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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What organization assisted in social and economic reform in Latin America and thus prevented Communist takeovers?
(a) Treasury Department.
(b) CIA.
(c) FBI.
(d) Alliance for Progress.

3. Who led a military coup to oust Diem from office?
(a) Cabot Lodge.
(b) President Kennedy.
(c) CIA.
(d) Robert Kennedy.

4. What did the CIA attempt to do to Fidel Castro and failed?
(a) Promote him.
(b) Win him over.
(c) Educate him.
(d) Assassinate him.

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

6. Who resigned as Attorney General in 1964?
(a) Robert Kennedy.
(b) Herbert Hoover.
(c) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(d) James Erwin.

7. Where were the problems of Latin America replicated in the 1960s?
(a) Australia.
(b) Indochina.
(c) South America.
(d) Africa.

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

9. Instead of bombing Vietnam, what did Robert Kennedy propose?
(a) Leaving.
(b) Truce.
(c) Ground troop attacks.
(d) Negotiations.

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

11. What gained popularity in Vietnam in the 1960s?
(a) Communism.
(b) Death camps.
(c) Food camps.
(d) Guerilla warfare.

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

13. Who failed to ask enough questions as a political leader during the insurgency in Vietnam?
(a) Cabot Lodge.
(b) President Johnson.
(c) Robert Kennedy.
(d) President Kennedy.

14. Why did some Americans believe that staying in Vietnam was important?
(a) To prevent the spread of Communism.
(b) To stop civil war in America.
(c) To win the popular vote.
(d) To build bigger American corporations.

15. What happened to John Kennedy in Texas in November 1963?
(a) He won an election.
(b) He got a degree.
(c) He began a war.
(d) He was assassinated.

Short Answer Questions

1. When John Kennedy stood for reelection, what was the country enamored by?

2. To whom did Robert Kennedy turn to guide him through agricultural areas in the late 1960s and to understand how people lived?

3. What did Robert Kennedy find out when he traveled to Latin America?

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

5. What was the name of the insurgent guerrilla force in southern Vietnam in the 1960s?

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