Denny 1990s U.S. History Quiz #1

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  • 1. 
    How did the international reputation of the United States change after the dissolution of the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      We became known as a benevolent superpower.

    • B. 

      We were considered an imperialistic aggressor.

    • C. 

      We were feared as the world's only true superpower.

    • D. 

      We were considered weak and ineffective.

  • 2. 
    How did Americans view U.S. participation in the Gulf War?
    • A. 

      We felt it was our duty to protect Kuwait.

    • B. 

      We felt it was our duty to free the Iraqi people from a notorious dictator.

    • C. 

      We felt that the U.S. only intervened to protect our oil and financial interests.

    • D. 

      We felt that the U.S. should not be involved in a war that does not involve us.

  • 3. 
    How did the Gulf War spark the digital revolution?
    • A. 

      It gave us more money to spend on cool stuff.

    • B. 

      It created or improved military technologies that were later privatized.

    • C. 

      It gave us more oil to generate electricity.

    • D. 

      It allowed Bill Clinton to win the Presidential election, and he brought it in with him in 1992.

  • 4. 
    How did the creation of the Internet lead to globalization?
    • A. 

      It brought American ideas to other nations.

    • B. 

      It required people to travel around the world to connect their infrastructure.

    • C. 

      It forced the Soviet Union to become more open to western ideas.

    • D. 

      It allowed people over great distances to communicate and work together quickly and easily.

  • 5. 
    How did the digital revolution and the advent of the Internet lead to the economic prosperity of the 1990s?
    • A. 

      Many new products and businesses were created around these technological innovations.

    • B. 

      People now had more money to buy more wanted products, fueling consumerism.

    • C. 

      It allowed American manufacturers the opportunity to compete with Asian manufacturers of electronics.

    • D. 

      It reversed the U.S. imbalance of trade.

  • 6. 
    Why was the successful cloning of Dolly the Sheep so controversial?
    • A. 

      People want organic food, not genetically modified animal products.

    • B. 

      It created a spiritual and practical conundrum related to individual identity.

    • C. 

      Both sheep were later sent to slaughter.

    • D. 

      Cloning might create livestock overpopulation at market, driving down market prices for meat.

  • 7. 
    Does it matter if global warming is created by carbon emissions or is a natural occurrence?
    • A. 

      Yes because regulations on the auto industry will drastically affect the economy in a negative manner.

    • B. 

      No because either way we cannot continue to dump so much pollution into our environment and remain sustainable.

    • C. 

      I don't know!

    • D. 

      I don't care!

  • 8. 
    Why did the initial offering of the Euro on the international monetary exchange become so rapidly competitive with the U.S. dollar?
    • A. 

      The rest of the world likes Europeans more than Americans.

    • B. 

      The combined European market has way more money than the U.S. market.

    • C. 

      The European market was just as large and prosperous as the U.S. market, but without the debt load.

    • D. 

      There are more successful companies in the European market as compared to the U.S. market.

  • 9. 
    How might the Rodney King incident have affected the outcome of the O.J. Simpson trial?
    • A. 

      The LAPD was exposed as incompetent in both instances.

    • B. 

      People once again became more interested in a civil rights movement, and came to Simpson's defense.

    • C. 

      Simpson was a celebrity, while Rodney King was not, and they each were treated differently.

    • D. 

      The Simpson acquittal may have been a racially biased response to the Rodney King incident.

  • 10. 
    What racial group is replacing whites as the majority in many southern states?
    • A. 

      Caucasians

    • B. 

      Hispanics

    • C. 

      African-Americans

    • D. 

      Asians

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