SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1126: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1126

1. Which was the most important reason for the early growth of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Free Speech Movement (FSM)?

A. Drugs
B. Government lies
C. The high divorce rate
D. Optimism caused by the postwar boom
E. The nuclear threat

Correct Answer: D


The postwar boom created a sense of optimism that characterized the student movement. The nuclear threat was not as important. Lies and drugs did not come into play until later.

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