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13.2: Reagan-Obama

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  • Q1
    What was the Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars")?
    a communications system
    a missile defense system
    a bomber plane
    a type of nuclear bomb
  • Q2
    What was Reagan's biggest failure?
    Pardon of Nixon
    the Iran Hostage Crisis
    the Iran-Contra Affair
  • Q3
    What was the main reason the Soviet Union collapsed?
    Gorbachev was assassinated
    the US bombed the Soviet Union
    years of economic stagnation
    a civil war
  • Q4
    What was the US' goal in the Persian Gulf War in 1991?
    to kill Osama bin Laden
    to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi forces
    to destroy al Qaeda
    to kill Saddam Hussein
  • Q5
    What was the result of Clinton's impeachment proceedings?
    he was acquitted
    he resigned
    he was sent to jail
    he was removed from office
  • Q6
    Clinton was impeached for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
    misappropriation of funds
    obstruction of justice
    perjury (lying under oath)
  • Q7
    What was the outcome of the 2000 election?
    Bush won the popular vote and the election
    Gore won the electoral vote and the election
    Bush won the electoral vote and the election
    Gore won the popular vote and the election
  • Q8
    What terrorist group is responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the US?
    the Taliban
  • Q9
    What started the "War on Terrorism"?
    Operation Enduring Freedom
    Persian Gulf War
    9/11 attacks
    Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Q10
    What caused the US to invade Afghanistan in 2001?
    they were responsible for 9/11
    they were protecting the terrorists responsible for 9/11
    they invaded Kuwait
    they used chemical weapons on their own citizens
  • Q11
    All of the following describe the Patriot Act EXCEPT
    passed by Congress after the 9/11 attacks
    allowed the government to hold suspected terrorists without charging them for a crime
    allowed the government to confiscate the property of suspected terrorists
    allowed the government to wiretap suspected terrorists
  • Q12
    Why did the US government want to attack Iraq in 2003?
    Iraq was responsible for 9/11
    Iraq was protecting the terrorists responsible for 9/11
    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)
    Iraq invaded Kuwait
  • Q13
    All of the following countries are included in NAFTA EXCEPT
    the US
  • Q14
    All of the following are purposes of NAFTA EXCEPT
    to increase commerce
    to eliminate tariffs
    to allow citizens to move freely from one country to another
  • Q15
    What was the economy like during Clinton's presidency?
    he used the government surplus to pay down the nation's debt
    he enacted supply-side economics
    there were high unemployment rates
    he increased the federal deficit

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