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Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century U.S. Economy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which one is not an example of the actions taken by the government where economic policy is concerned?

Question 2 2. Economic growth is a steady increase in final products and services from a nation, which is generally measured by __________.

Question 3 3. Before 300 years ago, most people lived in what type of area?

Question 4 4. If fertility rates drop below mortality rates, then

Question 5 5. Why is productivity significant to economic growth?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is true about city planning?

Question 7 7. Which function revolves around how to spend money in a way that will benefit an economy?

Question 8 8. What U.S. foreign policy was developed in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States?

Question 9 9. One way to create new technologies is by investing into _____.

Question 10 10. What is true of the median world age with respect to industrialization?

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Question 11 11. Which type of area is characterized by having residents that depend on natural resource-based occupations?

Question 12 12. As the dependency ratio continues to shift towards graying, this means

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a goal of the U.S. government that can be accomplished by fiscal policy?

Question 14 14. What new resource does the New Growth Theory include to explain how capital and labor do not experience diminishing marginal returns?

Question 15 15. Which of the following was a component of post-Cold War foreign policy?

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Question 16 16. You are an adviser to the Federal Reserve. Select which of the following is a goal that monetary policy should NOT strive towards nor have influence over?

Question 17 17. Which theory states that things like farming using traditional methods, oral traditions, and classical ways of life typically fall away with industrialization?

Question 18 18. Why is research and development significant?

Question 19 19. Which one is not a function of economic policy?

Question 20 20. For three quarters in a row, economic growth increased by 3%, 5% and 7%. As it was close to the election, the government did not try to stabilize the growth. In the last quarter of the year, the economy drastically fell by 5%. Which of the following best describes such an occurrence?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following factors is linked to population growth in urban areas during the past 200 years?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an example of urbanization?

Question 23 23. Graying of a population refers to

Question 24 24. The Federal Reserve has noticed that expenditures are decreasing and that the number of loans requested has decreased significantly. What will they aim to do to increase the number of loan requests?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT true about how the government protects the U.S. economy?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is not an environmental consequence of urban land development and suburban sprawl?

Question 27 27. Which of the following was NOT a U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War?

Question 28 28. The task of keeping the general price level from increasing or decreasing, is the definition of what?

Question 29 29. What is the term for skilled workers migrating from developing nations to industrialized nations?

Question 30 30. Which theory assumed an increase in population will bring the GDP back down to its equilibrium state?

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century U.S. Economy Chapter Exam Instructions

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