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(chapter 31) From “the Age Of Limits” To The Age Of Reagan

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Practice quiz for american history 122 final.

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  • 1. 
    What did Ford do that causes his popularity to never recover?
    • A. 

      Watergate Scandal.

    • B. 

      Not give Nixon a pardon.

    • C. 

      Blame the american people for the problems.

    • D. 

      Give Nixon a full pardon .

  • 2. 
    The 1974 - 1975 major energy crisis caused the OPEC (Oil Producing Energy Company) to raise oil prices by?
    • A. 

      700%

    • B. 

      900%

    • C. 

      400%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 3. 
    Why did Jimmy Carter get elected in 1976?
    • A. 

      Because he was rich.

    • B. 

      Because of his honesty, piety, and outside skepticism of the federal government.

    • C. 

      He tried blame his own problems on the American people

    • D. 

      He released the hostages.

  • 4. 
    What did Carter focus on his presidency?
    • A. 

      Treaty between Egypt and Israel, returning panama canal back to panama, China relations, human rights

    • B. 

      US and China resume formal diplomatic relations.

    • C. 

      Arranging a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel (Camp David Accords)

    • D. 

      New American foreign policy based on the defense of human rights.

  • 5. 
    What happened during the hostage crisis?
    • A. 

      Since 1950s the US provided political and military assistance to the shah of Iran in hope that Iran will be bulwark (barricade) against Soviet expansion in Middle East.

    • B. 

      Soviet Union invades Afghanistan (will become their Vietnam) o Carter imposes economic sanctions on USSR and cancels US participation in Olympics in Moscow.

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Ayatollah Khomeini (zealous religious leader) leads a revolution. Shah is in NY for medical treatment (cancer). The Iranians seize the US embassy in Teheran and take the US diplomats and military hostage (53) (444 days). Will return them in exchange for the shah. US refuses.

  • 6. 
    What happens during the Campaign of 1980?
    • A. 

      Reagan pushes the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) – also known as star wars. He claims that SDI will use lasers and satellites to provide an effective shield against incoming missiles, making nuclear weapons obsolete

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan is sharp critic of federal government excesses. He promises substantial tax cuts and a restoration in American pride.

    • C. 

      On his inauguration day the American hostages are released after 444 days. Iran was in desperate need of money to continue its war against Iraq, so it freed the hostages in return for the release of billions of dollars in Iranian assets that Carter had frozen in American banks.

    • D. 

      Reagan calls Soviet regime the evil empire and accuses it of sponsoring terrorism.

  • 7. 
    What was the Tax Revolt?
    • A. 

      Tax officials revolt

    • B. 

      A group of people revolt on paying their taxes

    • C. 

      First successful tax revolt is Proposition 13, a referendum question on the state ballot rolling back property tax rate – the members of the right succeed in separating the issue of taxes from the issue of what the taxes supported.

    • D. 

      People stop paying taxes as protest

  • 8. 
    What was Supply-Side” Economics?
    • A. 

      Reduce taxes of the wealthy and big corporations to encourage new investments.

    • B. 

      Supply and Demand

    • C. 

      Economic Theory

    • D. 

      Reduce taxes of the wealthy a

  • 9. 
    What are SDI's?
    • A. 

      Defense against extra-terrestrial

    • B. 

      Also known as Star Wars, wouldn't shield against nuclear missiles, wouldn't make them obsolete.

    • C. 

      Star Wars

    • D. 

      Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) – also known as star wars. He claims that SDI will use lasers and satellites to provide an effective shield against incoming missiles, making nuclear weapons obsolete.

  • 10. 
    What were Gorbachev two new ideas
    • A. 

      Glasnost – openness Perestroika – reform

    • B. 

      Peace and serenity

    • C. 

      Science and math