US History & Government - Janaury 2010

Base your answer to question 41 on the chart below and on your knowledge of social studies.

41 Which statement is most clearly supported by the information in the chart?

(1) Elderly men outnumber elderly women.
(2) In 1960, more than 10 percent of Americans were age 85 or older.
(3) The number of Americans living past the age of 85 is increasing.
(4) In 1900, only 1 million Americans were age 85.

42 What is one reason for the increases in worldwide oil prices since the 1970s?

(1) construction of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
(2) political unrest in the Middle East
(3) promotion of conservation efforts by United States oil companies
(4) doubling of tariffs on oil imports by the United States government

43 The United States has had a trade deficit over the past two decades because the nation

(1) imposed protective tariffs on imports
(2) placed high taxes on exports
(3) refused to enter international free trade agreements
(4) imported more goods than it exported

Base your answer to question 44 on the graphic organizer below and on your knowledge of social

44 Which event best completes this graphic organizer?

(1) Vietnam War     (3) Persian Gulf War
(2) Holocaust          (4) D-Day invasion

Base your answer to question 45 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.

Click image to enlarge

45 What is the main idea of this cartoon?

(1) The president is responsible for helping hurricane victims.
(2) Members of the Supreme Court can often ignore political issues.
(3) Nominating a justice to the Supreme Court often creates controversy.
(4) The Constitution should be amended so that Supreme Court Justices are elected.


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