George Bush and the New World Order   (1)

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1 During the presidency of George Bush, the United States worked closely with the United Nations in all of the following EXCEPT?:
attempts to minimize civilian suffering in Bosnia.
ouster of Iraqi troops from Kuwait.
aid to Somalia.
attempts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.
ouster of Manuel Noriega from Panama.

2 In which of the following ways was Operation Desert Storm different from the Vietnam War?:
President Bush built a consensus for action.
President Bush articulated a clear military objective.
President Bush provided the military support necessary to achieve the goal.
all of these choices are correct.

3 The Bush administration succeeded in easing tensions in all of the following areas EXCEPT?:
Kuwait.
Bosnia.
Panama.
Somalia.
Middle East.

4 The U. S. Senate faced a major controversy during the Bush administration when the president?:
refused to nominate to the Supreme Court Jesse Jackson, who had the overwhelming support of African Americans.
requested that the Court reaffirm the Roe v. Wade decision of the Burger Court.
refused to accept Justice Thurgood Marshall's retirement because it was important to have an African American on the Supreme Court.
nominated Clarence Thomas, a conservative African American judge, as an associate justice.
nominated General Colin Powell to the Court to remove him as a presidential rival in the 1992 race.

5 Which of the following best describes the Bush administration's approach to the problem of the growing federal budget deficit?:
massive spending cuts proposed by Bush were adopted by Congress, and the deficit declined for the first time since the 1970s.
despite Bush's "no new taxes" pledge, he worked out a multiyear budget package with Congress that included a significant tax increase.
Congress passed a deficit-reduction plan composed of small spending cuts and large tax increases, but Bush vetoed it.
Bush proposed a major tax increase, but conservative Republicans teamed with liberal Democrats to defeat it.

6 In response to the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Bush administration?:
severed diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
introduced and gained passage of a United Nations resolution placing severe economic sanctions on the People's Republic of China.
expressed revulsion but took no steps to punish the Chinese government.
immediately denied China most-favored nation status in its trade with the United States.

7 Which of the following best expresses George Bush's philosophy about the role of government in solving social and economic problems?:
the adoption of Keynesian economic policy is the best way to solve the social and economic problems stemming from a recession.
the government should play only a minimal role in solving the nation's social and economic problems.
the government must act aggressively and decisively to reduce the deficit, for by so doing, the nation's economic and social problems may then be solved.
the government must establish job-training programs for the unemployed and fund a comprehensive research and development program to help American industry stay competitive.

8 President Bush signed all of the following pieces of legislation EXCEPT?:
the Equal Rights Amendment.
the Clean Air Act of 1990.
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.
the act authorizing the federal government to bail out the savings and loan industry.

9 All of the following occurred after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 EXCEPT?:
the beginning of perestroika and glasnost.
the breakup of the Soviet Union into separate nations.
the outbreak of warfare in Yugoslavia.
the emergence of President Yeltsin as the leader of Russia.
the support of the Russian economy by the International Monetary Fund.

10 One of George Bush's last decisions as president was to?:
withdraw American troops from Somalia.
send American troops to Bosnia.
pardon several figures connected to the Iran-Contra scandal.
call for an investigation of the House banking scandal.