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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was paranoid about losing the election in 1964?
(a) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) Robert Brown.
(c) Robert Kennedy.
(d) Herbert Hoover.

2. What did Robert Kennedy find out when he traveled to Latin America?
(a) The people resented American support of despotic governments simply for being anti-Communist.
(b) The Latin American people were violently oppressed by dictators.
(c) Latin America was under heavy bombardment.
(d) The people were wildly enthusiastic about his arrival.

3. What did Robert Kennedy find unbearable in the 1960s?
(a) The political system.
(b) Injustices in American society.
(c) The court system.
(d) The health care system.

4. What was happening in America in 1968?
(a) Civil rights were being resolved.
(b) An invasion from Soviet Union was imminent.
(c) Poverty was being solved.
(d) Ghettos exploding.

5. Who told the American public that the Americans were winning in Vietnam in 1968?
(a) Joe McCarthy and the Communist party of Cuba.
(b) Robert Kennedy and the CIA.
(c) President Johnson and General Westmoreland.
(d) Margaret Thatcher and American corporations.

6. What did Robert Kennedy vehemently oppose as it escalated by 1967?
(a) Cuban Missile Crisis.
(b) Alliance for Progress.
(c) Soviet invasion.
(d) Vietnam War.

7. What two issues did Robert Kennedy choose to address from 1963 onwards?
(a) Murder and disenfranchisement.
(b) Poverty and civil rights.
(c) Destitution and rape.
(d) Juvenile delinquency and crime.

8. What military initiative served to make a new political candidate popular?
(a) CIA attack in Cuba.
(b) Tet Offensive.
(c) Panama cocaine seizure.
(d) Nguyen's secret military coup of Saigon.

9. What conclusion did Robert Kennedy come to after his Latin American trip?
(a) That Latin America was too difficult to deal with.
(b) That they should concede defeat to Communist dictators.
(c) That the administration would have to pick and choose what problems to address.
(d) That they should bring in troops.

10. When Robert Kennedy returned to the Justice Department after the death of his brother, who did he find in charge?
(a) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) George Wallace.
(c) Robert Brown.
(d) Steve Moody.

11. What did Kennedy's studies of slum squalor in America during the 1960s reveal?
(a) Violence and anger of poor families living in condemned buildings.
(b) Destitution of migrant workers.
(c) Lack of rights for most Americans.
(d) Lack of sanitation.

12. Who did Robert Kennedy want the Americans to negotiate with in Vietnam?
(a) The Russians.
(b) The Viet Cong.
(c) The dictator.
(d) Haliburton.

13. What did Robert Kennedy discover about the FBI and the CIA after the assassination of the President?
(a) That they were one organization.
(b) That they were Communist.
(c) That they had withheld information from the Warren Commission.
(d) That they were friends with Fidel Castro.

14. What did Robert Kennedy openly criticize about American policy in Vietnam?
(a) Failure to overthrow the Communists.
(b) Lack of support from the locals.
(c) Failure to hold negotiations and lack of reform in South Vietnam.
(d) Inability to quickly win the war.

15. What was one of Robert Kennedy's early disappointments with the Johnson administration?
(a) Failure to remove extremists.
(b) Failure to remove poverty.
(c) Inability to stop civil unrest.
(d) Change in purpose of the Alliance for Progress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Robert Kennedy become known for when he debated political arguments during the presidential campaign in 1964?

2. Who launched a successful attack against American forces in Vietnam?

3. What devastated Robert Kennedy?

4. Why did John Kennedy travel to Texas in November 1963?

5. What policy did the U.S. government take in 1962-3 towards preventing the spread of Communism abroad?

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