance of Sputnik2. “Red-baiting,” McCarthyism, and anti-subversive legislation (late 1940s and 1950s); describe The Alger Hiss case (1950) and the Rosenberg case (1951 – 53)a.Describe the “Politics of Anticommunism,” the “Red Scare,” HUAC, and their impacts on American society. b.Describe the cases of Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs. c.How did the Republican Party use “McCarthyism” to weaken the Democratic ?

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