1.why did the soviets invade Afghanistan?
a.to put down a revolt by Islamic insurgents against Afghanistan’s government
b.to expand the USSR’s borders
c.in retaliation for a terrorist attack in Moscow
d.to control Afghanistan’s rich oil fields
2.the moral majority_______.
a.made a sharp distinction between religion and morality
b.had little support outside of the deep south
c.waged a campaign against public school integration
d.called for increased government spending on programs for the needy
3.which of these prompted neoconservatives to turn against New Deal-style liberalism?
a.social movements of the 1960s
b.Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s
c.growing threat posed by the Soviet Union
d.failures of the Nixon administration
4.Supply-side economic theory________.
a.suggested that lower tax rates would prevent the government from fueling economic growth
b.was considered responsible for New Deal successes
c.suggested that revenues lost in lower tax rates would be offset by increased revenue from economic growth
d.derived from the Keynesian policies that had been out of favor among Democrats
5.how was the Mondale presidential ticket different form all others in American history?
a.his running mate was African American.
b.his running mate was Hispanic.
c.his running mate was a woman.
d.his running mate had served as the head of the CIA.
6.the AIDS epidemic________.
a.was aggressively combated by the Reagan administration
b.gained the popular reputation of being an African American disease.
c.was perceived by many Americans to be a problem that was limited to the homosexual community.
d.was denied by the Centers for Disease Control, which blamed the deaths on other well-known diseases.
7.what was the consequence of the United States’ support of the mujahedeen in Afghanistan?
a.it provided the United States with long-term allies in the war on terror.
b.some U.S. allies eventually formed the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
c.the military and economic support caused OPEC to increase the supply of oil to the United States.
d.it led to strained relations between the Union States and Saudi Arabia.
8.In 1989, the stock market_________.
a.bagan a long period of growth that signaled the beginning of the economic boom of the 1990s.
b.crashed, signaling the start of a recession
c.began to grow at a rate that made high inflation impossible to control.
d.began to recover from a series of banking and savings and loan scandals
9.Which statement identifies a domestic policy decision made by President George H.W. Bush?
a.He eliminated regulations aimed at reducing air pollution and improving fuel efficiency in cars and trucks.
b.He created the Department of Education
c.He refused to raise taxes during his term in office
d.He vetoed the family-leave bill.
10.Why did the United States invade Grenada?
a.Civilians needed protection from right-wing death squads.
b.The Sandinistas were trying to control the island to support rebels in EI Salvador.
c.The Reagan administration claimed that it had become a Cuban military base.
d.The Contras needed a base from which to operate.
11.In Gorbachev’s view, what was the first step that needed to be undertaken to reform the Soviet economy?
a.The USSR’s satellite countries in the Warsaw Pact had to be given their political autonomy.
b.Economic support of the Cubans and Nicaraguans had to cease.
c.The arms race had to be halted.
d.Open elections had to be held.
12.How did Jimmy Carter present himself during the election of 1976?
a.as a man of personal integrity
b.as a liberal
c.as a conservative on domestic issues.
d.as a champion of comprehensive health coverage.
13.How did President George H.W.Bush anger conservative Republicans?
a.He attacked former U.S. ally Saddam Hussein.
b.Bush refused to veto the Americans with Disabilities Act.
c.He did not veto a small tax increase on wealthy taxpayers.
d.He signed a bill that granted up to six months of unpaid leave to workers with new children or with family emergencies.
14.How did President Reagan respond to the rise of acquired immune deficiency syndrome?
a.He largely ignored the epidemic
b.He increased the availability of condoms.
c.He made available substantial funding for research
d.He urged increased appropriations to treat victims of the epidemic.
15.The war on drugs________.
a.funded a multibillion-dollar paramilitary operation to stop supply
b.was criticized for placing to little emphasis on stopping supply.
c.funneled billions into rehabilitation clinics and additional training for specialists in the Unites States.
d.was kept relatively secret by the Reagan administration.