Practice Test #41

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 41: The Resurgence of Conservatism 1981-1992 1. In the 1980 national elections, a. Edward Kennedy challenged incumbent President Carter for the nomination of the Democratic party. b. although Ronald Reagan won the presidency, both houses of Congress still had Democratic party majorities. c. third-party candidate John Anderson won three states and seventeen Electoral College votes. d. Ronal Reagan won the presidency by the closest margin since the Kennedy-Nixon election of 1960. 2. Liberal Democrats complained that Jimmy Carter a. had failed to control inflation. b. negotiated the Panama Canal Treaty. c. had removed regulatory controls from major industries. d. failed to rescue the hostages in Iran. 3. Edward Kennedy’s campaign to take the presidential nomination away from Jimmy Carter in 1980 was handicapped by a. his poor performance as a senator. b. a growing dislike for the Kennedys. c. Carter’s popularity. d. lingering suspicions about his involvement in an automobile accident in which a young woman was killed. 4. The “new right” movement that helped to elect Ronald Reagan was spearheaded by a. fiscal conservatives. b. evangelical Christians. c. gold-standard advocates. d. Midwesterners. 5. Many “new right” activists were most concerned about a. cultural or social issues. b. economic questions. c. foreign policy. d. Medicare and Medicaid programs. 6. Of all social issues, the most politically explosive for the “new right” was a. affirmative action. b. the teaching of evolution in public schools. c. balancing the federal budget. d. the fight against communism. 7. In ________, the Supreme Court decided that preference in the admission policies of institutions of higher education could not be based on ethnic or racial identity alone. a. Roe v. Wade b. the Bakke case c. Brown v. Board of Education d. the Miranda decision 8. Ronald Reagan was similar to Franklin D Roosevelt in that both men a. disliked big business. b. championed the “common man” against vast, impersonal menaces. c. were raised in wealthy families. d. favored social engineering by the government. 9. Ronald Reagan differed form Franklin D. Roosevelt in that Roosevelt a. say big government as the foe of the common man, while Reagan named big business as the foe. b. appealed to the working class, while Reagan appealed only to the rich.
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