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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. What is the title of Chapter 20?
(a) The Socialist Challenge
(b) War is the Health of the State
(c) The Seventies: Under Control
(d) Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom

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

3. Where was Malcolm X born?
(a) New York, New York
(b) San Francisco, California
(c) Omaha, Nebraska
(d) Austin, Texas

4. In what year did President Harry S. Truman issue Executive Order 9981?
(a) 1902
(b) 1848
(c) 1899
(d) 1865

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who signed into law the Espionage Act of 1917?

2. When was The Feminine Mystique published?

3. What did Executive Order 9981 abolish?

4. When did Herbert Hoover serve as President of the United States?

5. In what year did Emma Goldman immigrate to the United States?

Short Essay Questions

1. What movements worked to fight against the corruption of corporations and government during the Industrial Revolution, according to the author in Chapter 11?

2. How does the author describe the beginning of the feminist movement in Chapter 19?

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

4. What were the reasons for the period of American imperialism that began in the 1890s? Chapter 12?

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

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

7. How did the Industrial Revolution impact the common people, according to the author in Chapter 11?

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

9. What quote of Randolph Bourne is discussed in Chapter 14? How does Zinn assert Bourne’s quote is correct?

10. What were the “Pentagon Papers”? How did these documents come to light?

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