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Historically speaking, what led to an increase in Science and Engineering degrees in America?
a) The creation of the Berlin Wall
b) Bay of Pigs invasion
c) The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
d) President Kennedy’s “Man on the Moon” speech

What age range are most scientists in America in today?
a) 20-30
b) 30-40
c) 50-60
d) 70+

What percentage of all Bachelor’s degrees earned in China are in Science and Engineering?
a) 20%
b) 40%
c) 60%
d) 80%

More people are graduating with Science and Engineering degrees in America than in Asian countries.
a) Ture
b) False

Why are immigrant students in U.S. schools scoring higher on science and math assessments?
a) Immigrants often have a better grasp on math and science skills
b) Their parents are more likely to encourage them to pursue mathematics and science interests.
c) American-born students are typically uninterested in these subjects
d) All of the above

Friedman believes that America needs to standardize its education system
a) True
b) False
c) JD
d) Thomas Friedman is evil

The U.S. is still the best at teaching science at the graduate level.
a) True
b) False
c) Where is JD
d) JD is hunting for Friedman

The U.S. is falling behind Asia in terms of the numbers of patents rewarded.
a) True
b) False
c) We don't need no stinkin patents
d) JD will conquer Asia

Fill in the blank: ____________________ is the only country without an explicit national policy for promoting broadband.
a) South Korea
b) China
c) The United States
d) India

The author of the best book in Pre/AP World Geography is
a) James Diamond
b) Jared Diamond
c) Thomas Friedman
d) Patrick Christopher Salber

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