Quiz  /  Red Scare
  • 1. 
    Where does the Red in Red Scare come from?

  • Because so many people died during the Red Scare
  • From the red color of the planet Mars
  • Because people got mad and their faces turned red
  • The color red is associated with communism and the Soviet Union flag
  • 2. 
    What form of government were people scared of during the Red Scare?

  • Communism
  • Democracy
  • Fascism
  • Monarchy
  • 3. 
    When did the first Red Scare occur in the United States?

  • During the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • When the Berlin Wall was built
  • After World War II
  • A few years after the Bolshevik Party took over in Russia
  • 4. 
    What leader of the FBI helped to get information on people who were suspected of being communists?

  • Joseph McCarthy
  • Robert Mueller
  • Clarence Kelly
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • 5. 
    Around how long did the second Red Scare last?

  • 2 years
  • 1 year
  • 10 years
  • 6 months
  • 6. 
    The government is suspected of making a Blacklist of communists that worked in this industry:

  • Unions
  • Hollywood
  • Fuel and Oil
  • Automobile
  • 7. 
    What US Senator used gossip and hearsay to accuse people of being communists and against the government?

  • Joe Biden
  • Joseph McCarthy
  • John McCain
  • Daniel Webster
  • 8. 
    When did the second Red Scare occur?

  • In the 1940s and 1950s
  • During the Cold War
  • After World War II
  • All of the above
  • 9. 
    What baseball team changed their name so they would not be associated with communism?

  • Boston Red Sox
  • New York Yankees
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • 10. 
    True or false: The investigations during the Red Scare did uncover a number of actual Soviet Union spies working for the American government.

  • TRUE
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