SAT US History Practice Test: 27 Postwar America, 1945–1960

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1. Which of the following prompted the first use of UN military forces?

A. Tension between the Soviet Union and the United States
B. The nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States
C. The North Korean invasion of South Korea
D. The international agreement to put Nazi officials on trial for their crimes
E. Anticommunist hysteria in the United States

2. The primary purpose of the Marshall Plan was to

A. reestablish democratic governments in Western Europe
B. provide military assistance to Britain and its empire
C. offer financial aid for reconstruction to European nations
D. help Japan rebuild its cities and its economy
E. increase U.S. power in the world

3. All the following advances were made in race relations in the United States between 1940 and 1960 EXCEPT:

A. In Brown Vs. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.
B. Public transportation was desegregated.
C. Major league baseball was desegregated.
D. The Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed.
E. A voting rights act was passed.