Practice Test #42

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All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 42: A New Century 1. The United States pioneered the techniques of a. warfare. b. mass democracy. c. political corruption. d. close ties between church and state. 2. Much of the world seems to emulate all of the following icons of American youth culture except a. blue jeans. b. rock music. c. soft drinks like Coca-Cola. d. American football. 3. By 1980 the American economy was beginning to show a pattern of a. increased per-worker. b. massive reinvestment in capital industry. c. a significant shift from industrial to service employment. d. permanent prosperity. 4. The emerging patterns in the national economy of the 1980s included declining a. productivity of American farmers. b. employment in state and local government. c. employment in service industries. d. membership in labor unions. 5. America’s economic well-being in the new century will depend on harnessing a. scientific knowledge. b. high inflation. c. union activism. d. foreign investment. 6. The business frontier of the 1990s will probably be least defined by industrial development in the area of a. aerospace. b. biological engineering. c. automobile manufacturing. d. electronics. 7. The leading firm in the shift to the economy of mass consumerism was a. General Motors. b. United States Steel. c. International Business Machines. d. Sears, Roebuck. 8. The percentage of the gross national product dependent on foreign trade rose in the 1970s because of the cost of imported a. automobiles. b. oil. c. electronics. d. clothing. 9. Over the course of the twentieth century, the distribution of wealth in the United States a. was more equitable than in any other industrialized nation in the world. b. changed drastically as a result of the New Deal and Great Society. c. became more equitable for minorities. d. changed very little. 1
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