MC practice 2-7

MC practice 2-7

1. The Taft-Hartley Act delivered a major blow to labor by                                    853

A. outlawing strikes by public employees.

B. creating a serious inflationary spiral.

C. banning unions’ political action committees.

D. outlawing closed (all-union) shops.

E. forbidding union organizers from entering workplaces

2. The Truman Doctrine dealt with attempting to halt the spread of communism in ________________; the Eisenhower Doctrine attempted to halt the spread of communism in ____________________________.                                                                        d, 869-870, 899-900

A. Spain and Portugal; north Africa

B. Greece and Turkey; the Middle East

C. former British colonies; the Caribbean

D. Latin America; southeast Asia

E. the Middle East; sub-Saharan Africa

3. Much of the prosperity of the 1950s and 60s rested on                              d, 856-7

A. welfare programs and entitlements.

B. a rising stock market.

C. absolute reliance on laissez-faire capitalism.

D. colossal military and defense spending.

E. a thriving automobile industry.

4. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the baby boom generation?   a, d, 883

A. Mrs. Scoopmire is a baby boomer—just barely.

B. It peaked in the late 1940s.

C. It will place an enormous strain on the Social Security System in the coming decades.

D. It added more than 50 million people to the nation’s population.

E. They were the children of the World War II generation.

5. The Suez crisis marked the last time in history that the US could

A. use the threat of nuclear weapons to win concessions.

B. use its “oil weapon.”

C. condemn its allies for their actions in the Middle East (sound familiar, France?)

D. invoke the Eisenhower Doctrine.

6. Match each postwar program with its primary purpose.

A. New Look—————1. assist communist-threatened Greece and Turkey

B. NATO——————-2. promote economic recovery of Europe

C. Truman Doctrine——3. increase nuclear forces and decrease conventional forces

D. Marshall Plan———4. resist Soviet military threat

A. A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2

B. A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4

C. A-1, B-4, C-4, D-3

D. A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2

7. In 1956, when Hungary revolted against continued domination by the USSR, the US under President Eisenhower

A. sent money to the rebels.

B. did nothing to help defeat the communists.

C. refused to admit any Hungarian refugees.

D. gave only outdated military equipment to the freedom fighters.

8. In an effort to overturn Jim Crow laws and segregation, African-Americans in the 1950s used all of the following methods EXCEPT

A. economic boycotts.

B. attacking segregation in the courts.

C. nonviolent resistance.

D. mobilizing black churches to fight for civil rights.

E. appeals to foreign governments to pressure the US.

9. During his anticommunist crusade, Senator McCarthy

A. had the strong personal support of President Eisenhower.

B. had the approval of the majority of the American people.

C. actually exposed 57 members of Congress who were communists.

D. was shunned by his Republican party colleagues in Washington.

10. Among President Harry Truman’s most valuable qualities as a leader were

A. his considerable experience in international affairs.

B. his personal courage, authenticity, and sense of responsibility for big decisions.

C. his high level of educational achievement.

D. his patience and willingness to compromise with honest critics.

E. his willingness to obey the will of the people.

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