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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The ideas of human freedom and economic freedom are best exemplified in:
(a) India
(b) England
(c) Germany
(d) the United States

2. The Environmental Protection Agency was formed in:
(a) 1966
(b) 1975
(c) 1972
(d) 1970

3. Union high wages are usually at the expense of:
(a) other union members
(b) no one
(c) all workers
(d) other workers

4. In the inner city schools, much of the money goes for all but the following:
(a) repairing damages from vandalism
(b) maintaining discipline
(c) preventing vandalism
(d) education

5. In Virginia in the 1600s, what functioned as money?
(a) tobacco
(b) gold
(c) wampum
(d) beads

6. What items have not functioned as money over time:
(a) metals
(b) Cowrie shells
(c) dirt
(d) beads

7. The purpose of the Consumer Products Safety Commission is to:
(a) to help introduce new products
(b) to help advertise products
(c) protect the consumer from unsafe products
(d) assist manufacturers in the promotion of products

8. In Great Britain:
(a) labor unions are weak
(b) workers represent themselves
(c) there are no labor unions
(d) most labor unions represent workers of nationalized industry

9. The Department of Energy was formed in response to the:
(a) the need for oil
(b) series of energy crises in the 1970s
(c) formation of OPEC
(d) to produce oil

10. Horace Mann is known as all but the following:
(a) the father of American public education
(b) secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education
(c) crusader for free schools
(d) Secretary of State

11. The airline industry is regulated by:
(a) the Department of Transportation
(b) the Civil Aeronautics Board
(c) the Air Force
(d) none of the above

12. The reason given for regulation of industry is to:
(a) protect the industry from the effects of competition
(b) stabilize the industry
(c) protect the consumer
(d) force higher prices

13. Government policies are affected by:
(a) personal desires
(b) the intellectual climate
(c) money
(d) the desire of the press

14. To function as a medium of exchange, an item must be:
(a) accepted in exchange for goods and services
(b) easy to carry
(c) printed
(d) valuable

15. What is not one of the real forces that determine the wealth of a nation?
(a) resources
(b) geographic area
(c) mode of political and economic organization
(d) productivity

Short Answer Questions

1. Modern labor unions trace their roots back:

2. To improve their position, railroads engaged in:

3. Which of the following is a method of government enforcing higher wages?

4. The minimum wage causes:

5. In Western nations, when a government doesn't achieve its economic goals:

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