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Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 13.2: Poverty & Income Distribution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. An individual that is _____ years old is part of the age group most likely to experience poverty.

Question 2 2. Joan is a fourteen-year-old who has not worked a day in her life. Her parents recently died. They both worked. What social insurance benefit is available to her?

Question 3 3. Who would be most likely to prefer block grants?

Question 4 4. What happened when welfare was converted from a categorical grant (AFDC) to a block grant (TANF)?

Question 5 5. Which U.S. government agency handles most of the federal housing programs?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following individuals is eligible for SSDI benefits?

Question 7 7.

In a 2010 project, Nigel aimed at looking into poverty across a particular country. He interviewed four persons, namely Richie, Barbara, Melanie, and Claude and obtained the following:

Richie, Melanie, Barbara, and Claude could afford to spend respectively a maximum of $0.75 per day, $300 per year, $100 per week and $100 per day.

Who among them was living in extreme poverty?

Question 8 8. The proportion of families living in poverty that are headed by women has grown to more than fifty percent. This is an example of _____.

Question 9 9. Why do opponents of block grants argue against these types of grants?

Question 10 10. Tina is a single parent with four children who works for minimum wage. Which of the following tax credits does she qualify for?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is true about birth rates in lower-income countries?

Question 12 12. Emmett, a former sales manager at a large company, recently lost his job. Although his family can still pay their bills and afford food, they can no longer afford the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. Compared to their friends and neighbors, they have much less money. This is an example of _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is characteristic of low-income countries?

Question 14 14. Jill lives in a country that was one of the first to industrialize. The economy is capital intensive and advanced technologically. Her country is considered a _____ country.

Question 15 15. Which Medicare program provides coverage for prescription drugs?

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Question 16 16. Global stratification is _____

Question 17 17. Which of the following racial groups is almost three times as likely as non-Hispanic whites to live in poverty?

Question 18 18. Revenue used to fund social insurance programs in the United States is generally funded by which of the following?

Question 19 19. The roots of today's federal public assistance programs originated during _____.

Question 20 20. Jason currently receives TANF for himself and his two young children. How many years during his lifetime can he receive these benefits?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is characteristic of higher income countries?

Question 22 22. How is a skewed age distribution in a population related to a high infant mortality rate?

Question 23 23. Under federalism, how can the federal government influence local governments?

Question 24 24. Rapid population growth in lower-income countries is a concern because it will increase the rate and likelihood of reaching the carrying capacity of humans. What could happen if the human population exceeds the carrying capacity?

Question 25 25. What is the difference between block grants and categorical grants?

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Question 26 26. All of the following are social insurance programs in the United States, EXCEPT:

Question 27 27. Which of the following recipients is likely entitled to SSI benefits?

Question 28 28. The three-world model that was constructed during the Cold War was based on _____

Question 29 29. Which of the following is not a characteristic of poverty?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is an example of absolute poverty?

Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 13.2: Poverty & Income Distribution Chapter Exam Instructions

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