SAT Subject US History Practice Question 119: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 119

10. In the aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, a commission was formed to review the evidence and publish a report. The commission was headed by

A. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson
B. Pierre Salinger
C. Senator J. William Fulbright
D. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
E. Chief Justice Earl Warren

Correct Answer: E


The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was presumed to be above any political feeling about the assassination and thus could weigh evidence objectively.

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