Government Quiz 11

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  • 1. 
    The 2001 tax cuts combined with a faltering economy, __________.
    • A. 

      Turned the federal government's budget surplus into deficits

    • B. 

      Turned the federal government's budget deficit into a budget surplus

    • C. 

      Provided more income for the government

    • D. 

      Enabled the government to spend more

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A budget resolution is passed to set overall spending targets.

    • B. 

      An authorization to spend federal money is adopted.

    • C. 

      An appropriations bill is passed to pay for the spending that has been authorized.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      General Accounting Office

    • C. 

      Office of Management and Budget

    • D. 

      Federal Reserve Board

  • 4. 
    One result of the Reagan program was that ____________.
    • A. 

      The wealthiest 5% of Americans received a massive tax hike

    • B. 

      Many social services were cut

    • C. 

      The budget was balanced

    • D. 

      Defense spending was cut

  • 5. 
    A budget deficit is ________________.
    • A. 

      The gap between government's income and outlays

    • B. 

      The total amount of money that the United States owes to its debtors

    • C. 

      A rarely occurring phenomenon in recent years

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 6. 
    A federal tax on imports is _______________.
    • A. 

      A GATT

    • B. 

      An oligopoly

    • C. 

      A tariff

    • D. 

      A court injunction

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      It is a trade agreement between Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

    • B. 

      Labor bitterly opposed the agreement.

    • C. 

      Business generally supported the agreement.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The aim of the Sherman Antitrust Act was to ____________.
    • A. 

      Encourage competition in business and prevent the rowth of monopolies

    • B. 

      Create the National labor Relataions Board

    • C. 

      Prohibit closed shops

    • D. 

      Prohibit employers from discriminating against workers for union activity or membership

  • 9. 
    Charging that the computer software giant was using its monoploy in personal computer operating systems to gain competitive advantage in other software fields, such as Internet browsers, in 1998 the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against __________.
    • A. 

      IBM

    • B. 

      Alcatel

    • C. 

      Microsoft

    • D. 

      EDS

  • 10. 
    A multi-interest and often multinational, corporation that may, under one roof, manufacture products ranging from missiles to baby bottles is _____________.
    • A. 

      A monopoly

    • B. 

      An oligopoly

    • C. 

      A conglomerate

    • D. 

      A closed shop

  • 11. 
    In order to promote the general welfare, the federal government fills which of the following roles?
    • A. 

      Regulator

    • B. 

      Promoter

    • C. 

      Protector

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    A crusader for auto safety who brought federal legislation to bear and who prodded the automobile industry to produce safer cars and to recall thosse with suspected defects was ____________.
    • A. 

      George Bush

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      Ross Perot

    • D. 

      Ralph Nader

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      They were vetoed by Republican presidents

    • B. 

      They are among the principal federal consumer laws.

    • C. 

      They were part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal Program

    • D. 

      They have nothing in common.

  • 14. 
    The Social Security Act and amendments to it provide for _______.
    • A. 

      Disability insurance

    • B. 

      Old-age and survivors insurance

    • C. 

      Medicare

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The federal law that established federally insured loans for college students and established the work-study programs was known as _________.
    • A. 

      The Morrill Act

    • B. 

      The Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pell grants)

    • C. 

      The National Defense Education Act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The controversy surrounding the northern spotted owl illustrates which of the following?
    • A. 

      The controversy over federal support of bird watching

    • B. 

      The problems that states have in protecting migratory birds from being killed

    • C. 

      The controversy over which species qualify for protection on the endangered species list

    • D. 

      The controversy that may develop when environmental concerns affect employment

  • 17. 
    The controversial secretary of the interior in the Reagan administration who seemed to favor development over environmental concerns was __________.
    • A. 

      Edwin Meese III

    • B. 

      Margaret Heckler

    • C. 

      James Watt

    • D. 

      Milton Friedman

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Chernobyl

    • B. 

      Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      San Luis Obispo, California

    • D. 

      Sherbrooke, Maine

  • 19. 
    After more than half a century of government quotas and controls, the U.S. farmers themselves can decide what to grow, due to _________.
    • A. 

      Strong farmer union membership

    • B. 

      Reduction in the amount of farming regulations

    • C. 

      A major overhaul in domestic farm policy

    • D. 

      New farming techniques

  • 20. 
    The legislation designed to move U.S. agriculture from government dependence toward a free-market approach is known as the 1996 ________.
    • A. 

      Farmers Relief Act

    • B. 

      Farmers Free-Market Act

    • C. 

      Freedom for Agriculture Act

    • D. 

      Freedom to Farm Act

  • 21. 
    The nation's farm policy used to protect farmers through a program of government ____________.
    • A. 

      Subsidies that fluctuated with market prices

    • B. 

      Subsidies that stabilized market prices

    • C. 

      Give-aways that caused increased market prices

    • D. 

      Give-aways that resulted in decreased market prices

  • 22. 
    By invoking a seventy-year-old statute called the Railway Labor Act, President Clinton intervened because a strike threatened ________.
    • A. 

      The railroad industry

    • B. 

      Interstate commerce

    • C. 

      International trade

    • D. 

      Labor relations