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Question 30 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
Which segment of the American economy declined steadily during the 1980s and 1990s?
healthcare
agriculture
construction
manufacturing
Question 34 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
Which of the following events contributed to an increase in Americans' mistrust of the government?
Watergate scandal
Cuban Missile Crisis
assassination of President Kennedy
failure of the Equal Rights Amendment
Question 37 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
By the end of the 1990s, Great Society programs had succeeded in doing which of the following?
reducing the poverty rate below 10 percent
expanding minorities' access to higher education
eliminating the wage gap between men and women
expanding middle-class Americans' access to healthcare services
Question 40 (Worth 1 points)
(LC)
Which of these Civil Rights leaders also worked with the organized labor movement to improve economic
conditions for African American workers?
Rosa Parks
Huey Newton
Harry T. Moore
Philip Randolph
Question 42 (Worth 1 points)
(LC)
What was one of the aims of the Contract with America?
to reduce the United States' reliance on foreign oil
to reduce the impact of money on political campaigns
to reduce poverty and expand economic opportunities
to reduce federal spending on social welfare programs
Question 43 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
In the 1960s, Native American leaders began to push for self-determination for Native American groups.
Which African American group had similar goals for its people?
Freedom Riders
the SCLC
Black Panthers
the NAACP
Question 44 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
Which type of action was used by the Red Power movement more than any other?
sit-ins
strikes
occupations
freedom rides
Question 46 (Worth 3 points)
(HC)
The text below is from the charter of the United Nations:
WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED
to save succeeding generations from the [destruction] of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought
untold sorrow to mankind, and
to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal
rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other
sources of international law can be maintained, and
to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
AND FOR THESE ENDS
to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and
to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be
used, save in the common interest, and
to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all
peoples.
Source: http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/preamble.shtml
Based on this excerpt, what was the member nations' stance on war and use of armed force?
War declared on one member nation has no bearing on the other members.
War is justified if the group's shared goals are being threatened.
War for any purpose is unnecessary and inhumane.
War places too much of a financial burden on nations and should be avoided.
Question 50 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
The following statement comes from Congressional Act passed during the Kennedy Administration:
No employer ... shall discriminate ... between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to
employees ... at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in
such establishment for equal work on jobs[,]requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are
performed under similar working conditions.
Source: http://finduslaw.com/equal-pay-act-1963-epa-29-us-code-chapter-8-206d
What group was largely responsible for getting this law passed?
National Organization for Women
U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
National Women's Party
Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
Question 51 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
Which goal of the Civil Rights movement was achieved soon after World War II ended?
desegregation of the U.S. military
removal of racial barriers to voting
elimination of the separate but equal statutes
elimination of racial quotas for immigrants
Question 54 (Worth 1 points)
(LC)
Which of the following symbolized the women's rights movement in the 1960s?
passage of Title IX
election of the first female U.S. Senator
passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
publication of Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique
Question 55 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
The baby-boom that followed World War II later contributed to which of the following?
expanding job opportunities in the 1980s
dramatic increase in elementary school enrollment in the 1970s
increase in Social Security collections in the 1950s
creation of a youth culture in the 1960s
Question 57 (Worth 2 points)
(MC)
Why did the Reagan administration provide funding to the Nicaraguan contras?
to give American businesses access to markets in Nicaragua
to support a rebellion against an elected government in Latin America
to prevent human rights violations by the Nicaraguan government
to promote better economic relations with poor nations in Latin America