U. S. Government: Democracy In Action

Chapter 21: Social and Domestic Policy

Social and Domestic Policy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting consumers from __________
A)misleading and fraudulent advertising.
B)unreasonable risk of injury from products.
C)being misled about the value of stocks and bonds.
D)improperly labeled foods and drugs.
In 1932 Congress passed the Norris-Laguardia Act, which __________
A)guaranteed the right of all workers to bargain collectively.
B)gave workers the right to join unions and to strike.
C)required unions to give 60 days notice before striking.
D)protected union members from intimidation by their leaders.
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) administers the price support program in which __________
A)farmers set up marketing quotas among themselves and agree to market only an assigned portion of their overproduced crop.
B)the government works with farmers to manage soil conservation problems.
C)Congress sets a price for a particular crop and lends farmers money equal to the support price of their crop.
D)the government assigns farmers acreage allotments and pays support prices only for crops grown on those acres.
The 1955 Air Pollution Act was passed to __________
A)promote research on air quality.
B)reduce automobile emissions.
C)require states to set clean air standards.
D)establish the Environmental Protection Agency.
To avert a crisis in the Social Security system Congress passed a law in 1983 that __________
A)levied a federal income tax on Social Security benefits of retired people with low incomes.
B)exempted federal workers from paying Social Security tax.
C)decreased the Social Security payroll tax.
D)included a gradual rise in retirement age from 65 to 67.
A critic of the 1996 major welfare overhaul claimed that the new welfare reforms would __________
A)create the expectation that people should work.
B)trap people in a cycle of joblessness.
C)put one-third million children in the streets.
D)provide parents with few strong incentives to work.
The G.I Bill of Rights provided funds for veterans of all the following wars except __________
A)World War II.
B)the Korean War.
C)the Vietnam War.
D)World War I.
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) gets the money to run its program with __________
A)interest on loans and income from investments.
B)loans from banks and other private lenders.
C)insurance payments from middle-income families.
Businesses whose products or services are considered vital to the general public are the only kind of businesses that receive __________
A)tax incentives that allow the business to deduct certain expenses.
B)direct cash payments from the government.
C)government loans at low interest rates.
D)free services, such as census reports, valuable to businesses.
In the winter of 1973-1974, Americans found themselves in an energy crisis because __________
A)Congress imposed a ban on Alaska oil exports.
B)gas stations closed and long lines formed at the open ones.
C)Arab countries cut off shipments of oil to the United States.
D)supplies of oil had increased.
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