Which of the following best describes the impact television had on the world in the 1940s and 1950s?
It contributed greatly to the rapid industrialization and modernization of many countries.
Television reinforced the world's vision of America as a land of plenty.
Television had very little effect on world culture in the 1940s and 1950s.
The United States and the Soviet Union used television as a weapon during the Cold War.
What event resulted in a space race that increased tensions between the two superpowers during the Cold War?
the creation of the Warsaw Pact
the construction of the Berlin Wall
the launch of Sputnik
the invention of television
Life changed fairly dramatically in the 1950s and 1960s as a result of technologies such as television and satellites. Which of the following describes one result of the change?
American children began to make significant improvements in school.
Chinese factory workers were able to produce automobiles in greater quantities.
Mexican farmers increased the quality and quantity of their crop yields.
French teenagers wore clothing that was popular in the United States.
In the post-World War II era, an international pop culture developed. What effect did it have on the world?
It increased isolationism in Europe.
It made the world seem like a smaller place to many people.
It magnified the differences between cultures.
It caused conflict between the two superpowers.
In what ways do South Asia's monsoons affect its population?
People must migrate from region to region, based on monsoon conditions.
Most businesses and factories close, affecting local economies.
People may lose their homes or lives due to devastating floods.
The monsoons do not really affect South Asia's population.
In Africa, how did most of the European colonies achieve their independence?
through the use of civil disobedience
through armed struggle and resistance
peacefully, with little violence
by going to war with their own rulers
Why did most European imperial powers show little resistance to letting their African colonies become independent?
They did not want Africa to become a battleground for the Cold War.
They were concerned that the United States would demand such action.
Many Western nations realized it was time to respect the ideals of self-determination.
The United Nations required them to grant independence to their colonies.
What was the situation in most newly independent African nations in the 1960s and 1970s?
They were experiencing a surge in economic growth.
They were fighting with their African neighbors.
They were experiencing violence, civil war, and unrest.
They were making a peaceful transition to democracy.
Which of the following best explains why some newly independent African countries, such as Kenya, were able to avoid civil war immediately after gaining independence?
African neighbors intervened to prevent civil war.
They immediately allied themselves with either the United States or the Soviet Union.
Colonial rulers made an effort to prepare the colony for independence.
Imperial soldiers remained for many years to maintain peace and order.
What did the United Nations do after World War II that resulted in much conflict in the Middle East?
allowed Jewish settlers to emigrate and settle in Palestine
granted Syria and Iraq full independence
created a Jewish state within the borders of Lebanon
proposed to divide Palestine into Jewish and Arab states
Which of the following best explains how Islamism is causing conflict in the Middle East today?
Some Muslims believe Arab governments should be based on Islam; others believe in secular governments.
Most Muslims believe that Jews and Christians should not be allowed to live in the region.
Some Arabs do not believe Israel should be allowed to exist in the region; others believe it has that right.
Jews living in Israel believe that there is no place in their society for people of other faiths.
What was one result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War?
Thousands of Palestinians fled their homeland and remain refugees.
The Arab nations that defeated Israel continue to control that nation.
The United Nations settled the dispute to the satisfaction of both sides.
The Palestinians created their own, independent state.
Which of the following resulted from increased oil production in