Multiple-Choice Questions - chapter 34 1. Bill Clinton`s emerging

1. Bill Clinton’s emerging strategy in the 1992 election was to:
A. attack Bush’s character and fitness for office
B. claim he would be much tougher on the foreign adversaries of the United States
C. take more centrist positions to win middle-class white votes
D. move leftward to win huge majorities among women and minorities
E. stick to his principles no matter what the political cost might be
2. As a result of the Starr Report:
A. Clinton was completely exonerated
B. the Senate convicted Clinton of obstruction of justice
C. Clinton had no influence for the rest of his presidency
D. Clinton was impeached
E. the personal lives of presidents were declared to be off-limits
3. In 1999, NATO air strikes helped stop “ethnic cleansing” in:
A. Bosnia
B. Somalia
C. Haiti
D. Kosovo
E. Northern Ireland
4. Ultimately, the outcome of the 2000 election depended upon the final result in:
A. Iowa
B. Texas
C. California
D. Ohio
E. Florida
5. The Bush Doctrine emphasized:
A. close coordination of U.S. foreign policy with the United Nations
B. preemptive military action against terrorists and terrorist regimes
C. a determination to contain terrorism by keeping it where it already existed
D. strengthening America’s nuclear deterrent
E. using terrorism against terrorists
6. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina:
A. devastated the Texas Gulf coast
B. caused the most deaths of any natural disaster in American history
C. destroyed much of New Orleans
D. brought an efficient response from government at all levels
E. again allowed Bush to show his leadership skills during crisis
7.The housing bubble of the early 2000s was inspired by all of the following EXCEPT:
A. subprime loans
B. rising home prices
C. people purchasing homes with large down payments
D. speculative behavior
E. recovery from the 2001 recession
8. Obama won large majorities among all the following groups of voters EXCEPT:
A. blacks
B. Hispanics
C. those over sixty-five
D. first-time voters
E. those under thirty
9. The centerpiece of President Obama’s effort to restore the economy was:
A. rejected by Congress
B. a huge economic stimulus package
C. immediately successful in ending the recession
D. tax cuts for the wealthy
E. noncontroversial
10. In January 2009, angry activists coalesced into a decentralized nationwide protest movement soon
labeled the:
A. Green Party
B. Reform Party
C. New Republican Party
D. Party of Hope
E. Tea Party