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Nixon To Carter

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Who was considered by some people to be “the most important rock band of the 1960s”?
A.
Searchers
C.
Rolling Stones
B.
Beatles
D.
Ramones
 

 2. 

In 1977 Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs introduced
A.
the Atari video game system.
C.
the Apple II computer.
B.
the first IBM home computer.
D.
a telephone answering system.
 

 3. 

President Nixon believed that the Great Society programs
A.
had failed to significantly decrease poverty.
B.
had created many new jobs.
C.
should be brought back.
D.
had contributed to a decrease in the number of welfare recipients.
 

 4. 

When Chief Justice Earl Warren retired in 1969, who did President Nixon appoint to head the Supreme Court?
A.
Lewis Powell
C.
William Rehnquist
B.
Harry Blackmun
D.
Warren Burger
 

 5. 

The combination of rising unemployment and inflation is called
A.
inflatuation.
C.
stagflation.
B.
stagnation.
D.
stagnant economic syndrome.
 

 6. 

In August 1971 President Nixon tried to curb inflation by
A.
imposing a temporary freeze on wages, prices, and rents.
B.
reducing the number of federal employees.
C.
reducing the interest rate.
D.
increasing the money supply.
 

 7. 

A major cause of inflation and consumer worry in the 1970s was the surging cost of
A.
manufactured goods.
C.
oil.
B.
agricultural products.
D.
housing.
 

 8. 

While on his visit to China, President Nixon promised to withdraw all U.S. troops from
A.
Taiwan.
C.
Japan.
B.
Manchuria.
D.
South Vietnam.
 

 9. 

Salvadore Allende was the president of
A.
Egypt.
C.
Lebanon.
B.
Chile.
D.
Israel.
 

 10. 

Which two nations invaded Israel on Yom Kippur in 1973?
A.
Egypt and Syria
C.
Syria and Jordan
B.
Lebanon and Jordan
D.
Lebanon and Egypt
 

 11. 

Richard Nixon shifted much of the authority of the cabinet to
A.
Charles Colson and Spiro Agnew.
C.
the Supreme Court.
B.
the CIA and the FBI.
D.
his personal White House staff.
 

 12. 

Who did Deep Throat inform about White House improprieties?
A.
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
C.
Archibald Cox and Sam Ervin
B.
John Dean and John McCord
D.
Daniel Ellsberg and Howard Baker
 

 13. 

The ex-CIA agent who had taken part in the Watergate break-in was
A.
Elliot Richardson.
C.
Nelson Rockefeller.
B.
James McCord.
D.
Dee Knight.
 

 14. 

Who was the White House attorney who admitted to the Senate committee that President Nixon had been directly involved in the cover-up of Watergate?
A.
Robert Bork
C.
John Dean
B.
Sam Ervin
D.
H.R. Haldeman
 

 15. 

Why did Vice President Agnew resign in the midst of Watergate?
A.
He resigned for health reasons.
B.
He resigned as a result of charges for income-tax evasion.
C.
He resigned so that he could represent President Nixon during his legal battles over Watergate.
D.
He feared that he would be implicated in the Watergate break-in.
 

 16. 

What reason did President Nixon give for refusing to turn over tapes related to Watergate?
A.
He said releasing them would endanger national security.
B.
He said the tapes no longer existed.
C.
He said releasing them would implicate some of his associates.
D.
He said there never were any tapes.
 

 17. 

During a speech to Congress, President Ford wore a WIN button. What did it mean?
A.
Whisk Indecency Now
C.
Whittle Impropriety Now
B.
Whip Inflation Now
D.
Why Impugn Nixon?
 

 18. 

How did President Ford react when Cambodian Communists seized a U.S. cargo ship in 1975?
A.
He launched a military action to free the vessel and its crew.
B.
He called the Cambodian leader and demanded the crew’s release.
C.
He sent in a team of diplomats to negotiate their release.
D.
He bombed major cities in Cambodia.
 

 19. 

In 1975 a civil war broke out in the African nation of
A.
Ethiopia.
C.
Angola.
B.
Libya.
D.
Namibia.
 

 20. 

Which of these presidents was not very well known outside of the South?
A.
Jimmy Carter
C.
Gerald Ford
B.
Richard Nixon
D.
Ronald Reagan
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

 21. 

Much of President Nixon’s support came from the ____________________, the middle-class voters who had become weary of the social upheaval of the 1960s.
 

 

 22. 

President Nixon planned to replace the welfare system with the ____________________.
 

 

 23. 

President Nixon’s ____________________ was a plan to draw southern white voters away from the Democratic Party.
 

 

 24. 

Tricia Nixon named the family dog ____________________.
 

 

 25. 

The Arab oil embargo and price hike triggered a(n) ____________________ during the winter of 1973–74.
 

 

 26. 

The ___________________________________ paid the men who broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
 

 

 27. 

The task of firing Archibald Cox and a series of other events including resignations became known as the _________________________.
 

 

 28. 

Democrat____________________, the first African American woman elected to the Texas state senate, went on to become a member of Congress.
 

 

 29. 

On August 9, 1974, Vice President ____________________ was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States.
 

 

 30. 

In May 1975 Cambodian Communists seized the ____________________, an unarmed U.S. cargo ship.
 

 

 31. 

A nuclear reactor failed at the ____________________ power plant in Pennsylvania in 1979.
 

 

 32. 

After a long and bitter battle, the Senate narrowly ratified the____________________ in 1978.
 

 

 33. 

President Carter’s ambassador to the United Nations, ____________________, was a critic of white imperialism in Africa.
 

 

 34. 

Soviet troops invaded ____________________ in December 1979.
 

 

 35. 

The Middle East peace agreement signed in 1978 became known as the ____________________.
 

 

 36. 

During the 1970s most immigrants to the United States came from Latin America and ____________________.
 

 

 37. 

The _________________________ of 1974 encouraged public schools to provide instruction to students in their primary languages while they learned English.
 

 

 38. 

Journalist Tom Wolfe characterized the 1970s as the ____________________.
 

 

 39. 

The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a teacher of a technique called _________________________.
 

 

 40. 

____________________ directed Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a host of other popular movies.
 

 



 
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