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What kind of a program was the Freedmen's Bureau, which was created after the Civil War?

What kind of a program was the Freedmen's Bureau, which was created after the Civil War?


Select one:

a. A universal program

b. A residual program

What was President Franklin Pierce's justification for vetoing the funding Congress allocated to Dorothea Dix's proposal to build mental hospitals across the nation?


Select one:

a. There was not enough money in the federal treasury for such an ambitious enterprise, and families should take care of their own mentally ill members.

b. The United States Constitution did not authorize federal spending for social welfare benefits.

Which of these three main social work paths most emphasized community organizing for social justice in partnership with the poor they served?


Select one:

a. Charity Organization Societies (COS)

b. The Child Saving Movement

c. The Settlement House Movement

Which African American Pioneer rescued and cared for abandoned children as she worked as a maid in a train station?


Select one:

a. Mary McLeod Bethune

b. Carrie Steele-Pitts

c. Janie Porter Barrett

d. Nannie Burroughs

Which Social Gospel activist claimed that faith in the Gospel of Jesus eliminated the right to have categories of deserving and undeserving poor?


Select one:

a. Jane Addams

b. Dorothy Day

The hotly debated Shepherd-Towner Act of 1921 was revolutionary, in that the federal government provided matching funds to states to provide care for pregnant women and young children. Why were these funds allowed to be used only for education and not to provide actual medical care?


Select one:

a. Medical doctors argued that publicly provided clinics would cut into their medical practices and cause them to lose money.

b. The states and private charities provided enough funding to cover medical care for mothers and children.

What is the political strategy of "Fusion," which was exhibited both by the leaders of local government in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1898 before the white supremacist coup d'etat and by the Progressive Party that Jane Addams and other social workers joined in the 1920's?


Select one:

a. Republicans and Democrats working together to make government as efficient as possible

b. Grassroots citizens working together across race and class lines to model social equity and to fight for equal protection and social justice for all groups

What is sociological jurisprudence?


Select one:

a. Bringing research data into the discussion of laws and policies that affect social welfare

b. Legal decisions that enforce the rights of the poor and disenfranchised

What is the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)?


Select one:

a. A membership organization that advocates for the rights of social workers and their clients

b. The association that sets the standards and curriculum protocols for schools that train social workers

What is meant by the term "living wage?"


Select one:

a. The living wage is double the minimum wage.

b. A wage calculated to cover basic living expenses, by county, for various family sizes

What is North Carolina General Statute #95-98, regarding labor rights?


Select one:

a. A law from the 1950's that prevents public workers (teachers, police, fire fighters, social workers, etc.) from joining together to collectively bargain with their employer--the state or local governments--regarding pay, benefits, and working conditions

b. A law confirming the right of labor unions to exist in North Carolina and to bargain for worker rights

What is North Carolina General Statute #95-98, regarding labor rights?


Select one:

a. A law from the 1950's that prevents public workers (teachers, police, fire fighters, social workers, etc.) from joining together to collectively bargain with their employer--the state or local governments--regarding pay, benefits, and working conditions

b. A law confirming the right of labor unions to exist in North Carolina and to bargain for worker rights

During what decade did American women achieve a series of important gains as to federal legal protections and rights?


Select one:

a. 1960's

b. 1970's

c. 1980's

To what does "Section 8" refer?


Select one:

a. The regulation that if you have committed a crime you are not allowed to live in public housing

b. The portion of the Housing and Community Development Act that allocates money to help eligible people pay up to 70% of the cost of rent to private landlords

Why is "Stonewall" important to American social justice advancement?


Select one:

a. It brought to light the way police and the general public engaged in extreme brutality to persons identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

b. It signaled the beginning of the gay pride/rights movement.

c. Both a. and b.

What percentage of American workers have "contingent" (part-time, contract, temporary) jobs?


Select one:

a. 20%

b. 30%

c. 40%

Block grants from the federal government do what?


Select one:

a. Move control of federal social welfare funds to state legislators and state and county social welfare administrators

b. Increase the authority of the federal government to determine who receives welfare benefits and how much they should receive

What are "Voodoo Economics?"


Select one:

a. The economic policies of Haiti, a model that President Reagan took for his national budget

b. A label President George Herbert Walker Bush's economic adviser gave to the Republican strategy of shrinking government spending and reducing taxes on the wealthy, so the spending of the rich would "trickle down" to benefit ordinary Americans

By roughly what percentage did President Reagan cut funding for the program Aid to Families with Dependent Children (cash assistance for families)?


Select one:

a. 20%

b. 12%

c. 17%

Where can you find county-by-county (NC) sources of assistance for mental health crises and care?


Select one:

a. NC Crisis Solutions Initiative

b. NC Health Access Coalition

or the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, how many hours per week do you need to work in an eligible service agency to qualify for loan forgiveness?


Select one:

a. 28

b. 30

c. 40

What is the policy of "Charitable Choice?"


Select one:

a. A provision of the tax code allowing people to donate to any form of social welfare agency, religious or not.

b. An initiative allowing government funds to go not only to incorporated secular nonprofits, but to overtly sectarian religious congregations that host social welfare programs

c. A provision of tax law that says that religious organizations cannot campaign for specific political candidates without losing their tax-exempt status

How did Blue Cross health insurance get started?


Select one:

a. Baylor Hospital in Texas wanted a way to fill their beds, so they offered a monthly pre-payment plan to school teachers.

b. Doctors across America came together to form Blue Cross.

Under a "single-payer" health care plan, people can choose any medical provider they want and still be covered for that medical care.


Select one:

a. True

b. False

At what point in American history did the "Solid South" of Democrats move to becoming Red States, dominated by Republicans?


Select one:

a. During Reconstruction Era after the Civil War

b. After President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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