American Pageant 13th Edition

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American Pageant 13th Edition

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The right-to-life movement succeeded in?
    • A. 

      Creating a constitutional amendment banning abortions.

    • B. 

      Helping to defeat pro-choice politicians and achieving restrictions on abortions.

    • C. 

      Getting the Stewart v. Freeman case to the Supreme Court.

    • D. 

      All of these choices are correct.

  • 2. 
    By 1980, the American economy was beginning to show a pattern of?
    • A. 

      Increased per-worker productivity.

    • B. 

      Massive reinvestment in capital industry.

    • C. 

      A significant shift from industrial to service employment.

    • D. 

      Permanent prosperity.

  • 3. 
    The baby-boom generation will create a major problem in the future by?
    • A. 

      Placing an enormous strain on the Social Security system

    • B. 

      Producing an even larger generation of children than itself.

    • C. 

      Creating a housing surplus.

    • D. 

      Causing immigration restrictions to be imposed upon many deserving people.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was true of women in American society by the mid-1980s?
    • A. 

      They no longer had to contend with occupational segregation.

    • B. 

      Most adult women worked for pay outside the home.

    • C. 

      The earnings gap between women workers and men workers disappeared.

    • D. 

      Most new mothers left the job market permanently.

  • 5. 
    A striking feature of the new wealth of the 1980s was? 
    • A. 

      The extent to which people put their money into savings accounts.

    • B. 

      The degree to which wealth came from moving assets around rather than from creating goods.

    • C. 

      How many new industries were created during the decade.

    • D. 

      All of these choices are correct.

  • 6. 
    In Bakke v. University of California, the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Outlawed quotas and upheld the principle of affirmative action.

    • B. 

      Upheld quotas and outlawed the principle of affirmative action.

    • C. 

      Outlawed quotas and the principle of affirmative action.

    • D. 

      Upheld quotas and the principles of affirmative action.

  • 7. 
    The most important method of the 1970s designed to overcome segregation in the schools was? 
    • A. 

      State court-mandated desegregation of the real estate market.

    • B. 

      Federal court-ordered busing.

    • C. 

      Voluntary desegregation of schools, with a state court oversight.

    • D. 

      Federal court-mandated desegregation of the real estate market.

  • 8. 
    Anti-feminism achieved its greatest victory in?
    • A. 

      Blocking ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

    • B. 

      Getting governments to refuse to pay for abortions under Medicaid.

    • C. 

      Creating the National Organization for Women.

    • D. 

      Getting Congress to pass the Dependent Woman Tax Act, giving tax benefits to dependent women.

  • 9. 
    The Women's Strike of 1970 and the women's movement of the 1970s centered on three central demands. Which one was NOT one of the three? Choose on
    • A. 

      The removal of the "glass ceiling" in 20% of all corporate management positions.

    • B. 

      Equality for women in employment and education.

    • C. 

      Child care centers throughout the nation.

    • D. 

      Women's control over their bodies, including the right to abortion.

  • 10. 
    Evangelical Protestants and conservative Catholics in the 1980s and 1990s generally agreed on all of the following issues EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Federal aid to religious schools.

    • B. 

      Opposition to abortion.

    • C. 

      Political participation by the clergy.

    • D. 

      None