The Contemporary Western World, 1970 - Present 3 4/25/10

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The Contemporary Western World, 1970 - Present 3 4/25/10


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  • 1. 
    World's largest single trading bloc by 1992         
    • A. 

      EEC

    • B. 

      Budget deficit

    • C. 

      Impeachment

    • D. 

      Euro

    • E. 

      Thatcherism

  • 2. 
    Common currency established by the EU
    • A. 

      EEC

    • B. 

      Budget deficit

    • C. 

      Impeachment

    • D. 

      Euro

    • E. 

      Thatcherism

  • 3. 
    British government economic policy in the 1980s
    • A. 

      EEC

    • B. 

      Budget deficit

    • C. 

      Impeachment

    • D. 

      Euro

    • E. 

      Thatcherism

  • 4. 
    Government spending in excess of revenues
    • A. 

      EEC

    • B. 

      Budget deficit

    • C. 

      Impeachment

    • D. 

      Euro

    • E. 

      Thatcherism

  • 5. 
    Formal charges of misconduct                  
    • A. 

      EEC

    • B. 

      Budget deficit

    • C. 

      Impeachment

    • D. 

      Euro

    • E. 

      Thatcherism

  • 6. 
    In 1993 Canada signed the North American Free Trade  Agreement because it wanted to
    • A. 

      Join the United States.

    • B. 

      Ease trade with the United States.

    • C. 

      Reduce Mexican trade.

    • D. 

      Settle the Quebec secession issue.

  • 7. 
    Pierre Trudeau's Liberal  government passed the Official Language Act that
    • A. 

      Allowed both French and English to be used in the federal civil service.

    • B. 

      Made English Canada's official language.

    • C. 

      Demanded that all provincial government officials learn French.

    • D. 

      Demanded that all provincial government officials learn English.

  • 8. 
    President Clinton, elected in 1992, claimed to be a new kind of Democrat,one who
    • A. 

      Was younger than his opponent.

    • B. 

      Promoted new ideas that the Republicans would not support.

    • C. 

      Favored a*mmber of what had been 1980s Republican policies.

    • D. 

      Was from New England and lived in New Mexico.

  • 9. 
    The spending policies of the Reagan administration in the 1980sincluded all of the following EXCEPT one. Which one?
    • A. 

      Cutbacks in spending on food stamps, school lunches, and job programs

    • B. 

      Record budget deficits

    • C. 

      Exceeded a one trillion dollar fedral budget by 1987

    • D. 

      Controls on inflation

  • 10. 
    The economic policies of the Thateher government in the 1980s includedall of the following EXCEPT one. Which one? 
    • A. 

      Attempted cutbacks in spending on social welfare

    • B. 

      Restrictions on union power

    • C. 

      Preserving local property taxes

    • D. 

      Controls on inflation

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