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True/False. During President Clinton’s first term, NAFTA extended the U.S. - Canadian free-trade zone to include China.

False

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True/False. If current trends continue, by 2050 African Americans will become the nation’s largest minority group.

False

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True/False. During President Clinton’s first term, U.S. troops were sent to Bosnia to help keep peace there.

True

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True/False. By the year 2000, most jobs in the American economy were in the manufacturing sector.

False

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True/False. Fax machines and the Internet made it easier for people to telecommute.

True

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True/False. Medical improvements in the 1990s included better cancer survival rates.

True

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True/False. Gentrification is a process in which people move out of cities and into suburbs.

False

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True/False. Social Security and Medicare are in danger of becoming overburdened because Americans are living longer and because the baby boom generation is aging.

True

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True/False. The Internet made it possible to send text, images, and sound almost instantly by computer.

True

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True/False. In the presidential election of 2000, Bill Clinton won by a razor-thin margin.

False

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What do the larger shapes on the map show?

states with more people

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According to the map, which of the following states has the most people?

Ohio

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According to the map, which of these states has the fewest people?

Mississippi

13

Which region of the country has the most states with large populations?

the North

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Of the following pairs, which two states have the largest combined population?

California and Arizona

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Which voters does the writer of this article believe the Electoral College favors?

that it favors white southern male voters

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Whom does the writer of this article say the Electoral College protects?

minority voters and voters in the states with small populations.

17

To what does Dr. Natapoff compare the candidate who gets the most popular votes in a presidential election?

he compares him to the baseball team that gets the most runs over the course of the entire world series.

18

In the election of 2000, Al Gore first conceded defeat based on predictions made by

television networks.

19

One result of the global economy is that

American workers now compete for jobs with workers in other countries.

20

In 1994, Proposition 187 was passed in California to

cut off education and health benefits to illegal immigrants.

21

Urban flight has led to all of the following except

better schools in inner cities.

22

Bill Clinton became the second president in U.S. history to be

impeached by the House.

23

The aging of America’s population will strain the government’s ability to

pay Social Security benefits.

24

Many workers felt less secure in the 1990s because

many companies were downsizing.

25

New high-tech businesses based on the growth of the Internet are called

dotcoms.

26

One hoped-for benefit of genetic engineering is the ability to

prevent inherited diseases.

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Soon after being elected, President George W. Bush pushed for

tax cuts.