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Here are all post WWII foreign policy questions.  This will eventually be cleaned up


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The Wall (1962) / Berlin Wall Documentary Film Video



Solidarity - Polish union

33 The United States committed to a Cold War policy of mutual defense when it

(1) aided the Nationalists in China

(2) established the Eisenhower Doctrine

(3) joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

(4) rejected United Nations efforts to halt the development of atomic weapons


34 Controversies involving Alger Hiss and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg reflected the post–World War II concern over

(1) testing nuclear missiles

(2) joining the United Nations

(3) placing weapons in outer space

(4) spying by communists in the United States


41 The policy of détente pursued by President Richard Nixon was an effort to

(1) increase foreign aid to African nations

(2) maintain access to East Asian markets

(3) reduce conflict with the Soviet Union

(4) end trade barriers among Western Hemisphere


Base your answer to question 42 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.

42 Which statement best describes the point of view of the cartoonist?

(1) Outsourcing of jobs has hurt American workers.

(2) Americans receive most of their news from television.

(3) United States presidents now seek support throughout the world.

(4) Low unemployment rates have forced United


States companies to expand overseas.

Source: Ed Stein, Rocky Mountain News,

September 2, 2004 (adapted)


Base your answer to question 43 on the cartoon

below and on your knowledge of social studies.
















43 What is the main issue identified in this cartoon?

(1) the high cost of computer services

(2) conflicts between Congress and the Supreme Court

(3) the increasing lack of privacy

(4) limits placed on the powers of Congress


44 A belief in Manifest Destiny is most closely associated with the decision to

(1) create the Bank of the United States

(2) suppress the Whiskey Rebellion

(3) declare war on Mexico

(4) build the Panama Canal


45 Which policy of the United States was designed to prevent new colonization of the Western


(1) Monroe Doctrine (3) Good Neighbor

(2) Open Door (4) Carter Doctrine


(Jan 11’)

50 “Security Council Approves Use of Force Against Communist Invaders”

“President Truman Fires General MacArthur”

“Armistice Divides Nation at 38th Parallel”

These headlines refer to which international conflict?

(1) World War I (3) Korean War

(2) World War II (4) Persian Gulf War



43 Which event is most closely associated with the end of the Cold War?

(1) passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

(2) establishment of a policy of détente with the Soviet Union

(3) invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union

(4) fall of the Berlin Wall


49 The Marshall Plan (1948) and the Cuban missile crisis (1962) are most closely associated with

(1) the establishment of the Peace Corps

(2) the creation of the Alliance for Progress

(3) United States–Soviet relations during the Cold War

(4) an increase in trade between the United States and Cuba


37 A goal of the Marshall Plan (1948) was to

(1) rebuild Japan after World War II

(2) provide military aid to the Warsaw Pact

(3) establish a Pan-American military alliance system

(4) provide economic aid to European nations

threatened by communism


39 The United States began a trade embargo against Cuba in the 1960s to

(1) encourage political change in Cuba

(2) promote domestic industries in Cuba

(3) motivate Cubans to immigrate to the United States

(4) end the domination of the banana industry by


32 “Batista Driven from Power”

“Bay of Pigs Invasion Fails”

“U-2 Planes Reveal Soviet Missiles”

These headlines refer to the relationship between the United States and

(1) Canada (3) Mexico

(2) Cuba (4) Panama


40 United States involvement in the Vietnam War was based in part on a desire to

(1) prevent renewed Japanese expansionism in the Pacific

(2) assure access to an adequate supply of oil from the Middle East

(3) contain communism in Southeast Asia

(4) protect American business interests in China


43 The Cuban missile crisis (1962) influenced President John F. Kennedy’s decision to

(1) negotiate the limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union

(2) reduce the nation’s commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

(3) forbid Americans to trade with and travel to Latin America

(4) send Peace Corps volunteers to aid


44 “Gorbachev Proposes Nuclear Arms Reductions”

“Berliners Travel Freely Between East and West”

Russia Seeks To Join NATO”

These headlines are most closely associated with the

(1) military arms race

(2) decline of Cold War hostilities

(3) failures of the containment policy

(4) successes of communism in the Soviet Union


48 The United States intervened in Haiti and Bosnia during the 1990s to

(1) gain access to new markets

(2) acquire colonies for an economic empire

(3) stop conflicts within those nations

(4) disrupt international drug trafficking


49 Which heading best completes the partial outline below?


A. Berlin

B. Germany

C. Korea

D. Vietnam

(1) Areas Divided as the Result of Wars

(2) Major Allies of the United States

(3) Original Signers of the League of Nations Charter

(4) Neutral Nations During World War II


40 President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China in 1972 was significant

because it

(1) convinced the Chinese to abandon communism

(2) brought about the unification of Taiwan and Communist China

(3) reduced tensions between the United States and Communist China

(4) decreased United States dependence on


33 A controversial issue that resulted from World War II was the

(1) future role of the League of Nations

(2) morality of nuclear warfare

(3) commitment of troops without congressional approval

(4) civilian control of the military


35 What was a major outcome of the Korean War (1950–1953)?

(1) Korea continued to be a divided nation.

(2) North Korea became an ally of the United States.

(3) South Korea became a communist nation.

(4) Control of Korea was turned over to the


42 The War Powers Act of 1973 was passed by Congress as a response to the

(1) spread of nuclear weapons during the Cold War

(2) invasion of Kuwait by Iraq

(3) threat of communism in the Middle East

(4) United States involvement in the Vietnam



30 During the Korean War, President Harry Truman removed General Douglas MacArthur from

command because MacArthur

(1) called for an immediate end to the war

(2) refused to serve under the United Nations

(3) lacked the experience to provide wartime leadership

(4) threatened the constitutional principle of civilian control of the military


32 What was a result of the takeover of Cuba by Fidel Castro?

(1) Relations between the Soviet Union and Cuba worsened.

(2) Many Cuban Americans returned to their homeland.

(3) Trade between the United States and Cuba increased.

(4) Many people fled from Cuba to the United


36 The main purpose of the War Powers Act of 1973 was to

(1) expand the power of Congress to declare war

(2) limit the president’s ability to send troops into combat abroad

(3) allow people to vote on the issue of United States commitments overseas

(4) end the Vietnam War on favorable terms


47 “Soviets Create Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe”

“Mao Zedong Leads Successful Revolution in China”

“North Korean Invasion of South Korea Leads to War”

Which development is reflected in these headlines?

(1) the post–World War II expansion of communism

(2) the beginning of détente between the Soviet Union and the United States

(3) the return to an isolationist foreign policy

(4) the beginning of pro-democracy movements