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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 Feminine Mystique published?
(a) 1972
(b) 1959
(c) 1969
(d) 1963

2. What did Executive Order 9981 abolish?
(a) Racial discrimination in the armed forces
(b) Women’s right to vote
(c) Slavery of African Americans
(d) Trade agreements with the Native Americans

3. When was Ho Chi Minh born?
(a) 1935
(b) 1890
(c) 1942
(d) 1915

4. During what years did Gerald Ford serve as President of the United States?
(a) 1974-1977
(b) 1965-1969
(c) 1977-1981
(d) 1973-1977

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 11?

2. Approximately how many people were killed as a result of the firestorm from the Bombing of Dresden?

3. In what year did President Harry S. Truman issue Executive Order 9981?

4. Who wrote The Feminine Mystique?

5. When did the My Lai Massacre take place?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What wars emerged as a result of American imperialism? How does the author describe these wars in Chapter 12?

4. How does the author describe the government's campaign to destroy the IWW in Chapter 15?

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

6. How is the “Cold War” defined by the author in Chapter 16?

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

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

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

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

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