US History & Government - Janaury 2011

36 The primary purpose for the creation of the United Nations was to

(1) maintain an international army
(2) promote peace through international agreements
(3) free Eastern European countries from communism
(4) supply food to all member countries

37 The major reason the United States became involved in the Korean War was the

(1) threat of communism spreading throughout Asia
(2) need to prevent war between China and the Soviet Union
(3) demand by the United States for Korean natural resources
(4) desire to limit Japanese expansion

38 During the 1950s, the main goal of the civil rights movement was to

(1) create separate African American economic and social institutions
(2) eliminate legal segregation from American life
(3) establish affirmative action programs to compensate for past wrongs
(4) form a new nation for African Americans

39 Which event was a result of the other three?

(1) sit-ins at whites-only lunch counters in Greensboro, North Carolina
(2) Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, D. C.
(3) signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
(4) bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama

40 … For the war against poverty will not be won here in Washington. It must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.… — President Lyndon B. Johnson, State of the Union Address, January 8, 1964

This statement expresses President Lyndon B.Johnson’s view that the

(1) federal government is solely responsible for the war on poverty
(2) court system must be held accountable for poverty
(3) problem of poverty is easily solved
(4) entire country must help fight poverty 

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