Major Changes Of The 20th Century And Beyond 2 Question Preview (ID: 2129)

Changes And Challenges 2.

All of the following are true of the Exxon Valdez oil spill EXCEPT ______.
a) it was the largest oil spill in the world
b) it threatened the fishing industry of Prince William Sound
c) it was the largest oil spill in US waters
d) it endangered millions of migratory birds

The Kyoto Accords, negotiated in 1997, pledged to _______.
a) limit the drilling of crude oil
b) reduce the emission of harmful gases
c) limit construction of nuclear plants
d) promote world trade

The main author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ______.
a) Rachel Carson
b) Eleanor Roosevelt
c) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
d) Elise Boulding

All of the following are true of NGOs EXCEPT _____.
a) they are closely tied to world governments
b) they form active partnerships with the UN
c) they have a voice in world affairs
d) they uphold and monitor human rights

One of the goals of the South African constitution is to _____.
a) limit the rights of white South Africans
b) prevent the return of apartheid
c) limit the movement of people within South Africa
d) grant the government absolute power

An international court of law charged Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic with _____.
a) ethnic cleansing
b) the breakup of Yugoslavia
c) aiding a Muslim takeover of Kosovo
d) declaring war on NATO

The country with the largest number of refugees is ______.
a) Palestine
b) El Salvador
c) China
d) Afghanistan

The region suffering the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS is _____.
a) North America
b) Europe
c) the Middle East
d) Africa south of the Sahara

What is nuclear proliferation?
a) the elimination of nuclear weapons
b) the damaging of nuclear weapons
c) the buildup of nuclear weapons
d) the brutal removal of an ethnic group

The first document to recognize gender equality was ______.
a) the South African constitution
b) the Charter of the United Nations
c) the United States Constitution
d) the English Bill of Rights

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