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TEKS US History High School - Topic: H.10-H.11 History

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High School - U.S. History
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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High School - U.S. History
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

H.11.D: Presidential Elections
H.10.E: Conservative Resurgence
H.10.D: U.S. Involvement In Middle East
H.10.B: Ronald Reagan
H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
H.10.A: Richard M. Nixon
H.10.C: Impact Of Energy On American Life
H.11.E: 2008 Presidential Election
H.10.F: Significant Societal Issues

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  • Q1
    How have major parties reacted to the scenario described above?
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    By suing the third parties in court for campaign-finance violations
    By addressing the issues raised by the third parties
    By preventing third parties from holding conventions
    By persuading the third parties to present a new platform
    60s
    H.11.D: Presidential Elections
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  • Q2
    The author of this letter was -
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    a leader of a conservative interest group
    the cofounder of Ms. magazine
    a leader of the Civil Rights movement
    the cofounder of the National Organization for Women
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    H.10.E: Conservative Resurgence
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  • Q3
    In 1979 the Shah of Iran was forced into exile. The U.S. government later allowed the Shah to enter the United States for medical treatment. This perceived U.S. support for the Shah of Iran resulted in which of the following?
    Israel demanded U.S. support for the strategic bombing of cities in Iran.
    Soviet forces began an occupation of Iran.
    Revolutionaries kidnapped a group of U.S. citizens in Iran.
    Iran attacked a U.S. military base in Asia.
    60s
    H.10.D: U.S. Involvement In Middle East
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  • Q4
    The policy objectives of Reaganomics were based on the theory that -
    reducing trade barriers would result in a budget surplus
    significant increases in government spending would help reduce unemployment
    broad tax cuts and financial deregulation would promote economic expansion
    borrowing from foreign countries would help cover the costs of domestic programs
    60s
    H.10.B: Ronald Reagan
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  • Q5
    Which headline describes an event that resulted from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001?
    "Troops Deployed to Afghanistan"
    "Debt Crisis Shakes European Union"
    "Russia Increases Petroleum Exports"
    "Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Resume"
    60s
    H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
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  • Q6
    This table shows the number of votes received in the state of Florida by the three leading candidates in the 2000 presidential election. Which of the following best describes Ralph Nader's effect on the election in Florida?
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    His presence as a third-party candidate discouraged voter turnout.
    His candidacy drew crucial votes away from the other candidates.
    He persuaded state officials to abandon the punch-card method of voting.
    He contested the recounting of election ballots in federal court.
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    H.11.D: Presidential Elections
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  • Q7
    One action that influenced the U.S.-Soviet signing of the SALT I treaty in 1972 was President Richard Nixon's -
    opening of diplomatic relations with China
    withdrawal of military forces from Vietnam
    support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War
    involvement in the Watergate scandal
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    H.10.A: Richard M. Nixon
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  • Q8
    Which speaker would most likely agree with President Ronald Reagan's national security policies?
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    Speaker 4
    Speaker 2
    Speaker 1
    Speaker 3
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    H.10.B: Ronald Reagan
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  • Q9
    Which of the following resulted from the U.S.-led military coalition's engagement in the Persian Gulf War?
    The Shah of Iran was overthrown.
    The nation of Kuwait was liberated.
    Iraqi Kurds were granted equal rights.
    Saddam Hussein was forced from power.
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    H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
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  • Q10
    How did President Jimmy Carter attempt to end hostilities between the groups that fought these wars?
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    He helped negotiate a peace treaty known as the Camp David Accords.
    He ordered the boycott of the Olympic Games in Moscow.
    He threatened to sever diplomatic ties with Syria.
    He deployed U.S. troops to defeat the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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    H.10.D: U.S. Involvement In Middle East
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  • Q11
    Why did gasoline prices spike during the 1970s and early 1980s?
    Congress introduced new legislation to increase the fuel efficiency of vehicles.
    Congress imposed new regulations on foreign energy companies.
    Conflicts in the Middle East disrupted the distribution of oil.
    A natural disaster impeded offshore drilling for oil.
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    H.10.C: Impact Of Energy On American Life
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  • Q12
    How did President Bush attempt to complete the mission described above?
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    By overthrowing a dictator in North Korea
    By fighting a global war on terrorism
    By offering assistance to refugees escaping genocide
    By supporting the Arab Spring movement
    60s
    H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
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  • Q13
    Barack Obama described his 2008 election victory in this manner because the election was the first in which -
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    religious beliefs played a significant role in the presidential campaign
    naturalized immigrants had access to multilingual ballots
    a minority candidate was elected president
    federal courts ordered voter recounts to stop
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    H.11.E: 2008 Presidential Election
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  • Q14
    In this excerpt, President Reagan is referring to what would become known as -
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    the Whitewater controversy
    the Plame affair
    the Iran-Contra affair
    the Watergate scandal
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    H.10.D: U.S. Involvement In Middle East
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  • Q15
    What was the initial response of the U.S. government to the attacks of September 11, 2001?
    To impose economic sanctions on Libya for sponsoring terrorist activities
    To begin military operations in Afghanistan
    To reopen military bases in Europe that had been closed after the Cold War
    To reopen military bases in Europe that had been closed after the Cold War
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    H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
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  • Q16
    How did President Ronald Reagan's administration support Contra rebels in Nicaragua after Congress cut funding for military aid?
    By collecting tariffs on oil imports from Saudi Arabia
    By secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to raise funds
    By implementing a sin tax on luxury items
    By confiscating funds seized in drug raids
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    H.10.D: U.S. Involvement In Middle East
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  • Q17
    How was the goal set forth in this excerpt advanced during President Nixon's administration?
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    By attacking enemy bases in Cambodia
    By the normalization of relations with China
    By escalating the bombing of North Vietnam
    By supporting the Arab coalition during the Yom Kippur War
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    H.10.A: Richard M. Nixon
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  • Q18
    This poster is from the first annual Earth Day in 1970. Earth Day was created for the purpose of -
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    celebrating the diversity of humankind
    raising awareness of environmental issues
    honoring the world's agricultural workers
    promoting peace throughout the world
    60s
    H.10.F: Significant Societal Issues
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  • Q19
    One reason the 2008 presidential election was historically significant is that it was the first time -
    an African American won the presidency
    traditionally Republican states voted Democratic
    a Southerner won the vice-presidency
    voters used computerized ballots
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    H.11.E: 2008 Presidential Election
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  • Q20
    The main reason the United States launched military operations in Afghanistan in October 2001 was to -
    overthrow an absolute monarchy
    seize weapons of mass destruction
    destroy an international terrorist organization
    prevent genocide
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    H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
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