Chapter 17 Pretest PRS
Which of the following was NOT a member of the UN Security Council? <ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><l...
What influential American diplomat was the architect of the policy of containment, the basis of American foreign policy fo...
The essential element of the policy of containment was?: <ul><li>a commitment to rolling back communism. </li></ul><ul><li...
The main economic problem faced by President Truman in his first term was?: <ul><li>falling prices. </li></ul><ul><li>a dw...
The Marshall Plan could be understood as part of an American desire to?: <ul><li>make communism less appealing to European...
Most of Truman's Fair Deal program? <ul><li>met defeat at the hands of a coalition of Republicans and Southern Democrats. ...
All of these statements about the 1948 presidential campaign are true EXCEPT? <ul><li>the Dixiecrats were a special group ...
In 1947, President Truman told Congress that  the United States would  &quot;support free peoples who are resisting attemp...
The &quot;G. I. Bill of Rights&quot; refers to? <ul><li>an amendment to the Constitution adopted shortly after the end of ...
The House Un-American Activities Committee was? <ul><li>responsible for a series of highly publicized hearings designed to...
During the struggle in China between nationalists and communists after World War II, the United States? <ul><li>supported ...
What tumultuous year saw both the successful detonation of a Soviet atomic bomb and the collapse of China's nationalist go...
What did the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 do? <ul><li>It made illegal the “closed shop” </li></ul><ul><li>It provided educatio...
Where had Korea been divided at the end of 1945? <ul><li>The 17th parallel  </li></ul><ul><li>The 38th parallel </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Chapter 17 Pretest PRS
  2. 2. Which of the following was NOT a member of the UN Security Council? <ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet Union </li></ul>
  3. 3. What influential American diplomat was the architect of the policy of containment, the basis of American foreign policy for over forty years? <ul><li>George Kennan </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Acheson </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Kissinger </li></ul><ul><li>Cordell Hull </li></ul>
  4. 4. The essential element of the policy of containment was?: <ul><li>a commitment to rolling back communism. </li></ul><ul><li>a rejection of involvement in affairs outside the Western Hemisphere. </li></ul><ul><li>a commitment to holding communism within the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>a commitment to working with the Soviet Union. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The main economic problem faced by President Truman in his first term was?: <ul><li>falling prices. </li></ul><ul><li>a dwindling money supply. </li></ul><ul><li>tight credit. </li></ul><ul><li>inflation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Marshall Plan could be understood as part of an American desire to?: <ul><li>make communism less appealing to Europeans by creating economic prosperity. </li></ul><ul><li>assemble a military alliance against the Soviet Union. </li></ul><ul><li>maintain Western Europe in a state of permanent economic dependence on the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>permanently eliminate the possibility of a threat from an industrialized Germany. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Most of Truman's Fair Deal program? <ul><li>met defeat at the hands of a coalition of Republicans and Southern Democrats. </li></ul><ul><li>was defeated by filibuster tactics </li></ul><ul><li>was passed by a combination of liberal Republicans and Northern Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>was passed after long debate </li></ul>
  8. 8. All of these statements about the 1948 presidential campaign are true EXCEPT? <ul><li>the Dixiecrats were a special group of Southern Democrats who would not support Truman. </li></ul><ul><li>Truman was a heavy favorite to defeat his Republican rival, Governor Thomas Dewey of New York. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Wallace broke from the Democratic party and became a candidate on the Progressive party ticket. </li></ul><ul><li>not only did Truman win the election, but his party made gains in both houses of Congress and picked up most of the governorships </li></ul>
  9. 9. In 1947, President Truman told Congress that the United States would &quot;support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures,“ This policy was first implemented in? <ul><li>Greece and Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary and Iran </li></ul><ul><li>Korea. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The &quot;G. I. Bill of Rights&quot; refers to? <ul><li>an amendment to the Constitution adopted shortly after the end of World War II. </li></ul><ul><li>rights of veterans affirmed by the Supreme Court in a series of post-war decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>education, unemployment compensation, loans for home building, and provisions for medical care of veterans. </li></ul><ul><li>guarantees for employment of veterans in federal government departments and agencies. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The House Un-American Activities Committee was? <ul><li>responsible for a series of highly publicized hearings designed to expose communist influence in American life. </li></ul><ul><li>the name that Senator Joseph McCarthy gave to the House Armed Services Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>declared by the Supreme Court to be in violation of basic civil liberties and therefore unconstitutional. </li></ul><ul><li>shut down by President Truman as a signal to the nation that the crusade against communist subversion would be directed from the White House. </li></ul>
  12. 12. During the struggle in China between nationalists and communists after World War II, the United States? <ul><li>supported Chiang Kai-shek with money and weapons </li></ul><ul><li>supported the communist leader Mao Zedong hoping that a communist China friendly to the United States would help stop Soviet aggression. </li></ul><ul><li>supported Ho Chi Minh, a compromise leader. </li></ul><ul><li>intervened militarily to put an end to the struggle. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What tumultuous year saw both the successful detonation of a Soviet atomic bomb and the collapse of China's nationalist government? <ul><li>1948 </li></ul><ul><li>1949 </li></ul><ul><li>1950 </li></ul><ul><li>1951 </li></ul>
  14. 14. What did the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 do? <ul><li>It made illegal the “closed shop” </li></ul><ul><li>It provided educational and economic assistance to WWII veterans. </li></ul><ul><li>It made illegal the open shop and abolished state &quot;right-to-work&quot; laws. </li></ul><ul><li>It ensured full employment through aggressive use of federal spending and investment. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Where had Korea been divided at the end of 1945? <ul><li>The 17th parallel </li></ul><ul><li>The 38th parallel </li></ul><ul><li>The 41st parallel </li></ul><ul><li>The 49th parallel </li></ul>

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