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  • 1. 

    What is the minimum age to be elected president of the USA?

    • A.

      35

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      45

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    A. 35
    Explanation
    The minimum age to be elected president of the USA is 35. This requirement is stated in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution. The framers of the Constitution believed that a person should have enough life experience and maturity before assuming the highest office in the country. By setting the minimum age at 35, they aimed to ensure that the president would have gained enough wisdom and judgment to effectively lead the nation.

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  • 2. 

    What is the biggest state by population?

    • A.

      Texas

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Illinois

    Correct Answer
    C. California
    Explanation
    California is the correct answer because it has the largest population among the given states. It is well-known for its high population density and large cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. California's population size is significantly larger than that of Texas, New York, and Illinois, making it the biggest state by population.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following are all social issues?

    • A.

      Poverty, housing, health

    • B.

      Health, income, poverty

    • C.

      Education, poverty, crime

    • D.

      Education, crime, health

    Correct Answer
    D. Education, crime, health
    Explanation
    The correct answer is education, crime, health. These three issues are all social issues because they have a direct impact on society as a whole. Education is a social issue because access to quality education affects individuals' opportunities and social mobility. Crime is a social issue because it disrupts the safety and well-being of communities and can lead to social unrest. Health is a social issue because disparities in healthcare access and outcomes can create inequalities within society.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the Republican Presidential candidate in 2008?

    • A.

      Barack Obama

    • B.

      Hilary Clinton

    • C.

      John McCain

    • D.

      Sarah Palin

    Correct Answer
    C. John McCain
    Explanation
    In 2008, John McCain was the Republican Presidential candidate. He ran against Barack Obama, who was the Democratic candidate. McCain's running mate was Sarah Palin.

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  • 5. 

    In which US state was Barack Obama born?

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Washinton DC

    • C.

      Montana

    • D.

      Hawaii

    Correct Answer
    D. Hawaii
    Explanation
    Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. This is a well-known fact as it has been widely reported and confirmed. Hawaii is also the state where he was raised and spent a significant portion of his early life. Additionally, official records and documentation also support the fact that Obama was born in Hawaii.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following policies is not associated with affirmative action?

    • A.

      Bussing

    • B.

      Border control

    • C.

      Targets

    • D.

      Quotas

    Correct Answer
    B. Border control
    Explanation
    Affirmative action refers to policies aimed at promoting equal opportunities for historically disadvantaged groups. Bussing, targets, and quotas are all policies commonly associated with affirmative action as they seek to address historical inequalities and promote diversity. However, border control does not fall under the realm of affirmative action policies. Border control refers to measures taken by a country to regulate the movement of people across its borders and is not specifically targeted at addressing historical inequalities or promoting equal opportunities.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are all posts elected by US citizens?

    • A.

      Congressman, President, Teacher, Mayor

    • B.

      Senator, Mayor, Governor, Sheriff

    • C.

      President, Sheriff, Secretary of State, Congressman

    • D.

      Defence Secretary, President, Mayor, Governor

    Correct Answer
    B. Senator, Mayor, Governor, Sheriff
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Senator, Mayor, Governor, Sheriff. This is because Senators are elected by US citizens to represent their state in the federal government, Mayors are elected by US citizens to govern their city, Governors are elected by US citizens to lead their state, and Sheriffs are elected by US citizens to enforce law and order in their county.

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  • 8. 

    What percentage of the US population is Hispanic?

    • A.

      13%

    • B.

      30%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      15%

    Correct Answer
    A. 13%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 13%. This means that approximately 13% of the US population identifies as Hispanic. This percentage represents a significant portion of the population, highlighting the diversity and multiculturalism within the United States.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is a pro-gun pressure group?

    • A.

      The North American Rifle Association

    • B.

      Moms Against Guns

    • C.

      The National Rifle Association

    • D.

      The Brady Campaign

    Correct Answer
    C. The National Rifle Association
    Explanation
    The National Rifle Association is a pro-gun pressure group. They advocate for the rights of gun owners and promote gun ownership. They are known for their lobbying efforts to protect and expand gun rights, as well as their support for pro-gun politicians and policies.

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  • 10. 

    What percentage of babies born in ghetto areas are born to single mothers?

    • A.

      20%

    • B.

      30%

    • C.

      50%

    • D.

      70%

    Correct Answer
    D. 70%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 70%. This suggests that a significant majority of babies born in ghetto areas are born to single mothers. This statistic highlights a potential issue of absent fathers or lack of stable relationships in these communities, which can have various social and economic implications.

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