Who made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan?

Who made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan?

Harry Truman

J. Edgar Hoover

Franklin Roosevelt

Dwight Eisenhower

2: Who coined the phrase "Iron Curtain"?

Josef Stalin

Winston Churchill

Harry Truman

Joseph McCarthy

3: Stalin blockaded West Berlin in 1948 because:

American nuclear bombers were based there

He wanted to force Westerners out of the city

The Berlin Wall was being built

He was unhappy with the results of the Nuremburg Trial

4: Americans persuaded Western Europe to be democratic by:

Giving cheap holidays to Disneyland

Opening up McDonald's restaurants

Creating rock and Roll music

Giving money via the Marshall Plan

5: The Berlin Airlift was a response to:

The Soviet blockade of West Berlin

The unusually severe winter of 1947

The construction of the Berlin Wall

Wartime destruction of roads into West Berlin

6: The Marshall Plan was:

A strategy for defeating North Korea

A strategy for defeating communist China

An American economic aid program for Europe

A civil-defense plan for surviving a Soviet nuclear strike

7: The Soviet Union responded to the formation of NATO by:

Blockading West Berlin

Forming the Warsaw Pact

Sending advisors to the Organization of American States

Creating the Iron Curtain

8: What was the main goal of the Truman Doctrine (a.k.a. Containment)?

The elimination of Communism

Reconstruction of Western Europe after World War II

To prevent the spread of Communism

Assist British colonies in Africa

9: The immediate cause of the US military involvement in the Korean peninsula in 1950 was the:

Japanese invasion of Manchuria

Creation of the DMZ along the 38th parallel

Attack by North Korea on South Korea

Acquisition of a nuclear weapon by North Korea

10: The first American troops sent to Korea landed on the shores of

Seoul

Inchon

Pusan

Wonsan

11: Which of the following statements about Korea is TRUE?

Korea was divided in World War II into the Communist North and democratic South

Korea was divided in World War II into the democratic North and the Communist South

North Korea assisted mainland China in the fight against Chiang Kai-shek

South Korea and North Korea were always two separate countries

12: All of the following contributed to Cold War tensions EXCEPT the:

United States airlift of food to the citizens of Berlin

Marshall Plan

Rejection of the Treaty of Versailles by the US Senate

Establishment of NATO

13: McCarthyism runied the lives of numerous people because they were accused of having links to ________.

The FBI

The House Un-American Activities Committee

The Communist Party

The Baby Boomers

14: Why were the Rosenburgs executed?

Espionage

Kidnapping

Murder

Terrorism

15: All of the following contributed to the expansion of the American economy in the 1950s EXCEPT:

The Baby Boom

Suburban growth

The end of the Korean War

Increased industrial growth

16: Who was NOT a musical artist from the 1950s?

John Lennon

The Big Bopper

Elvis Presley

Buddy Holly

17: Which of the following was NOT a television show broadcast in the 1950s?

The Howdy Doody Show

I Love Lucy

M*A*S*H*

Gunsmoke

18: What was the name of the influential book written by Betty Freidan based on her experiences in the 1950s?

Peyton Place

On The Road

Happy Days

The Feminine Mystique

19: All of the following occurred during Eisenhower's two terms in office EXCEPT:

The continuation of the Korean War

NASA was created

Alaska and Hawaii were admitted into the Union as the 49th and 50th states

The government sent troops to assist the Little Rock Nine

20: Rosa Parks' decision not to give up her seat led to a Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation on city busses. Where did this occur?

Memphis, Tennessee

Mobile, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama

Macon, Georgia

21: The decision in the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case, ____________, ruled that segregation in public schools was illegal.

Plessy v. Ferguson

Marbury v. Madison

Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. United States

22: Known as the _______, these were the teenagers who initially needed military escort to attend their high school classes.

Little Rock Seven

Little Rock Eight

Little Rock Nine

Little Rock Ten

23: _____________ was a baptist minister from Atlanta who helped to shape the course of the national Civil Rights Movement beginning in the 1950s.

Mahatmas Gandhi

Malcolm X

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jesse Jackson

24: Students used ______________ as a method to desegregate lunch counters in more than 200 cities.

Violent protest

Freedom Rides

Sit-ins

Protest marches

25: The ________ Amendment abolished slavery.

13th

14th

15th

16th

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I stopped taking tests about 20 years ago. Sorry.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. Harry Truman

    2. Winston Churchill (Ethel Snowden - first recorded use of the term in 1920)

    3. Stalin wanted to force Westerners out of the city

    4. Marshall Plan

    5. Soviet blockade of West Berlin

    6. An American economic aid program for Europe

    7. Forming the Warsaw Pact

    8. To prevent the spread of Communism (by guaranteeing Turkey and Greece)

    9. Attack by North Korea on South Korea

    10. Inchon

    11. North Korea assisted mainland China in the fight against Chiang Kai-shek

    12. Rejection of the Treaty of Versailles by the US Senate

    13. The Communist Party

    14. Espionage

    15. The end of the Korean War

    16. The Big Bopper

    17. M*A*S*H*

    18. The Feminine Mystique

    19. The continuation of the Korean War

    20. Montgomery, Alabama

    21. Brown v. Board of Education

    22. Little Rock Nine

    23. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    24. Sit-ins

    25. 13th

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The JAPANESE made the decision for the United States President, Truman. Those freaking people caused so much pain and destruction during WWII and their refusal to accept the inevitable the Allied victory is the reason the atomic bombs were dropped.

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