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

  • 1955
  • 1952
  • 1954
  • 1953
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2. When did McCarthy's researchers investigate libraries to see if they contained books written by communists, (which resulted in many books being banned)?

  • late 1952
  • early 1954
  • late 1950
  • 1951

3. Eisenhower disliked McCarthy intensely but was reluctant to confront him whereas Richard Nixon continued to use his ideas to...

  • portay Eisenhower as the enemy, not communists
  • portray the Democrats as liberals and pro-Communists
  • exploit McCarthy as the bully he was

4. 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.

5. Was McCarthy a Republican or a Democrat?

  • Republican
  • Democrat

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