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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did the Iraq War begin?
(a) 2003.
(b) 2005.
(c) 2000.
(d) 2007.

2. When did the Three Mile Island accident occur?
(a) 1992.
(b) 1985.
(c) 1979.
(d) 1965.

3. In a report entitled, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," which was requested by Congress in 2005, statistics showed that funding of R&D as a percentage of GDP had declined by what percentage over forty years?
(a) 75%.
(b) 80%.
(c) 60%.
(d) 35%.

4. When was Sarah Palin born?
(a) 1975.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1973.

5. Paul O'Neill was fired in what year for his public disagreement with the administration?
(a) 2002.
(b) 2005.
(c) 2000.
(d) 2006.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Arne Duncan previously work as CEO?

2. According to the Pew Center, state governments collectively face what unfunded amount in liability according to the authors in Chapter 9: "The War on Math (and the Future)"?

3. Sarah Palin was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in what year?

4. Thomas Friedman met with what Singaporean academic and retired diplomat in Chapter 11: "The Terrible Twos"?

5. Bill Gates is the former CEO and current chairman of what company?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the authors assert as the reason Paul O'Neill was fired?

2. What did Arne Duncan relate about American education?

3. What has led to the struggle between the old and young, as described in Chapter 9: "The War on Math (and the Future)"?

4. How are the finalists in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search described in Chapter 11?

5. How did the Three Mile Island incident impact America's use of nuclear energy?

6. What do the authors say is the reasoning behind Michele Bachmann's comment and those who believed it?

7. What led to the housing bubble in America, according to the authors in Chapter 11: "The Terrible Twos"?

8. When did the crisis take place on Three Mile Island as described in Chapter 10?

9. What is the principle motivation of politicians in politics today?

10. How do the authors describe Americans' growing sense of entitlement?

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