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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After riots in 1967, where did President Johnson's focus shift?

2. What did Robert Kennedy see on reservations in the 1960s?

3. What incident occurred in 1968 in Vietnam that antagonized public opinion toward Johnson?

4. What organization assisted in social and economic reform in Latin America and thus prevented Communist takeovers?

5. What devastated Robert Kennedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Robert Kennedy labeled a "reformer" during the Vietnam War?

2. How did the role of the Alliance for Progress change under the Johnson administration?

3. What happened during the 1963 election campaign that devastated Robert Kennedy?

4. What was happening in Indochina in the 1960s?

5. How was Diem ousted by power, and what did the American military do after the dictator was removed?

6. What action did the Pentagon take in Vietnam against the advice of Robert Kennedy?

7. What did Robert Kennedy do to improve American foreign policy in 1963?

8. What difficult decision did Robert Kennedy take after the Tet Offensive?

9. What did Robert Kennedy warn the U.S. government about in Latin America?

10. Where did Cesar Chavez take Robert Kennedy, and what effect did it have on Kennedy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the Tet Offensive? Why was this important to changing public opinion about the Vietnam War? How did this event affect the subsequent American presidential race? Describe.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of the Brown versus Board of Education ruling in relationship to Medgar Evans.

Essay Topic 3

Tensions between certain characters offer insight into unfolding dramatic events. Pick two important individuals that interact with each other and discuss their volatile relationship within the context of historical events. How did their conflict advance a theory or effect if any? Explain.

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