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 Section 9: The New Millennium       Practice Test 9

Directions:  Choose the one best answer, and mark your paper with the appropriate letter.

1.  The terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center towers and damaged the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 were motivated mainly by

A. anger over America's international trade policies.
B. resentment of immigration rules.
C. Islamic extremists in the Middle East who preached "jihad" against the U.S.
D. revenge for U.S. efforts to stop heroin production in Afghanistan.

2.  Who did the U.S. blame as the "mastermind" of  the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

A. Osama bin Laden
B. Saddam Hussein
C. Manuel Noriega
D. Yassar Arafat

3.  As a first step in the "War on Terrorism," President George W. Bush organized a multi-nation military attack to overthrow the Islamic extremist group called the Taliban that controlled

A. Iran
B. Pakistan
C. Turkmenistan
D. Afghanistan

4.  American forces, together with military forces from some other nations, also invaded which country to force an end to the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein?

A. Iran
B. Iraq
C. Syria
D. Lebanon

5.  The "Great Recession" had what impact on unemployment in the U.S.?

A. unemployment figures rose sharply
B. unemployment figures fell sharply
C. unemployment figures remained fairly constant

6.  What approach did President Bush and President Obama generally favor to prevent the Great Recession from turning into a full-blown depression?

A. they urged all Americans to save more of their earnings
B. they took a "wait and see" attitude
C. they argued that the government should not get involved in economic downturns
D. they pushed for government help to keep large banks and businesses from failing

7.  The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress, also called Obamacare, is

  A. a government program to help students get loans for college.
  B. a government run health insurance program.
  C. a government nursing home program for the elderly.
  D. a government program to create low cost daycare centers.

8.  The Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges held that

  A. same sex marriages must be allowed in all states.
  B. police must notify anyone they arrest of their rights.
  C. public schools cannot be segregated.
  D. photo I.D.s cannot be required for voting.

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