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Joseph McCarthy Quiz

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Joseph McCarthy went down in history for his paranoid crusade to hunt down what sort of individuals in American society?
Freemasons
Japanese sympathizers
Communists
Mormons

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What state did McCarthy represent in the Senate?
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Wisconsin
Vermont
Oregon
Georgia

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What is the term for the period of American history in the 1950s started in part by Joseph McCarthy during which Americans became paranoid of communist infiltration?
The Soviet Sortie
The Marxist Mania
The Red Scare
The Flock of Crows

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From his days serving in World War Two, Joseph McCarthy was given which of the following nicknames?
"Mousy" McCarthy
"Jumpin'" Joe
"Slippery" Joseph
"Tail-Gunner" Joe

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McCarthy's early communist witch hunts put him in multiple clashes against what man who was serving as the President of the United States from 1945-1953?
Harry Truman
Dwight Eisenhower
Herbert Hoover
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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In addition to his ousting of alleged Communists, McCarthy also crusaded against what other group of individuals which he claimed were blackmailed into spying for the Soviets?
Jews
Homosexuals
Americans of Chinese descent
Environmentalists

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What nickname is commonly used to refer to McCarthy's crusade to oust suspected homosexuals from the American government?
McCarthy's Black Rainbow
The Lavender Scare
The Rosia Initiative
The Paris Street Panic

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What is the name of the committee assembled in February 1950 to investigate McCarthy's claim that he possessed a list of communists in the American government?
The Newbury Committee
The Tydings Committee
The Juarez Committee
The Berkowitz Committee

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In 1954, McCarthy's empire of paranoia began to crumble around him. Heralding this was the "Joe Must Go" editorial and petition urging McCarthy's impeachment which was published in what Wisconsin paper?
The Sauk-Prairie Star
The New York Times
The Milwaukee Tribune
The Chanceville Gazette

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What famous lawyer was able to defeat Joseph McCarthy in the crucial Army-McCarthy Hearings?
Arthur Harris
Francis Newark
Joseph Welch
Herbert Alan Fisk

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In what year did the Army-McCarthy Hearings take place?
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1950
1952
1954
1956

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McCarthy's legacy was heavily tarnished by the suicide of what senator who was blackmailed by McCarthy throughout much of his career?
Lester C. Hunt
Matthew Colreiser
Anthony Perry
Logan Welles

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In 1954, the U.S. Senate officially handed down a proclamation condemning McCarthy and all that he said. Which of the following terms refers to such a proclamation by the Senate?
Filibuster
Censure
Culpative Measures
Rhetoraction

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