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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 30-33: The Foreign Policy Breach: Latin America; Vietnam Legacy; The Breach Widens: Vietnam; The Breach Widens: South Africa, New York.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did John F. Kennedy run against in the 1960 presidential primary?
(a) Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey.
(b) Communists and Socialists.
(c) Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.
(d) Joe McCarthy and Walter Reuther.

2. With whom did Robert Kennedy travel in the 1950s to the Soviet Union?
(a) Joe McCarthy.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Justice Douglas.
(d) Jimmy Hoffa.

3. Who was President of the Teamsters Union?
(a) Herbert Hoover.
(b) Joe McCarthy.
(c) Walter Reuther.
(d) Jimmy Hoffa.

4. Who was the hated dictator in former Indochina in the 1960s?
(a) Saigon.
(b) Laos.
(c) Diem.
(d) Ho Chi Minh.

5. What devastated Robert Kennedy?
(a) The creation of South Vietnam.
(b) The death of the president.
(c) The building of nuclear Iran.
(d) The arrival of twins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did John F. Kennedy succeed in achieving as a Senator?

2. Who witnessed poverty firsthand and saw postwar devastation in Europe?

3. Whose prosecution by Attorney General Robert Kennedy caused the ire of Lyndon B. Johnson?

4. What disastrous incident failed miserably in Cuba and resulted in the death of numerous invading troops?

5. How did Robert Kennedy secure the release American prisoners in the early 1960s?

(see the answer key)

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