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  • 1. 

    The Great Society was a...

    • A.

      Foreign Policy

    • B.

      Domestic Plan

    Correct Answer
    B. Domestic Plan
    Explanation
    The Great Society was a domestic plan implemented by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s. It aimed to address various social issues and promote social welfare within the United States. The plan included initiatives such as the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and the War on Poverty. These policies aimed to reduce poverty, improve education, provide healthcare to the elderly and low-income individuals, and promote equal rights for all citizens. Overall, the Great Society was a comprehensive domestic plan that sought to create a more equitable and prosperous society within the United States.

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  • 2. 

    One of the first points in the Great Society was...

    • A.

      Getting a raise

    • B.

      Education

    • C.

      A tax cut

    • D.

      Making new laws

    Correct Answer
    C. A tax cut
    Explanation
    One of the first points in the Great Society was a tax cut. This means that one of the initial goals of the Great Society program was to reduce taxes. The aim of this tax cut could have been to stimulate economic growth, provide relief to individuals and businesses, or incentivize investment and spending. By implementing a tax cut, the government hoped to achieve these objectives and potentially improve the overall well-being of the society.

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  • 3. 

    Who initiated the poverty program that Lyndon Johnson proposed in the Great Society?

    • A.

      Robert Kennedy

    • B.

      John F Kennedy

    • C.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • D.

      Richard Nixon

    Correct Answer
    C. Lyndon Johnson
    Explanation
    Lyndon Johnson initiated the poverty program that he proposed in the Great Society. As the President of the United States, Johnson implemented various social and economic reforms to combat poverty and inequality. The poverty program aimed to address issues such as unemployment, education, and healthcare, and it included initiatives like the Economic Opportunity Act and the establishment of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Johnson's commitment to fighting poverty and improving the lives of disadvantaged Americans was a central aspect of his presidency and the Great Society agenda.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of the health program that helped the elder?

    • A.

      Old Health

    • B.

      The Great Society

    • C.

      United Way

    • D.

      Medicare

    Correct Answer
    D. Medicare
    Explanation
    Medicare is the correct answer because it is a health program that specifically helps the elderly. It is a federal health insurance program in the United States that provides coverage for people aged 65 and older, as well as certain younger individuals with disabilities. Medicare helps to cover the costs of hospital care, medical services, and prescription drugs for eligible individuals, ensuring that older adults have access to necessary healthcare services.

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  • 5. 

    President Johnson wanted to provide education for who?

    • A.

      High school drop outs

    • B.

      College students

    • C.

      Elementary students

    • D.

      High school students

    Correct Answer
    C. Elementary students
    Explanation
    President Johnson wanted to provide education for elementary students. This can be inferred from the fact that he implemented the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which aimed to improve education for students in elementary and secondary schools.

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  • 6. 

    Ralph Nader influenced President Johnson to propose Bills on what issue?

    • A.

      Safety

    • B.

      Education

    • C.

      Poverty

    • D.

      Foreign policy

    Correct Answer
    A. Safety
    Explanation
    Ralph Nader influenced President Johnson to propose Bills on the issue of safety. This suggests that Nader's advocacy and influence were focused on promoting policies and regulations aimed at ensuring the safety of individuals, possibly in areas such as consumer protection, workplace safety, or public health.

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