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Answers to 1965 Constitution Test

MULTIPLE CHOICE.  Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1)A rational plan to conserve the world's energy would include all of the following except 1) _______

A)voluntary ban on outdoor lighting.

B)limiting fuel consumption in new cars.

C)mandatory rationing.

D)eliminating policies that reduce rates for energy as the volume consumed increases.


2)Which of the following is generally true of elderly African Americans? 2) _______

A)They have a shorter life expectancy.

B)They are more likely to not qualify for Social Security.

C)They have lower levels of personal income.

D)All of the above are true.


3)Which group is the most frequent victim of hate-motivated violence? 3) _______

A)Latinos B) African Americans

C)homosexuals D) Southeast Asians


4)The process of applying for jobs is more problematic for lesbians and gays than for others because 4) _______

A)lying on an employment application may result in a homosexual being fired.

B)questions regarding military service may reveal a discharge due to sexual behavior.

C)employment may be withheld from anyone who has been arrested, including arrests for criminalized sexual behavior.

D)All of the above are true.


5)Deviance is 5) _______

A)socially created.

B)not inherent in any particular behavior.

C)behavior that does not conform to social expectations.

D)all of the above


6)Homophobia shares the same ideological roots with other forms of prejudice including 6) _______

A)anti-Semitism. B) racism.

C)dysfunctionalism. D) both A and B


7)Which of the following religions is most accepting of homosexuality? 7) _______

A)Orthodox Jews B) Roman Catholics

C)Fundamentalist Christians D) Quakers


8)Homosexuality is considered deviant in 8) _______

A)the U.S. B) Ancient Greece.

C)Ancient Rome. D) Holland.


9)Which U.S. state grants "equal marriage rights" for same-sex couples? 9) _______

A)California B) Colorado

C)Vermont D) Hawaii


10)Why would a homosexual hide his/her sexual orientation on the job? 10) ______

A)Laws criminalize homosexuality in many jurisdictions.

B)They fear that they will be discriminated against if they are truthful.

C)Homosexuals are more likely to have a police record.

D)all of the above


11)The term "sexual orientation" implies 11) ______

A)a deterministic view of sexual attraction.

B)a sense of choice regarding whom one is attracted to.

C)socially created sexuality.

D)all of the above


12)Which of the following is the most true of the effect the new immigration is having? 12) ______

A)increased racial diversity

B)heightened tension among the races

C)increased inequality between the haves and have-nots

D)All of the above are true of the new immigration.


13)Whereas immigrants historically have been 90 percent European, they now constitute __________ percent. 13) ______

A)10 B) 40 C) 50 D) 90


14)Which of the following is true of the settlement patterns of new immigrants? 14) ______

A)They tend to move to destinations where there is a network of friends and family.

B)They locate where other poor people live.

C)They move where other immigrants like themselves are already established.

D)All of the above are true.


15)Immigrants have the following options in dealing with American culture except 15) ______

A)resisting acculturation by focusing on building social capital through ethnic ties.

B)developing an adversarial stance toward the dominant society.

C)blending into the U.S. as quickly as possible.

D)contributing to a monocultural pattern.


16)The proportion of the population that is employed as a ratio of the proportion not employed is called the __________ ratio. 16) ______

A)workforce B) dependency

C)regressive D) none of the above


17)Which of the following states has experienced a tremendous growth in elderly citizens? 17) ______

A)Arizona B) California

C)Florida D) all of the above


18)The "demographic shift" that has created a population that is more elderly means that 18) ______

A)the working-age population is shrinking.

B)support for programs that benefit the young, like education , will dwindle.

C)national levels of productivity will decline.

D)all of the above


19)States with the most immigrants 19) ______

A)are more likely to experience white flight.

B)have overburdened taxpayers.

C)tend to harbor more negative feelings about immigrants.

D)all of the above


20)Which of the following will likely to be necessary if we are to deal with our environmental problems? 20) ______

A)put the needs of society over those of individuals

B)control people's freedom to use land and order life as they please

C)limit the expansion of quickly outdated and disposable technology

D)All of the above are true.


21)Which of the following are not major contributors to the greenhouse effect? 21) ______

A)destruction of the tropical rain forests


C)burning of natural fossil fuels

D)plant decomposition


22)The negative impacts of meat consumption on the environment include all the following except 22) ______

A)eating meat is an efficient source of meeting dietary demands.

B)the tropical rainforest is being burned down and uprooted to make room for more and more cattle.

C)the production of meat requires huge amounts of water and leads to pollution of the groundwater.

D)B and C are both true.


23)Which of the following is not a dominant cultural value contributing to environmental problems? 23) ______

A)faith in technology

B)belief in equality for all

C)the cornucopia view of nature

D)the growth ethic


24)Curtailing the waste of energy will involve 24) ______

A)changes in the economic system.

B)individual alterations of lifestyles.

C)both A and B

D)none of the above


25)The social forces that profoundly disturb the earth's ecosystem include all the following except 25) ______

A)increases in human population.

B)improved use of modern technology.

C)commitment to economic growth.

D)growing inequality in income between the rich and poor.


26)Major obstacles to the U.S. adopting a comprehensive plan to curb pollution include 26) ______

A)provisions that allow individuals to do with their land as they choose.

B)individual voluntary commitments to solve the problem.

C)pursuit of the common good.

D)polluters' relationships to our federal system of government.


27)Which of the following structural factor enables America businesses to pollute our water supply, which is used by everyone, and leave the public to bear the cost of cleaning it up? 27) ______

A)politics B) social stratification

C)demographic changes D) economics


28. According to the movie Kinsey, ______ % of people are bisexual.

a.  10    b.  20   c.  80  d.  100


29. According to the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", as carbon dioxide goes up, temperatures

a.  go up   b.  stay the same  c. go down  d. go up then down


30.  Drunken trees are a result of

a.  infestationn of migrating insects

b.  the permafrost thawing causing the trees who have set roots here to go every which way

c.  not enough sun getting to the earth's atmosphere

d.  too much sun getting to the earth's atmosphere