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Which book, written by Betty Friedan and published in 1963, expressed the frustration felt by many women with the limitations on their roles in society? It had to do with Feminine.
a) Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
b) The Bell Jar
c) Silent Spring
d) The Feminine Mystique

Who expanded the role of the First Lady by meeting with the American people and championing their concerns through meetings, letters, and newspaper articles? It had to do with Roosevelt.
a) Rachel Carson
b) Eleanor Roosevelt
c) Lillian Hellman
d) Tammy Bakker

Which statements explain why New Orleans suffered extreme flooding as a result of Hurricane Katrina? It had to do with water and sea levels.
a) The waters of Lake Pontchartrain rose rapidly breeched the levees. 1/2 of New Orleans’s built at or below sea level.
b) Government agencies had no idea that the city’s levees were in need of repair.
c) No one expected a hurricane in New Orleans, so the city had no defenses.

In which way was the presidential election of 2008 unique in American history? It had to do with an African American.
a) A third-party candidate won the popular vote.
b) There was a tie in the electoral vote.
c) The first Jewish president was elected.
d) The first black president was elected.

Which German-born Jewish scientist fled his homeland to escape the Nazis and urged President Roosevelt to develop an atomic bomb? You know.
a) Albert Einstein
b) Robert Oppenheimer
c) Leo Szilard
d) Enrico Fermi

Which civil rights leader at first advocated violence against whites, but after converting to Islam began promoting nonviolence and cooperation among all people? It had to do with Malcolm
a) Ida Wells
b) A. Phillip Randolph
c) Ralph Abernathy
d) Malcolm X

Which statement describes the result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003? It had to do with Hussein.
a) Saddam Hussein was quickly overthrown, but a civil war broke out that cost thousands of American and Iraqi lives.
b) President Bush was able to bring all U.S. forces home from Iraq in less than one year and with minimal casualties.
c) The Iraqi army prevented U.S. forces from capturing Baghdad, and Saddam Hussein remained in power.
d) Several Arab countries came to Iraq's aide and formed a coalition to defend the country against U.S. attacks.

Which statements about the events of September 11, 2001 are accurate? It had to do with terrorists.
a) Terrorists attacked targets in New York City, Washington, D.C. blamed US for problems in Muslim world.
b) Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda denied playing any role in the attacks.
c) Saddam Hussein planned the attacks and gave arms and money to the terrorists.

Which statement describing one of the controversies surrounding the 2000 presidential election is correct? It had to do with the Supreme Court.
a) Al Gore's supporters argued that absentee ballots from white voters in Texas had not been counted.
b) George W. Bush's supporters claimed that he had won the popular vote in Oregon but lost the electoral vote.
c) By a 5 to 4 vote, the Supreme Court ordered a stop to the recount in Florida and gave the election to George W. Bush.
d) The House of Representatives and the Senate split over who had actually won the popular vote.

Which terms describe characteristics of all totalitarian governments? It had to do with loyalty and the police.
a) political tolerance
b) party loyalty , secret police
c) civil rights

Which statement accurately describes part of the process by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended? It had to do with 2/3
a) Only the House of Representatives votes on amendments.
b) All of the states must agree to the amendment.
c) Two-thirds of the Congress must pass the amendment.
d) Only the Senate can propose amendments.

Which event in a foreign country helped fuel the Red Scare in America in the years following World War I? It had to do with Russia.
a) military rearmament by Germany
b) communist revolution in Russia
c) territorial expansion by Japan
d) rise of fascism in Italy

Which step did President Truman take in 1945 to end the war with Japan? It had to do with bombs.
a) He ordered the military to drop the atomic bomb.
b) He asked Japan to join the United Nations.
c) He withdrew all American forces from the Pacific
d) He ordered the military to invade Japan.

Which statement describing the Watergate scandal is not correct? It's not true about refusal.
a) Nixon used government agencies in illegal ways against people he considered his enemies.
b) Nixon tried to cover up the crimes committed by people in his administration.
c) Facing impeachment, President Nixon chose to resign from office.
d) The press refused to cover the scandal out of respect for President Nixon.

Which World War II general planned the D-Day invasion of Nazi-held Normandy and later became president of the United States? It had to do with Dwight.
a) Douglas MacArthur
b) Chester Nimitz
c) Dwight Eisenhower
d) George Patton

After watching huge protests erupt over the Vietnam War and finding no way to end the conflict, which president decided not to run for reelection in 1968? It had to do with Johnson.
a) Jimmy Carter
b) Lyndon Johnson
c) Dwight Eisenhower
d) Richard Nixon

Which president faced the threat of nuclear war after Soviet missiles were found in Cuba? It had to do with Kennedy.
a) Gerald Ford
b) Ronald Reagan
c) Dwight Eisenhower
d) John Kennedy

Who was the first American president to visit the People's Republic of China in 1972, opening the door for trade between the two nations? It had to do with Nixon.
a) Ronald Reagan
b) George H.W. Bush
c) Richard Nixon
d) Gerald Ford

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