Lsn Government Review Quiz: Unit 7

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This quiz assesses your knowledge of Unit 7.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these does the International Red Cross provide in a time of war?
    • A. 

      Health care to prisoners of war

    • B. 

      Trained personnel to assist in combat

    • C. 

      Military protection to nations surrounding war zones

    • D. 

      Ambassadors to help warring nations reach peaceful agreements

  • 2. 
    Which of these is the main goal of both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
    • A. 

      To improve the economies of member nations

    • B. 

      To promote democratic reforms in member nations

    • C. 

      To increase reliance on agriculture in member nations

    • D. 

      To support educational institutions of member nations

  • 3. 
    Why did the United States government most likely sign the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
    • A. 

      To provide direct funding to foreign countries

    • B. 

      To establish a military alliance

    • C. 

      To expand the US economy

    • D. 

      To improve the transportation system between member countries

  • 4. 
    Which of these has contributed most to the discussion of reforming the Social Security system?
    • A. 

      Americans are not living as long as previous generations

    • B. 

      The number of retired personas has decreased

    • C. 

      The taxes to pay for Social Security have never been increased

    • D. 

      The number of retired persons is increasing rapidly, while the amount of money going into Social Security is not increasing rapidly

  • 5. 
    Which of these is a responsibility of the Federal Reserve System?
    • A. 

      Collecting taxes

    • B. 

      Lending money to individuals

    • C. 

      Controlling the US government’s monetary policy

    • D. 

      Approving government budgets

  • 6. 
    Which of these government actions is designed to lower inflation?
    • A. 

      Hiring more government workers

    • B. 

      Lowering taxes

    • C. 

      Raising taxes

    • D. 

      Increasing government spending

  • 7. 
    Which of these is represented by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?
    • A. 

      The amount of reserve that banks are required to hold

    • B. 

      The rate of interest charged on reserves lent to banks

    • C. 

      The total value of goods and services within a nation

    • D. 

      The change in the average price of consumer goods and services

  • 8. 
    Which of these would be involved in stopping an invasion of a Western European country?
    • A. 

      International Monetary Fund

    • B. 

      United Nations Children’s Fund

    • C. 

      North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    • D. 

      North American Free Trade Agreement

  • 9. 
    Providing foreign aid helps meet United States foreign policy goals by
    • A. 

      Providing stability in the country

    • B. 

      Encouraging countries to establish colonies

    • C. 

      Causing poor nations to turn to communist governments

    • D. 

      Helping strong nations take over weak nations

  • 10. 
    The United States stops trading with a country because of reported evidence that the government of the country mistreats its citizens.Which foreign policy tool is the United States government using in this situation
    • A. 

      Economic Sanction

    • B. 

      Foreign aid

    • C. 

      Peace treaty

    • D. 

      Military involvement

  • 11. 
    Which economic concept caused the situation illustrated in the cartoon?
    • A. 

      International economic aid

    • B. 

      Global trade restrictions

    • C. 

      Economic globalization

    • D. 

      Embargoes on foreign products

  • 12. 
    Which of these is usually a result of free trade between countries?
    • A. 

      More embargoes on goods

    • B. 

      More markets for goods

    • C. 

      Higher tariffs on goods

    • D. 

      Reduced supplies of goods

  • 13. 
    Which of these actions would most likely result in a decrease in consumer spending?
    • A. 

      Decreasing the interest rate

    • B. 

      Increasing government spending

    • C. 

      Decreasing the reserve requirement

    • D. 

      Increasing income taxes

  • 14. 
    Which of these does the headline suggest about unemployment rates?
    • A. 

      Rates vary among different geographical areas.

    • B. 

      Rates are affected by government fiscal policy.

    • C. 

      Rates decrease as businesses become automated.

    • D. 

      Rates increase as the economy expands.

  • 15. 
    Which of these sets monetary policy in the United States?
    • A. 

      The Federal Reserve

    • B. 

      The Treasury Department

    • C. 

      The Secretary of State

    • D. 

      The Federal Trade Commission

  • 16. 
    Which of these best represents the opinion of the cartoonist?
    • A. 

      Rates of inflation are low.

    • B. 

      Effects of inflation are unnoticeable.

    • C. 

      Actions needed to control inflation are unnecessary.

    • D. 

      Actions taken to control inflation are ineffective.

  • 17. 
    Which of these best reflects how the federal government manages the economy through fiscal policy?
    • A. 

      Taxing and spending

    • B. 

      Changing the interest rates

    • C. 

      Buying and selling securities

    • D. 

      Controlling the money supply

  • 18. 
    Maryland and its citizens are concerned about pollution in the Potomac River. Two thousand acres of forested land along the Potomac River are for sale by a private developer.Which of these would be the best way for the state to protect the environment of the Potomac River?
    • A. 

      Encourage residential development of the land

    • B. 

      Purchase the land and set it aside as a wildlife refuge

    • C. 

      Rent the land to local governments for recreational use

    • D. 

      Give tax breaks to a business that wants to build a factory on the land

  • 19. 
    Maryland’s Smart Growth Areas Act of 1999 encourages the building of new homes in vacant city lots.Which of these is a reason Maryland’s government passed this law?
    • A. 

      To eliminate the use of unsanitary water

    • B. 

      To prevent over-development of rural areas

    • C. 

      To encourage farmers to produce larger crops

    • D. 

      To encourage more people to own small businesses

  • 20. 
    Which of these public agencies usually decides local land-use issues?
    • A. 

      Police department

    • B. 

      Transportation department

    • C. 

      Zoning board

    • D. 

      Treasurer’s office

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