Alexandria Asked: history test…i don’t even remember learning this stuff.?

In 1946, Winston Churchill used the term iron curtain to refer to the(1 point)

* heavily fortified border between Poland and the Soviet Union.
* boundary between Western Europe and communist Eastern Europe.
* border between Eastern Europe and the communist Soviet Union.

What was the purpose of the Marshall Plan?(1 point)

* to rebuild war-torn Europe
* to increase testing of nuclear weapons
* to undermine communist countries

The Truman Doctrine set a new course for American foreign policy by(1 point)

* promising help to nations struggling against communism.
* canceling aid to former allies in Western Europe.
* helping Japan reestablish its military strength.

What organization did the Soviet Union create in response to the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization?(1 point)

* the Geneva Convention
* the Yalta Conference
* the Warsaw Pact

The Korean War began when(1 point)

* Soviet forces attacked North Korea.
* North Korean forces invaded South Korea.
* U.S. forces attacked North Korea.

Why were Britain and France alarmed by Egypts nationalization of the Suez Canal?(1 point)

* It threatened the flow of Middle Eastern oil to Europe.
* It restricted the movement of NATO warships in the Pacific.
* It allowed Egypt to target Europe with nuclear weapons.

Fear of Mutual Assured Destruction kept the Soviets and Americans(1 point)

* from producing large stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
* on friendly terms throughout the entire Cold War.
* from ever using a nuclear weapon against each other.

What was brinkmanship?(1 point)

* threatening nuclear warfare to achieve goals during the Cold War
* sending nuclear weapons into space on satellites to win the Cold War
* negotiating the end of nuclear testing and reductions in weapons

What did the term McCarthyism become a catchword for?(1 point)

* U.S. foreign policy during the 1950s
* extreme, reckless charges
* a provable charge of communist activity

How did the GI Bill help veterans?(1 point)

* It offered them government jobs.
* It paid for them to attend college.
* It paid veterans a stipend for the rest of their lives.

What was one reason Americans moved to the Sunbelt?(1 point)

* to shift political influence from the Northwest to the Northeast
* to find jobs in the aerospace, defense, and electronics industries
* to escape the cold climate in the southern and western states

Why did car ownership rise in the postwar years?(1 point)

* More women were learning how to drive than before the war.
* Families moving to the suburbs used cars instead of public transportation.
* The government bought the car companies and reduced the prices of cars.

Which of the following best describes suburbs in the 1950s?(1 point)

* large numbers of apartment building complexes
* neighborhoods of small houses built in similar styles
* large homes for wealthy Americans surrounded by large yards

What was the ideal family in the 1950s?(1 point)

* a family in the city where both parents worked and the children went to school
* a family in the country where the entire family worked on the farm growing their own food
* a family in the suburbs where the father worked in an office and the mother stayed at home

How did the television affect American culture?(1 point)

* American culture became more uniform as Americans watched the same television programs.
* American culture became divided between television watchers and those without televisions.
* Regional cultures flourished as each station offered locally produced programs.

Critics of the culture of the 1950s complained(1 point)

* about its emphasis on conformity.
* about advertisings inability to mold public tastes.
* that material conditions were worsening.

What did the termination policy aim to do?(1 point)

* end tribal government and relocate Native Americans to cities
* end the bracero program that had begun during World War II
* assimilate Puerto Ricans into mainstream American culture

How did suburbanization affect cities?(1 point)

* Cities lost population and mostly poor residents were left out of the prosperity of the 1950s.
* Cities renewed themselves as cultural hubs for families from the suburbs to visit for entertainment.
* Cities destroyed empty houses and built large parks on the empty land.


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