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

  • They laughed at the idea that they would harbor Communist spies.
  • They accused him of avoiding military service.
  • They charged him with using his influence to obtain preferential treatment for a staff member who'd been drafted.
  • They accused him of lying.
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2. How many US states brought in anti-Communist laws?

  • 25
  • 15
  • 35
  • 45

3. When did the Army-Senate hearings begin?

  • In April 1955
  • In April 1954
  • In April 1953
  • In April 1952

4. During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he ... the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.

  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he bullied the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.
  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he prosecuted the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.
  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he attacked the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.
  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he threatened the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.

5. In ... popular TV broadcaster and journalist, Ed Murrow, ... which exposed McCarthy as a bully whose claims had no substance.

  • In March 1954 popular TV broadcaster and journalist, Ed Murrow, made a documentary which exposed McCarthy as a bully whose claims had no substance.
  • In December 1953 popular TV broadcaster and journalist, Ed Murrow, wrote an article which exposed McCarthy as a bully whose claims had no substance.
  • In May 1954 popular TV broadcaster and journalist, Ed Murrow, made a film which exposed McCarthy as a bully whose claims had no substance.
  • In August 1955 popular TV broadcaster and journalist, Ed Murrow, wrote a book which exposed McCarthy as a bully whose claims had no substance.

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