The 1960s


1Which of the following is not true about John F. Kennedy?
he had compiled an impressive record of achievement during his years in Congress and had sponsored much notable reform legislation
he had won a Pulitzer Prize for "Profiles in Courage," a book written primarily by one of his staff members
he was esteemed as a war hero and projected an image of vigor and rugged good looks
he was the first Roman Catholic president
he was able to articulately inspire American idealism and volunteerism

2The most serious conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Kennedy administration occurred over

3Pres. Johnson's vision of a Great Society was one in which
poverty and racial injustice would be eliminated, and economic opportunity would be available to all
inequalities between social classes could be eliminated by government wealth-distribution schemes
individuals and corporations could work as partners to eliminate poverty without the need for elaborate government-sponsored social welfare programs
independent farmers and small shop owners would once again form the backbone of a free and democratic citizenry in the Jeffersonian mold
none of the above

4Which of the following was not one of the Warren Court decisions in the 1960s?
Bible reading and organized prayer were not permissible in public schools
the Constitution protected a woman's right to an abortion
police had to advise a suspect of his or her constitutional right to remain silent
if a defendant could not afford an attorney, one must be provided by the state
states had a responsibility to guarantee "one-man, one vote" equality in determining Congressional representation

5The feminist revival in the 1960s was brought about by
continuing employment discrimination
the publication of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique"
the sexism women activists encountered in the peace and civil rights movements
all of the above
none of the above