1. Conservatives tend to favor which of the following? (1 point)
relying on private organizations and individuals to help those in need
regulating business and industry to ensure a fair distribution of wealth
funding government programs such as Social Security to provide for the general welfare
raising taxes for people with higher incomes and cutting taxes for people with lower incomes
2. Conservatives gained power in the 1970s in part because (1 point)
liberals began pursuing more policies based on religious values.
economic prosperity convinced voters to stick with the party in power.
the counterculture movement drove many middle Americans into the Democratic Party.
many white southerners changed party allegiance in response to the civil rights laws of the 1960s.
3. To compensate for cutting taxes, President Reagan convinced Congress to (1 point)
balance the budget.
cut spending on social programs.
increase spending on defense programs.
put more money into government regulatory programs.
4.During his election campaign in 1988, George H.W. Bush promised not to (1 point)
engage in foreign conflicts.
cut funding for welfare programs.
increase the minimum retirement age.
5.The proposed “Star Wars” program involved (1 point)
putting weapons in space.
selling arms to other nations.
increasing nuclear weapons production.
attacking the Soviet Union before it could attack the United States.
6.Gorbachev pursued glasnost and perestroika reforms in part because (1 point)
the war in Afghanistan had drained the nation’s resources.
the Soviet Union had already demonstrated superior nuclear capability.
food surpluses and production increases created stable economic conditions.
Russian revolutionaries staged a coup to overthrow the communist government.
Liberals tend to prefer which of the following in foreign policy? (1 point)
assertive unilateral action
limited global involvement
9. Which of the following symbolized the end of communism in Europe? (1 point)
the fall of the Berlin Wall
the collapse of the Soviet Union
the destruction of a statue of Stalin
the summit between Gorbachev and Reagan
10. Which of the following was believed to be a group at high risk for AIDS in the early 1980s? (1 point)
children under the age of 10
homosexual men ~~~