SAT Subject US History Practice Question 431: Answer and Explanation
52. Our diplomats and their advisers . . . lost sight of our tremendous stake in a non-Communist China .... This House must now assume the responsibility of preventing the onrushing tide of communism from engulfing all of Asia. The speaker probably issued this statement to the House of Representatives on the eve of which of the following?
A. Russo-Japanese War
B. Korean War
C. Persian Gulf War
D. World War II
E. Second Sino-Japanese War
Correct Answer: B
China became a communist nation after World War II; Congress did not want the Chinese to spread communism to any of the neighboring nations, such as Korea.