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Chapter 28—New Economic and Political Alignments, 1976-1992   MULTIPLE CHOICE       1)   What did Jimmy Carter portray as his greatest strength in the 1976 election? a

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Chapter 28—New Economic and Political Alignments, 1976-1992

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

    1)   What did Jimmy Carter portray as his greatest strength in the 1976 election?

a.

His career as ambassador to Britain

b.

His ability to balance the budget in Georgia

c.

His lack of political experience

d.

His religious beliefs

 

 

 

     2.   President Carter's policy toward Latin America included

a.

sending troops to bolster Fidel Castro's regime in Cuba.

b.

supporting the pro-Western dictatorship in Nicaragua.

c.

tens of billions of dollars in aid: a "Marshall Plan" for the region.

d.

turning control of the Panama Canal over to Panamanians.

 

 

     3.   The Camp David Accords

a.

were an agreement between the U.S. and Israel to reinforce American commitment to the defense of Israel.

b.

were between Iraq and the U.S., which led to the Iran-Iraq War.

c.

was the first peace treaty between an Arab nation and the Jewish state of Israel.

d.

was Jimmy Carter's notoriously flawed attempt to stave off the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

 

 

 

     4.   What triggered the seizing of American hostages in the American embassy in Iran?

a.

The shah of Iran was admitted to an American hospital for cancer treatments.

b.

The Iranian secret police uncovered an American plot to provide support for the opposition, led by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

c.

American oil executives announced they would not buy any Iranian oil until Iran restored its shah to the throne.

d.

The FBI had arrested the Iranian ambassador to the United States as a spy.

 

 

     5.   Known as a fiscal conservative, Jimmy Carter proposed to revive the American economy with all of the following, EXCEPT:

a.

raising interest rates

b.

cutting taxes

c.

trimming federal spending

d.

rewriting financial regulations

 

 

 

 

     6.   Which statement best describes Jimmy Carter's relations with Congress?

a.

The Democratic Carter could not get along with the Republican-controlled Congress.

b.

Although Carter and the majority of Congress were from different parties, they managed to work closely together to pass key energy and health legislation.

c.

The Democratic Carter and the Democratic-controlled Congress worked together to produce a legislative record that rivals Roosevelt's New Deal.

d.

Although Carter and the majority of Congress were Democrats, they did not work well together.

 

 

 

     7.   How many energy proposals did Carter offer to Congress during his presidency?

a.

none

b.

one

c.

a dozen

d.

over 100

 

 

 

     8.   What happened at Three Mile Island in 1979?

a.

Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty.

b.

A nuclear power plant accident nearly caused a meltdown.

c.

Jerry Falwell lead the Moral Majority in a protest march.

d.

The Soviets and the United States agreed to the INF treaty.

 

 

 

     9.   American businesses in the 1970s

a.

generally moved away from manufacturing.

b.

enjoyed record profits.

c.

benefited from low interest rates.

d.

had trouble finding qualified workers.

 

 

 

   10.   Why did Phyllis Schlafly oppose the ERA?

a.

She wanted the amendment to cover sexual orientation as well.

b.

She wanted specific protections for mothers in the workplace.

c.

She believed it would diminish the rights and status of women.

d.

She believed women's groups should focus on economic rather than political goals.

 

 

 

   11.   In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court

a.

abrogated the Miranda decision.

b.

invalidated a Texas law that prevented abortion.

c.

established the doctrine of reverse discrimination.

d.

invalidated the Equal Rights Amendment.

 

 

   12.   In the Bakke Decision, the U.S. Supreme Court

a.

agreed that Alan Bakke had been discriminated against because he was white.

b.

sided with the University of California and upheld Bakke's admission denial.

c.

gave women the right to choose abortion during the entire length of pregnancy.

d.

invalidated the Equal Rights Amendment.

 

 

 

   13.   By 1985, Asians had become the ____ group of immigrants to the U.S.

a.

largest.

b.

second-largest

c.

third-largest

d.

fourth-largest

 

 

 

   14.   Proposition 13

a.

prevented the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

b.

disabled affirmative action in university application processes.

c.

placed limits on property taxes and state spending in the state of California.

d.

put a cap on income taxes for the richest 1 percent of Americans.

 

 

 

   15.   Which of the following were highly visible representatives of the New Right?

a.

Minute-men

b.

anti-Communist activists

c.

Southern segregationists

d.

televangelists

 

 

 

   16.   By 1980, all of the following was true of the Sunbelt, EXCEPT:

a.

It exceeded the North and East in population.

b.

It led the opposition to the cost and power of the federal government.

c.

It was a stronghold for Ronald Reagan.

d.

It opposed the religious emphasis of the New Right.

 

 

 

   17.   A top priority for Ronald Reagan when he became president in 1981 was

a.

cutting taxes.

b.

negotiating an arms control deal with the Soviet Union.

c.

passing a constitutional amendment to ban abortions.

d.

helping the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.

 

 

 

   18.   Reagan's supply-side economics included all of the following, EXCEPT:

a.

high interest rates

b.

tax cuts

c.

cuts in social programs like Food Stamps and AFDC

d.

investments in public infrastructure

 

 

 

   19.   Which important financial deregulation did Reagan sign into law in 1982?

a.

deregulation of the consumer credit industry

b.

deregulation of hedge funds

c.

deregulation of the savings and loan industry

d.

deregulation of public pension funds

 

 

   20.   By 1987, the national debt had become so large that

a.

the U.S. government could not qualify for any further credit.

b.

14 percent of the annual budget went to the payment of interests.

c.

it threatened the collapse of the dollar.

d.

the U.S. government was increasingly dependent on foreign creditors.

 

 

   21.   Farmers during the 1980s

a.

enjoyed good times like the rest of America.

b.

were insulated from the unemployment that ravaged manufacturing centers early in the decade.

c.

saw a dramatic increase in bankruptcies.

d.

supported Democrats who voted consistently for higher farm subsidies.

 

 

 

   22.   Which statement best describes the economy during the Reagan years?

a.

An across-the-board increase in wages and profits fueled the strongest economy in several decades.

b.

The United States enjoyed an economic boom largely because it sold much more overseas than it bought from foreign countries.

c.

The federal deficit was brought under control, but only by raising taxes.

d.

The richest Americans greatly increased their share of the national wealth, while for many workers wages had declined.

 

 

 

   23.   What happened with S&Ls in 1989?

a.

They became the nation's economic success story.

b.

They began to demand reregulation.

c.

They went bankrupt in large numbers and required a $500 billion government bail-out.

d.

They started to take over foreign banks.

 

 

 

   24.   At the center of Ronald Reagan's view of the world was his belief that

a.

World War III was inevitable.

b.

the Soviet Union was an "evil empire."

c.

the United States could no longer stand alone as the leading Western power.

d.

global cooperation, rather than global conflict, was the most likely future trend.

 

 

 

 

 

   25.   Which statement best describes the Strategic Defense Initiative plan to shoot down missiles from space?

a.

It was actually a plan to defend the earth from extraterrestrial attacks.

b.

Congress forced the plan on a reluctant President Reagan.

c.

If it were 95 percent effective, the remaining warheads would destroy the nation.

d.

It was to be a joint U.S.-Soviet venture.

 

 

 

   26.   Which Caribbean country was the scene of a brief U.S. invasion in 1983?

a.

Grenada

b.

Trinidad-Tobago

c.

Cuba

d.

Dominican Republic

 

 

 

   27.   Many Americans were concerned about reports that the military in El Salvador

a.

was utterly incompetent.

b.

supported death squads.

c.

secretly supported the Communist rebels.

d.

wanted to invade Honduras.

 

 

 

   28.   The Boland Amendment

a.

provided weapons to both sides fighting in Nicaragua.

b.

brokered a peace settlement in Central America.

c.

allowed the CIA to attempt the overthrow of the Islamic fundamentalist regime of Ayatollah Khomeini.

d.

barred the CIA from using funds to aid the Nicaraguan Contras.

 

 

 

   29.   How did the Reagan Administration respond when Congress blocked funding for the Contra movement seeking to overthrow the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua?

a.

It complained a great deal, but did nothing.

b.

It ordered troops into the country to "defend" the American embassy.

c.

It relied on funds from private sources to keep the movement going.

d.

It secretly sold weapons to Iran and used the profits to fund the Contras.

 

 

 

   30.   What was glasnost?

a.

The Soviet policy of openness under Mikhail Gorbachev

b.

Mikhail Gorbachev's economic restructuring

c.

The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Eastern Europe

d.

The Soviet version of SDI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   31.   Which statement best describes U.S.-Soviet relations by the end of President Reagan's second term?

a.

They had joined forces in an effort to cool down areas of conflict in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

b.

They had signed a series of arms reduction agreements.

c.

Although no tangible agreements had been worked out, the two sides had finally begun to talk to each other.

d.

An uncompromising Soviet Union stared at an unbending United States.

 

 

 

   32.   Which statement best describes the presidential election campaign in 1988?

a.

The issues for both candidates were rising unemployment and inflation.

b.

Neither candidate was particularly well known outside his home state.

c.

Both candidates outlined in detail where they would take the nation.

d.

The campaign was dull.

 

 

 

   33.   In the election of 1988, George H. W. Bush

a.

avoided negative campaigning.

b.

clearly defined what policies he would implement if elected.

c.

won a higher percentage of voters than in any twentieth-century election.

d.

became the first sitting vice president to be elected president since Martin Van Buren in 1836.

 

 

 

   34.   Which former Yugoslav republic had the most difficulty winning independence?

a.

Croatia

b.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

c.

Slovenia

d.

Macedonia

 

 

 

   35.   What did President Bush do after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990?

a.

He organized a United Nations response.

b.

He immediately sent economic and military aid to Kuwait.

c.

He ordered the immediate bombing of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.

d.

He immediately enlisted the Soviet Union's support for an invasion of Iraq.

 

 

 

   36.   In 1992, the presidential candidates were all of the following, EXCEPT:

a.

George H. Bush

b.

Bob Dole

c.

H. Ross Perot.

d.

Bill Clinton

 

 

 

ESSAY

 

   37.   Discuss the changing racial and ethnic makeup of the U.S. population from 1965 to 1986.

 

 

   38.   How successful was the Jimmy Carter presidency?

 

 

   39.   What assumptions guided Ronald Reagan's foreign policy?

 

 

   40.   How did immigration change American during the 1970s and 1980s?

 

   41.   Students should analyze the conservative shift in American politics from the late 1970s through the Bush years as president.

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