SAT Subject US History Practice Question 300: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 300

11. The "Hollywood Ten" were

A. scriptwriters who were blacklisted in Holly wood for refusing to answer questions posed by the House Un-American Activities Committee
B. California beatniks who refused to obey laws against selling and smoking marijuana
C. actors and actresses who appeared in propaganda films during World War II
D. movie-studio owners who conspired to run their industry on a system of indentured servitude of the performers
E. movie-studio technicians who led a famous labor strike that resulted in better wages and working hours across the film industry

Correct Answer: A


They were 10 writers whom no one would hire after they refused to answer the committee's illegal questions.

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