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Social Studies HiSET Practice Test 2
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Question 1 of 10
The Bubonic Plague of the mid-fourteenth century was the most devastating natural disaster in European History. We now know that this plague was caused by rats that were infected by bacteria-carrying fleas. The rats carried the disease as they were unknowingly transported with cargo ships through trade routes. A third of the entire population of Europe is thought to have been killed by this plague. What caused the Bubonic Plague?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 10
The statement “Today, the dollar is worth about 45 cents,” describes?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 10
The theory that government should not interfere in economic affairs is known as?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 10
Under this system, the government owns nearly all the means of production and directs all important economic activities?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 10
The money supply of the United States is regulated by the _________?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 10
In order to achieve agreement between employers and employees, labor and management uses the process of _______?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 10
A short period of somewhat decreased business activity is known as a _________?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 10
According to the theory of supply and demand, as the price of an article decreases, the quantity demanded will ________?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 10
In order to compute the income taxes you owe the federal government this year, your employer is required to give you a ______ that lists your earnings and withholding for the past year.CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 10
Americans pay many different types of taxes to federal, state, and local governments. Choose the best example of a tax that we do NOT pay in the United States?CorrectIncorrect