The US Economic Boom of the 1990s


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What was the root cause of the recession that began the 1990s?

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1. What was the highest GDP growth rate seen in a quarter during the 1990s?

2. Which of the following factors DID NOT have anything to do with the economic growth in the 1990s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given the economic uncertainty of recent years, it may be difficult to imagine a mere twenty years ago when such fears seemed far off. The 1990s are well-known for the economic boom the country experienced during that decade, and you can test your understanding of the boom with these assessment questions. The questions will test you on points such as GDP growth in the '90s and factors that contributed to the economic boom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The recession at the beginning of the '90s
  • The highest quarterly GDP rate in the '90s
  • Factors contributing towards economic growth
  • The number of new jobs created
  • Countries that experienced a currency crisis in the '90s

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the main facts related to the causes and factors of the economic boom in the 1990s
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have understood the specific indicators of economic prosperity that occurred in the 1990s, and the factors contributing to them
  • Knowledge application -apply your knowledge of the '90s economic boom by accurately identifying the particular characteristics and causes of the boom itself

Additional Learning

For further information on this subject, read the associated lesson called The US Economic Boom of the 1990s. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The early '90s recession
  • Characteristics of the economic boom
  • Causes of the economic boom
  • Economic issues in the '90s