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Social Studies HiSET Practice Test 1
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Question 1 of 10
The most useful indicator of the degree of democracy reached by a particular society is whether it has a _______?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 10
“Without our two great political parties cutting across economic and geographic interests, democracy as we know it could never have been made to function.” The author of this statement probably meant to suggest that?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 10
A study of the causes of the American Revolution of 1776, the French Revolution of 1789, and the Russian Revolution of 1917 best supports the generalization that revolution is most likely to occur when?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 10
“The task of economic policy is to create a prosperous America. The unfinished task of prosperous Americans is to build a Great Society. Our accomplishments have been many; these tasks remain unfinished: 1) to achieve full employment without inflation; to restore external equilibrium and defend the dollar; 2) to enhance the efficiency and flexibility of our private and public economies; 3) to widen the benefits of prosperity; 4) “…to improve the quality of American life” -Lyndon B. Johnson Former President.
Lyndon felt that the most important first step in the war against poverty is_________?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 10
From the point of view of an environmentalist, which is probably the most significant argument against offshore drilling for oil?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 10
Topography deals with surface features of a region, including its landforms and rivers, lakes, etc., and with man-made features such as canals, bridges, and roads. According to this definition, the topography of a region includes its ______?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 10
Between 1935 and 1957, a period that included World War II, the birth rate rose from 16.9 to 25 per 1000 people. What was the most likely cause of this “baby boom?”CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 10
The president of the United States is elected by the electoral college. What type of system is this?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 10
In ancient Athens (Greece) tribes and generals took turns at power. This is an example of what type of political system?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 10
What type of political system is headed by Queen Elizabeth II of England?CorrectIncorrect