Bowling Alone Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was it first written that "To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven"?
(a) A country western song.
(b) Ecclesiastes.
(c) Psalms.
(d) A rock song.

2. Until 1870, how many inventions had been recognized by the U.S. Patent Office?
(a) 133,000.
(b) 98,000.
(c) 57,000.
(d) 118,000.

3. How much would an individual's chances of poor health increase if he moved from a state with a wealth of social capital to a state with little social capital?
(a) 40-70 percent.
(b) 15-20 percent.
(c) 20-30 percent.
(d) 50-60 percent.

4. In 1998, what percent of American adults were married?
(a) 56.
(b) 45.
(c) 61.
(d) 37.

5. How many tons of steel were produced in 1900?
(a) 11.2 million.
(b) 3.6 million.
(c) 5.4 million.
(d) 1.7 million.

6. Who wrote a book profiling the heroic World War II generation that got mixed reviews from critics, but was a runaway best-seller?
(a) Tom Brokaw.
(b) Walter Cronkite.
(c) Barbara Walters.
(d) Katie Couric.

7. In 1959, how many American homes had television?
(a) 75 percent.
(b) 85 percent.
(c) 90 percent.
(d) 80 percent.

8. What was North Carolina's rank in the nation in terms of SAT scores, achievement tests, and dropout rates?
(a) 37.
(b) 52.
(c) 41.
(d) 26.

9. Who wrote "The Death and Life of Great American Cities"?
(a) Mary Whitcomb.
(b) Rebecca Davis.
(c) Caroline Phillips.
(d) Jane Jacobs.

10. Who said, "The trouble with socialism is that it would take too many evenings"?
(a) Honore de Balzac.
(b) Oscar Wilde.
(c) Harry Cohen.
(d) Albert Camus.

11. During what time period was the Gilded Age?
(a) 1850-1860.
(b) 1860-1870.
(c) 1900-1910.
(d) 1870-1900.

12. When was "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" written?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1973.
(c) 1954.
(d) 1948.

13. After 1870, how many more patents were generated than in previous years?
(a) 10 times.
(b) 5 times.
(c) 20 times.
(d) 15 times.

14. What state ranked 9th in the nation in terms of SAT scores, achievement tests, and dropout rates?
(a) Colorado.
(b) Idaho.
(c) New York.
(d) Connecticut.

15. Of the Korean business owners who used debt to start a business, how many borrowed money from family?
(a) 41 percent.
(b) 27 percent.
(c) 32 percent.
(d) 59 percent.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Mark Granovetter document the fact that casual acquaintances can be more important assets than close friends and family when looking for a job?

2. In Figure 59, what percent of Americans spent their evenings watching TV?

3. When did Bill Clinton become president?

4. What American President proposed that "counties be divided into wards of such size that every citizen can attend, when called on, and act in person"?

5. What type of a culture was found in the South?

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