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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the landmark anti-trust case, what distinction occurred between the two political parties?
(a) The Republican party aligned with the military while the Democratic party advocated education.
(b) The Republican party opposed civil rights legislation while the Democratic party supported it.
(c) The Republican party stood for white collar work while the Democratic party stood for blue collar work.
(d) The Republican party represented business while the Democratic party represented labor.

2. Which two governors openly defied the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education?
(a) Ross Barnett of Mississippi and George Wallace of Alabama.
(b) Strom Thurmond of Georgia and Clint Black of Florida.
(c) Taylor Manning of Tennessee and Roy Chace of South Carolina.
(d) Ross Barnett of Alabama and George Wallace of Mississippi.

3. Why did Robert Kennedy spearhead covert negotiations with Castro?
(a) For access to Soviet missiles.
(b) For access to drugs.
(c) For building a defense base.
(d) To gain the release of American prisoners.

4. Who wanted a blockade and negotiation with Cuba when they heard about the missiles?
(a) CIA.
(b) Hawks.
(c) Pentagon.
(d) Doves.

5. What was a difficult decision that the Attorney General Robert Kennedy faced during judicial prosecutions?
(a) Fighting insurgents.
(b) Indicting Democrats who had been loyal supporters of the Kennedy family.
(c) Compromising with Catholics.
(d) Facing corruption in their own family.

6. Whose prosecution by Attorney General Robert Kennedy caused the ire of Lyndon B. Johnson?
(a) Eunice Kennedy.
(b) George Wallace.
(c) Bobby Baker.
(d) J. Vincent Keoh.

7. Where did Robert Kennedy get a position because of his father's influence?
(a) House of Representatives.
(b) Senate.
(c) Senate Investigations Committee.
(d) Attorney General's office.

8. What region of the world resented American interference to assist French armed forces?
(a) Australia.
(b) Indochina.
(c) Fiji.
(d) Philippines.

9. Who had terrifying power as the head of the FBI?
(a) Walter Mondale.
(b) J. Edgar Hoover.
(c) George Wallace.
(d) Herbert Hoover.

10. What did staunch conservatives want John F. Kennedy to do regarding foreign policy?
(a) Offer a peaceful treaty to Soviet Union.
(b) Concede defeat to anarchists.
(c) Step down.
(d) Offer a strong military response to Communism.

11. Who scared away most witnesses from testifying against him?
(a) Herbert Hoover.
(b) Jimmy Hoffa.
(c) Walter Reuther.
(d) Joe McCarthy.

12. What were the two major issues surrounding the John F. Kennedy bid for the presidency?
(a) War and anarchy.
(b) Communism and labor rights.
(c) Socialism and green economics.
(d) Catholicism and civil rights.

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

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

15. What organization was created to support American foreign policy in the 1960s?
(a) IMF.
(b) Peace Corps.
(c) World Council on Hunger.
(d) United Nations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What three organizations did Robert Kennedy enlist support from?

2. In his role in the Senate Investigations Committee, what did Robert Kennedy gain a reputation for being?

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

4. What apathetic division of the Justice department did Robert Kennedy try to change?

5. What did America have to do to prevent the rise of Communism?

(see the answer keys)

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