8 HISTORY QUESTIONS

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QUESTION 1

Published in 1962, this book by Michael Harrington focused attention on the problem of poverty in the United States:

a.The Affluent Society

b.How the Other Half Lives

c.The Lonely Crowd

d.The Other Americans

 

QUESTION 2

The “Hollywood Ten” received jail sentences for refusing to cooperate during the anticommunist investigation hearings conducted by the Warren Commission.

 True

 False

 

QUESTION 3

The Supreme Court decision in Griswold vs. Connecticut established the constitutional “right to privacy.”

 True

 False

 

QUESTION 4

Young Americans for Freedom was a conservative youth organization founded in 1960.

 True

 False

 

QUESTION 5

Which of the following events did NOT take place in 1968?

a.Nixon’s historic trip to China to improve Sino-American relations

b.the Tet offensive

c.the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

d.the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

QUESTION 6

In the 1952 presidential election, the first campaign to make use of television advertisements, Adlai Stevenson defeated Dwight Eisenhower.

 True

 False

 

QUESTION 7

In 1950, ninety percent (90%) of American households had at least one television set.

 True

 False

 

QUESTION 8

Which of the following writers was associated with the Beat movement of the 1950s?

a.Jack Kerouac

b.John Kenneth Galbraith

c.William H. Whyte

d.Mickey Spillane 

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