HIST: US History Since 1865 (MULTIPLE CHOICE)

·       Question 1

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Which of these was not enacted or created during the Nixon years?



Environmental Protection Agency


Pell Grants for higher education


Doubling of the budget for the National Endowment for the Humanities


Increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts


·       Question 2

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Nixon’s vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned from office after admitting to



illegal taping of White House conversations.


an extramarital affair.


tax evasion and bribery.


ordering illegal surveillance of reporters who had been hounding him.


·       Question 5

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On August 9, 1974, Nixon made history when he


admitted to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.


was the first president to be impeached by both the House and Senate.


resigned as president.


refused to provide his secret taped White House conversations to Congress.


·       Question 9

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Carter was unable to carry out any of his plans for expanding American social justice because


the New Left would not support him.


Islamic militants took 52 hostages from the American Embassy in Tehran.


his ambitious plans were struck down by the Supreme Court.


the economy remained too troubled overall.


·       Question 11

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The Watergate scandal began with a break-in at the


Democratic National Committee headquarters.


National Endowment for the Arts headquarters.


Republican National Headquarters.


National Review.


·       Question 13

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Proposition 13


limited all further increases on property taxes in California to 2 percent per year and inspired similar legislation in other states.


was the order that got the final troops out of Saigon, Vietnam in 1973.


was a plan against stagflation authored by a group of MIT economists.


was a movie shot in Detroit at the height of the oil embargo.


·       Question 17

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Americans reeled from an embargo on oil deliveries to the United States from the oil-producing countries of the Middle East because those countries



resented the help America had given Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.


wanted to convince the United States to stay out of Middle Eastern affairs.


believed the United States had pushed Israel to begin the 1973 war.


resented the friendly relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and the American press.


·       Question 18

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Landmark films of the Seventies such as The Godfather and Bonnie and Clyde indicated that Americans in the 1970s



shifted towards cultural conservatism.


enjoyed a sense of moral superiority.


went through an identity crisis.


lived in a period of increasing moral complexity.


·       Question 19

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Passed in 1972, Title IX is important because


It required that educational institutions spend equally on women’s and men’s athletics.


It legalized access to safe and legal abortions.


It led to the nuclear disarmament.


It banned wiretapping of political candidates and government officials.


·       Question 21

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Nixon’s agreement to sell excess American wheat to the Soviet Union



opened up improved relations with the Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev.


made the SALT agreements unnecessary.


was successful because the U.S. president came with Chinese recommendation to Moscow.


angered American farmers committed to anticommunism.


·       Question 23

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The event that signaled growing awareness of the environment in the 1970s was



publication of Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring.


the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.


the celebration of the first Earth Day.


All of these choices.


·       Question 24

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The action(s) that Gerald Ford took which cost him widespread public support was/were



his pardon of Richard Nixon.


his decision to attempt to try Nixon.


his fumbling speeches that made him a laughingstock across America.


his pardon of Spiro Agnew.


·       Question 25

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Opponents to the women’s rights movement–among them, Phyllis Schlafly, founder of STOP-ERA–managed to block passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and other feminist leaps forward by


labeling feminists as lesbians.


denouncing the women’s movement for promoting divorce, putting families in jeopardy and encouraging the sexual revolution.


charging that members of NOW were using the women’s movement to fix problems in their personal lives.


All of these choices.


·       Question 26

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Nixon’s goal in seeking improved relations with China in 1972 was to



try to take the Soviet Union’s place as China’s closest ally.


have a chance to visit China during his administration.


drive a further wedge between China and the Soviet Union.


try to convince the Chinese to trade with the United States and help cut trade protections between the two countries.


·       Question 27

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The gay liberation movement considers this its first spark of activism:



the alliance with the women’s liberation movement.


the police raid on the Stonewall Inn.


the election of Harvey Milk as Mayor of San Francisco.


the first national conference for gay rights in 1971.


·       Question 28

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Nixon is often called an accidental liberal because



he resented the Eastern Establishment.


of his crimes of tax evasion and bribery.


of his commitment to liberal principles.


his preoccupation with getting reelected led him to advocate many liberal goals.


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·       Question 32

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The most controversial milestone of the women’s movement was



the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment.


the acceptance of women in gender-equal military units.


the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion.


the transition from using the term “stewardess” to “flight attendant,” thus opening that profession to males for the first time.


·       Question 33

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All of the following is true about young conservatives in the late 1950s under the leadership of William F. Buckley, except



They opposed Great Society and New Deal-style government programs.


They opposed abortion and embraced traditional family values.


They advocated aggressive imperial expansion.


They urged tax cuts and less government intervention in people’s lives.


·       Question 35

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La Raza had as its main goal


unionizing Mexican American workers in the West.


changing the name Mexican American to that of Chicano.


separating itself from earlier, more accommodationist, leaders such as Cesar Chavez.


broadening the interaction between Chicanos and white Americans in order to remove some elements of the racism which had been so prevalent.


·       Question 38

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Which is true of affirmative action?


Nixon tried but failed to cause a breakup of the Democratic coalition of blacks and whites that had been forged during the New Deal years.


Many of the nation’s universities adopted affirmative action policies only after lengthy court battles.


In the 1978 case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the Supreme Court upheld the legality of affirmative action but denied the right of an entity to use exact quotas to achieve the goal of equality.


Programs of affirmative action were generally developed at the state level, since the federal government could not create a one-size-fits-all policy.


·       Question 39

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During the 1970s, American Indian activists drew attention to their cause by


hosting teach-ins at Berkeley.


marching peacefully.


occupying the former federal prison on Alcatraz for over one year.


rioting in the cities’ poorer neighborhoods.





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