10. Which of the following best describes the decisions made by the Warren Court?
A. The court’s decisions supported the power of police to catch criminals.
B. The court’s decisions strengthened the power of states’ rights.
C. The court’s decisions supported civil rights, civil liberties, and voting rights.
D. The court’s decisions gave more power to the government in regards privacy.
11. What was the name given to the idea that if Vietnam fell to communism, the rest of Southeast Asia would become communist?
A. The communist theory
B. The steamroller theory
C. The roll back theory
D. The domino theory
12. Why was the Tet Offensive considered the turning point in the Vietnam War?
A. It convinced Americans that the war wasn’t nearly over.
B. It broke the military strength of the United States in Vietnam.
C. It broke the military strength of the Vietcong.
D. It convinced Americans that the war was winnable.
13. What was the result of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision?
A. It ended racial discrimination in the United States.
B. It struck down segregation laws as unconstitutional.
C. It allowed school boards to use property taxes to fund education.
D. It granted the right to vote to African Americans.
14. What was the impact of the civil rights protests in Birmingham?
A. The protesters rioted, hurting the civil rights movement.
B. Americans ignored the attempt to gain attention to the civil rights movement.
C. Civil rights protests were now banned in other cities.
D. Americans saw the police brutality and injustice faced by civil rights protestors.
15. What was the end result of the Vietnam War?
A. The United States stayed and defeated the Vietcong rebels.
B. The United States stayed and was defeated by Vietcong forces.
C. The United States pulled out and South Vietnam managed to keep control of its territory.
D. The United States pulled out and the North Vietnamese eventually took the entire country.
16. What was a reason for the spread of consumerism after World War II?
A. Americans were required by law to spend a portion of their income every year.
B. Americans felt it was patriotic to buy goods to support the economy.
C. Americans were making more money than before.
D. There was a ration system put in place.
17. Which of the following was a factor in the United States dominating the world economy after World War II?
A. The other major manufacturers of the world stopped trading.
B. The United States was mostly untouched by the devastation of the war.
C. The United States organized a free trade agreement with China.
D. The United States greatly raised tariffs after the war.
18. What role did President Truman play in the area of civil rights?
A. He desegregated the military with an executive order.
B. He desegregated schools with an executive order.
C. He pushed a civil rights law through Congress.
D. He ordered troops to areas where racially motivated violence broke out.
19. What was a result of middle-class Americans moving to the suburbs of most cities?
A. Poor Americans also moved to the suburbs.
B. The inner cities lost revenue and began to economically decline.
C. Wealthy Americans took advantage and moved into the cities.
D. The inner cities gained new industries.
20. What was the nuclear family?
A. A family owning advanced technology
B. Families living in the Sunbelt
C. A household containing more than two generations of a family
D. A household consisting of a mother and father and their children
11. Which of the following was a lasting impact of the Watergate scandal?
A. Americans trusted the government more.
B. Americans stopped voting in large numbers.
C. Americans pushed for laws restricting the recording of private conversations.
D. Americans came to mistrust the government.
12. Why did Gerald Ford face a difficult election in 1976?
A. Ford refused to pardon Nixon.
B. Ford faced a severe recession in the nation.
C. Ford couldn’t raise enough money to run a serious campaign.
D. Jimmy Carter was an unusually charismatic speaker.
13. Which president supported the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency?
A. Gerald Ford
B. Jimmy Carter
D. Richard Nixon
14. Which of the following helped define the counterculture?
A. Rejecting traditional values
B. Attending college
C. Following mainstream religions
D. Respecting traditional values
15. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was a reaction to what event in the United States?
A. The war in Iraq
B. The economic crisis of 2008
C. The terrorist attacks of 9/11
D. The war in Afghanistan
16. What invention allowed for the development of small personal computers?
B. The fax machine
C. The Internet
D. Invention of the microprocessor
17. What foreign policy issue hurt Carter in the election of 1980?
A. The Iran hostage crisis
B. War in Afghanistan
C. The trade war with China
D. The Camp David Accords
18. Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe at Any Speed brought about safety regulations in what products?
19. What was controversial about the election of 2000?
A. Gore lost the popular vote, but won the electoral college with the support of a Supreme Court decision.
B. Bush failed to turn in the required paperwork, making his candidacy questionable.
C. Gore denounced the election as “corrupt” and vowed to sue in court.
D. Bush lost the popular vote, but won the electoral college with the support of a Supreme Court decision.
20. What is feminism?
A. The study of the female mind
B. The theory that women are inferior to men
C. The theory that women are superior to men
D. The theory of political, social, and economic equality of men and women