US History & Government - June 2010

41 President Richard Nixon’s decision to resign from the presidency in 1974 was based primarily on

(1) developments in the Watergate investigation
(2) backlash from his policies toward China and the Soviet Union
(3) protests against his secret military actions during the Vietnam War
(4) accusations of trading arms for hosta

Base your answers to questions 42 and 43 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social

42 What is the main topic of this 1985 cartoon?

(1) quality of Japanese products
(2) imbalance in Japanese-United States trade
(3) outsourcing of American jobs to Japan
(4) relocation of American companies to Japan

43 If this 1985 cartoon were to be redrawn today, which country would most likely replace Japan as
the subject of the cartoon?

(1) China  (3) Germany
(2) Brazil  (4) Russia

44 Which event of Bill Clinton’s presidency best illustrates the use of checks and balances?

(1) hosting peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians
(2) reelection to a second term
(3) selection of Al Gore as vice president
(4) impeachment for alleged perjury and obstruction of justice

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

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45 Which event is President George H. W. Bush referring to in this letter?

(1) the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II
(2) the military service of Japanese Americans during World War II
(3) the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II
(4) a ban on Japanese immigration to the United States after World War II

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