Increasingly visible during the 1990s, Asian-Americans: (A) tended to send their children to work rather than to school.
(B) were still forbidden by law to marry non-Asians.
(C) began returning to their countries of origin.
(D) were hailed by white Americans as a model minority.
(E) all earned high incomes.
Question 2 By the start of the twenty-first century, dot coms symbolized the:
(A) continued economic vitality of the computer revolution.
(B) lasting positive social impact of the computer revolution.
(C) potential increase in manufacturing jobs in the United States.
(D) negative impact of stock speculation among technology companies
(E) stabilization of the stock market.
Question 3 The New World Order referred to by President George H. W. Bush:
was never clearly defined.
was the return of American isolationism.
included a continuation of the Cold War with communist China. implied the need for global human rights.
included a continuation of the Cold War with the Soviets.
Question 4 Bill Clinton s foreign policy centered on:
elevating human rights to a central place in international relations. building what he called a New World Order.
defeating the few pockets of communism left in the world.
taking a hard line against economic competitors like Mexico and Canada.
preemptive strikes to weed out dictatorial leaders that posed a threat to American security.
Question 5 The 1995 truck bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City was organized by:
militant African-American separatists.
a far-right anti-government group.
a left-wing paramilitary group.
Osama bin Laden.
Question 6 In 1992, Bill Clinton secured the Democratic nomination for president because he:
combined social liberalism with elements of conservatism.
pledged to continue the policies of President Bush in the Middle East.
promised to expand welfare.
did not support gay rights.
promised to restrict access to abortion.
Question 7 Because of the 1965 changes in immigration laws, thirty-five years later the immigrant population in the United States: centered in rural areas.
had stayed about the same.
had declined significantly.
increasingly came from Asia and Latin America.
increasingly came from eastern Europe.
Question 8 The 1994 Contract with America:
included several demands, all of which became law.
was Clinton s national health insurance plan.
included the promise to cut government spending and end affirmative action.
was a labor agreement between federal employees and the government.
was the brainchild of Ross Perot.
Question 9 Proposition 187, approved by California voters in 1994: reinstated the bracero program.
expanded the prison-industrial complex.
banned affirmative action.
denied illegal immigrants and their children access to welfare, education, and most health services.
banned bilingual education.
Question 10 In the 1990s, the prison population:
increased as state governments increased penalties for crimes and decreased parole.
declined because states refused to fund the prison-industrial complex.
experienced shorter sentences and more rehabilitation programs than before.
increased because crime rates increased in the 1990s.
declined because there was little new prison construction.