Project #4785 - us history

1.

Mary Beth Tinker was suspended from school for wearing a black armband as a way to protest the Vietnam War. She was engaging in

A) civil disobedience

B) judicial review

C) civic participation

D) illegal activity

 

2.

What impact did Rachel Carlson have?

A) She united farm workers

B) She created an awareness of environmental problems

C) She spoke out against civil disobedience

D) She advanced ratification of the 24th Amendment

 

3.

The bombing of Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus was

A) not reported by the media

B) a violent act of civil disobedience

C) an unplanned consequence of a nonviolent protest

D) condoned by most as an acceptable form of protest

 

4.

What did the election of Richard Nixon signal?

A) a new conservative movement

B) support of demonstrations

C) growing sectionalism

D) an end to Vietnam War protests

 

5.

What can be said about the presidential administrations of the second half of the 20th century?

A) They were very similar in foreign policy

B) They approached domestic problems in a uniform way

C) They worked together to establish economic policy

D) They reacted to foreign and domestic issues

 

6.

All of the following provided examples of the Cold War detente except that

A) tensions between the U.S. and Soviets decreased

B) trade increased between the Soviet Union and the U.S.

C) the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred

D) peaceful relations between Communist and democratic countries existed

 

7.

A notable achievement of President Nixon was normalizing relations with Communist China.

A) True

B) False

 

8.

A special presidential election was held in 1974 after Nixon resigned.

A) True

B) False

 

9.

President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Nixon.

A) True

B) False

 

10.

The Panama Canal treaties provided that control of the canal would be transferred to the UN by the year 2000.

A) True

B) False

 

11.

An important achievement of Clinton's first term was the expansion of health insurance to all Americans.

A) True

B) False

 

12.

Match the following terms with the descriptions below...

A. Henry Kissinger

B. detente

C. Mikhail Gorbachev

D. Saddam Hussein

E. NAFTA

F. Spiro Agnew

 

*Soviet leader who came to power in 1985

*dictator of Iraq

*secretary of state under Nixon

*relaxation of tensions between United States and USSR

*vice president under Nixon

*Western Hemisphere trade agreement

 

13.

Match the following terms with the descriptions below:

A. Affirmative Action

B. Cesar Chavez

C. Rachel Carson

D. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

E. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

 

*coordinates civilian space programs

*works to eliminate air pollution

*active recruitment of women and minorities in jobs and education

*author of Silent Spring

*organizer of Mexican migrant laborers into United Farm Workers

 

14.

The 24th Amendment to the Constitution

A) gave residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote for president

B) outlawed poll taxes

C) gave 18-year-olds the right to vote

D) guaranteed women equal rights

 

15.

The environmentalist movement was greatly stimulated by the publication of

A) The Feminine Mystique

B) the Surgeon General's report on smoking

C) Silent Spring

D) Unsafe at Any Speed

 

16.

Use the information below to answer the question. - Reduced government spending - Reduced taxation on businesses - Reduction of social programs – Deregulation What do the combined above efforts describe?

A) the Iran-Contra Affair

B) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

C) the Great Society

D) Reaganomics

 

17.

What role did the Electoral College play in the 2000 presidential election?

A) Delegates from the Electoral College needed to verify the vote count

B) The Electoral College suspended the vote count in Florida

C) Some members of the Electoral College called for its reform

D) The outcome was delayed for a month until the Electoral College could cast its votes

 

18.

Why is September 11, 2001, a turning point in American history?

A) It created a new focus on world terrorism

B) It established the importance of isolationism

C) It reduced federal efforts for homeland security

D) It lessened the need to work with foreign governments

 

19.

Which BEST describes what Cesar Chavez hoped to accomplish?

A) establish a working relationship with industry

B) improve working conditions for migrant workers

C) work with antiwar protesters to end the Vietnam War

D) work for the re-election of Richard Nixon

 

20.

The decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

A) struck down the Supreme Court's right of judicial review

B) allowed Bakke to be admitted to school, but upheld affirmative action

C) ruled that affirmative action was unconstitutional

D) banned Bakke from the University of California Medical School

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