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SS Chapter 11E


1) What did the United Nations decide should be done to Palestine in 1947? A) It should be recognized as an independent nation. B) It should be divided into an Arab and a Jewish state. C) It should be made into a permanent member of the Security Council. D) It should be made into a colony of Israel.
2) What nation has been the object of attacks by the Palestine Liberation Organization since 1948? A) Egypt B) Israel C) Syria D) Iraq
3) Which one of the following nations did not have land seized from them by Israel as a result of the Arab-Israeli wars? A) Jordan B) Egypt C) Syria D) Iraq
4) A major source of disagreement between the United States and the Arab nations since 1948 has been the United States policy of A) refusing to buy oil from the OPEC nations B) refusing to sell arms to countries in the Middle East C) supporting the nation of Israel D) maintaining troops in Arab nations
5) What nation was assisted by the United States during the Arab-Israeli wars between 1948 and the present? A) Egypt B) Lebanon C) Palestine D) Israel
What resulted from the United States supplying the Israelis with arms and supplies during the 1973 war? A) The oil-producing Arab nations cut off the supply of oil to the United States. B) The United States was charged with war crimes before an International Court. C) Worldwide anti-American feelings forced the United States to pressure Israel to return all occupied lands. D) The United States was thrown out of the United Nations and refused membership for two years.
7) Which two of the following symbols represent the opposing sides in Middle East conflicts? A) and B) and C) and D) and
8) Anwar el‑Sadat was the leader of what nation? A) Egypt B) Iraq C) Jordan D) Israel
9) Menachem Begin was the leader of what nation? A) Turkey B) Egypt C) Israel D) Palestine
10) What nations were involved in the Camp David Accords? A) Afghanistan and the United States B) Iraq, Kuwait, and the United States C) Palestine and Israel D) Egypt, Israel, and the United States
11) What United States president invited the Egyptian and Israeli leaders to Camp David to talk peace? A) Jimmy Carter B) Ronald Reagan C) Gerald Ford D) George Bush
12) What agreement did President Jimmy Carter negotiate between Egypt and Israel in 1979? A) Camp David Accords B) Salt II Treaty C) Sinai Peninsula Agreement D) Dayton Accords
13) What did President Jimmy Carter attempt to accomplish at the Camp David Summit? A) the end to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan B) the end of nuclear-weapons testing C) the start of a peace agreement between Egypt and Israel D) the transfer of the Canal Zone to Panamanian control
14) What nations gained worldwide recognition by signing the Camp David Accords? A) Israel and Palestine B) Egypt and Israel C) Iraq and Kuwait D) Egypt and Palestine
15) Who represented Egypt at the Camp David Summit meeting with Israel in 1977? A) Menachem Begin B) Gamal Abdel Nasser C) Jimmy Carter D) Anwar el‑Sadat
16) What Israeli leader signed the Camp David Accords in 1977? A) Yasir Arafat B) Menachem Begin C) Yitzhak Rabin D) Benjamin Netanyahu
17) What remarkable event occurred between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel in 1993? A) They fought in Saudi Arabia. B) They signed an important treaty. C) They allied against Saddam Hussein. D) They agreed that the control of the government would pass from Israel to Palestine.
18) Who became the leader of the Palestinian National Authority in 1995? A) Muhammad Reza Pahlavi B) Yitzhak Rabin C) Anwar el‑Sadat D) Yasir Arafat
19) Who became the leader of Palestine in 1995? A) Ayatollah Khomeini B) Yasir Arafat C) Anwar el‑Sadat D) Benjamin Netanyahu
20) What nation did President Jimmy Carter support despite a public outcry that human rights abuses existed there? A) Japan B) Norway C) Iran D) France
21) What Islamic religious leader overthrew the Shah of Iran in 1979? A) Muhammad Reza Pahlavi B) Osama bin Laden C) Ayatollah Khomeini D) Saddam Hussein
22) What leader assumed power in Iran after the Shah was overthrown in 1979? A) Yitzhak Rabin B) Gamal Abdel Nasser C) Yasir Arafat D) Ayatollah Khomeini
23) What Shah of Iran was ousted from the throne in 1979? A) Mohammed Reza Pahlavi B) Anwar el‑Sadat C) Ayatollah Khomeini D) Saddam Hussein
24) What action was taken by Iranian student activists when the Shah of Iran was medically treated in an American hospital in 1979? A) They seized the American embassy and took hostages. B) They forced an attack on Iraq. C) They terrorized American travelers in Europe. D) They staged an overthrow of the government.
25) What world nation was faced with boycotts and economic sanctions in the support of ending apartheid? A) Afghanistan B) Saudi Arabia C) Union of South Africa D) Somalia
26) What term best defines an economic boycott or limitation against a nation to force change in that nation's policies? A) economic sanction B) internationalism C) balance of trade D) trade deficit
27) What policy did the government of South Africa follow for many years? A) segregation B) apartheid C) integration D) separate but equal
28) What term was best described as the South African policy of racial segregation and discrimination? A) affirmative action B) emancipation C) integration D) apartheid
29) What South African policy was opposed by the United Nations and other international organizations in the 1980s? A) democracy B) communism C) integration D) apartheid
30) Why was the United States afraid of challenging South Africa's policies during the 1960s? A) The United States did not want to endanger their access to valuable resources. B) The United States did not want to weaken the apartheid system. C) The United States did not want to risk racial riots amongst its own citizens. D) The United States had a strict foreign policy of neutrality.
31) What black opponent of apartheid was released from a South African prison in 1989? A) F.W. de Klerk B) Nelson Mandela C) Jesse Jackson D) Ferdinand Marcos
32) Which one of the following foreign policies of Richard Nixon was continued by President Jimmy Carter? A) continuing aid to the Soviet Union B) expanding diplomacy with China
33) What president signed the Panama Canal treaties that returned control of the canal to Panama? A) John F. Kennedy B) Richard Nixon C) Jimmy Carter D) Lyndon B. Johnson
34) The tensions between the United States and some Latin American nations have resulted from earlier United States policies of A) forcing Latin American nations to remain neutral in the Cold War B) interfering with the internal affairs of some Latin American nations C) financing worker and peasant revolts against the wealthy classes D) refusing to pay for and defend the Panama Canal
35) What rebel group wanted to overthrow the communist government of Nicaragua? A) Chicanos B) Braceros C) Contras D) Sandinistas
36) For control of what nation's government did the Contras fight the Sandinistas? A) Nicaragua B) Cuba C) Costa Rica D) Argentina
37) What president authorized United States aid to South and Central American nations to fight communism? A) Ronald Reagan B) Bill Clinton C) Richard Nixon D) Lyndon B. Johnson
38) What incident led to the discovery that officials under the president of the United States lied to Congress? A) Operation Desert Storm B) Iran-Contra Affair C) Cuban Missile Crisis D) Camp David Accords
39) What group did President Ronald Reagan support to overthrow the communist government of Nicaragua? A) Palestinians B) Israelis C) Sandinistas D) Contras
40) The peace plan of Costa Rican President Oscar Arias led to A) Sandinista election victories B) the surrender of Manuel Noriega C) civil war in Costa Rica D) free elections in Nicaragua
41) What was the purpose of the United States invasion of Grenada? A) to fight the war on drugs B) to gain control of an influential waterway C) to save Americans living there D) to protect the oil supply
42) What event forced the United States to invade Grenada to protect the Americans living there? A) The socialist government was winning the struggle against the Contra rebels. B) The Soviets threatened to fire their nuclear weapons at Grenada. C) Cuba had declared war on Grenada. D) Cuba helped extremists seize power of the government.
What United States policy regarding the spread of communism or socialism was demonstrated in the headline? A) neutrality B) isolation C) containment D) détente
44) Which Central American leader was captured by United States troops in 1989? A) Ferdinand Marcos B) Manuel Noriega C) Saddam Hussein D) Anastasio Somoza
45) What Panamanian leader did George H.W. Bush arrest and put on trial for drug trafficking? A) Antonin Scalia B) Manuel Noriega C) Anastasio Somoza D) Daniel Sandinista
Which one of the following statements does the cartoon's message most strongly support? A) Aggressive nations are never satisfied by appeasement. B) The United States should encourage communism in friendly nations. C) A country's actions, right or wrong, must be supported by its citizens. D) Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are likely to repeat them.
47) What president formally recognized the Communist Republic of China and ended relations with Taiwan? A) Jimmy Carter B) Bill Clinton C) Lyndon B. Johnson D) Ronald Reagan
48) What nation did President Jimmy Carter officially recognize? A) Communist China B) Cuba C) Afghanistan D) USSR
49) What nation repressed a democratic demonstration at Tiananmen Square in 1989? A) China B) Afghanistan C) North Korea D) Vietnam
50) What were the protestors demonstrating against in Tiananmen Square? A) a lack of economic freedom B) increased immigration C) a lack of educational opportunities D) a lack of political freedom
51) Which one of the following was a foreign policy of President Gerald Ford? A) accepting the Helsinki Accords B) ceasing arms reduction talks with the Soviet Union C) promoting détente with the Soviet Union D) ending the war in Vietnam
52) What premier of the Soviet Union signed the SALT II agreements during détente? A) Leonid Brezhnev B) Nikita Khrushchev C) Michael Gorbachev D) Yuri Andropov
53) What was the purpose of the SALT Agreements? A) to increase oil production by OPEC B) to make salt more available to third world nations C) to improve relations with Native Americans D) to limit the number of nuclear warheads and missiles
54) Which one of the following is an example of détente? A) building of the Berlin Wall B) creating the Great Society programs C) signing of the SALT Agreement D) ending segregation in public schools
55) What role was President Jimmy Carter playing when he signed the SALT II agreements with the Soviet Union? A) commander-in-chief of the armed forces B) negotiator of foreign policy C) head of a political party D) appointer of ambassadors and consuls
Speaker A: The development of nuclear weapons creates grave problems for the future of the country. Unless an effective international control of nuclear explosives is begun, a race for nuclear arms is certain. In a nuclear war, there would be no winners. Speaker B: If there is to be world peace, it is up to the United States to maintain a strong nuclear force. Only through the existence of such a force can we prove to would-be aggressors our determination to stop them at all costs. fa31f6cc - Page 8
57) Both Speakers A and B would probably agree that A) nuclear weapons are a powerful part of the nation's military strength B) nuclear disarmament talks are useless C) increased production of nuclear weapons is justified in today's world D) no situation would ever justify the use of nuclear weapons
58) What president called for the boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan? A) Gerald Ford B) Jimmy Carter C) Richard Nixon D) George H.W. Bush
59) What did Jimmy Carter order boycotted because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan? A) Camp David Accords B) Panama Canal Treaty C) Gulf War D) 1980 Olympic Games
60) What president gave aid to the Afghans who were resisting the USSR invasion? A) Ronald Reagan B) Bill Clinton C) Gerald Ford D) Harry S. Truman
61) What president greatly improved relations with the USSR through meetings with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev? A) George H.W. Bush B) Gerald Ford C) Ronald Reagan D) Richard Nixon
62) What arms-control pact did President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev sign to reduce short-range and medium-range missiles? A) Strategic Defense Initiative B) Détente Treaty C) INF Treaty D) Camp David Peace Accords
63) What was a major goal of Mikhail Gorbachev? A) to renew Cold War military spending B) to divide the USSR into 15 sovereign nations C) to slow the spread of democracy D) to change the structure of the Soviet economy
64) What leader of the Soviet Union wanted to rebuild the Soviet economy? A) Leonid Brezhnev B) Mikhail Gorbachev C) Josef Stalin D) Nikita Khrushchev
65) Which leader of the Soviet Union encouraged speaking out about economic and social problems under communism? A) Nikita Khrushchev B) Mikhail Gorbachev C) Leonid Brezhnev D) Josef Stalin
66) What term best describes Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of speaking out openly and honestly? A) perestroika B) glasnost C) realpolitik D) solidarity
67) What did Mikhail Gorbachev hope to achieve through his policy of glasnost? A) to discover international spies within the Soviet government B) to find out who no longer supported the communist Soviet government C) to promote open discussions that would present solutions to the nation's problems D) to increase the Soviet short-range and medium-range missiles
68) What resulted from Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika? A) creation of the United Nations B) Gulf War C) fall of the Soviet Union D) United States sends troops to Bosnia
69) During whose presidency did the Cold War officially end? A) Bill Clinton B) Gerald Ford C) Richard Nixon D) George H.W. Bush
70) What president was in office when the USSR collapsed? A) George H.W. Bush B) Richard Nixon C) Jimmy Carter D) Bill Clinton
71) What action did the United States take after communism collapsed in the Soviet Union? A) It granted aid to the newly-independent republics. B) It selectively supported some new republics but not others. C) It refused to recognize the new republics. D) It renewed the Cold War arms race with the new republics.
72) Which one of the following contributed to the collapse of the USSR? A) military persuasion by United States forces B) promised American aid to the new republics C) strong traditional alliances among ethnic groups D) an attempted coup against the government
73) After the fall of the Soviet Union, the fifteen former Soviet Republics formed the A) Freedom Federation B) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics C) Russian Democratic Republic D) Commonwealth of Independent States
74) What leader of the Soviet reformers was re-elected president in 1996? A) Lech Walesa B) Bill Clinton C) Mikhail Gorbachev D) Boris Yeltsin
75) Which one of the following nations executed a ruthless dictator after communism collapsed in Eastern Europe? A) Hungary B) Yugoslavia C) Romania D) Czechoslovakia
76) During whose presidency was the Berlin Wall torn down? A) George H.W. Bush B) Gerald Ford C) Ronald Reagan D) Jimmy Carter
77) Which one of the following events signaled the breakdown of tensions between the communist world and the free world? A) fall of the Berlin Wall B) formation of the Star Wars program C) ethnic cleansing in Kosovo D) end of apartheid
78) What were the two wars George H.W. Bush became involved in within the first two years of his presidency (1990-1991)? A) the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan B) Panama and the Persian Gulf C) Panama and Vietnam D) Syria and Afghanistan
79) Who was president during the Persian Gulf War? A) Bill Clinton B) Jimmy Carter C) George H.W. Bush D) Richard Nixon
80) What president became very popular as a result of his leadership during the Persian Gulf War? A) Bill Clinton B) George H.W. Bush C) Gerald Ford D) Jimmy Carter
81) Why was the Persian Gulf War fought? A) Afghanistan made terrorist attacks against the United States. B) Iraq invaded Kuwait. C) Egypt invaded Israel. D) Saudi Arabia attacked Israeli settlements in Palestine.
82) The invasion of what nation resulted in Operation Desert Storm? A) Turkey B) Afghanistan C) Israel D) Kuwait
83) Why were American forces sent to Saudi Arabia in 1990? A) to defend the Saudis and Kuwaitis from Iraq B) to enforce the Camp David Accords C) to monitor OPEC meetings D) to protect Israel from the Saudis
84) What war did the United States become involved in to protect its oil interests? A) Persian Gulf War B) Korean War C) War on Terrorism D) Vietnam War
85) What did the United States accomplish as a result of the Persian Gulf War? A) They directed all further operations of OPEC. B) They encouraged Israel and its neighbors to work for peace. C) They returned to a policy of isolationism. D) They occupied Iraq and established a democratic government.
86) Who was a popular African-American general during the Persian Gulf War? A) Douglas MacArthur B) Norman Schwarzkopf C) Colin Powell D) George H.W. Bush
87) As a result of the Persian Gulf War, what restrictions did the United States place on Iraq? A) The United States split up Iraqi land between Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iran. B) The United States took control of the Iraqi oil industry. C) The United States established arms limitations and weapons inspections. D) The United States limited Iraqi access to the Panama Canal.
88) Which one of the following was not a Yugoslavia republic? A) Bosnia-Herzegovina B) Serbia C) Croatia D) Somalia
89) Why did a war break out in Yugoslavia in the 1990s? A) Europeans and the United States refused to help B) old unresolved ethnic tensions and power struggles resurfaced C) Croatia did not want to leave the union D) many groups desired the communist economy
90) What caused the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s? A) actions by Islamic terrorists B) a Russian invasion C) trade conflicts D) ethnic conflicts
91) What term best describes the Serbian practice of forcing Bosnians into detention camps and mass executions? A) people power B) reformation C) glasnost D) ethnic cleansing
92) What were the two warring factions in the Yugoslavian civil war in the early 1990s? A) Irish Catholics and Protestants B) Croatian Serbs and Bosnian Muslims C) Indian Hindus and Pakistani Muslims D) Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews
93) What president sent American forces to Bosnia to negotiate a peace agreement? A) Ronald Reagan B) Jimmy Carter C) Bill Clinton D) George W. Bush
94) What peace agreement called for Bosnia to remain a single nation governed as two separate republics? A) Camp David Peace Accords B) Strategic Defense Initiative C) Dayton Accords D) INF Treaty
95) What was the purpose of American involvement in the Balkan civil war of the 1990s? A) to stop the conflict and offer humanitarian aid B) to protect vital American military interests C) to defend United States oil interests D) to limit the involvement of European nations
96) In what African nation did the United States intervene militarily in 1992? A) Somalia B) Republic of the Congo C) South Africa D) Egypt
97) What was the purpose of American intervention in Somalia? A) to restrict Russian imperialism B) to gain control of vast oil reserves C) to limit the power of warlords and provide humanitarian aid D) to secure permanent military bases
98) Disputes in what area sparked conflict between India and Pakistan? A) Nepal B) Sri Lanka C) Kashmir D) United Arab Emirates
99) What has been a major concern of the United States in dealing with the conflicts between India and Pakistan? A) India's offer of port facilities to the United States Navy B) sponsorship of terrorists activities C) desire to contain communism D) presence of nuclear weapons
100) Who was the president when terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001? A) Bill Clinton B) George W. Bush C) Jimmy Carter D) Ronald Reagan
101) What terrorist group coordinated the attacks of September 11, 2001? A) Ku Klux Klan B) Al‑Qaida C) Palestinian Liberation Organization D) Office of Homeland Security
102) What terrorist leader did the United States feel was responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001? A) Yasir Arafat B) Saddam Hussein C) Ayatollah Khomeini D) Osama bin Laden
103) What nation did the United States attack in an attempt to capture Osama bin Laden? A) Afghanistan B) Pakistan C) Bosnia D) Iraq
104) What political group led the Afghan government at the time of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? A) Taliban B) Sandinistas C) Palestinian Liberation Organization D) Al‑Qaida
105) What cities were the primary targets of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? A) New York and Washington, DC B) Los Angeles and New York C) Philadelphia and Chicago D) Chicago and Washington, DC
106) What were the primary targets of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? A) Sears Tower and Pentagon B) World Trade Center and Pentagon C) Empire State Building and World Trade Center D) White House and Chrysler Building
107) Why did George W. Bush threaten to go to war with Iraq in late 2002? A) Iraq was resisting the weapons inspections imposed upon them after the Gulf War. B) Iraq was providing military troops and financial support to Pakistan. C) Iraq was threatening United States oil interests by invading Kuwait. D) Iraq established an oil trade embargo against the United States.
108) Which one of the following is an accurate statement about international terrorism? A) The United Nations does nothing about international terrorism. B) International terrorism has been used by some groups to achieve political goals. C) The number of terrorist attacks has declined in the past ten years. D) International terrorism is seen only in Middle Eastern nations.
109) In recent years, why have various nations yielded to demands of international terrorists? A) They agreed to observe international law. B) They were motivated by common religious principles. C) They offered large sums of money in return. D) They threatened to harm innocent people.
What is the main idea of the cartoon? A) Weapon sales have dramatically decreased. B) Terrorism is finally being controlled. C) The world is under the control of the police. D) Terrorism has spread worldwide.
111) What nation's people declared "people power" and rejected Ferdinand Marcos' claim to the presidency? A) Nicaragua B) Cuba C) Philippines D) Haiti
112) How was Ferdinand Marcos removed as leader of the Philippines? A) He was in poor health and resigned his position. B) The Contras overthrew him to replace him with an temporary government. C) The nation rebelled against him because of fraudulent elections. D) Corazon Aquino fairly won the election.
113) What event brought about political change in the Philippines in the late 1980s? A) The United States refused any assistance to an economically-suffering nation. B) The Soviet Union increased its political influence in the region. C) Corazon Aquino was democratically elected. D) Ferdinand Marcos was returned to power by his supporters.
114) Who was the elected leader of Haiti in 1990 before military leaders seized control of the government? A) Jean-Bertrand Aristide B) Manuel Noriega C) Oscar Arias D) Corazon Aquino
115) President Bill Clinton restored the democratic government of what Latin American nation? A) Grenada B) Panama C) Haiti D) Columbia
116) In the early 1990s, how did the crisis in Haiti end? A) the return of Aristide with successful negotiations and UN support B) much American bloodshed and thousands of troops committed to "peacekeeping" C) divided into two separate nations having very different democratic and military governments D) a violent overthrow of the military leaders by the Haitian people
117) What has been the largest challenge to the creation of a democratic government in Haiti? A) poor relations with the Dominican Republic B) poverty C) communism D) constant civil war
118) What nation gained its freedom from Communist Vietnam and eventually became democratic through UN sponsored elections in 1993? A) Hong Kong B) Cambodia C) South Korea D) Thailand
119) What was the name of the Polish trade union which resisted the Communists? A) Al‑Qaida B) Perestroika C) Hamas D) Solidarity
120) Who was the worker's trade union leader that became head of Polish government in 1990? A) Mikhail Gorbachev B) Boris Yeltsin C) Nelson Mandela D) Lech Walesa
121) According to the information in the chart, what continent would probably experience the greatest increase in population between the year 1950 and the year 2050? A) Europe B) Asia C) North America D) Africa
122) According to the information in the chart, between the years 1950 and 2050, the world's population would probably have almost A) doubled B) halved C) tripled D) quadrupled
123) Based on the chart, it can best be concluded that there most probably will be a A) reduction in the infant mortality rate B) greater demand for food C) decline in agricultural productivity D) reduction in prejudice
124) The Olympic games, arms reduction talks, and cultural exchange programs are attempts at A) cultural borrowing B) social mobility C) economic interdependence D) international cooperation
125) The problem referred to in the question printed on the picture is most closely related to the area of A) energy resources B) interstate trade C) international relations D) social welfare
126) The responses to the question in the picture was most likely obtained from A) a vote by United Nations representatives B) research by foreign governments C) a public opinion poll D) Coast Guard records
127) Why has isolationism as a foreign policy been more difficult to achieve in the 20th century? A) Modern technology has made nations more interdependent. B) The increase in the world's population has forced people to live more closely together. C) There are more sovereign nations today than in the past. D) Public opinion on issues is more easily disregarded.
128) What was the major cause for the improving relationship between the United States and Japan since 1950? A) the increase in trade between the two nations B) Japan's adoption of baseball as a national game C) the high cost of living in the United States D) the difficulty in forming alliances with Asian nations
129) By the end of the 1900s, what became a major reason for increased United States interest in Mexico? A) Canada's close relations with Mexico B) increased trade between Mexico and the United States C) Mexican tourism in the United States D) Mexican hostility toward the United States
130) What president was responsible for the creation of NAFTA? A) George H.W. Bush B) Richard Nixon C) Bill Clinton D) Gerald Ford
131) What free trade agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States was engineered by Bill Clinton? A) SALT B) OAS C) NAFTA D) OPEC
132) What benefit did the North American Free Trade Agreement offer to the United States? A) The United States could export more goods to its neighbors. B) There would be fewer unionized industry jobs for Americans. C) The United States could increase its trade deficit. D) The United States could increase tariffs to make foreign goods more expensive.
133) What agreement was designed to promote trade among the three North American nations? A) AARP B) NASA C) EPA D) NAFTA
134) What did opponents of the North American Free Trade Agreement fear? A) lower-paid workers in Mexico would take away American jobs B) the Mexican economy would improve C) Mexican immigration would increase D) the United States trade would increase and reduce the trade deficit
135) Which one of the following best explains why nations have become dependent upon each other for goods and services? A) Most countries produce only what they need. B) Some countries have materials that other countries need. C) Worldwide policies of imperialism still exist. D) There has been an increase in tariff barriers among countries.
136) The oil-producing nations have been able to raise the price of oil by working together to control the supply. What lesson might copper-producing nations learn from the actions of the oil-producing nations? A) Encourage foreign investment to develop other resources. B) Refuse to sell copper to any oil-producing nation. C) Compete with one another to raise prices. D) Form an organization of copper producers to control the price of this mineral.
137) What is the main idea of the cartoon? A) Oil has brought great wealth to many nations. B) Most of the world's oil supply comes from a few countries. C) The world has become overly dependent upon oil. D) Measures to conserve oil should be strictly enforced.
138) Which one of the following would be the most effective measure that nations of the world might take to deal with the situation shown in the cartoon? A) to increase imports from oil-producing nations B) to develop alternative sources of energy C) to accept a lower standard of living D) to sign treaties with other countries that need oil
Speaker A: Presidents have used military force in the past to straighten out problems with other nations. The United States cannot allow other countries to threaten the supply of natural resources that we need. Speaker B: If conflict in the Middle East led to an oil shortage, it would not hurt to have fewer cars on our highways. We should not use military force; we should seek diplomatic, peaceful solutions. Speaker C: If there is a war, I will fight for my country. A war is worth it if it keeps a n
140) Which pair of speakers would most likely support a policy of intervention? A) A and C B) B and C C) C and D D) A and D
141) Which speaker would most likely encourage the settlement of disputes by the United Nations? A) A B) B C) C D) D
142) With which one of the following statements would Speaker A most likely agree? A) Peaceful negotiations are the best approach to dealing with international problems. B) The United States must not get involved in foreign countries. C) Armed conflict rarely solves any problems in international politics. D) The United States is dependent on other nations for some of its needs.
143) Which one of the following devices has increased international communication the most since World War II? A) television B) underwater cables C) telegraph D) satellites
144) Which one of the following countries have been partners in a joint space station venture? A) United States and Britain B) France and Italy C) United States and Russia D) China and Japan
145) What transportation invention has done the most to promote international contact in the 20th century? A) airplane B) railroad C) automobile D) submarine
146) Which one of the following statements best communicates the message of the cartoon below? A) New methods of transportation made travel very expensive. B) Advancements in transportation brought nations into closer contact with one another. C) Airplanes became larger, safer, and more comfortable. D) Older methods of transportation were slower and safer.
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