Chapter 39 Quiz Multiple Choice



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Chapter 39 - Quiz
Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. P3esident Richard Nixon’s Vietnam policy included all of the following EXCEPT

a.

the congressionally unauthorized extension of the war to Cambodia.

b.

a gradual handover of the ground war to the South Vietnamese.

c.

massive bombing campaigns in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

d.

creating a draft lottery and reducing draft calls.

e.

steadily increasing American troop commitments in Vietnam.

____ 2. Why did the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arouse such bitter opposition among many business people?



a.

The actions of these new federal agencies undermined strong efforts that businesses were already making to protect the environment and worker safety.

b.

The work of these two agencies directly involved the federal government in many aspects of business decision making.

c.

These two federal agencies were financed by new corporate taxes.

d.

These two businesses operated under laws passed by an antibusiness administration.

e.

Richard Nixon appointed environmentalist Rachel Carson to lead the EPA and labor and consumer activist Ralph Nader to head OSHA.

____ 3. Which of the following events prompted congressional passage of the War Powers Act in 1973 over President Nixon’s veto?



a.

The revelation of the secret bombing of Cambodia

b.

The Arab oil embargo

c.

The My Lai Massacre

d.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War

e.

The U.S.-supported Chilean army overthrow of teh democratically elected Marxist president of Chile

____ 4. What was the guiding principle of President Carter’s foreign policy?



a.

Isolationism

b.

Containment

c.

Unilateralism

d.

Human rights

e.

Rolling back communism in less developed countries (sometimes called Third World countries)

____ 5. Which was the most controversial action of Gerald Ford’s presidency?



a.

Pardoning Richard Nixon for any known or unkown crimes that Nixon had committed during his presidency.

b.

Signing the Helsinki accords with the Soviet Union

c.

Frantically evacuating the last Americans and Vietnamese by helicopter during the fall of South Vietnam to the communists

d.

Arranging the deal whereby Nixon resigned as president

e.

Pardoning Vietnam War draft resisters and evaders

Chapter 39 - Quiz

Answer Section
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. ANS: E

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PTS: 1
2. ANS: B

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PTS: 1
3. ANS: A

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PTS: 1
4. ANS: D

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PTS: 1
5. ANS: A

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PTS: 1

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