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Which president failed to get many of his initiatives passed because he was a political outsider unfamiliar with the ways Congress works. First name begins with J.
a) Richard Nixon
b) Bill Clinton
c) Jimmy Carter
d) Ronald Reagan

Which president, the oldest candidate ever elected, pushed for large tax cuts for the wealthy in an attempt to stimulate economic growth for all? First name begins with R.
a) Ronald Reagan
b) Jimmy Carter
c) Bill Clinton
d) Gerald Ford

During Richard Nixon's presidency, corruption at the highest levels of government threatened free elections and democracy. How did the public find out about this corruption? Had to do with newspaper reporters.
a) Newspaper reporters wrote article after article as they investigated claims of corruption.
b) Police investigators filed reports which were then made public by the White House.
c) Members of Congress who knew about the corruption made speeches demanding the president's resignation.
d) Justices of the Supreme Court brought charges against the president.

Which musician wrote the song The Times They Are a-Changin,' which became an anthem of the 1960s counterculture movement? Last name begins with D
a) Aretha Franklin
b) John Lennon
c) Berry Gordy
d) Bob Dylan

Which statement describes a political change that took place in Europe after 1980? Had to do with Soviet Union.
a) East and West Germany peacefully reunited under a communist government.
b) The republics of the Soviet Union declared their independence and rejected communism.
c) European nations gave up their economic union.
d) Yugoslavia survived a revolution and remained a united country with a communist government.

Which statement about Hispanic immigration to the U.S. during the 1990s is true? The population doubled.
a) The Hispanic population in the U.S. more than doubled between 1990 and 2000.
b) The number of Hispanics in the U.S. remains far lower than the number of African Americans.
c) Most Hispanic immigrants don't remain in the U.S. because they can't speak English.
d) Hispanic immigration has caused the U.S. population center to shift from Missouri to California.

In which former communist country did the U.S. intervene to prevent mass killings and ethnic cleansing among Serbs and Croats? Begins with a Y
a) Sweden
b) Turkey
c) Yugoslavia
d) East Germany

Which president's foreign policy achievements included peace agreements in Bosnia, Ireland, and the Middle East, as well as tariff treaties promoting international trade? First name George.
a) Bill Clinton
b) George W. Bush
c) Ronald Reagan
d) Gerald Ford

Who was the first U.S. president to travel to communist China and Moscow? His first name was Richard.
a) Bill Clinton
b) George H.W. Bush
c) Richard Nixon
d) Jimmy Carter

Which president spoke out against communism, but worked closely with Mikhail Gorbachev to reduce tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.? First name begins with R.
a) Ronald Reagan
b) Gerald Ford
c) George H.W. Bush
d) Jimmy Carter

Which description of the outcome of President Bill Clinton's impeachment is true? Had to do with the Senate.
a) He was acquitted of all charges by the Senate.
b) He was convicted by the Supreme Court.
c) He was fined by the Treasury Department.
d) He was denied an appeal by the House of Representatives.

Which description of the end of the Cold War is accurate? It had to do with the end.
a) It dramatically reduced tensions between communist and capitalist nations.
b) It allowed East and West Germany to reunite under a communist regime.
c) It heralded the end of communist governments throughout the world.
d) It brought new power and prestige to communist states in Africa.

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