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Truman Era Set 1 (Test 7)
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Q: Which action of the United States below would BEST represent "a major dam against Russian aggression" in the aftermath of World War II?
A: a) Truman's response to the Russians closing land access to Berlin in 1948. b) Eisenhower's support of a people's revolution in Hungary against Soviet control in 1956 c) The efforts of the United States to support a return of French colonialism in Southeast Asia after World War II. d) U.S. efforts to support governments friendly to American interests in the oil-rich Middle East in the 1940s
a) Truman's response to the Russians closing land access to Berlin in 1948.
Q: The ideas expressed in Churchill's speech most strongly influenced which United States foreign policy action regarding Greece and Turkey in the Cold War era?
A: a) The Eisenhower Doctrine b) the formation of SEATO c) the Truman Doctrine d) the formation of NATO
c) the Truman Doctrine
Q: Which US government official would be MOST likely to agree with the ideas expressed in the excerpt?
A: a) Walter Lippmann b) John Foster Dulles c) Robert Taft d) George Kennan
d) George Kennan
Q: Which of the following was a direct result of the events described in Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech?
A: a) creation of NATO b) the signing of the Atlantic Charter c the passage of the War Powers Resolution d) the policy of detente
a) creation of NATO
Q: The passage above was MOST likely a reaction to which of the following events or processes?
A: a) Debates over the size of reparations due to the victors of WWII b) The American goal to contain the spread of communism in Europe c) Debates over the extension of democratic ideals to citizens of the former Axis powers d) Debates over when the Russians would remove the Red Army from Eastern Europe
b) The American goal to contain the spread of communism in Europe
Q: In which of the following countries did Truman pursue a fundamentally different foreign policy than the one he outlined in the excerpt?
A: a) Korea b) Vietnam c) Laos d) Hungary
Q: The sentiments of the excerpt above most directly reflect which of the following American foreign policies?
A: a) isolationism b) containment c) collective security d) clandestine operations
Q: American participation in the United Nations was a marked break from which of the following approaches to foreign policy?
A: a) The isolationism recommended in Washington's Farewell Address b) Monroe Doctrine c) Imperialism d) President Wilson's 14 points
a) The isolationism recommended in Washington's Farewell Address
Q: The sentiments of the preamble to the charter of the United Nations most directly reflects the vision of which of the following U.S. presidents?
A: a) Woodrow WIlson b) George Washington c) Lyndon B. Johnson d) Ronald Reagan
a) Woodrow WIlson
Q: Which of the following Soviet actions during the early stages of the Cold War would BEST supports Kennan's argument in the excerpt?
A: a) Krushchev's Secert Speech condeming Joseph Stalin in 1956. b) Berlin Blockade c) The Creation of the Warsaw Pact d) Soviet relations with Broz Tito and Yugoslavia during the early Cold War.
b) Berlin Blockade
Q: Which of the following best illustrates the impact of Kennan's 'Long Telegram' on United States foreign policy?
A: a) American and Soviet actions towards the British and French during the Suez Crisis of 1956 b) The Truman Doctrine offering financial support to Greece and Turkey. c) Truman's executive order to desegregate the armed forces. d) Military attempts to halt Mao Zedong's creation of the People's Republic of China
b) The Truman Doctrine offering financial support to Greece and Turkey.
Q: The decision most directly resulted from which of the following?
A: a) Separate and unequal educational opportunities in Texas b) Political action of the American Civil Liberties Union c) The lack of a separate but equal law school for African-Americans in Texas d) A lack of full-time professors for African-Americans law school students in Texas
a) Separate and unequal educational opportunities in Texas
Q: The Sweatt v. Painter decision can be considered a precursor to which later Supreme Court case?
A: a) Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) b) Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) c) Brown v. Board of Education (1954) d) Engel v. Vitale (1962)
c) Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Q: The excerpt best reflects which of the following historical developments?
A: a) Efforts to combat the spread of communism b) Declining public trust in the judicial process. c) Continued opposition to court-ordered desegregation d) Ongoing debates about the protection of civil liberties
d) Ongoing debates about the protection of civil liberties
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