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1.  (√2)⁴ =
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2.  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate based on age, and applies to individuals at least the age of:
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3.  Why is delegation of authority crucial to the successful execution of company operations?
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4.  The Beta Company has 9 employees.  There are 4 associates, each of whom earns $35,000 a year.  There are also 2 managers, each earning $47,000 a year, 1 director earning $52,000, 1 vice president earning $56,000, and 1 owner earning $450,000 a year.What is the average (arithmetic mean) annual income of the employees at Beta Company?
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5.  Which of the following is considered the most important contribution of the ancient Greeks to modern Western civilization?
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6.  When counseling a subordinate about unsatisfactory job performance, a manager should generally:
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7.  The kind of radio transmission that makes possible high fidelity and static-free broadcast of music is:
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8.  Which of the following treaties was not approved by the U.S. Senate?
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9.  Which form of business ownership has restricted liability, lower taxation, and fewer government restrictions?
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10.  The government of the Union of Myanmar, or Burma, responded to the electoral victory of the democratic opposition in 1990 by
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11.  An examination of 750 circuit boards produced by AMPEX Corp. revealed that 15 were defective.  At this rate, how many defective circuit boards would there be in a lot of 12,750
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12.  Yellow journalism refers to
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13.  A public opinion survey is done and it is reported that the results are not statistically significant.  What does this mean?
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14.  Which of the following describes the Executive Office of the President?
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15.  The key U.S. Cabinet-level agency charged with negotiating international trade agreements is
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16.  What is the marketing concept?
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17.  The Beta Company has 9 employees.  There are 4 associates, each of whom earns $35,000 a year.  There are also 2 managers, each earning $47,000 a year, 1 director earning $52,000, 1 vice president earning $56,000, and 1 owner earning $450,000 a year.What is the modal annual income of the Employees at the Beta Company?
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18.  Which of the following authorized Congress to legislate against slavery?
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19.  A controlled-circulation magazine is
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20.  Economists view ticket scalping as
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21.  Which of the following extensions would appear on a file made by a word processing program?
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22.  Dan Preston arrives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and wishes to convert $300 U.S. dollars to Canadian dollars.  If one U.S. dollar is worth $1.47 in Canadian currency, how many Canadian dollars does Dan receive?
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23.  Which of the following statements was not a result of the aftermath of communism's 1989 collapse in Eastern Europe?
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24.  Which of these is not a responsibility of the Federal Reserve Board?
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25.  An Equal Opportunity Employer will not discriminate against an employee based on race, religion, gender, national origin, or color.  However in certain circumstances, which one of the following can be a discriminatory factor for employment?
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26.  Which of the following concerning American movies and the American Motion Picture Industry is not true?
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27.  Which of the following statements is not true?
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28.  When writing or producing a story, most journalists agree "background information" means that the:
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29.  Marshall McLuhan's "global village" refers to:
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30.  The ___________ Act gave American workers the right to belong to labor unions and engage in collective bargaining.
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31.  A new trend has developed in the computer world in which one's work can now be saved using a device that plugs into the USB ports of their computer.  This device is known as a
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32.  Tanya's bowling scores this week were 112, 156, 179, 165.  Last week, her average score was 140.  How many points did her average improve?
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33.  In interpersonal communication, the encoder is
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34.  The reduction in the number of newspapers in the United States is primarily due to:
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35.  Before the president orders a covert intelligence operation, he must:
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36.  The Beta Company has 9 employees.  There are 4 associates, each of whom earns $35,000 a year.  There are also 2 managers, each earning $47,000 a year, 1 director earning $52,000, 1 vice president earning $56,000, and 1 owner earning $450,000 a year.What is the median annual income of the employees at the Beta Company?
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37.  The dominant ethnic group in the Yucatan Peninsula is
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38.  How did the end of World War II affect women's employment in the 1950s in the United States?
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39.  Top management are compensated more because they are valuable to the organization.  These top managers do more
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40.  An appliance originally costing $1,000 goes on sale one week for 25% off.  The following week, it is discounted an additional 10%.  what is the new sales price?
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41.  What is CRM (customer relationship management)?
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42.  The Council of Economic Advisers advises which of the following on monetary and fiscal policy?
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43.  Price controls (such as fixing the price for gas or renting apartments) are generally opposed by economists because
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44.  All of the following are examples of United States products that would typically fail to be produced to optimal output without government intervention EXCEPT:
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45.  Manufacturers can use promotion to create consumer demand for a product so that consumers exert pressure on marketing channel members to make it available.  This is called a
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46.  Concerning the current balance of trade, which of the following is correct?
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47.  Joe plans on buying a 1976 Mini Cooper to tour around England for $6000 or £3000 at a $2:£1 exchange rate.  However, shortly before he goes to the bank to change his dollars to pounds, the U.S. dollar goes to $3:£1.  How many U.S. dollars will Joe have to change into pounds in order to purchase the Mini Cooper?
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48.  A figure of speech in which a comparison is made by using "as" or "like" is a:
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49.  OPEC is an example of this economic phenomenon:
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50.  Amicus Curiae briefs are filed with the courts.  What are they?
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51.  The resolution of a printer is measured in:
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52.  An email address must follow a specific form and contain certain elements; however, numerous derivatives are allowed.  Which is NOT a proper email address form?
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53.  In this digital age, instant communication and monetary transfers can have a profound effect on events in other countries.  If, in the Tokyo market the dollar drops sharply against the Japanese yen,
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54.  In 1620, the ______________ established self-government for the Plymouth Colonists.
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55.  You own a bond issued by a foreign government; the interest rate is 20% in that country's currency.  Last year, the currency declined by 50% against the U.S. dollar.  For last year, in dollar terms, what did you earn on the bond?
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56.  The War Powers Resolution specifies that U.S. troops:
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57.  A subordinate employee who is given a poor performance evaluation complains to the manager that the organization's lack of response to her complaint of sexual harassment by a colleague was a major factor in the decline in performance.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts, for what is the manager held accountable?
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58.  The filibuster has been used to prevent a bill from passing in the Senate.  Why hasn't it been as much of a concern in recent years?
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59.  Computer monitors use the same type of technology that television sets do.  Which of the following is the technology that they share?
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60.  A state added a constitutional amendment to its state constitution.  Can the Congress overturn such an amendment?
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61.  Concerning the application of rights in the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to the states, which of the following is correct?
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62.  The expansion of U.S. presidential power in foreign policy is best illustrated by:
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63.  In contrast to communication in the United States, the use of silence in Japan normally signifies:
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64.  When giving an interview to a member of the media, the most important general rule is to:
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65.  Which of the following former U.S. vice-presidents was tried for treason but later acquitted?
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66.  Treaties must be approved by
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67.  Slander means:
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68.  One-eighth of a bookstore's magazines are sold on Friday.  If 1/4 of the remaining magazines are sold the next day, what fractional part of the magazines remains at the end of the second day?
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69.  When engaged in work activities, people are likely to be most creative when:
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70.  Emperor Napoleon III (Louis Napoleon) fell from power
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71.  Compared to older methods of direct coercion and threat, contemporary organizations are more likely to exercise power through:
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72.  The city of Istanbul's strategic location gives Turkey control of access to
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73.  Which of the following scenarios describes a situation in which "gerrymandering" might be in evidence?
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74. 
Sales in Year 3 accounted for approximately what percent of the total sales for the five years shown?
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75.  An example of selective perception is:
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76.  According to the recent census, there are more than 34 million foreign-born individuals in the United States.  The largest group of this population come from 
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77.  Today's Native Americans/American Indians descended from Asiatic ancestors who arrived in North America
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78. 
The following table lists the number of points that each of the 7 players on a particular team scored during a basketball tournament.If the number of points that Dean scored is reported incorrectly in the local newspaper as 27, which of the following statements is true?
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79.  You are traveling to a foreign country.  On the day of arrival you spend 168.00 in the local currency.  The exchange rate is 8.00 = $1.00 U.S.  The next day you travel to a neighboring country and spend 245.00 in that country's currency.  The exchange rate is 4.00 = $1.00 U.S.  How much, in U.S. money, did you spend in total?
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80.  A large computer designed to meet the needs of a large organization is called a
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81.  In public speaking, the term poisoning the well refers to:
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82.  From 1895 until the end of the Second World War, Korea was dominated by
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83.  According to U.S. law, which of the following must be licensed in order to operate?
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84.  A television V-Chip is
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85.  One of the most widely traded agricultural commodities on the planet, coffee grows best in
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86.  In the federal government, the General Accounting Office reports to:
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87.  Dan has created a ten-page essay, but he wants to print only the first three pages.  Which of the following printer commands should he use?
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88.  As a supervisor, you have noticed the poor performance of one of your subordinates.  Another manager in your department suggests that this subordinate needs some retraining, but you recognize that training will work only if the problem is that the subordinate:
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89.  What is a restricted rule in the House of Representatives?
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90.  A directive leadership style is most appropriate under which of the following conditions?
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91.  Which amendment gave women the right to vote?
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92.  The grassland zone of Argentina is known as the:
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93.  When analyzing financial statements, we can use ratios to help us analyze an organization's health.  Which ratio is not valid?
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Between which two consecutive years was the percent of decrease in sales for video game X the greatest?
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95.  The term containment was used to describe the principle of Cold War U.S. foreign policy designed primarily to:
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96.  Northern Ireland has what status within the United Kingdom?
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97.  Google.com can best be described as which of the following?
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98.  The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides protection for
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99.  The negotiation of treaties and international agreements is the responsibility of 
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100.  A television is on sale for 20% off.  If the sale price is $800, what was the original price?
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101.  Prior to the Ottoman incursion into Europe, Kosovo was of special national significance to which of the following ethnic groups?
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102.  According to Procedural Justice Theory, an important consideration when giving employees negative feedback about their jobs performance is to:
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103.  During the last decade, federal government direct-hire employment has:
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104.  Which of the following is the noncommercial radio network, known for its cultural and informational programming?
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105.  Which of the following is considered an output device (produces information from processing):
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106.  If you see an employee staring out the window rather than working, and you judge that employee as "lazy," you may be making the:
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107.  Some word processing systems allow you to keep all files you edit with the same name, but they save them as different:
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108.  What are the three basic economic problems that every economy must solve?
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109.  When do you get if you add all of your students' final grades together and then divide the total by the number of students?
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110.  A blueprint has a scale of 3 feet per 1/2 inch.  If a bathroom is 1 1/2 inches X 2 inches, what are its actual dimensions?
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111.  The maximize button performs which of the following activities:
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112.  Congressional oversight is a term used to signify
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113.  What was the Trail of Tears?
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114.  The fundamental goal of Sinn Fein is
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115.  Which of the following amendments to the U.S. Constitution conferred automatic U.S citizenship on all persons born in the United States.
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116.  Which of the following did not occur during the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction?
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117.  A traditionally structured, effective, persuasive speech incorporates which of the following in support of a thesis or claim?
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118.  Many trade economists argue that closing off an economy to international market forces creates critical inefficiencies as local producers become ____________, expending resources on cornering artificially created markets via specially acquired licenses, legitimate legislation, or personal connections.
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119.  While shock therapy is well known for its controversial effect on the Russian and Polish economies, it was first applied to this South American economy:
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120.  At the end of the year you are asked to summarize the performance evaluation ratings of the nine employees that you supervise.  Their scores on a 5-point scale are 2.0, 2.5, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.0, 4.0, and 4.5.  When reporting the descriptive statistics on your group, you have to report the mean, median, and mode of their performance evaluations.  These numbers, in correct order, are: 
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121.  Which of the following regarding the Marshall Plan is not true?
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122.  Which of the following methods is LEAST likely to be effective in promoting teamwork in the workplace?
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123.  The Necessary and Proper Clause in the Constitution did what?
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124.  Which of the following types of political campaigns is partially publicly financed?
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125.  Which famed musician helped develop the bebop style of jazz in the 1940s?
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126.  Which of the following countries imports the most U.S. merchandise?
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127.  Which of the following was passed during what historians and political scientists have labeled the Progressive Era?
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128.  Customization in operations management is
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129.  Return on investment (ROI) is often used as an indicator of an organization's success.  If ROI is calculated by computing profits as a percentage of capital invested, which of the following statements is true when comparing Company A (net profits of $1.5 million, $6.0 million capital investment) and Company B (net profits of $1.0 million, $4.0 million capital investment)?
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130.  Yugoslavia was initially established as a kingdom of Serbs, Slovenes, and 
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131.  A connection between two or more computers so that they can share resources is known as a(n)
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132.  What is the role of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?
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133.  The Social Security system was established based upon the trust fund structure.  What has happened to the trust funds?
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134.  Mercantilism was an economic policy that attempted to obtain a favorable balance of trade that would result in the maximum inflows of gold and silver.  During what century was this economic theory popular?
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135.  People are MOST likely to feel stressed if they:
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136.  A bit is defined as 
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137.  In 1939, the Kingdom of Siam became officially known as 
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138.  The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 was expanded by President:
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139.  What is a URL?
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140.  Which sub-Saharan African countries were independent at the end of World War II in 1945?
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