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SS Chapterb 10C

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1) The photograph was probably taken in A) an industrial park B) an urban area C) a rural area D) a shopping mall
2) In the cartoon, who did the man in the water represent? A) the problems of cities and of the poor B) the majority of American people C) government leaders D) government welfare programs
3) The cartoonist held the point of view that in the 1960s A) serious social problems were not being adequately met by the government B) the poor and the cities were the worst polluters of water C) people should not have depended on government aid D) it was not the government's responsibility to help cities
4) Urban renewal was most closely associated with which one of the following actions? A) the creation of a national health insurance program B) an increase in aid to farmers C) the replacement of slum areas with modern, low-cost housing D) an increase in federal aid to local school districts
5) If an elected official states that he supports "urban renewal," he is likely to be in favor of A) expansion of jet airports B) rebuilding our cities C) national health insurance D) continuation of payments to farmers
6) During the period 1940 to 1950, the percentage of seventeen to eighteen-year-olds who were high school graduates was about A) 45% B) 30% C) 65% D) 50%
7) The greatest difference in percent of total urban population and the percent of seventeen to eighteen-year-olds who were high school graduates occurred during which period? A) 1950-1970 B) 1870-1890 C) 1900-1920 D) 1930-1950
8) Which one of the following conclusions is best supported by the information in the graph? A) The same percentage of rural and urban children graduated from high school. B) The percentage of high school graduates increased as the country has become more urbanized. C) City school districts graduated a higher percentage of seventeen to eighteen-year-olds than rural districts. D) Future urbanization resulted in a lower percentage of high school graduates.
What was the main idea of the cartoon? A) Increasing numbers of people left rural areas to live in the cities. B) There was an increase in unemployment in the suburbs. C) Urban renewal programs brought prosperity to the cities. D) The suburbs were becoming crowded.
10) " The United States has had a 'love affair' with the automobile for over 60 years." This situation was directly responsible for the A) urbanization of the nation B) decline of tourism C) growth of mass transit systems D) rise of suburban communities
11) What was a major reason for the growth of suburbs during the 1950s through the 1980s in the United States? A) construction of new airline facilities B) poor transportation facilities in cities C) widespread use of the automobile D) building of museums, libraries, and art galleries in suburbs
12) Which one of the following slowed suburban growth during the late 1970s? A) increased costs of commuting B) lower suburban taxes C) federal tax breaks for city dwellers D) increased age of city dwellers
13) Which one of the following resulted from the increased use of automobiles after World War II? A) More skyscrapers and high rise buildings were built to hold city workers. B) Cities became the center for shopping and entertainment. C) A worker could work in a city, but live in a suburb. D) More people moved to cities because travel was easier.
14) What term best describes the period of population growth in the 1950s? A) New Deal B) Camelot C) Great Society D) baby boom
15) What term best describes the significant increase in birthrates in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s? A) baby boom B) baby bust C) Generation X D) Right to Life
16) Which one of the following was a direct result of the baby boom? A) Taft-Hartley Act B) building and sale of many new homes C) increased sales of sports cars D) increased segregation of schools
17) When was the birth rate at its lowest point? A) 1900 B) 1980 C) 1940 D) 1970
18) Which one of the following statements best accounted for the fact that the graph shows more fluctuations in the birth rate than in the death rate? A) It was difficult to obtain accurate statistics on deaths. B) Urban families tended to be larger than rural families. C) Economic and social changes had a greater effect on the birth rate than on the death rate. D) Members of some ethnic groups generally lived longer than members of other ethnic groups.
19) Which situation would have most likely occurred if the trends indicated in the graph continued? A) The birth rate would have decreased while the death rate would have increased. B) The birth rate would have increased while the death rate would have remained unchanged. C) Both the birth rate and death rate would have increased. D) The birth rate and death rate would have become equal at some point.
20) Based on the data in the chart, which one of the following statements is accurate? A) By 1980, there were more men than women in the United States. B) In the United States, women consistently had a longer life expectancy than men. C) In 1910, the life expectancy for both men and women in the United States was under 50 years. D) By 1950, the life expectancy for women in the United States was twice the life expectancy for men in the United States.
21) What was the main reason for the trend shown in the chart? A) Advances in medicine helped prolong the lives of people in the United States. B) The population of the United States steadily increased. C) The United States had not been involved in a major war since 1945. D) People in the United States retired at an earlier age.
22) Which one of the following would have been a valid projection based on the trend shown in the chart? A) After the year 2020, life expectancy in the United States will decrease sharply. B) Problems related to aging and retirement will increase in the United States. C) More schools will be needed in the United States. D) There will be a shortage of workers in the United States.
23) According to the chart, what percentage of the United States population in 1970 was aged 65 and over? A) 11 percent B) 200 percent C) 13 percent D) 9 percent
24) According to the chart, which year had the lowest percentage of the population over age 65? A) 2010 B) 1950 C) 1990 D) 1970
25) According to the chart, what was the approximate total population of the United States in 1970? A) 205 million B) 240 million C) 155 million D) 185 million
26) According to the graph, which one of the following statements is accurate? A) The same percentage of the black population lived in the South in 1910 as did in 1930. B) The black population in the United States has decreased. C) The population of the United States has decreased. D) The percentage of the black population living in the South decreased between 1910 and 1970.
27) In the 1970s, which one of the following concerned United States immigration officials the most? A) the increasing number of illegal aliens B) limited educational opportunities for children of immigrants C) discrimination in housing faced by new arrivals D) the large number of immigrants from Western Europe
28) " Too many people are crowded together in cities. They are breathing dirty air from the exhaust of 100 million cars. They are drinking water polluted by human and industrial wastes, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers. Their garbage, trash, and abandoned cars pile up faster than they can be hauled away." Which one of the following headlines was most appropriate for 1969 article A) " Law and Order" B) " Less Government in Business" C) " Population Timebomb" D) " Don't Change, America"
29) Who wrote Silent Spring which warned of dangers to the environment by agricultural pollutants? A) Hillary Clinton B) Rachel Carson C) Theodore Roosevelt D) John Burroughs
30) The trend in surfaced roads would most likely lead to A) pollution B) depression C) segregation D) unemployment
31) During what decade did the rate of growth of surfaced roads slow from its steady upward climb? A) 1940-1950 B) 1930-1940 C) 1920-1930 D) 1950-1960
32) When this cartoon was drawn in the early 1970s, the problem referred to was occurring in what part of the world? A) North America B) Australia C) Europe D) South Asia
33) As a result of the situation described in the cartoon, there probably was a worldwide decline in which one of the following during the early 1970s? A) the need for housing B) poverty C) wheat surpluses D) the cost of living
What was the main idea of the cartoon? A) Population increases could cause serious problems for the entire world. B) Strong religious beliefs will limit the world population growth. C) The world could solve its problems with each new generation. D) Wealthy nations should take care of their own people first.
35) What 1950s businessman built mass-produced homes in the suburbs to provide inexpensive housing after World War II? A) Nelson Rockefeller B) Andrew Carnegie C) William Levitt D) Henry Ford
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