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TEKS US History High School - H.8.B: Cold War Tensions

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High School - U.S. History
Social Studies
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H.8.B: Cold War Tensions

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  • Q1
    Senator Joseph McCarthy is best known for his involvement in -
    the war effort of the 1940s
    the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s
    the Red Scare of the 1950s
    the political scandals of the 1970s
    H.8.B: Cold War Tensions
  • Q2
    Which group later investigated the political ideology and actions of many people associated with this film?
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    The House Un-American Activities Committee
    The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
    The Motion Picture Association of America
    The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    H.8.B: Cold War Tensions
  • Q3
    Which of the following resulted from McCarthyism during the 1950s?
    Recruitment procedures for the U.S. military branches were reformed.
    U.S. citizens were arrested for being suspected communists.
    U.S. diplomats began to express dissenting political viewpoints more freely.
    Membership in the U.S. Communist Party increased.
    H.8.B: Cold War Tensions
  • Q4
    Which of the following is most characteristic of the Cold War?
    The growth of nuclear arsenals in the United States and the Soviet Union
    The rapid industrialization of many Southeast Asian countries
    The expansion of national borders by imperialistic European countries
    The implementation of isolationist foreign policies in Great Britain and China
    H.8.B: Cold War Tensions
  • Q5
    The launch of Sputnik I intensified Cold War tensions and caused the -
    Soviet Union to move missiles and warships to Cuba in order to threaten the United States
    Soviet Union to threaten Europe with nuclear attack if Soviet airspace were violated
    United States to increase spending on technology and weapons to compete with the Soviet Union
    United States to send troops and aid to East Berlin to free it from Soviet control
    H.8.B: Cold War Tensions
  • Q6
    In this excerpt, McCarthy is attempting to incite fear about -
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    accomplices in the Watergate scandal
    Japanese Americans confined in internment camps
    organizers of the Civil Rights movement
    members of the Communist Party in government positions
    H.8.B: Cold War Tensions
  • Q7
    What prompted the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to target the "Hollywood Ten"?
    Fear of communist infiltration within the American entertainment industry
    Growing anxiety related to the economic effects of the Great Depression
    Increased political pressure from racial groups regarding civil rights legislation
    Support for American isolationism in the years leading up to World War II
    H.8.B: Cold War Tensions

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