Social Studies Trivia Test: MCQ Quiz!

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Social Studies Trivia Test: MCQ Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most useful indicator of the degree of democracy reached by a particular society is whether it has a: 
    • A. 

      Formal method whereby people can effect changes in government policy

    • B. 

      System of government checks and balances

    • C. 

      Two-house legislature

    • D. 

      Civilian government

  • 2. 
    The task of economic policy is to create a prosperous America. The unfinished task of prosperous Americans is to build a Great Society. Our accomplishments have been many; these tasks remain unfinished:  to achieve full employment without inflation;  to restore external equilibrium and defend the dollar;  to enhance the efficiency and flexibility of our private and public economies; to widen the benefits of prosperity; to improve the quality of American life Lyndon B. Johnson Former President Lyndon felt that the most important first step in the war against poverty is:
    • A. 

      Full employment

    • B. 

      A sound dollar

    • C. 

      Private and public economics

    • D. 

      Our natural defense

    • E. 

      Efficiency in government

  • 3. 
    From the point of view of an environmentalist, which is probably the most significant argument against offshore drilling for oil? 
    • A. 

      There is little need to take such natural resources from the ocean waters.

    • B. 

      Oil corporations are falsely advertising an oil shortage in order to expand their drilling operations.

    • C. 

      The potential oil to be found is not worth the capital investment needed to extract it.

    • D. 

      The possible harm to the balance of nature is more important than a gain in energy.

    • E. 

      Coal is a preferable resource to oil.

  • 4. 
    Topography deals with surface features of a region, including its landforms and rivers, lakes, etc., and with man-made features such as canals, bridges, and roads. According to this definition, the topography of a region includes its 
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Animals

    • C. 

      Climate

    • D. 

      Mountains

  • 5. 
    Between 1935 and 1957, a period that included World War II, the birth rate rose from 16.9 to 25 per 1000 people. What was the most likely cause of this "baby boom"?  
    • A. 

      The expansion of the middle class and its new wealth

    • B. 

      The return of young American soldiers from war

    • C. 

      The change in view toward artificial birth control methods

    • D. 

      The mobility of the American family of the 1950's

    • E. 

      The growth of the urban/suburban areas after World War II

  • 6. 
    The president of the United States is elected by the electoral college. What type of system is this? 
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Dicatatorship

    • D. 

      Pure democracy

    • E. 

      Representative democracy

  • 7. 
    In ancient Athens (Greece) tribes and generals took turns at power. This is an example of what type of political system? 
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Dicatatorship

    • C. 

      Pure democracy

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

    • E. 

      Representative democracy

  • 8. 
    What type of political system is headed by Queen Elizabeth II of England?
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Dicatatorship

    • D. 

      Pure democracy

    • E. 

      Representative democracy

  • 9. 
     The Bubonic Plague of the mid-fourteenth century was the most devastating natural disaster in European History. We now know that this plague was caused by rats that were infected by bacteria-carrying fleas. The rats carried the disease as they were unknowingly transported with cargo ships through trade routes. A third of the entire population of Europe is thought to have been killed by this plague. What caused the Bubonic Plague?
    • A. 

      Poor sanitation in crowded European cities.

    • B. 

      A disease carried by sailors through trade routes.

    • C. 

      A highly contagious virus spread by human contact.

    • D. 

      Rats that carried the disease through crowded cities.

    • E. 

      Fleas on rats that carried the deadly bacteria through trade routes.

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