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1 World The History: Americans Patterns of Interaction Grade 11 McDougal Grade 10 Littell McDougal Littell NAME Unit 8 Chapter Test Main Ideas 1) What unexpected turn of events occurred in postwar Vietnam involving the United States? (a) About 70,000 refugees settled in the United States. (b) Communism remained the ruling political force in Vietnam. (c) America expanded its trade embargo against Vietnam to include Laos. (d) Vietnam eventually accepted foreign investment from the United States. 2) Which European countries could receive aid through the Marshall Plan? (f) any European country that needed it (g) any European country that was neutral (h) any European country that politically opposed the Soviet Union (j) any European country that modeled its government after U.S. democracy 3) How did Brezhnev s leadership of the Soviet Union differ from that of Khrushchev s? (a) Khrushchev repressed dissent at home and abroad more than Brezhnev had. (b) Brezhnev repressed dissent at home and abroad more than Khrushchev had. (c) Brezhnev s policies were not as strongly felt in Eastern Europe as Khrushchev s. (d) Khrushchev s policies were more directed toward Cuba than Brezhnev s had been. 4) Which of the following worked together to produce similar goals? (f) Truman Doctrine and containment (g) NATO and the Warsaw Pact (h) Marshall Plan and the iron curtain (j) détente and the domino theory 5) The policy of détente was mainly intended to (a) reduce Cold War tensions caused by confrontation. (b) restrict the spread of communism. (c) call world attention to abuses of human rights. (d) solidify U.S. relations with its economic allies. 6) Why did the United States shift from a policy of brinkmanship to détente? (f) The Soviet Union became a greater power. (g) Nixon and Brezhnev signed the SALT I Treaty. (h) The country needed to heal its internal conflicts over Vietnam. (j) The U-2 crisis almost drew the United States into a shooting war. 7) What was a long-term effect of the Cultural Revolution? (a) establishment of communes where up to 25,000 people would live and work (b) widespread chaos that closed down factories and threatened farm production (c) dangerous border disputes between the armies of Communist China and the Soviet Union (d) creation of the Red Guards, who acted as military police for Mao Zedong 8) How did the "Bay of Pigs" failure lead to the Cuban missile crisis? (f) Khrushchev believed the United States was too weak to oppose Soviet expansion into Cuba. (g) Kennedy announced a blockade of Cuba following the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. (h) Castro protested his country s being used as a tool for the Cold War and asked Khrushchev to intervene. (j) Prisoners captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion were used to build missile bases.

2 Interpreting Cartoons 9) What is the main idea of this cartoon? (a) U.S. presidents were on television frequently during the Vietnam War. (b) American soldiers were in Vietnam for a short time. (c) Children spent too much time watching television coverage of the war. (d) The Vietnam War lasted too long and cost too many lives.

3 Map Skills 10) Which NATO members shared a common border with a nonaligned country? (f) Albania, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Portugal, Romania (g) Austria, East Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Yugoslavia (h) France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, West Germany (j) Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom

4 Main Ideas 11) Which of the following influenced the formation of Zaire? (a) Belgian mining interests opposition to Lumumba (b) the rise of the Mau Mau and their support for Mobutu (c) the seizure of power by the Communists (d) the imprisonment of Ahmed Ben Bella by the French 12) Which of the following two countries each had a civil war after independence? 13) During the late 1900s, how were the Philippines, Burma (Myanmar), and Algeria similar? (a) They all established a democratic government. (b) They all established a Communist government. (c) They all had rulers who refused to accept the results of an election. (d) They all had rulers who came to power through a political coup. (f) Pakistan and Angola (g) India and Singapore (h) Pakistan and Israel (j) Angola and Singapore

5 Map Skills 14) What has probably been the site of much Israeli and Syrian conflict? (f) the West Bank (g) the Sinai Peninsula (h) the Golan Heights (j) the Gaza Strip 16) Which region of Israel is probably the most sparsely populated? (f) south (g) central (h) north (j) west 15) Which of the following cities probably had the highest potential for Arab and Israeli conflict? (a) Cairo (b) Jerusalem (c) Haifa (d) Damascus

6 Main Ideas 17) Which event began the process of opening up Chinese- American relations? (a) Mao Zedong died in (b) Deng Xiaoping decided to use capitalist ideas to help China s economy. (c) Zhou Enlai invited an American table tennis team to tour China. (d) President Nixon made a state visit to China. 18) Which of the following factors led to war among Nigerians? (f) government opposition (g) ethnic divisions (h) martial law (i) the federal system 19) Why is a thriving economy closely tied to the success of democratic government? (a) Economic opportunity gives citizens a stake in their country s welfare. (b) Democratic governments depend on high tax revenues. (c) Politicians have to raise millions of dollars to run free and open campaigns. (d) A strong capitalist economy prevents Communist takeovers. 20) How was the Soviet Union s foreign policy changed by Mikhail Gorbachev? (f) He announced a policy of openness that actively sought foreign investments. (g) He announced a "new thinking" in foreign affairs that stressed diplomacy. (h) He introduced perestroika, which let Soviet citizens move abroad. (i) He signed a treaty that brought monetary aid from the United States. Map Skills 21) Which republic has the second largest land area? (a) Ukraine (b) Georgia (c) Kazakhstan (d) Turkmenistan

7 Main Ideas 22) What was the effect on the world of U.S. and Soviet cooperation in space exploration? (f) It broke down the barriers erected by the Cold War. (g) It led to the expansion of satellite use and global communications. (h) It provided the marketing to finance the Hubble Space Telescope. (j) It became the model for space programs in industrialized countries. 23) What did the Gulf War reveal about international economies? (a) that war does little to improve the economies of aggressor nations (b) that without oil, international economies would fail (c) that the economies of nations are globally linked (d) that if Iraq succeeded, it would have developed international trade 24) What has led nations to pursue collective security measures? (f) increased number of limited wars since World War II (g) growing willingness by all nations to submit to the UN (h) establishment of multinational regional trading blocs (j) protection of global corporations 25) What impact has television and mass media had globally? (a) It has caused terrorist groups to reduce their activity. (b) It has provided a visual record of current worldwide events. (c) It has changed the way most people use their leisure time. (d) It has made Hawaii the most sought-after destination to live.

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