SAT Subject US History Practice Question 294: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 294

5. . . . if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as a thing that merely happened,the end of some inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people-with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was referring to the

A. outbreak of the Civil War
B. bombing of Pearl Harbor
C. break-in at the Democratic national headquar ters in the Watergate buildings
D. assassination of President John F. Kennedy
E. fixing of the 1919 World Series

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

Gambler Arnold Rothstein engineered the fixing of the 1919 World Series, depriving 50 million fans of seeing a fairly contested match.

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