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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did others say about Hellman in their testimony?
(a) She supported McCarthy.
(b) She wasn't involved.
(c) She was a Communist.
(d) She was an illegal immigrant.

2. What did Hellman testify about Bradeley?
(a) She didn't know him.
(b) He was a Communist.
(c) He was a spy.
(d) He was being honest.

3. Hellman read protest articles that said what about Nixon and McCarthy?
(a) They ruined lives.
(b) They were the devil's minions.
(c) They were scared little boys.
(d) They were becoming more liberal.

4. After her hearing, what play gained Hellman more success?
(a) "Toys in the Attic."
(b) "The Children's Hour."
(c) "The Little Foxes."
(d) "The Autumn Garden."

5. What did the article say about the proof against Alger Hiss?
(a) It was not regarding Hiss.
(b) There wasn't any.
(c) It was legitimate.
(d) It was trumped up.

6. After returning to America, where did Hellman have to work to earn money?
(a) The Communist Party office.
(b) A publisher.
(c) A department store.
(d) A factory.

7. What did Nixon call Hiss's crime?
(a) A minor issue.
(b) A creative attempt.
(c) A disaster.
(d) The most treasonable activity ever.

8. Where did Hellman begin writing "Scoundrel Time"?
(a) Hollywood.
(b) London.
(c) Martha's Vineyard.
(d) Rome.

9. The panel couldn't treat Hellman _______.
(a) Unfairly.
(b) Well.
(c) Like an idiot.
(d) As uncooperative.

10. Marc Blitzstein wrote "Regina," based on Hellman's play ________.
(a) "Toys in the Attic."
(b) "The Little Foxes."
(c) "The Children's Hour."
(d) "The Autumn Garden."

11. During the McCarthy era, why were Americans angry at foreign countries?
(a) They were provoking McCarthy.
(b) They were responsible for McCarthy.
(c) They didn't intervene.
(d) They were aiding McCarthy.

12. What did Hellman have to do for money after her hearing?
(a) Work for McCarthy.
(b) Sell her farm.
(c) Sell her work.
(d) Work three jobs.

13. The first day Hellman shops in D.C., what was she afraid of?
(a) Being noticed.
(b) Spending money.
(c) Being killed.
(d) Buying the wrong outfit.

14. If Hellman didn't heed the Committee's threats, what would happen to her?
(a) She'd be fined.
(b) She'd go to jail.
(c) She'd lose her job.
(d) She would be shunned.

15. How did Hellman feel about the protests made against McCarthy?
(a) They were too strong.
(b) They were ineffective.
(c) They were powerful.
(d) They were inaccurate.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the Committee respond to Hellman's letter?

2. What was the result of Hellman's hearing?

3. What happened to Hellman's reputation after her hearing?

4. What did Martin Berkeley say about Hellman in his testimony?

5. What does the last chapter of the book state McCarthy or his men never did?

(see the answer keys)

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