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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What policy did the U.S. government take in 1962-3 towards preventing the spread of Communism abroad?
(a) Building a gigantic wall in Cuba.
(b) Sending aid to growing nations.
(c) Sending off troops to Asia.
(d) Sending off troops to Africa.

2. After the Bay of Pigs Incident, how did American politicians differ on what to do next?
(a) Conservatives pressed for an all out invasion while Robert Kennedy was concerned with securing the release of American prisoners.
(b) Joe McCarthy won support among conservatives to run against Robert Kennedy as Attorney General.
(c) Conservatives wanted to overthrow the Kennedy administration while liberals wanted to send a diplomatic mission to Cuba.
(d) Liberals encouraged the use of arms while conservatives proposed an air strike.

3. What did Robert Kennedy see on reservations in the 1960s?
(a) Prosperity.
(b) Hopelessness.
(c) Large casinos.
(d) Industry.

4. After riots in 1967, where did President Johnson's focus shift?
(a) Internal security and crime control.
(b) Civil rights.
(c) Economy.
(d) Housing.

5. Who ran on the political platform of ending the war in 1968?
(a) James Kirk.
(b) Eugene McCarthy.
(c) Joe McCarthy.
(d) Robert Kennedy.

6. 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.

7. What did American political parties press for in Vietnam in the 1960s?
(a) Negotiations.
(b) Ground troops.
(c) Ceasefire.
(d) Helicopters.

8. What two different sides of Robert Kennedy emerged in 1968?
(a) Idealist and realist.
(b) Ruthless dictator and compassionate leader.
(c) Good cop and bad cop.
(d) Powerful ally and weak parent.

9. Who was exempted from the mandatory 70-year old retirement in 1964?
(a) Johnson.
(b) Kennedy.
(c) Hoover.
(d) Brown.

10. What did Robert Kennedy call the shame of poverty?
(a) That the wealthiest nation could tolerate such conditions for its poor.
(b) That poverty created abuse.
(c) That poor people had no clothes to wear.
(d) That poverty created illiteracy.

11. Why was Robert Kennedy hesitant to run for political office in 1968?
(a) He did not want to run against someone of his own party.
(b) He felt angry.
(c) He did not like politics.
(d) He did not want to lose.

12. Who resigned in 1964?
(a) Joe McNamara.
(b) Herbert Hoover.
(c) Cabinet members and advisors to John Kennedy.
(d) Robert Kennedy.

13. How many American troops were in Vietnam in 1968?
(a) 100,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 525,000.

14. When John Kennedy stood for reelection, what was the country enamored by?
(a) The New Frontier and the culture of Camelot.
(b) Southern Democrats.
(c) Martin Luther King.
(d) Southern Baptists.

15. What did Johnson want to use Robert Kennedy for?
(a) To win over Southern conservatives.
(b) To win over Southern Baptists.
(c) To draft civil rights legislature.
(d) To fight the war in Vietnam.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the American public grow alarmed about in 1967?

2. What military initiative served to make a new political candidate popular?

3. Who resigned as Attorney General in 1964?

4. What gained popularity in Vietnam in the 1960s?

5. Who signed a limited test ban treaty in 1963?

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