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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose Senate campaign did Robert Kennedy manage?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) Margaret Eunice.
(c) Rose Hoover.
(d) Kathleen McAllister.

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

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

4. What was American policy in the emerging nations of Asia and Africa?
(a) To spread democracy.
(b) To wage war against despots.
(c) To overthrow existing governments.
(d) To prevent the spread of communism.

5. Whose Vice-Presidential bid failed in 1956?
(a) Herbert Hoover.
(b) Joe McCarthy.
(c) Patrick Kennedy.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

6. Who died in a plane crash when Robert Kennedy married?
(a) Rose Hoover.
(b) Ethel Skakel.
(c) Rosemary Eunice.
(d) Kathleen Kennedy.

7. What disastrous incident failed miserably in Cuba and resulted in the death of numerous invading troops?
(a) Hasta Luego.
(b) Capturing the citadel.
(c) Bay of Pigs.
(d) Port de Santiago.

8. Who did Robert Kennedy marry?
(a) Rose Hoover.
(b) Ethel Skakel.
(c) Rosemary Eunice.
(d) Kathleen McAllister.

9. When Robert Kennedy began a career in the Justice Department, what was his family life like?
(a) He did not have a family.
(b) He had five children.
(c) His family had all died in the war.
(d) His wife was pregnant with their first child.

10. What was a major area of contention between Hoover and Robert Kennedy?
(a) Catholicism.
(b) Civil rights.
(c) Anarchy.
(d) Communists.

11. What change occurred in the Investigations Committee as a direct result of John F. Kennedy's Senate move?
(a) The Committee focused on investigations instead of prosecutions.
(b) Labor got along well with the government.
(c) Joe McCarthy gained popularity.
(d) Herbert Hoover became president of the FBI.

12. What party did Adlai Stevenson belong to?
(a) Republican.
(b) Democratic.
(c) Progressive.
(d) Independent.

13. Who traveled to Asia and witnessed the new nationalism arising in those countries?
(a) John and Robert Kennedy.
(b) Kathleen and Margaret Eunice.
(c) Herbert and Rose Hoover.
(d) Patrick and John Kennedy.

14. Under what president had the Pentagon grown very popular prior to John Kennedy assuming office?
(a) Roosevelt.
(b) Taft.
(c) Eisenhower.
(d) Carter.

15. What were two measures the Attorney General Robert Kennedy took to repair inequality in the court system?
(a) He built bigger, stronger prisons.
(b) He encouraged the use of death penalty and waterboarding.
(c) He removed the need for lawyers and bail in all cases.
(d) He encouraged rehabilitation and separating the youth from hardened criminals.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Hoover attempt to gain convictions of leftists?

2. Who was murdered during the admittance of black students into college in Alabama?

3. Who had terrifying power as the head of the FBI?

4. Where did Robert Kennedy get a position because of his father's influence?

5. Who was the first Black justice official appointed by the Attorney General?

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