SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1126: Answer and Explanation
1. Which was the most important reason for the early growth of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Free Speech Movement (FSM)?
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.