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Americans retreated from the “New World Order” because

Americans retreated from the “New World Order” because

Americans retreated from the “New World Order” because

at.  Funding for defense-related spending stagnated.

b.  U.S. power so overwhelmed our allies and enemies that the morality of victory was questioned around the world.

vs.  It was difficult to accomplish and unpopular with the American people.

d.  The United States was unsuccessful in rescuing American servicemen in Somalia.

2.5 points

QUESTION 2

In the 1950s, two of three families had a parent who stayed at home full-time.  By the year 2000, the share of families with at-home parents stood at

at.  66 percent.

b.  10 percent.

vs.  25 percent.

d.  50 percent.

2.5 points

QUESTION 3

Nixon’s “peace with honor”

at.  Orchestrated the peaceful reunion of North and South Vietnam.

b.  Pulled all U.S. troops out of Vietnam.

vs.  Ended Communism in Indochina.

d.  Guaranteed the survival of South Vietnam.

2.5 points

QUESTION 4

Considering the Middle East, the Reagan Doctrine

at.  Was a dismal failure.

b.  Eradicated Communism from the Middle East.

vs.  Was hugely successful.

d.  Was not much help.

2.5 points

QUESTION 5

The Reagan Doctrine was applied on the Caribbean island of Grenada to

at.  Protect about 1,000 Americans, mostly medical students, from a new Marxist regime.

b.  Protect about 100 American students from a dictatorial college administration.

vs.  Undermine the sovereignty of another state to secure an easy American military victory.

d.  Prevent the Chinese from overtaking the island.

2.5 points

QUESTION 6

Ronald Reagan’s economic plan was designed to

at.  Implement strict environmental regulations.

b.  Reduce taxes on the poorest Americans.

vs.  Provide less government regulation in big businesses.

d.  Regulate the New York Stock Exchange.

2.5 points

QUESTION 7

During the last years of the Reagan administration, the Soviet Union

at.  Sought an easing of tensions with the United States.

b.  Strengthened its economy by developing a vast transportation network linking the Soviet Union and China.

vs.  Sided with Israel in the Iran – Iraq war.

d.  Invaded Afghanistan.

2.5 points

QUESTION 8

In March 1969, Nixon authorized B-52 raids into

at.  Vietnam.

b.  Burma.

vs.  Cambodia.

d.  Laos.

2.5 points

QUESTION 9

President Nixon’s New Economic Policy resulted in

at.  All of the above.

b.  A strengthened international monetary system.

vs.  No change in the problems surrounding wage and price controls.

d.  Continued deindustrialization.

2.5 points

QUESTION 10

Which of the following nations was overrun by the Iraqi military in 1990?

at.  Kashmir.

b.  Kuwait.

vs.  Kazakhstan.

d.  Kurdistan.

2.5 points

QUESTION 11

Which of the following was not a challenge for the CIA in the 1990s?

at.  Public criticism.

b.  Infiltration by enemy spies.

vs.  Low moral.

d.  Tight budgets.

2.5 points

QUESTION 12

In the election of 1972,

at.  Nixon carried 49 of 50 states, capitalizing on votes of white ethnics and white southerners.

b.  George McGovern was an old-fashioned liberal Democrat who seemed out of step with the times.

vs.  All of the above.

d.  George Wallace was paralyzed by a would-be assassin’s bullet.

2.5 points

QUESTION 13

During the 1970s two new means for promoting racial equality were

at.  School busing and school curricula that stressed social justice.

b.  School desegregation and sensitivity to the issues of same-sex couples.

vs.  Affirmative action and school curricula that stressed social justice.

d.  Affirmative action and school busing.

2.5 points

QUESTION 14

The Reagan Revolution abroad did not deal with which of the following topics?

at.  Reliance on relaxation.

b.  The spread of Communism to China.

vs.  Restoration of the nation’s military and economic power.

d.  The Middle East and terrorism.

2.5 points

QUESTION 15

Which of the following nations experienced uprisings during the “Arab Spring”?

at.  Libya.

b.  Egypt.

vs.  Syria.

d.  All of the above.

2.5 points

QUESTION 16

At the heart of Reagan’s diplomacy was

at.  A refusal to negotiate with Communists.

b.  The rejection of military force as a potential tool.

vs.  A belief in the good inside all people.

d.  A suspicion of Soviet Communist ideology.

2.5 points

QUESTION 17

President Reagan supported the right-wing military government of

at.  Grenada.

b.  The Republic of Mexico.

vs.  San Salvador.

d.  El Salvador.

2.5 points

QUESTION 18

Mitt Romney is the former governor of which state?

at.  Massachusetts.

b.  Utah.

vs.  Vermont.

d.  California.

2.5 points

QUESTION 19

President Reagan’s most important legacy was

at.  Restrictions in entitlement programs.

b.  The elimination of the trade deficit.

vs.  A greatly increased federal bureaucracy.

d.  The creation of a huge federal debt.

2.5 points

QUESTION 20

Satellite communications enhanced globalization with

at.  Global communication links.

b.  The increase in regional telephone links.

vs.  Global travel.

d.  Military positioning capabilities.

2.5 points

QUESTION 21

“Dreamers” is a term for whom?

at.  A white supremacist group.

b.  The rise in the Hispanic population.

vs.  Undocumented immigrants who wanted to go to graduate school.

d.  Undocumented immigrants brought illegally as children to the United States.

2.5 points

QUESTION 22

In Lau v.  Nichols, the Supreme Court

at.  Ordered the abolition of the Asian American Political Alliance.

b.  Required compensation for the victims of Japanese American internments during World War II.

vs.  Established racial quotas for Asian students in California institutions of higher education.

d.  Declared that school systems had to provide bilingual instruction for non-English-speaking students.

2.5 points

QUESTION 23

Which of the following was not a technological innovation that accelerated communications capabilities in the late 1990s and early 2000s?

at.  Pagers.

b.  Fiber-optic cables.

vs.  Satellite dishes.

d.  Cell-phone towers.

2.5 points

QUESTION 24

In the 1970s a new term was coined for the regions in the Northeast and Midwest with their empty, decaying factories.  That term was

at.  Sun Belt.

b.  Snow Belt.

vs.  Steel Belt.

d.  Rust Belt.

2.5 points

QUESTION 25

The vitality and promise of the computer-driven economy helped conservatism because

at.  There seemed to be less need for government.

b.  Conservatives saw the growth in computer-related technologies as proof of capitalist free enterprise.

vs.  Computers were popular with Americans.

d.  Microcomputers revolutionized banking and investment industries.

2.5 points

QUESTION 26

Concerning the rights of women, gays, and lesbians, Republican presidents in the 1990s and early 2000s

at.  All of the above.

b.  Nominated antiabortion judges to the federal courts.

vs.  Supported a reversal of past gains.

d.  Opposed abortion.

2.5 points

QUESTION 27

2002’s McCain-Feingold Act

at.  Strictly limited carbon emissions.

b.  None of the above.

vs.  Regulated the financial industry.

d.  Strictly limited the expenditures certain groups could make to influence elections.

2.5 points

QUESTION 28

The “Tea Party” voiced which of the following ideologies?

at.  A belief in the monarchy.

b.  Anger at federal activism.

vs.  Demands for greater social services.

d.  Demands for more moderate Republican candidates.

2.5 points

QUESTION 29

President Carter’s greatest success in office was

at.  The Humphrey – Hawkins full-employment law.

b.  The Camp David Accords.

vs.  Establishment of the Department of Energy.

d.  The Three Mile Island nuclear project.

2.5 points

QUESTION 30

American Indian activists seized __________ at gunpoint in the spring of 1973 to protest policies of the U.S. government toward the Native Americans.

at.  Deadwood, South Dakota

b.  Wounded Knee, South Dakota

vs.  Sundance, Wyoming

d.  Tombstone, Arizona

2.5 points

QUESTION 31

The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996

at.  Openly welcomed gays and lesbians to marriage to shore up the institution.

b.  Declared marriage a legal union between one man and one woman.

vs.  Offered tax incentives to make marriage more attractive.

d.  Barred states from interfering with the marriage rights of gays and lesbians.

2.5 points

QUESTION 32

Roe v.  Wade, a target of the social conservative agenda, was

at.  Was ignored by the right-to-life movement as they focused on other aspects of women’s health.

b.  Upheld by the Court in 1983 and 1986.

vs.  Abandoned as a cause by the social conservatives.

d.  Overturned during the Reagan administration.

2.5 points

QUESTION 33

For a brief time in 2009, the US Treasury temporarily became the owner of which company?

at.  Amazon.

b.  GM.

vs.  You’re here.

d.  Walmart.

2.5 points

QUESTION 34

According to Rubén Salazar, what was a Chicano?

at.  Any Mexican American who refused to accept the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

b.  Anyone born south of the U.S. border.

vs.  A Mexican American with proven native heritage.

d.  A Mexican American with a non-Anglo image of himself.

2.5 points

QUESTION 35

All of the following were Congressional policies during Nixon’s administration except

at.  Creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

b.  Limits to the use of pesticides, including DDT.

vs.  Creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

d.  Establishment of the “Superfund” to clean up toxic dumps.

2.5 points

QUESTION 36

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) would

at.  Require the Soviets to install a laser shield over Siberia.

b.  Invalidate existing arms control treaties.

vs.  Encourage the Chinese to take sides between the United States and the USSR.

d.  Create a space-based missile defense system that would use advanced technology to shoot down nuclear missiles launched at the United States.

2.5 points

QUESTION 37

The head of one restaurant company explained that which worker population was “always polite” and “never shows up late”?

at.  Robots.

b.  Women.

vs.  Men.

d.  Mexican-Americans.

2.5 points

QUESTION 38

Reaganomics promised to

at.  Raise taxes.

b.  Increase domestic spending.

vs.  Solve domestic problems by government action.

d.  Cut taxes.

2.5 points

QUESTION 39

A web of technological, economic, and military advances that bind people together defines what term?

at.  Global technology.

b.  Global organization.

vs.  Globalization.

d.  Glorification.

2.5 points

QUESTION 40

The United States helped restore some peace to the Balkans

at.  Even though NATO had refused to assist in the operations.

b.  Because President Clinton believed in the U.S. role as world police.

vs.  After millions had suffered because of American reluctance.

d.  Because the region was vital to national interests.

2.5 points

QUESTION 41

MEChA was created to

at.  Stimulate a boycott of grapes grown in the Texas Rio Grande Valley.

b.  All of the above.

vs.  Match Mexican American students with mentors in the Mexican American business community.

d.  Symbolize the match that would ignite the social change movement for Mexican Americans.

2.5 points

QUESTION 42

In 1993, the first female attorney general was

at.  Janet Reno.

b.  Hillary Clinton.

vs.  Madeleine Albright.

d.  Linda Chavez.

2.5 points

QUESTION 43

Why did students protest on the Kent State University campus in Ohio on May 4, 1970?

at.  Nixon had ordered the invasion of Cambodia.

b.  The Tet Offensive had highlighted the failures of U.S. policy in Vietnam.

vs.  Nixon had reinstated the draft.

d.  News about My Lai shocked the student community.

2.5 points

QUESTION 44

The Me Too and Time’s Up movements addressed

at.  African-American civil rights.

b.  All of the above.

vs.  The sexual harassment and assault of women.

d.  The problems young people faced.

2.5 points

QUESTION 45

Why did Osama bin Laden hate the United States so much in the 1990s?

at.  The United States had supplied weapons to bin Laden’s enemies during the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

b.  The United States had ousted the Taliban in Afghanistan.

vs.  The United States had foiled his first bomb attack on the World Trade Center.

d.  The United States had a strong military presence in the Middle East.

2.5 points

QUESTION 46

By 1979, President Carter was an unpopular president.  He faced which of the following unresolved problems?

at.  He angered the American people by blaming their “crisis of spirit” for so many of the nation’s problems.

b.  He had not stabilized the economy.

vs.  His foreign policies lacked coherence.

d.  All of the above.

2.5 points

QUESTION 47

When he left office, Ronald Reagan’s popularity was

at.  The highest of any president since the beginning of modern polling.

b.  None of the above.

vs.  Poor.

d.  Lower than Jimmy Carter’s.

2.5 points

QUESTION 48

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

at.  All of the above.

b.  Threatened Israel from its bases in Lebanon.

vs.  Supported the Camp David Accords.

d.  Was the official representative of the Palestinian people.

2.5 points

QUESTION 49

Which of the following statements is an accurate statement about the presidential election of 1992?

at.  George H. W. Bush ran a tired campaign.

b.  H. Ross Perot ran a strong third-party campaign.

vs.  Bill Clinton ran as a radical Democrat.

d.  Michael Dukakis barely won the election.

2.5 points

QUESTION 50

The United States was able to claim victory in the Cold War when

at.  Each statement is accurate.

b.  The USSR surrendered all of its nuclear weapons to the United States.

vs.  The Soviet Union could not prevent the disintegration of its pro-Soviet allies in Eastern Europe.

d.  Soviet athletes defected to the West in massive numbers.

2.5 points

QUESTION 51

2015’s Supreme Court case Obergefell v.  Hodges effectively legalized what?

at.  “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell.”

b.  The Affordable Care Act.

vs.  Same-sex marriages.

d.  Social security for undocumented immigrants.

2.5 points

QUESTION 52

During the 1990s, illegal immigration from Mexico angered many Americans in California and Texas.  Businesses generally

at.  Actively recruited illegal migrants south of the Border.

b.  Welcomed these immigrants as workers.

vs.  Agreed with them.

d.  Actively supported the states’ radical anti-immigrant militia movement.

2.5 points

QUESTION 53

In the 2008 election

at.  Obama lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College.

b.  The election hinged on a recount of the vote in Florida.

vs.  Obama won the highest percentage of the popular vote in two decades.

d.  Obama narrowly defeated John McCain.

2.5 points

QUESTION 54

The equal rights amendment (ERA) was

at.  Vetoed by President Nixon.

b.  Upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional.

vs.  Passed by Congress in 1972 and ratified by 34 states by the end of 1974 but thereafter stalled and was never ratified.

d.  First proposed by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1970.

2.5 points

QUESTION 55

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan

at.  Strictly regulated coal-burning power plants.

b.  Paid for all costs of installing solar panels.

vs.  All of the above.

d.  Promoted nuclear power.

2.5 points

QUESTION 56

For their hostile financial takeovers, entrepreneurs like Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky used high-risk securities known as

at.  Junk bonds.

b.  Futures.

vs.  Collateral debt obligations.

d.  Stock.

2.5 points

QUESTION 57

Which two crises bookended the presidency of George W. Bush?

at.  9/11 and the Iraq War.

b.  Hurricane Katrina and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

vs.  Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombing.

d.  9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis

2.5 points

QUESTION 58

After the 2012 election

at.  The government was still divided.

b.  Republicans had unified control of government.

vs.  The Republicans controlled the Presidency, but Democrats controlled Congress.

d.  Democrats had unified control of government.

2.5 points

QUESTION 59

“Silicon Valley” came to symbolize

at.  The growth in the breast augmentation industry in California.

b.  The new home of America’s automobile industry.

vs.  Home of the growing computer-based technology business.

d.  The decline in agribusinesses in the United States.

2.5 points

QUESTION 60

Which of the following explains the internationalism of President George H. W. Bush?

at.  His knowledge of China.

b.  His boyhood in Texas.

vs.  His experience in World War II.

d.  His work in the Kennedy administration.


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