Social Studies EOC Review Questions

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 139

SettingsSettingsSettings
Social Studies EOC Review Questions - Quiz

Read each question carefully!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After the defeat of Japan in WWII, the United States led the Allies in the occupation and rehabilition of the Japanese state...the US...forces... enacted widespread military, political, economic, social reforms....MacArthur also tried... to (change) the economy into a free market capitalist system...Allied advisors.. dictated a new constitution.Source: US Department of StateThe Allies helped Japan rebuild after WWII. Which describes how the Allies were involved in rebuilding Japan? 
    • A. 

      The Allies sent military forces to rebuild Japan’s government and economic structure

    • B. 

      The Allies sent military forces to help regulate Japan′s wealthy economy.

    • C. 

      The Allies sent military forces to take control of Japan′s military forces.

    • D. 

      The Allies sent the military to rebuild Japan′s armed forces to protect the country.

  • 2. 
    Englishmen... have given the people of India the greatest human blessing---peace. They have introduced Western education. This has brought an ancient and civilized nation in touch with modern thought, modern sciences, and modern life. They have built an administration that is strong and efficient. They have framed wise laws and have established courts of justice. Romesh Dutt, 1905Which of statements reflect the author's view of the impact of imperialism on India?
    • A. 

      Imperialism helped the people of India improve their barter system

    • B. 

      Imperialism helped the people of India by advancing and modernizing their governmental insititutions

    • C. 

      Imperialism harmed the people of India by replacing their traditional culture through modernization

    • D. 

      Imperialism harmed the people of India by weaking their administration

  • 3. 
    Over the past few years, dealing with HIV/AIDS and its effects has become one of the major public policy issues in most southern African countries. While it is fundamentally a health issue, the impact of HIV/AIDS goes far beyond health because of its widespread human, social, and economic effects. Southern Africa has had the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world; several countries in the region have HIV prevalence rates over 20 percent of the adult population, with the highest reported adult HIV prevelance rates of over 30 percent. As a result, it is estimated that nearly two-thirds of all HIV-positive people in the world live in sub-Saharan Africa, while South Africa, along with India, has the highest number of HIV-positive people of any country in the world.World Health Organization, 2006What can be concluded about the impact of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in southern Africa as of 2006?
    • A. 

      AIDS cases have had the same effect in southern African countries as in other countries

    • B. 

      AIDS has had a limited social impact on people living in southern African countries

    • C. 

      The number of deaths from AIDS has created many political crises and unresolved issues in southern African countries

    • D. 

      The increasing number of AIDS cases in southern African countries has had huge negative social and economic consequences

  • 4. 
    Weaknesses of Imperial Power-Napoleon's invasion of Spain-divisions among social classes-desire for independent, democratic government-desire for economic independenceWhich might be the result of these factors? 
    • A. 

      Anarchy

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Revolution

    • D. 

      Mutiny

  • 5. 
    How did the Industrial Revolution affect economic relationships among nations?
    • A. 

      It created political alliances among nations with resources

    • B. 

      It promoted a greater degree of interdependence among nations

    • C. 

      It increased the standard of living for all nations

    • D. 

      It generated more isolationism among nations with economic resources

  • 6. 
    Which summarizes the main characteristics of a traditional economic system?
    • A. 

      Central government control, central planning, price controls

    • B. 

      Diplomacy, labor participates in managerial decisions

    • C. 

      Private ownership, social control of division of labor

    • D. 

      Direct trade, no competition, rely on customs

  • 7. 
    How do economic alliances, such as the European Union(EU) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), affect international affairs? 
    • A. 

      They raise trade barriers between competing nations

    • B. 

      They lower sales tax on consumer goods

    • C. 

      They allow nations to negotiate trade imbalances

    • D. 

      They increase trade among member nations

  • 8. 
    How could a high-interest loan affect a person's financial health?
    • A. 

      High-interest loans can be difficult to pay back, which will make it harder to get future loans

    • B. 

      High-interest loans are reported to credit agencies and will hurt your credit history

    • C. 

      High-interest loans can be deducted from income tax, helping an individual save money

    • D. 

      High-interest loans typically have fewer fees and therefore cost less, overall

  • 9. 
    In contrast to a democracy, which form of government uses the military to maintain power against the people's consent?
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Dictatorship

    • C. 

      Theocracy

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

  • 10. 
    It must be acknowledged that the term "republic" is of very vague application in every language... I would say purely and simply it means a government by its citizens in mass, acting directly and personally according to rules established by the majority. Thomas Jefferson, 1776Which statement best summarizes Jefferson's idea of a republican government?
    • A. 

      The power of the government rests with the body of its citizens

    • B. 

      The power of the government rests with the leaders at the top of the government

    • C. 

      Republican governments have a monarch that leads the nation

    • D. 

      Republican governments have strict laws that rule its citizens

  • 11. 
    The people are extremely well qualified for choosing those whom they are to entrust with part of their authority.Charles de Secondat, Baron de MontesquieuOf Laws Directly Derived from the Nature of Government, 1748Which best summarizes Montesquieu's view of the responsibility of citizens in a democracy?
    • A. 

      To lobby for new laws

    • B. 

      To vote for their leaders

    • C. 

      To respond to public opinion polls

    • D. 

      To take part in election campaigns

  • 12. 
    Italy Voting Requirements-25 years of age, citizen, all citizens automatically registered to vote, -optional to vote-use national identification document for voter identificationSaudi Arabia-21 years of age, males only can vote, very few elections held- optional to vote- ID required in order to voteUsing the information from above, what is suggested about the requirements for citizenship in Italy and Saudi Arabia?
    • A. 

      Italian citizens can vote at age 22

    • B. 

      Saudi Arabian citizens do not vote

    • C. 

      Italian citizens are required to go vote

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabian citizens must be male to vote

  • 13. 
    How do governments influence art and literature in nondemocratic societies? 
    • A. 

      Governments allow freedom of expression and design for all creators of arts

    • B. 

      Governments use artistic expression to attract foreign trade with nations interested in the culture

    • C. 

      Citizens are commonly exposed to government-sponsored art and literature in the form of propaganda

    • D. 

      People are divided into labor classes, thereby allowing only certain people to create art or write literature

  • 14. 
    Imperialism in AfricaThe period of imperialism has witnessed many wars... They have resulted in the taking of territory by force... The white rulers of the colonies live at the expense of the natives. Their chief work is to organize labor for their support. In the typical colony, the most fertile lands and the mineral resources are owned by white foreigners. These holdings are worked by natives under their direction. The foreigners take wealth out of the country. All the hard work is done by the natives. JA Hobson, 1902According to the author, how did imperialism affect African societies?
    • A. 

      Foreigners helped the continent by finding its valuable minerals

    • B. 

      Foreigners took the citizens out the country to work as slaves

    • C. 

      Foreigners used the most fertile land and took wealth out of the nation

    • D. 

      Foreigners helped the continent by providing citizens with high-paying jobs

  • 15. 
    Article 1The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), hereinafter referred to as "the Organization", created as a permanent intergovernmental organization in conformity with the Resolutions of the Conference of the Representatives of the Government of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela, held in Baghdad from September 10 to 14, 1960, shall carry out its functions in accordance with the provisions set forth hereunder.Article 2 A. The principal aim of the Organization shall be the coordination and unification of the petroleum policies of Member Countries and the determination of the best means for safeguarding their interests, individually, and collectively.B. The Organization shall devise ways and means of ensuring the stabilization of prices in international oil markets with a view to eliminating harmful and unnecessary fluctuations.C. Due regard shall be given at all times to the interests of the producing nations and to the necessity of securing a steady income to the producing countries; an efficient, economic, and regular supply of petroleum to consuming nations; and a fair return on their capital to those investing in the petroleum industry.OPEC Statues, 1961Based on the excerpt, what impact would OPEC have on global trade?
    • A. 

      It would control prices of oil throughout the world

    • B. 

      It would limit the amount of oil sent to Western nations

    • C. 

      It would increase the amount of oil used by the Middle Eastern nations

    • D. 

      It would regulate the amount of oil sent to Europe

  • 16. 
    The political liberty of the subject is a tranquility of mind, arising from the opinion each person has of his safety. In order to have this liberty, it is requisite the government be so constituted as one man need to afraid of another. When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty, because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner. Again, there is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers.Montesquieu, Spirit of Laws, 1748Which statement summarizes Montesquieu's view of government?
    • A. 

      Government should be ruled by a monarch

    • B. 

      Government should not give too much liberty to its people

    • C. 

      Government should be divided so that it remains fair to its citizens

    • D. 

      Government should be controlled by one body of magistrates

  • 17. 
    There are two ways of countering injustice. One way is to smash the head of the man who perpetrates injustice and to get your own head smashed in the process. All strong people in the world adopt this course. Everywhere wars are fought and millions of people are killed. The consequences is not the progress of the nation but the decline...It brings disaster to both belligerents...Similarly, no State is possible without two entities, the rulers and the ruled. You are our sovereign, our Government, only so long as we consider ourselves your subjects. When we are not subjects, you are not the sovereign either... Shower what sufferings you like upon us; we will calmly endure all and not hurt a hair of your body.  We will gladly die and will not so much as touch you. But so long as there is yet life in these our bones, we will never comply with your arbitrary laws.Mohandas Gandhi, 1916Which statement summarizes Gandhi's views about how a government should rule its people? 
    • A. 

      Violence is the best way for a government to rule its people

    • B. 

      Fair laws bring the decline of nations and their governments

    • C. 

      Governments should have many arbitrary rules for their people

    • D. 

      Governments bring the decline of their nations by enforcing rules with violence

  • 18. 
    "Innovations are normally the creation of business people"Joseph Schumpter, Economic Theorists, 1911With which economic theory would Joseph Schumpter likely have agreed? 
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Traditionalism

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 19. 
    Although the present epidemic is called Spanish Influenza, there is no reason to believe that it originated in Spain. Some writers who have studied the question believe that the epidemic came from the Orient (Asia) and they call attention to the fact that the Germans mention the disease as occurring along the eastern front in the summer and fall of 1917.The Coconino Sun 1918What was a common cause of the epidemic of the 1918 Spanish influenza?
    • A. 

      Lack of a vaccine or cure

    • B. 

      Government policy of isolationism

    • C. 

      Decreasing trade with nations where the epidemic began

    • D. 

      Migration of people from the affected areas to different parts of the world

Back to Top Back to top
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.