AP US History

Berlet Spring Semester


Chapter 41 Reading Quiz


Directions:  Select the choice that BEST answers the question or completes the statement.

Mark you answer on this sheet.


1.  Prospects for a Democratic victory in the 1952 presidential election were poor for all of the following reasons except

        a.          the military deadlock in Korea.

        b.          Truman's refusal to seek another term.

        c.          inflation.

        d.          a scandal in the White House.

        e.          the Republicans' choice of popular Dwight Eisenhower.


2.  Among anticommunists, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was the

        a.          most effective.

        b.          first Republican.

        c.          only true World War II hero.

        d.          one who most damaged free speech.

        e.          one who organized a national movement.


3.  Senator McCarthy's anticommunist crusade ended when he

        a.          began to attack the personal integrity of his critics.

        b.          alleged that there were communists in Hollywood.

        c.          alleged that there were communists in the Foreign Service.

        d.          alleged that many college professors were communists.

        e.          alleged that there were communists in the army.


4.  In an effort to overturn Jim Crow laws and the segregated system that they had created, African-Americans used all of the following methods except

        a.          economic boycotts.

        b.          legal attacks on underpinnings of segregation in the courts.

        c.          appeals to foreign governments to pressure the United States to establish racial justice.

        d.          mobilization of black churches on behalf of black rights.

        e.          use of the nonviolent tactics of Mohandas Gandhi.


5.  In the epochal 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the Supreme Court

        a.          declared that the concept of "separate but equal" facilities for blacks and whites was unconstitutional.

        b.          upheld its earlier decision in Plessy v. Ferguson.

        c.          rejected desegregation.

        d.          supported the "Declaration of Constitutional Principles" issued by Congress.

        e.          ordered immediate and total integration of all American schools.


6.  The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was an outgrowth of the

        a.          antiwar movement of the 1960s.

        b.          black power movement of the 1960s.

        c.          ban-the-bomb movement of the 1950s.

        d.          Civil Rights Act of 1957.

        e.          "sit-in" movement launched by young southern blacks.


7.  President Eisenhower defined the domestic philosophy of his administration as

        a.          "the Fair Deal."

        b.          "the silent majority."

        c.          "dynamic conservatism."

        d.          "two cars in every garage."

        e.          "compassionate conservatism."


8.  The leader of the nationalist movement in Vietnam since World War I was

        a.          Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung).

        b.          Ngo Dinh Diem.

        c.          Dienbienphu.

        d.          Ho Chi Minh.

        e.          Nguyen Cao Ky.


9.  The 1957 Eisenhower Doctrine empowered the president to extend economic and military aid to nations of __________ that wanted help to resist communist aggression.

        a.          Southeast Asia

        b.          Africa

        c.          Central and Eastern Europe

        d.          the Middle East

        e.          Latin America


10.  What may well have tipped the electoral scales for John F. Kennedy in the presidential election of 1960 was

        a.          his age.

        b.          his religion.

        c.          his televised debates with Richard M. Nixon.

        d.          President Eisenhower's heavy loss of popularity in his last two years in office.

        e.          his family.