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  • 1. 

    All of the following statements about the disaster at Love Canal (Niagara Falls, New York) are true except:

    • A.

      The Federal Government knew, before the area's citizens did, that toxic chemicals were being illegally disposed of in the neighborhoods

    • B.

      Housewives kidnapped Environmental Protection Agents, protesting that the National Government should relocate them

    • C.

      The property values of homes in the area plummeted, since no one wanted to live in an area that was negatively affected by toxic chemicals

    • D.

      Many people in the area, especially children and the elderly, developed very serious, life-threatening illnesses due to the toxic chemicals

    Correct Answer
    A. The Federal Government knew, before the area's citizens did, that toxic chemicals were being illegally disposed of in the neighborhoods
    Explanation
    The statement that is not true is "The Federal Government knew, before the area's citizens did, that toxic chemicals were being illegally disposed of in the neighborhoods." This statement implies that the Federal Government had prior knowledge of the illegal disposal of toxic chemicals in Love Canal, which is not true. In reality, it was the citizens who discovered the toxic waste and raised concerns, leading to further investigations and actions.

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  • 2. 

    All of the following statements are true about the disaster at Three Mile Island except:

    • A.

      The movie "The China Syndrome", starring Jane Fonda, was based on the disaster at Three Mile Island

    • B.

      The disaster basically started due to a plumbing problem - there wasn't any water cooling down the reactor

    • C.

      Officials released the pressure in the reactor by allowing steam to escape; that steam had small levels of radioactivity

    • D.

      The melt-down went through 40% of the thick iron floor beneath the reactor

    Correct Answer
    A. The movie "The China Syndrome", starring Jane Fonda, was based on the disaster at Three Mile Island
  • 3. 

    In the early-1980s, "Valley Girls" originated in which of the following areas in Los Angeles County?

    • A.

      The San Fernando Valley

    • B.

      Orange County

    • C.

      The Santa Clarita Valley

    • D.

      Long Beach

    Correct Answer
    A. The San Fernando Valley
    Explanation
    Valley Girls originated in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County in the early-1980s.

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  • 4. 

    All of the following statements are true about "New Coke" except:

    • A.

      Coca-Cola executives confirmed that consumers wanted them to replace the "Original Formula"

    • B.

      Coca-Cola brought back the "Original Formula" about 3 months after introducing "New Coke"

    • C.

      The "Pepsi Challenge" made Coca-Cola executives very uneasy and nervous

    • D.

      The Top Two Coca-Cola Executives received large bonuses after bringing back the "Original Formula"

    Correct Answer
    A. Coca-Cola executives confirmed that consumers wanted them to replace the "Original Formula"
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is that Coca-Cola executives confirmed that consumers wanted them to replace the "Original Formula." This statement is not true because in reality, Coca-Cola executives did not receive confirmation from consumers to replace the "Original Formula."

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  • 5. 

    All of the following statements are true about the "Miracle on Ice" except:

    • A.

      The U.S. defeated the USSR 4 - 3 in the Gold Medal Game

    • B.

      The U.S. had to protect its one-goal lead for the last ten minutes of the game v. the USSR

    • C.

      The USSR head coach replaced the world's best goalkeeper after the first period

    • D.

      The only goal that the U.S. Team Captain scored was the game-winning goal against the USSR

    Correct Answer
    A. The U.S. defeated the USSR 4 - 3 in the Gold Medal Game
    Explanation
    The given answer is incorrect because the U.S. did indeed defeat the USSR 4-3 in the Gold Medal Game.

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  • 6. 

    All of the following statements are true about the Attempted Assassination of President Ronald Reagan except:

    • A.

      The shooter fired his handgun four times before the Secret Service tackled him to the ground

    • B.

      In addition to the president being shot, others were wounded as well, including Reagan's Press Secretary

    • C.

      President Reagan had to be re-admitted to the hospital, and almost died, because he went back to work too soon

    • D.

      President Reagan was joking around before and after his surgery

    Correct Answer
    A. The shooter fired his handgun four times before the Secret Service tackled him to the ground
    Explanation
    All of the statements mentioned about the Attempted Assassination of President Ronald Reagan are true except for the fact that the shooter fired his handgun four times before the Secret Service tackled him to the ground.

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  • 7. 

    All of the following statements are true about the Challenger Disaster except:

    • A.

      The civilian on board the Challenger was a young man in his 20s - his dad was an Apollo astronaut

    • B.

      A faulty "O-Ring" (gasket) allowed fuel to escape shortly after lift-off, causing the deadly explosion

    • C.

      The overnight temperatures at Cape Canaveral, Florida were in the 20s the night before lift-off

    • D.

      NASA officials believed that they had all the answers, and that nothing could ever go wrong with their Space Shuttle Missions

    Correct Answer
    A. The civilian on board the Challenger was a young man in his 20s - his dad was an Apollo astronaut
  • 8. 

    All of the following statements are correct about President Jimmy Carter except he:

    • A.

      Delegated too much authority to others, instead of paying attention to the details himself

    • B.

      Tended to focus on what was wrong in America, instead of what was right in the nation

    • C.

      Decided to allow the former Shah of Iran into the United States

    • D.

      Was elected President because he was a Democrat, and nationally unknown

    Correct Answer
    A. Delegated too much authority to others, instead of paying attention to the details himself
    Explanation
    The answer states that President Jimmy Carter delegated too much authority to others, instead of paying attention to the details himself. This means that he relied heavily on others to handle important tasks and did not personally involve himself in the finer aspects of decision-making and implementation. The other statements in the options are all correct about President Carter, including his tendency to focus on what was wrong in America, his decision to allow the former Shah of Iran into the United States, and his election as President because he was a Democrat and nationally unknown.

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  • 9. 

    The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in the late-1980s was best symbolized by:

    • A.

      The Berlin Wall being torn down by East & West German citizens

    • B.

      The rise to power of Mikhail Gorbachev in the USSR

    • C.

      The Election of George Bush (the Elder) as President in 1988

    • D.

      Reagan's idea of creating weaponized satellites to orbit the Earth (a.k.a. "Star Wars")

    Correct Answer
    A. The Berlin Wall being torn down by East & West German citizens
    Explanation
    The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in the late-1980s was best symbolized by the Berlin Wall being torn down by East & West German citizens. This event marked the end of the division between East and West Germany and represented a significant shift in the political landscape of Europe. The fall of the Berlin Wall was seen as a powerful symbol of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain and the end of communism in Eastern Europe.

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