SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1134: Answer and Explanation
1. Ronald Reagan was called the Great Communicator because
A. he always told the truth.
B. he memorized his speeches.
C. he connected with people.
D. he had been an actor.
E. it was his nickname as a radio announcer.
Correct Answer: C
All the answers are true except (A) and (E), but (C) is the reason he was called the Great Communicator. He instilled a confidence in people that they responded to. It was never clear just how much he remembered from Iran Contra. Reagan had been a baseball radio announcer.