exam 2

Which political party rose to power in Germany during the 1930s?

A. the Communist Party

B. the Nazi Party

C. the Fascist Party

D. the Socialist Party

B. the Nazi Party

Which of the following is a reason for communist victory in China?

A. The communists refused to feed the people.

B. The Nationalists were reluctant to fight.

C. The United States sent U.S. troops to aid the Nationalists.

D. Mao Zedong fled the mainland.

B. The Nationalists were reluctant to fight

Why did Americans enjoy escapist films in the 1930s?

A. Movies provided relief from the everyday problems of the Great Depression.

B. Many films such as Public Enemy reflected the public’s distrust of big business and government.

C. People were bored with radio entertainment.

D. Escapist films reflected the world in a realistic way.

A. Movies provided relief from the everyday problems of the Great Depression.

Interventionists claimed that the United States could avoid war if it

A. sent aid to Britain.

B. refused aid to Britain.

C. sent aid to all nations at war.

D. refused aid to any nation at war.

A. sent aid to Britain

Which best describes the changing attitudes of people living in developing suburbs?

A. They became less conservative and more politically active.

B. They became less conservative and less politically active.

C. They became more conservative and more politically active.

D. They became more conservative and less politically active.

C. They became more conservative and more politically active

As American forces approached Japan, Japanese forces

A. won an important victory in the Philippines.

B. conquered every island the United States held.

C. surrendered quickly and joined the Allied forces.

D. fought to the end, preferring to kill themselves rather than surrender.

D. fought to the end, preferring to kill themselves rather than surrender.

Television programs in the 1950s often

A. did not allow commercial advertising.

B. dealt with real-life problems, such as illness, alcoholism, and depression.

C. gave equal air time to African American and other minority characters and stories.

D. idealized families centered around the father as breadwinner and the mother as homemaker.

D. idealized families centered around the father as breadwinner and the mother as homemaker

How did Prohibition contribute to the growth of organized crime?

A. by forcing police to enforce anti-liquor laws

B. by making it easier for bootleggers to branch into other types of illegal activity

C. by forcing farmers to grow grain for the production of alcohol

D. by strengthening respect for the law

B. by making it easier for bootleggers to branch into other types of illegal activity

President Hoover responded cautiously to the Great Depression because he

A. thought that the business cycle would correct itself.

B. was distracted by the giant dust storms in the Great Plains.

C. did not have any experience with business methods and economic theory.

D. believed that the federal government needed to take an active approach to recovery.

A. thought that the business cycle would correct itself

The CIA participated in the Cold War by

A. helping design efficient weapons systems.

B. carrying out secret operations in other countries.

C. spying on the Soviet Union.

D. helping the president determine foreign policy

B. carrying out secret operations in other countries.

What was the chief complaint of conservatives against the New Deal?

A. promoted free enterprise and individualism

B. made the government too powerful

C. brought changes that were too radical for most Americans

D. concerned only with saving the banking system

B. made the government too powerful

Which industry division decreased the most between 1947 and 1957?

A. manufacturing

B. other production

C. wholesale/retail trade

D. other services

A. manufacturing

Which of the following made the scale of suburban growth possible?

A. travel and tourism

B. high-interest loans

C. interstate highways

D. multinational corporations

C. interstate highways

Which of the following contributed to rural poverty?

A. immigration

B. corporate farming

C. urban renewal projects

D. interstate highway construction

B. corporate farming

Why is Louis Armstrong considered a jazz legend?

A. for becoming the first white musician to contribute to jazz

B. for his ability to play the trumpet and his subtle sense of improvisation

C. for being the highest-paid African American entertainer

D. for predicting that America will be best remembered for the Constitution, baseball, and jazz

B. for his ability to play the trumpet and his subtle sense of improvisation

During the 1945 conference in Potsdam,

A. Churchill replaced Clement Atlee as prime minister of Britain.

B. Stalin reneged on his pledge to enter the war against Japan in the Pacific.

C. the Big Three decided that Poland, Bulgaria, and Romania would be independent.

D. the Big Three formalized the plan to divide Germany into four zones of occupation.

D. the Big Three formalized the plan to divide Germany into four zones of occupation.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were charged, convicted, and executed specifically for:

A. being members of the communist party.

B. violating the Smith Act.

C. passing secrets about nuclear science to the Soviets.

D. being subversive and disloyal Americans.

C. passing secrets about nuclear science to the Soviets.

Some Americans blamed the Great Depression on

A. fascism.

B. socialism.

C. capitalism.

D. communism.

C. capitalism.

Which two of Harding’s cabinet members worked hard to achieve advancements specifically for businesses?

A. Andrew Mellon and Albert Fall

B. Charles Forbes and Harry Daugherty

C. Andrew Mellon and Herbert Hoover

D. Herbert Hoover and Charles Forbes

C. Andrew Mellon and Herbert Hoover

In the 1920s, how did most national leaders hope to go about avoiding war?

A. by joining the World Court

B. by winning the arms race

C. by avoiding close interaction with other nations

D. by forcing Europe to disarm

C. by avoiding close interaction with other nations

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