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Robert D. Putnam
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many units of blood per one thousand adults was donated in 1997?
(a) 78.
(b) 41.
(c) 53.
(d) 62.

2. From what language do the terms "macher" and "schmoozer" come from?
(a) Yiddish.
(b) Russian.
(c) German.
(d) Dutch.

3. In 1998, how many people believed that people lived as honestly and morally as they used to?
(a) Between 20 and 30 percent.
(b) Between 5 and 10 percent.
(c) Between 15 and 20 percent.
(d) Between 25 and 35 percent.

4. By the end of the twentieth century, how many Americans were in the labor force?
(a) 73 percent.
(b) 67 percent.
(c) 49 percent.
(d) 58 percent.

5. For how many years did the Vassar alumnae of Washington, D.C., have an annual book sale?
(a) 51.
(b) 38.
(c) 47.
(d) 64.

6. How much was spent on Presidential election campaigns in 1965?
(a) $28 million.
(b) $41 million.
(c) $18 million.
(d) $35 million.

7. Sociologist Wade Clark Roof estimated that 2/3 of all boomers reared in religious traditions dropped out. How many returned to religion?
(a) Less than 1/5.
(b) Less than 1/2.
(c) Less than 1/3.
(d) Less than 1/4.

8. Between 1965 and 1995, how much of a time gain did John Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey report per week for women?
(a) 7.1 hours.
(b) 6.2 hours.
(c) 8.3 hours.
(d) 5.4 hours.

9. During the 1950s and 1960s, what percent of workers belonged to professional associations and other economic organizations (other than unions)?
(a) 3-4 percent.
(b) 8-10 percent.
(c) 5-7 percent.
(d) 11-15 percent.

10. By what year did some estimate that 35 million Americans played bridge?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1943.
(d) 1955.

11. Who rode the "antiparty bandwagon" to national prominence in 1992?
(a) Pat Buchanan.
(b) Denny Lane.
(c) Ross Perot.
(d) Howard Dean.

12. What Chicago suburb was closely studied by urbanist William Whyte?
(a) Park Forest.
(b) Aurora.
(c) Wonder Lake.
(d) Round Lake Beach.

13. When were members playing regularly in the bridge club Putnam mentioned in Chapter 1?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1979.
(c) 1984.
(d) 1963.

14. In the last two decades of the twentieth century, by what fraction did unlisted phone numbers grow?
(a) By 1/4.
(b) By 1/3.
(c) By 1/2.
(d) By 2/3.

15. What crop needed to be harvested in the quote at the beginning of Chapter 8?
(a) Hay.
(b) Wheat.
(c) Corn.
(d) Soybeans.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Roper polls in the 1980s and 1990s, how many American reported going out for entertainment?

2. How many members did the Environmental Defense Fund have in 1995?

3. What nineteenth century Frenchman did Putnam say was frequently quoted by social scientists?

4. Compared to the rest of the population, how much less time did people who spent more time at work have to watch television?

5. During what time was there explosive growth in union membership?

(see the answer keys)

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