Red Scare

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Red Scare.

1. Where does the Red in Red Scare come from?
a. Because people got mad and their faces turned red
b. From the red color of the planet Mars
c. Because so many people died during the Red Scare
d. The color red is associated with communism and the Soviet Union flag
e. From the leader in the Senate named Red McCarthy

2. What form of government were people scared of during the Red Scare?
a. Democracy
b. Fascism
c. Communism
d. Monarchy
e. Dictatorship

3. When did the first Red Scare occur in the United States?
a. A few years after the Bolshevik Party took over in Russia
b. After World War II
c. When the Berlin Wall was built
d. During the Cuban Missile Crisis
e. None of the above

4. What leader of the FBI helped to get information on people who were suspected of being communists?
a. Robert Mueller
b. J. Edgar Hoover
c. Joseph McCarthy
d. Clarence Kelly
e. William J. Burns

5. Around how long did the second Red Scare last?
a. 6 months
b. 1 year
c. 2 years
d. 10 years
e. 50 years

6. The government is suspected of making a Blacklist of communists that worked in this industry:
a. Unions
b. Automobile
c. Hollywood
d. Fuel and Oil
e. Construction

7. What US Senator used gossip and hearsay to accuse people of being communists and against the government?
a. Joe Biden
b. Daniel Webster
c. John McCain
d. Joseph McCarthy
e. John Kerry

8. When did the second Red Scare occur?
a. After World War II
b. During the Cold War
c. In the 1940s and 1950s
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. What baseball team changed their name so they would not be associated with communism?
a. St. Louis Cardinals
b. Cincinnati Reds
c. New York Yankees
d. Boston Red Sox
e. Chicago Comrades

10. True or false: The investigations during the Red Scare did uncover a number of actual Soviet Union spies working for the American government.

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