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Homework Help: Civic

Posted by Annonymous on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 3:06pm.

Country A has always focused on producing cotton. Country B is a producer of coffee, grain, and textiles. Based only on this information, which statement is true about these two countries? (1 point)
Country A exports more than Country B.
Country A has a more diversified economy than Country B.
Country B exports more than Country A.
Country B has a more diversified economy than Country A.



13. Which of the following statements best describes direct democracy? (1 point)
Citizens make the laws.
A single party makes the laws.
Elected officials make the laws.
A single ruler makes the laws.


14. Although there are differences among individual nations, communist governments are usually a form of either (1 point)
republic or direct democracy.
dictatorship or monarchy.
oligarchy or republic.
autocracy or oligarchy.


15. “The people do not want all of these debates. They want efficient government. I want the support of the people, but if they do not know what is best for them, I will rely on brute force to ensure they follow my decisions.”

In this imagined quote, the author is describing which kind of government? (1 point)
Monarchy
Oligarchy
Republic
Dictatorship


16. A particular government gives leaders at the national level the greatest power. This is most likely which type of government? (1 point)
Parliamentary
Unitary
Confederation
Federation


17. Which type of government would be most likely to allow member states to have final authority, but still allow them to cooperate on issues like the use of common currency? (1 point)
Federation
Unitary
Confederation
Parliamentary


18. “Our country is so large. It just does not make sense to have one central government making all the decisions. What do the officials know about our local needs? Nothing! We need to have the final say in our state. The only thing the central government should do is prevent foreign attack.”

In this imagined quote, the author is arguing for a (1 point)
confederation so that the state governments will have the most power.
unitary form of government as the best way to address the local concerns.
unitary form of government that can make decisions for all of the states.
confederation so that the central government will have the most power.



19. Which of the following correctly describes a duty of the president in establishing foreign policy? (1 point)
declaring war
approving treaties
leading the Department of State
appointing ambassadors


20. What do both domestic and foreign policy have in common? (1 point)
They were developed by the founding fathers.
They are defined in the U.S. Constitution.
They are motivated by global issues.
They are motivated by the concerns of the people.



21. Domestic policy can be compared to rules that apply (1 point)
to certain members of a club
to members and non-members of a club
only to members of a club
only to non-members of a club


22. What is the purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization? (1 point)
to deal with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near-global level
to serve in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries
to safeguard the freedom of its members through political and military means
to provide free, quality education for all children worldwide


23. Which of the following is an international organization the United States supports to help prevent war between countries? (1 point)
United Nations
World Trade Organization
Red Cross
World Health Organization


24. Since 1998, polio cases have decreased by over 99%. Which international organization is concerned with this statistic? (1 point)
World Health Organization
World Trade Organization
Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations Children’s Fund


25. Even if the U.S. decides to remain neutral in an international conflict, after hostilities end the Peace Corps may become involved in order to help, for example, (1 point)
create a new government.
develop agricultural areas.
create treaties between enemies.
train ambassadors.


26. In 1973, the United States agreed to remove troops from a conflict area in Israel to restart oil exports. Which best describes this foreign policy decision? (1 point)
Imperialism
Intervention
Isolationism
Interpretation


27. In which conflict did the U.S. pursue a policy of isolationism before becoming involved in hostilities? (1 point)
The Spanish–American War
The Korean War
World War II
The civil war in Rwanda



28. Which of the following situations will definitely require an exchange of currency? (1 point)
A factory in Brazil increases production to compete with a competitor in Mexico.
A restaurant in Las Vegas has fresh seafood flown in from a fishery in Alaska.
An American airline buys five new airplanes that were built in France.
An auto shop in the United States repairs cars made in Germany and Japan.


29. Which of the following transactions will definitely require an exchange of currency? (1 point)
A supermarket customer in Peru buys apples grown in Chile.
A bank in America transfers money to an account in Ireland.
A Nigerian oil company decreases production due to political instability.
A Mexican factory pays its workers every two weeks.



30. Which of the following transactions requires no exchange of currency? (1 point)
An importer in Virginia buys a shipment of cotton textiles from Ghana.
A German bank transfers money between accounts in France and Algeria.
A Vietnamese restaurant in Australia always pays its employees in cash.
A South African mining company sells rare minerals to a Chinese manufacturer.

31. The Mexican peso increases in value compared to the U.S. dollar. Which of the following is most likely to happen? (1 point)
U.S. exporters will buy more Mexican goods and services.
U.S. importers will buy more Mexican goods and services.
Mexican importers will buy more U.S. goods and services.
Mexican exporters will buy more U.S. goods and services.


32. Which describes how a rise in the exchange value of the U.S. dollar affects the United States' ability to trade with other nations? (1 point)
If the value of the U.S. dollar rises, other countries buy fewer goods and services from the United States.
As the value of the U.S. dollar rises, prices for goods and services imported from other countries will also increase.
When value of the dollar rises, the U.S. can afford fewer goods and services from other countries.
If the U.S. dollar’s value rises, it is less expensive for other nations to purchase American goods and services.


33. In 2011, flooding in Thailand shut down many factories that make trade goods, such as car parts and clothing.

Which of the following was the likeliest combination of outcomes from the disaster? (1 point)
The value of Thailand’s currency decreased, and Thai exports decreased.
The value of Thailand’s currency decreased, and Thai exports increased.
The value of Thailand’s currency increased, and Thai exports increased.
The value of Thailand’s currency increased, and Thai exports decreased.

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