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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the city of Hiroshima bombed by U.S. forces?
(a) August 9, 1945
(b) August 6, 1945
(c) September 12, 1944
(d) June 13, 1946

2. What is the title of Chapter 15?
(a) The Socialist Challenge
(b) Self-Help in Hard Times
(c) War is the Health of the State
(d) Robber Barons and Rebels

3. The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict beginning in what year?
(a) 1942
(b) 1955
(c) 1965
(d) 1962

4. When was Amnesty International founded?
(a) 1914
(b) 1961
(c) 1977
(d) 1952

5. What is the title of Chapter 12?
(a) Self-Help in Hard Times
(b) The Empire and the People
(c) The Seventies: Under Control
(d) Or Does It Explode

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide?

2. While imprisoned at the age of 20, Malcolm X became a member of what religious movement?

3. What was the name of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima?

4. Who was elected president of the American Federation of Labor at its founding convention?

5. The Socialist Labor Party of America was established in what year as the Workingmen’s Party?

Short Essay Questions

1. What corruptions of the government are discussed by Howard Zinn in Chapter 20?

2. What does Howard Zinn question about the motives of World War I in Chapter 16?

3. How does the author describe the position of women in society in the 1960s in Chapter 19?

4. How does Zinn describe the differences between the upper and lower classes regarding their trust in the government in Chapter 20?

5. What developments emerged to fight back against the growing power of corporations prior to World War I, according to the author in Chapter 13?

6. When did the My Lai Massacre take place? How is this event described in Chapter 18?

7. How did World War I begin? How was the war perceived by the American Communist Party, according to the author in Chapter 16?

8. How does Zinn characterize the atmosphere of rebellion during the period of American imperialism in Chapter 13?

9. What argument does Howard Zinn make regarding the governmental reforms against racial discrimination in Chapter 17?

10. How had governments established order by 1877, according to the author in Chapter 11?

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