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Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The 2000 presidential election was decided by electoral college votes in the state of
A.
Florida.
C.
Texas.
B.
California.
D.
New York.
 

 2. 

Approximately what percentage of married women worked outside of the home in 1995?
A.
25
C.
85
B.
60
D.
10
 

 3. 

What elected position did Bill Clinton hold before becoming president of the United States?
A.
governor of Arkansas
C.
vice president of the United States
B.
senator from Arkansas
D.
governor of Mississippi
 

 4. 

Approximately what percentage of the world’s energy was consumed by the United States in 1998?
A.
25
C.
15
B.
50
D.
75
 

 5. 

Which of the following phrases best describes the U.S. economy of the 1990s?
A.
severe recession
B.
longest and largest economic boom in history
C.
extended bear market
D.
steadily climbing interest rates
 

 6. 

Where was the location of a nuclear accident that pumped 50 times more radioactive material into the environment than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined?
A.
Three Mile Island
C.
Juarez City
B.
Chernobyl
D.
Santiago
 

 7. 

How did President Clinton protect 30 groves of ancient sequoia trees?
A.
He invoked executive privilege.
B.
He threatened to veto other legislation if Congress attempted to stop his action.
C.
He created the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
D.
He was able to direct the passage of a special referendum.
 

 8. 

By 2000 the world’s population was
A.
6 billion.
C.
950.9 million.
B.
2.9 billion.
D.
16 billion.
 

 9. 

The atrocities in Kosovo were committed against
A.
Bosnians.
C.
Serbians.
B.
Albanians.
D.
Czechoslovakians.
 

 10. 

Who replaced Yitzhak Rabin as the prime minister of Israel?
A.
Yasir Arafat
C.
Benjamin Netanyahu
B.
Ross Perot
D.
Slobodan Milosevic
 

 11. 

In 1992 which presidential candidate promised to use his business skills to cut spending and balance the budget?
A.
Bob Dole
C.
Ross Perot
B.
Bill Clinton
D.
George Bush
 

 12. 

In 1998 John Glenn
A.
became a U.S. senator.
B.
became governor of Ohio.
C.
circled Earth in Friendship 7.
D.
participated in a space shuttle mission.
 

 13. 

Which of these four Democratic senators was from the state of Washington?
A.
Barbara Boxer
C.
Carol Moseley-Braun
B.
Dianne Feinstein
D.
Patty Murray
 

 14. 

Which of the following was not a Bill Clinton “first?”
A.
He was the first president to play the saxophone at his own inaugural celebration.
B.
He was the first president born during the post-World War II era.
C.
He was the first president to be tried by the Senate.
D.
He was the first president who came from Arkansas.
 

 15. 

The Immigration Act of 1990 did all of the following EXCEPT
A.
decrease the number of immigrants allowed into the United States.
B.
double the number of skilled workers allowed into the nation each year.
C.
increase the number of immigrants allowed into the United States.
D.
give special visas to certain overseas investors.
 

 16. 

Who served as attorney general during the Clinton administration?
A.
Janet Reno
C.
Joycelyn Elders
B.
Donna Shalala
D.
Ron Brown
 

 17. 

What is expected to happen to India’s population between the present and the year 2025?
A.
It will level off.
B.
It will decrease.
C.
It will grow at a very fast rate.
D.
It will decrease and then increase slowly.
 

 18. 

Who did President Clinton appoint as secretary of housing and urban development?
A.
Henry Cisneros
C.
Ron Brown
B.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
D.
Dee Dee Myers
 

 19. 

Who became Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1994?
A.
Al Gore
C.
Henry Cisneros
B.
Newt Gingrich
D.
Shannon Lucid
 

 20. 

What was the disaster that shook the Ukraine in 1986?
A.
a nuclear accident
C.
a disastrous flood
B.
a devastating earthquake
D.
a volcanic eruption
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement.
A.
Ross Perot
G.
George W. Bush
B.
World Wide Web
H.
Nelson Mandela
C.
Internet
I.
Contract with America
D.
Shannon Lucid
J.
Slobodan Milosevic
E.
Madeleine Albright
K.
Yasir Arafat
F.
NAFTA
L.
Kosovo crisis
 

 21. 

Palestinian leader
 

 22. 

U.S. secretary of state who played a key role in the Kosovo crisis
 

 23. 

person who became the U.S. president in 2000
 

 24. 

Texas billionaire who ran for president in 1992
 

 25. 

provides for a lowering of trade barriers among the United States, Mexico, and Canada
 

 26. 

black civil rights activist who was elected president of South Africa
 

 27. 

enormous computer-based communications and information system
 

 28. 

spent 188 days aboard the Mir
 

 29. 

president of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo crisis
 

 30. 

included a list of reforms drawn up by Republicans
 



 
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