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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    This cartoon comments on tactics used to

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    secure the southern border of California

    protect shipping lanes in the Great Lakes

    create a defensive alliance with France

    obtain control of the Panama Canal Zone

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In this excerpt, Justice Harlan is warning against —

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    a civil service based on patronage rather than merit

    allowing powerful monopolies to dominate interstate commerce

    a lack of federal funding for essential transportation systems

    allowing labor unions to interfere with production goals

  • Question 3
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    As part of the Nixon administration’s policy of Vietnamization, the U.S. military

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    trained South Vietnamese forces to take over combat responsibilities from U.S. troops

    shared military technology with North Vietnam

    installed a puppet government in South Vietnam

    imposed martial law in North Vietnam

  • Question 4
    45 seconds
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    What was the goal of the protests depicted on this map?

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    To pressure Congress to prohibit discrimination against disabled citizens

    To demonstrate the economic impact of discriminatory practices on interstate transportation

    To challenge the federal government to enforce Supreme Court rulings against discrimination in interstate transportation

    To persuade states to abandon discriminatory voter-registration procedures

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    Which demographic change in the United States is most associated with this transformation?

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    Increased property values in rural areas

    Increased life expectancy in urban areas

    Increased birth rates in rural areas

    Increased migration to urban areas

  • Question 6
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    What was one impact of this ruling?

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    Impeachment procedures were redefined

    Due process guidelines were reexamined.

    Full faith and credit was reaffirmed.

    State laws were deemed supreme over federal laws.

  • Question 7
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    The event reported in this dispatch led directly to

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    the implementation of sanctions against Japan

    U.S. entry into World War II

    the establishment of the Truman Doctrine

    U.S. annexation of Hawaii

  • Question 8
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    How did the creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation change the nature of banking in the United States?

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    The government began to guarantee bank deposits.

    Depositors could transfer investments without penalties.

    Depositors were guaranteed minimum interest rates on savings accounts.

    The government required taxpayers to open savings accounts.

  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q.

    How does this resolution demonstrate the principle of checks and balances?

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    It expands the power of judicial review to military courts.

    It allows the executive to determine the length of military conflicts.

    It allows Congress to limit the military authority of the executive branch.

    It gives Congress oversight of military strategy and operations.

  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which value important to America’s success as a constitutional republic is best illustrated in this excerpt?

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    Social justice

    Populism

    Laissez-faire

    Egalitarianism

  • Question 11
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    Some of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs were declared unconstitutional when the Supreme Court held that they —

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    infringed on powers reserved to the states

    granted privileges to religious organizations

    required U.S. cooperation with foreign nations

    prevented equal access to the judicial system

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    These demands most reflected the concerns of —

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    small farmers in need of affordable credit

    robber barons pursuing higher profits

    prominent bankers who controlled the money supply

    immigrant workers seeking economic justice

  • Question 13
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    One action that influenced the U.S.-Soviet signing of the SALT I treaty in 1972 was President Richard Nixon’s —

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    opening of diplomatic relations with China

    involvement in the Watergate scandal

    support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War

    withdrawal of military forces from Vietnam

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the significance of the Camp David Accords?
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    Egypt first recognized and signed a peace treaty with Israel.
    The Panama Canal Zone was returned to Panama.
    The Shah of Iran was overthrown by Fundamentalist Muslims.
    The accords helped to roll back the spread of Communism in Afghanistan.
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was the primary goal of discussions between these two leaders?

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    To recognize the independence of former satellite states

    To reach a formal agreement on weapons control

    To negotiate the reunification of Germany

    To develop a global environmental-protection policy

  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q.

    President Eisenhower exercised his federal authority in an effort to —

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    ensure the safety of protesters at lunch counter sit-ins

    end the violence directed against the Freedom Riders

    enforce a ruling to desegregate public schools

    protect citizens from rioting spurred by Ku Klux Klan rallies

  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q.

    These lyrics are representative of a movement that culminated in a constitutional amendment during the —

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    Harlem Renaissance

    New Deal

    Reconstruction Era

    Progressive Era

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    This cartoon depicts President Woodrow Wilson calling on Congress to —

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    ratify the Treaty of Versailles

    issue a declaration of war against Germany

    authorize the use of funds to support Russian revolutionaries

    enact trade sanctions against Germany

  • Question 19
    60 seconds
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    Who is described in the obituary above?

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    Jacqueline Kennedy

    Mamie Eisenhower

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson

  • Question 20
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    Which factor contributed most to the flooding in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina?

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    The location of the surrounding barrier islands

    The city’s low elevation

    The presence of offshore oil rigs

    The buildup of silt in the Mississippi

  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which word best explains the changes shown in these photographs?

    answer choices

    Immigration

    Assimilation

    Nullification

    Nativism

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