Quiz Me! - People: Cold War Test your knowledge about people in the Cold War era. 1 / 10 All of the following are true about Roy Benavidez except: Although he survived, he was not expected to live due to severe injuries incurred in battle He was responsible for saving eight soldiers in a 1968 battle After his helicopter was hit, he joined other men to fend off the enemy as they waited for rescue He fought in hand-to-hand combat during the Korean in the Korean War 2 / 10 What was the primary purpose of the Marshall Plan? Provide economic assistance to developing nations following WWII. Provide economic assistance for European and Asian nations decimated by WWII and threatened by post-war conflicts w/the Soviet Union. Establish economic cooperation between the U. S. and Eastern Europe. Provide economic assistance to Canada and Mexico following WWII. 3 / 10 What was the purpose of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. To allow the President the authority to take whatever military measures are necessary to address military threats, without requiring a Declaration of War. To require the U. S. to withdraw from the Vietnam War. To limit U. S. involvement in the Vietnam War. To restrict the military actions of the President in the absence of a Declaration of War. 4 / 10 “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country” was said by which famous American? Ronald Regan Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Teddy Roosevelt 5 / 10 Harry Truman was first elected Vice President in 1944 and became the 33rd President of the United States when Franklin D. Roosevelt died the next year. President Harry Truman did all of the following except: Use atomic weapon in an attempt to end the war with Japan Made it his policy to ignore the spreading threat of communism Removed General Douglas MacArthur from his command in Korea Desegregated the U.S. armed forces 6 / 10 What country’s major highway system influenced President Eisenhower to promote the development of the United States’ interstate highway system? France Germany England Italy 7 / 10 John F. Kennedy was the youngest and first Catholic to be elected President of the United States. Another first was his participation in the first-ever televised presidential debate. With whom did he debate? Lyndon B. Johnson Gerald Ford Richard Nixon Barry Goldwater 8 / 10 After the adoption of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) would eventually take the following action? Successfully run for re-election in 1968. Unsuccessfully run for re-election in 1968. Decline to seek re-election in 1968. Remove his Vice-President prior to the 1968 election. 9 / 10 Which of the following are the results of the interstate highway system? All of the above Travel safety Suburban growth Economic growth 10 / 10 Which of the following is the most famous quote from JFK’s Inaugural Address? “I am offering the country a New Deal!” “We, the people, still believe our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.” “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” “....ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country.” Your score is Try another 10!