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100

What prediction have experts made about the future of tobacco farming in North Carolina? 

A- Large farm production grows as tobacco demand increases.

B- unable to complete, small farms disappear

C- advances in tech will increase need for migrant workers

D- Number of smaller farms increase, replacing larger farms.

B- unable to complete, small farms disappear

100

The maps show presidential voting results for North Carolina in 2000 and 2008. Based on the maps, what voting shift occurred in 2008 in NC?

A-Counties supporting the Republican candidate increased in the western part of the state. 

B-Support for the Democratic candidate decreased significantly. 

C-Voters overwhelmingly supported the Republican candidate over the Democratic one. 

D Voters’ support became more evenly split between candidates of both parties.

D- Voters’ support became more evenly split between candidates of both parties.

100

These pie charts compare the races and ethnicities of North Carolina’s population in 1970 and 2014. 

Which population grew the most between 1970 and 2014? 

A-white

B-African American

C-Asian

D-Hispanic


D-Hispanic

100

What is a push factor?

A- a reason to leave a place

B-a reason to come to a place

C-a reason to get a job

D-a reason to get an education

A- a reason to leave a place

100

What type of pollution does a company create when it clears out a forest? 

A-air

B-water

C-land

D-underground

C-land

100

Which explains why the Oklahoma City bombing is an act of domestic terrorism? 

A-It was a protest against the American government’s policies in the Middle East.

B-It was funded by al-Qaeda as a way to protest American involvement in the Middle East.

C-It was the work of foreign governments that believed the US government was too powerful. 

D-It was carried out by Americans who thought the government was too powerful within the United States. 

D-It was carried out by Americans who thought the government was too powerful within the United States.

100

Which term describes the trend toward a world that is more interconnected by technology, trade, and travel?

A-social networking

B-free trade

C-surplus

D-globalization

D-globalization

100

Which nation did the United States compete with during the Space Race?

A-China

B-Japan

C-the Soviet Union

D-the United Kingdom

C-the Soviet Union

200

How has globalization affected North Carolina’s textile industry? 

A- increased demand for cotton grown in the state. 

B- caused manufacturers to diversify their production. 

C- rapid job growth in major cities across the state. 

D- more difficult for the state to compete with foreign manufacturers.

D- more difficult for the state to compete with foreign manufacturers.

200

Which of the following were results of the 1980 election? 

A-Reagan won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college, Reagan did not win any states in the west. 

B- Reagan won by a landslide, republicans gained control of the sentate, conservatives called this the "Reagan Revolution."

B- Reagan won by a landslide, republicans gained control of the sentate, conservatives called this the "Reagan Revolution."

200

What was one direct cause of the breakup of the USSR? 

A-The USSR had tried too hard to protect democracy. 

B-The US and Germany declared war on the USSR. 

C-Arms reduction treaties weakened the national defense of the USSR. 

D-Citizens in communist countries rebelled against their governments.

D-Citizens in communist countries rebelled against their governments.

200

What are some examples of push factors?

A- lack of jobs due to high unemployment, a rise in prejudice and racial discrimination, a loss of housing due to natural disasters

B-a lot of available, low-cost housing,greater freedoms and personal liberties, a warm climate and attractive natural features



A- lack of jobs due to high unemployment, a rise in prejudice and racial discrimination, a loss of housing due to natural disasters

200

What does air pollution most directly cause? Check all that apply. 


A-plant damage due to acid rain, continuing global warming, human health risks

B-increased soil erosion, harm to aquatic organisms 


A-plant damage due to acid rain, continuing global warming, human health risks.

200

Founded by Osama bin Laden, which was considered the most dangerous international terrorist group in the 1990s and early 2000s? 

A-the Taliban 

B-ISIS

C-al-Qaeda

D-Ku Klux Klan

C-al-Qaeda

200

Which countries are members of NAFTA? 

A- Brazil, Peru, The UK

B-Canada, Mexico, The USA

B-Canada, Mexico, The USA

200

What were the effects of the Space Race? Check all that apply.


A-the development of the steam engine, the creation of the network known as the Internet

B-new products for consumers to use, new technology for military purposes, advancements in health and medicine, rapid improvements in computer technology, the creation of the network known as the Internet




B-new products for consumers to use, new technology for military purposes, advancements in health and medicine, rapid improvements in computer technology, the creation of the network known as the Internet

300

This graph shows the US-China trade relationship. 

Which statement best describes the trade relationship between the US and China?

A-The US has a trade surplus with China. 

B-The US has a trade deficit with China. 

C-The US has greater purchasing power parity (PPP) than China. 

D-The China has greater purchasing power parity (PPP) than the US. 


B-The US has a trade deficit with China.

300

Why was Sandra Day O’Connor important? 

A-She was the first female Supreme Court justice. 

B- She served on the Arizona state senate.

C- She was assistant attorney general. 

D- She went to Harvard University. 

A-She was the first female Supreme Court justice.

300

Which topics does a demographer explore? 

A- birth and death rates, population density of certain areas, patterns of migration to certain areas, different habits and behaviors. 

B- economic practices and policies, laws and local government systems

A- birth and death rates, population density of certain areas, patterns of migration to certain areas, different habits and behaviors.

300

What is the best way to reduce water and land pollution? 

A-landscape with native plants

B-keep wood stoves clean

C-ride a bike to school or work

D-perform regular vehicle maintenance 

A-landscape with native plants

300

Which of the following describe issues that were caused by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? 


A-The wars have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians, Despite long wars, battles with insurgencies in both countries continue, The wars have been expensive, costing trillions of dollars, Thousands of US troops have been killed. 

B-The United States has struggled to destroy the weapons of mass destruction it found, The countries are once again hard to control because they have been rebuilt.  



A-The wars have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians, Despite long wars, battles with insurgencies in both countries continue, The wars have been expensive, costing trillions of dollars, Thousands of US troops have been killed.

300

What are the advantages of being a multinational corporation?

A- Expansion into new markets, access to cheaper labor, lower tax payments

B- Creation of trade surplus, reliance of unskilled workers. 

A- Expansion into new markets, access to cheaper labor, lower tax payments

300

How do nations mostly use technology in foreign relations? Check all that apply.


A-to mobilize voters, to reach constituents


B-to spy on one another,to carry out cyber attacks,to improve their public images  


B-to spy on one another,to carry out cyber attacks,to improve their public images  

400

What was one of the negative effects of the 1980s economy? 

A-Fewer jobs were available.

B-Interest rates increased. 

C-Unemployment rates rose. 

D-Federal spending doubled. 

D-Federal spending doubled.

400

Why did the crime at the Watergate Hotel cause a scandal?

A-The criminals were connected to President Nixon’s reelection campaign.

B-The criminals were members of President Nixon’s White House staff.

C-The criminals were part of the Democratic National Committee.

D-The criminals were part of the Republican National Committee.


A-The criminals were connected to President Nixon’s reelection campaign.

400

This line graph shows the United States population from 1800 to 2000.

Which statement accurately explains the data on this graph?

A-The US population increased at an even, upward rate from 1800 through 2000.

B-The US population increased slowly at first, then sharply during the twentieth century.

C-The US population experienced several ups and downs during the two centuries shown.

D-The US population was unchanged in the 1800s and only began to increase during the 1900s.


B-The US population increased slowly at first, then sharply during the twentieth century.

400

Where are elevated homes most likely to be located?

A-in the Southeast near the sea, where hurricanes are common 

B-in Oklahoma, where tornadoes are common

C-in New York, where there are often blizzards 

D-in the Midwest, where tornadoes occur regularly 

A-in the Southeast near the sea, where hurricanes are common

400

In addition to electronic surveillance, how else does the Patriot Act help law enforcement stop terror plots? 

A-It increases the privacy rights of American citizens.

B-It makes it easier to search the property of suspected terrorists. 

C-It makes it harder to obtain search warrants against Americans. 

D-It decreases the interrogation rights of suspected terrorists.

B-It makes it easier to search the property of suspected terrorists.

400

What is one positive effect technology has had on education?

A-More time has become available for studying and learning.

B-Online education is available, although only for a fee.

C-Interpersonal relationships have increased.

D-Courses are available on the Internet, starting in kindergarten

D-Courses are available on the Internet, starting in kindergarten

500

What were the main causes of the economic crisis of the 1970s? 


A- the high cost of the Vietnam War, the rising cost of American-made goods, the cost of President Johnson’s Great Society programs


B-the expenses of the Watergate hearings, problems related to the rise and fall of the stock market, problems related to President Carter's government programs



A- the high cost of the Vietnam War, the rising cost of American-made goods, the cost of President Johnson’s Great Society programs

500

Why did President Nixon pursue a policy called détente?

A-to help resolve a hostage crisis 

B-to help end the Arab Oil Embargo

C-to improve relations with the Soviet Union

D-to secure a treaty between Egypt and Israel

C-to improve relations with the Soviet Union

600

What was one of President Carter’s foreign policy achievements?

A-signing the first treaty to limit nuclear weapons

B-becoming the first US President to visit communist China

C-assisting Egypt and Israel during the Camp David Accords

D-resolving a hostage crisis at a US Embassy in the Middle East

C-assisting Egypt and Israel during the Camp David Accords

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