Chapter 28- Cold War America

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The postwar economic boom was fueled mainly by:

cold war-related military spending

After the war, Americans were most eager to:


All of the following countries were physically damaged during World War II EXCEPT:

the United States

Before the Second World War, approximately how many people graduated from college in the United States each year?

about 160,000

Between 1945 and 1960, home ownership:

significantly increased

In 1954, all of the following were major TV shows EXCEPT:

The Price Is Right

All of the following increased through the postwar years EXCEPT:

family savings

A very important reason for passage of the GI Bill was to:

prevent the return of the Depression

Which of the following is NOT true of the GI Bill?

Its huge cost did not justify its benefits.

While college enrollments soared in the postwar period:

black veterans encountered barriers to entrance

The baby boom:

started in 1941

The postwar era witnessed its most dramatic population growth in:

the sunbelt

The location of William Levitt’s first suburban development was:

Long Island, New York

Houses in Levittown in the early 1950s all sold for just under:


Suburban growth was spurred by all of the following EXCEPT:

new construction of mass public transportation

The phenomenon of "white flight" in the 1950s:

was a major cause of the growth of the suburbs

Most blacks who moved to the North were fleeing terrible poverty in:

the rural South

Blacks who moved to northern cities found:

new problems and forms of exploitation

By the 1950s, suburban life was marked by an increasing:


During the fifties, the U.S. marriage rate:

reached an all-time high

By 1960, which American city had the largest concentration of Mexican Americans?

Los Angeles, California

Dwight Eisenhower considered himself a:

moderate Republican

Life magazine’s ideal woman of the mid-1950s was:

a white suburban housewife

With the end of World War II, women workers were encouraged to:

give up their jobs to returning veterans

Who wrote that he and other writers felt estranged "from a government that extolled business and mediocrity"?

John Updike

By 1960, about 65 percent of Americans:

belonged to a church

One sign of the times came in 1954 when Congress added the words "under God" to:

the Pledge of Allegiance

One major reason for religion’s growing appeal in the 1950s was:

the desire to combat "godless" communism

The Reverend Norman Vincent Peale emphasized:

faith, enthusiasm, and joy

In The Affluent Society, John Kenneth Galbraith pointed out the:

environmental costs of prosperity

In The Crack in the Picture Window, John Keats described suburban life as:


During the 1950s, novelist John Updike observed:

he and other writers felt estranged "from a government that extolled business and mediocrity"

The African American writer who explored the theme of social alienation in Invisible Man was:

Ralph Ellison

Jack Kerouac’s style of writing is commonly grouped into this type of literature:


The youthful rebels known as the Beats:

favored road trips, Buddhism, and jazz

Ultimately, the Beats:

helped inspire the youth revolt of the 1960s

Alan Freed was a notable:

disc jockey

The music Alan Freed labeled "rock ‘n’ roll" was actually:

rhythm and blues

Elvis Presley’s recordings:

blended a variety of musical styles

Elvis was especially controversial because of his:

suggestive gyrations on stage

Before becoming president, Eisenhower was most shaped by his experience in:

the military

In regard to New Deal programs, Eisenhower:

retained most and even expanded some of them

Senator Joseph McCarthy’s power began to unravel when he made reckless charges about Communist influence in:

the U.S. Army

When the U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia, Eisenhower first:

tried to cover it up

In the Brown decision, the Supreme Court:

struck down "separate but equal" in public education

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles could be viewed as a sixteenth-century religious zealot in that he:

divided the world into forces: those who are Christians and the others

Dulles’s policy of "roll back" involved:

liberating people under Communist rule

Since the nineteenth century, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia had been ruled by:


The First Indochina War ended when the French suffered a major defeat at:

Dien Bien Phu

Adlai E. Stevenson was:

Eisenhower’s opponent for president in both 1952 and 1956

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