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Current Location HIS105037VA016-1124-001 Contemp U.S. History Week 11 Take Test: Final Exam . Menu Management Options .. HIS105037VA016-1124-001 (Contemp U.S. History) Course Home. Student Center. Email. Gradebook. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- . Class Introductions. Week 1. Week 2. Week 3. Week 4. Week 5. Week 6. Week 7. Week 8. Week 9. Week 10. Week 11. Take Test: Final Exam . Content Assistive Technology Tips [opens in new window] Instructions Description Instructions Timed Test This Test has the time limit of 2 hour. You are notified when time expires, and you may continue or submit. Warnings appear when half the time, 5 minutes, 1 minute, and 30 seconds remain. Multiple Attempts Not allowed. This Test can only be taken once. Force Completion Once started, this Test must be completed in one sitting. tRemaining Time: 1 hour, 12 minute, 18 seconds. Question Completion Status: Question 1 Operation Overlord ? the official name for the D-Day landing in Normandy ? involved ____ Allied soldiers. Answer 100,000 500,000 1 million 3 million 10 million . 5 points Question 2 The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (the GI Bill) provided Answer some unemployment benefits for veterans. low-interest housing loans. medical care for veterans. financial aid for education. The GI Bill provided for all of these benefits. . 5 points Question 3 From 1937 on, Britain, France, China, and the Soviet Union worked to build up their supply of armaments, while the U.S. government and FDR Answer refused to get caught up in the drama overseas. organized the manufacturing of war materials for those countries. continued to believe that Americans could maintain complete neutrality and still sell to everyone. concentrated on trying to keep Japan in line in the Pacific. began to realize the nation's neutrality had turned against the Germans, and that many wanted to go to war alongside the British. . 5 points Question 4 Which of these acts of aggression did Hitler commit in 1936? Answer He invaded Poland. He reoccupied the Rhineland. He began a German military buildup. He seized Czechoslovakia. He annexed German-speaking Austria. . 5 points Question 5 In return for an opening of a second front against Nazi Germany in the West in the summer of 1944, Stalin promised Answer peaceful cooperation in the occupation of Germany. to open a front against Japan once Germany had been defeated. to forget about past tensions in Russian-American foreign policy confrontations. to give up parts of his Southeast European colonial possessions. military assistance. . 5 points Question 6 Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a city bus resulted in Answer a Supreme Court ruling that segregation in public transportation was unconstitutional. the Montgomery Bus Boycott. the founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. the emergence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a great civil rights leader. Rosa Parks' action that day set many events in motion, including all of the things mentioned here. . 5 points Question 7 HUAC was a committee that investigated Answer Hollywood television game show fraud. radical newspaper editors who wrote negative articles against the president. the Dixiecrats. communism in America. the Ku Klux Klan. . 5 points Question 8 The most classic example of the CIA participating clandestinely in American foreign policy was Answer the overthrow of Cuba's dictator in the 1950s. the attempt to overthrow Venezuela's government in the early 1960s. watching over America's military installations around the world. helping the president negotiate with the Soviets. the overthrow of Iran's democratically elected leader in the 1950s. . 5 points Question 9 The Warsaw Pact was Answer an agreement by the Allies to try to liberate Warsaw, Poland. an agreement between Stalin and the other Allies to let him take Poland into his sphere of influence. a union consisting of Stalin's Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries that he controlled after World War II. an agreement between Truman and Stalin to give each control of part of Berlin. an agreement between Stalin and Truman to give each other control of part of Poland. . 5 points Question 10 As early as March 1946, Churchill realized that Stalin had Answer effectively squelched any moves toward a military coup in Russia. frozen the flow of money in Eastern European countries. moved masons and carpenters into the Soviet-controlled towns of Eastern Europe. taken control of so much of Eastern Europe that it was as if an iron curtain had fallen between the East and the West. purged tens of thousands of his own people whose loyalty he doubted. . 5 points Question 11 The growth of America's counterculture showed that many young people, besides condemning the Vietnam War, also Answer simply enjoyed the hippie lifestyle. were eager to rebel against the strict attitudes of their parents. rejected traditional American politics, social values, and the cut-throat world of business. joined like-minded groups for the plentiful drugs and sex. took a stand on immigration issues. . 5 points Question 12 The person most responsible for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was Answer Strom Thurmond. John F. Kennedy. Lyndon B. Johnson. Martin Luther King, Jr. Robert Kennedy. . 5 points Question 13 At the March on Washington in the summer of 1963, Answer the SNCC tried to introduce more demanding and forceful language than Martin Luther King Jr. preferred. Freedom Summer volunteers received medals of recognition for their work in the South. King tried to avoid stirring up the emotions of the crowd. James Meredith was one of the most anticipated speakers. police responded with a "police riot." . 5 points Question 14 White Americans reacted to the Black Power movement by Answer asking questions about persistent inequality. losing interest in the debate over race. pushing for more aggressive civil rights reform. spending more money on social programs. condemning black power leaders for their militancy, and requesting law, order, and security from the federal government. . 5 points Question 15 The main goal of those who participated in Freedom Summer was to Answer register blacks to vote in the South. pay the poll taxes for blacks so that they could afford to vote. call attention to the deplorable conditions in the segregated South. let southern blacks know that there were white people in America who supported them in trying to gain their right to vote. drum up support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. . 5 points Question 16 The "first" of these was celebrated in America in the spring of 1970: Answer "Take Your Daughter to Work" Day Earth Day Cinco de Mayo candlelight vigil on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Red Power sit-in. . 5 points Question 17 The action(s) that Gerald Ford took which probably had the people of America too angry to elect him president was/were Answer his pardon of Richard Nixon. his decision to attempt to try Nixon. his fumbling speeches that made him a laughingstock across America. his pardon of Spiro Agnew. his direct meeting with Ho Chi Minh. . 5 points Question 18 The Watergate scandal began with a break-in at the Answer Washington Post. Democratic National Committee headquarters. National Endowment for the Arts headquarters. Republican National Headquarters. National Review. . 5 points Question 19 Nixon's vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned from office after admitting to Answer illegal taping of White House conversations. an extramarital affair. participating in the planning of the Watergate burglary. tax evasion and bribery. ordering illegal surveillance of reporters who had been hounding him. . 5 points Question 20 The most controversial issue to arise in regard to the desegregation attempts by the federal government was Answer busing children to achieve integrated schools. interracial marriage. desegregating elementary schools. desegregating high schools. interracial sports in public schools. . 5 points Question 21 The first Eastern European country to demonstrate that the Soviet Union was losing control over the countries in its "sphere of influence" was Answer Germany. Belgium. Poland. Romania. Czechoslovakia. . 5 points Question 22 Which of these events took place first? Answer The Soviet Union collapsed. The United States pulled nuclear missiles out of Western European countries. The Berlin Wall came down. The two Germanys were reunited. Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia declared their independence from the Soviet Union. . 5 points Question 23 The pro-democracy rallies in China's Tiananmen Square were instigated by Answer Buddhist monks. student activists. university professors. disenchanted communist party members. citizens of the formerly free country of Tibet. . 5 points Question 24 Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev removed Russian troops from Afghanistan because Answer the cost of the war had become unbearable for the Soviets. Reagan had encouraged him to do so. he wanted to show that he was serious about easing world tensions. he sympathized with the cause of the Mujahideen. his own son was about to be drafted for that war, prompting a change of heart about this Soviet military adventure. . 5 points Question 25 The first woman on a national presidential ticket was Answer Phyllis Schlafly. Geraldine Ferraro. Sandra Day O'Connor. Sarah Palin. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . 5 points Question 26 The person who led the charge against Clinton in the 1994 Congressional election was Answer H. Ross Perot. Newt Gingrich. Bob Dole. Nancy Pelosi. Patrick Buchanan. . 5 points Question 27 It was clear from the 2000 election results that Answer fraud had definitely occurred somewhere along the line. the American public did not know how to vote correctly. election officials in Florida did not know how to count votes correctly. the nation was pretty much split evenly on most issues. George W. Bush went into the White House with a great deal of "political capital." . 5 points Question 28 One of the first economic pluses of the computer age was seen in Answer improved international communications. streamlined manufacturing processes. the number of common laborers who were retrained and given decent-paying jobs. the digitizing of the great classical writings. the ability of ordinary middle class citizens to invest in and follow the stock market. . 5 points Question 29 Which of the following was true of the 1994 election? Answer It ushered in the rein of Newt Gingrich as Senate Majority Leader. The Republicans gained a net total of sixty seats in the House. The House came under the control of the Republicans for the first time since Eisenhower was president. Though the Republicans gained a great many seats in Congress, the Democrats managed to maintain a substantial majority in the Senate. Though the Republicans gained a great many seats in Congress, Clinton managed to reach across the aisle and reach many agreements with them, especially after their ill-conceived plan to shut down the federal government to show their disagreements over the budget. . 5 points Question 30 The word that would best describe what took place in corporate America during the 1990s would be Answer incorporation. competition. consolidation. monopoly. innovation. . 5 points Question 31 Kenneth Lay was the head of Answer FEMA when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. the Enron Corporation. the largest trailer manufacturing firm to receive orders from the federal government for Katrina victims. Homeland Security after Michael Brown "resigned." the biggest "Ponzi" scheme ever perpetrated on the American people. . 5 points Question 32 Which was true of the election of 2004? Answer John Kerry showed tremendous charisma in his campaign. Teresa Heinz Kerry became the true center of attention during the campaign because of her tremendous wealth. The approval ratings of President Bush remained high up through the close election. Bush stated his belief that John Kerry had no clear understanding of the hearts and minds of the American people. Vietnam veterans rallied support for John Kerry wherever they could, but he never had a real chance to win the election. . 5 points Question 33 Which of the following best describes the Bush doctrine? Answer America has the right to defend itself from any enemies anywhere at any time. America will never cower in the face of threats from or actions of terrorists. It is the right of the United States to fight a preemptive war, if necessary, against any nation that has caused harm to America or Americans. It is the right of the United States to wage a preemptive war against any nation that might one day threaten the United States. America will never negotiate with terrorists for any reason. . 5 points Question 34 The centerpiece of George W. Bush's agenda when he entered office was Answer getting to the bottom of the Enron scandal. a large tax cut for wealthy Americans. an increase in defense spending. defending the United States against terrorists. deposing Saddam Hussein of Iraq. . 5 points Question 35 The rationale given for attacking and invading the country of Iraq in 2003 was that Answer the country possessed weapons of mass destruction, of various kinds, that could be used against the United States. Saddam Hussein had tried to have George W. Bush's father, the former president, assassinated. Iraq had been aiding al Qaeda since before the attacks in America. Iraq was one of the members of the "axis of evil" that was trying to take over the world. 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