McCarthyism

From Key Topic 1 (McCarthyism and the Red Scare) from the Edexcel exam course 'A Divided Union? The USA 1945-1970'

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1. Was McCarthy a Republican or a Democrat?

  • Republican
  • Democrat
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2. McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean ... as the '... Dean'.

  • McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean Acheson as the 'Red Dean'.
  • McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean Anderson as the 'Commie Dean'.
  • McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean Appleby as the 'Pinko Dean'.

3. What was the army's response to McCarthy's accusations?

  • They charged him with using his influence to obtain preferential treatment for a staff member who'd been drafted.
  • They accused him of avoiding military service.
  • They accused him of lying.
  • They laughed at the idea that they would harbor Communist spies.

4. When did McCarthy accuse the army of harbouring Communist spies?

  • 1953
  • 1954
  • 1952
  • 1955

5. In ..., McCarthy was officially rebuked by the ... for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.

  • In December 1954, McCarthy was officially rebuked by the Committee Chairman for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.
  • In January 1955, McCarthy was officially rebuked by the President for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.
  • In May 1954, McCarthy was officially rebuked by the Committee Chairman for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.

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