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Social Studies Ch A1

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What science studies the history of man by locating and analyzing artifacts? A) economics B) linguistics C) archaeology D) sociology archaeology
Indians who settled in North America? A) an article about the Indians in an encyclopedia B) artifacts left by the Indians C) a social studies textbook D) an interview with a historian who specializes in early American cultures artifacts left by the Indians
Which is a primary source for evidence that Columbus sailed to find a new route to the Indies in 1492? A) a letter from the current ambassador from Spain describing the voyage B) a painting showing Columbus landing in the New World C) a television show D)a diary entry written by a crew member above Columbus Ship a diary entry written by a crew member above Columbus Ship
What term best describes the study of a nation's ideas, customs, and values? A) culture B) politics C) economics D) science culture
Culture may best be described as A) the customs, traditions, and whole way of life of a people B) the interaction and relationship between different civilizations C) the complete natural surroundings of a civilization D) the care and protectio the customs, traditions, and whole way of life of a people
What is the main reason why we study other cultures? A) to develop markets for American products B) to learn about other nations so we can better defend our own C) to learn how to make other nations more like our own D) to better understand pe to better understand people and how they live
Which one of the following statements is a fact about American cities? A) Cities should receive more aid from the federal government. B) American cities have many different culture groups within their boundaries. C) Suburbs offer more cultural ac American cities have many different culture groups within their boundaries.
Assimilation, integration, segregation, and separatism are terms which usually refer to A) foreign affairs between nations B) cooperation among various levels of government C) relations among different groups of people D) developments in indus relations among different groups of people
9) What does it mean when a person has achieved social mobility? A) They have moved from one region of the country to another. B) They have moved from one economic class to another. C) They are accepting financial aid from government programs. They have moved from one economic class to another.
Which one of the following statements is an example of ethnocentrism? A) " We are a superior society. All others are barbaric and must be treated as such." B) " My party's candidate can make our country strong again, enabling it to adjust to new con " We are a superior society. AllĀ others are barbaric and must be treated as such."
What term best describes the study of the ways in which groups of people use resources to provide their food, shelter, and clothing? A) political science B) philosophy C) economics D) sociology economics
Every economy must keep in mind that A) all business must be owned by the government B) all businesses must be privately owned C) a nation's resources are limited, but people's wants are unlimited D) the wealth of a nation is measured by gold, a nation's resources are limited, but people's wants are unlimited
Which situation will most likely occur when the economic conditions in a nation change from recession to prosperity? A) decrease in average personal income B) decrease in the inflation rate C) decrease in consumer spending D) decrease in the u decrease in the unemployment rate
The terms deficit spending, creditor nation status and trade imbalance refer to A) social problems B) economic problems C) racial problems D) environmental problems economic problems
Capitalism is based upon the idea of A) free enterprise B) socialism C) state planning D) collective ownership free enterprise
According to the theory of free enterprise, the government would A) not hold elections B) not be involved in business C) own basic industries such as steel D) regulate all industries not be involved in business
Which one of the following is most characteristic of capitalism? A) workers running the factories for themselves B) the development of a classless society C) government ownership of most business D) businessmen making profits on their investme businessmen making profits on their investments
Which one of the following best explains why the economy of the United States is called capitalistic? A) Most workers belong to unions. B) Most businesses are privately owned. C) Many people pay an income tax. D) Many businesses are owned by t Most businesses are privately owned.
What does the term "international trade deficit" mean? A) too much money is being spent on government projects B) a trade boycott has halted the flow of foreign goods C) imports are greater than exports D) consumers are buying too few foreign imports are greater than exports
What is the most basic foreign policy goal of any country? A) leadership in the United Nations B) military power over its neighbors C) survival as a nation D) neutrality in time of wars survival as a nation
Who would determine production in a true market economy? A) the government B) large corporations C) small producers D) consumers consumers
Which most directly reports an increase or a decrease in the cost of living in the United States? A) Consumer Price Index B) Gross Domestic Product C) Dow Jones Industrial Average D) United States Budget Report Consumer Price Index
What information provides the best indication of a nation's wealth? A) area in square miles B) amount of cement produced C) number of millionaires D) income per person income per person
Which one of the following statements would be most difficult to prove about the people of the United States? A) Their morals are declining. B) Their population growth rates have decreased. C) Their average income is rising. D) They are moving Their morals are declining.
Which one of the following statements would be most difficult to prove or disprove? A) The people of the United States are superior to those of any other country. B) The United States has a higher per person income than any other country. C) More The people of the United States are superior to those of any other country.
Which one of the following statements is an example of an opinion? A) In the absence of the president, his duties are performed by the vice president. B) George Washington was one of the greatest presidents of the United States. C) The investigat George Washington was one of the greatest presidents of the United States.
What term best defines the process of carefully examining natural events and then forming theories from experiments and observations? A) hypothesis B) archeology C) scientific method D) conclusion scientific method
The opinions of a newspaper's owner or publisher should be most directly expressed in A) a story about the wedding of the governor's daughter B) an article about a baseball game during the World Series C) an account of a local school board meetin an editorial about a policy of the government
Which source would give the most up-to-date information about a world political problem? A) a weekly news magazine B) a modern novel C) a history textbook D) an encyclopedia a weekly news magazine
The following photograph indicates an economic problem affecting American agricultural production. situation shown will most likely resultĀ in A) scarcity B) increased em scarcity
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