Chapter 28 Post-Test
This activity contains 20 questions.
Which of the following was NOT a point of contention between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II?
postwar economic aid
the atomic bomb
the fate of Jews who had been in Nazi concentration camps
All the answers are correct.
the division of Europe
The Baruch Plan
was meant to keep nuclear weapons in the hands of only the United States and the Soviet Union.
was favorable to the Soviet Union's nuclear ambitions.
was never implemented.
would have led to American nuclear disarmament.
would have preserved the American monopoly on nuclear weapons for the indefinite future.
George Kennan's containment policy proposed
restrictions on American expansionist plans.
American vigilance regarding Soviet expansionist tendencies.
keeping nuclear weapons information a closely guarded secret.
long-term neutrality for the United States with respect to European affairs.
a series of aggressive maneuvers toward the Soviet Union.
Which of the following statements about the Truman Doctrine is NOT accurate?
It established the U.S. policy of supporting free peoples who were resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressure.
It provided for a massive infusion of American capital to finance the reconstruction of western Europe.
It developed as a response to the problems in Greece.
It was an informal declaration of cold war against the Soviet Union.
It placed the United States on a collision course with the Soviet Union around the globe.
Overall the Marshall Plan
failed as an economic and political measure.
proposed economic assistance to all of Europe except the Soviet Union and her satellite governments.
did little to halt Soviet encroachment in western Europe.
generated a broad industrial recovery in western Europe.
had no effect on either the economies of western Europe or the U.S. economy.
The National Security Act of 1947 was intended to
start the demobilization of the army.
coordinate and unify America's military branches.
separate each of the military branches into its own department so that each would have a clear mission regarding American defense.
escalate the Cold War.
send a message to the world that the United States would not disarm.
Which of the following stood as a symbol that the Truman administration was determined to win the Cold War regardless of cost?
development of the hydrogen bomb
Which of the following was NOT a response of the United States to the Communist triumph in China?
a declaration that the government of China was a colonial Russian government
a declaration of war against Communist China
a refusal to recognize the legitimacy of the Communist regime in Peking
a focus on Japan as its main ally in Asia
maintenance of formal relations with Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists on the island of Formosa
The showdown between the United States and the Soviets in Asia came in
In the final analysis, the most significant result of the Korean War was
that Korea became a divided nation.
that it reinforced Truman and the Democratic party's popularity with the American people.
that the Soviet Union ultimately won.
that it humiliated the United States in the eyes of the world.
that it brought about massive American rearmament.
In domestic politics, Harry Truman
had great success in initiating reform measures that Roosevelt himself had been unable to enact.
possessed a keen political vision.
established programs to identify and prosecute communists living in the U.S.
sought to extend New Deal reforms.
chose his advisors carefully from among the best and brightest in the nation.
Which of the following statements about the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 is NOT accurate?
It earned Truman the nickname "labor's best friend."
It outlawed specific labor union activities including the closed shop and secondary boycotts.
Congress passed it over Truman's veto.
It was designed to correct the imbalance in labor-management relations created by the Wagner Act.
It permitted the president to invoke an eighty-day cooling-off period to delay strikes that might endanger national health or safety.
Which of the following statements about McCarthyism in the 1950s is NOT accurate?
Its basic technique was the multiple untruth - while officials were refuting one set of charges, another set was being brought forth.
It successfully rooted out hundreds of communists in the U.S. government.
The attacks on the wealthy, famous, and privileged won McCarthy a devoted national following.
It thrived not only on Americans' fears, but also on politicians' fears that if they criticized they would be the next targets.
It drew a disproportionate backing from working-class Catholics and ethnic groups, especially the Irish, Poles, and Italians.
Which of the following did NOT contribute to the Republican victory in the election of 1952?
Joseph McCarthy's endorsement of Eisenhower's presidential candidacy.
Americans' disgust at the revelations of scandals by several individuals close to Truman.
Americans' desire for a political change motivated by the second Red Scare.
Americans' frustration with the stalemate in Korea.
The popularity of their candidate, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In response to the loyalty issue, President Truman
appointed Joseph McCarthy to the newly created position, "loyalty czar."
initiated a loyalty program within the government in 1947.
resigned in protest, allowing Dewey to win the presidency in 1952.
jumped on the band wagon and began rooting out communists himself.
dismissed it as nonsense and did nothing.
One of the things that motivated President Eisenhower's desire to relax tensions with the Soviet Union was
a deeply held concern about going to war with the Soviets.
a deeply held concern that experimentation with nuclear weapons would eventually result in a nuclear accident.
a deeply held concern about the budget.
a deeply held concern about the alliance between the Soviets and Cuba.
a deeply held concern about the excesses of the Red Scare.
The policy of massive retaliation
was a departure from Truman's policies.
did not last long as U.S. policy because of public outcry.
rejected U.S. involvement in limited wars such as Korea in favor of using nuclear weapons to halt any communist aggression that threatened U.S. interests.
was fully supported by Eisenhower who, as a former military general, recognized the value of superior weaponry.
The first crisis President Eisenhower faced in the Cold War came in
In 1954, what was the first test of Eisenhower's new policy to contain Chinese communism?
the Formosa Straits
the Pacific Islands
One of the results of the escalating Cold War was the creation and growth of
the military-industrial complex.
the Air Force.
the Coast Guard.
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