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. How many US states brought in anti-Communist laws?

  • 15
  • 25
  • 45
  • 35
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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. 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.

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

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

5. Fear of communism in the USA was turned into hysteria by who?

  • Senator Joseph McCarthy of Brooklyn
  • Senator John McCarthy of Wisconsin
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin
  • Senator Jack McCarthy of Minnesota

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