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1 .
Which organization later became the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
  1. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
  2. European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)
  3. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  4. European Economic Community (EEC)
2 .
What controversial policy has the World Bank supported around the world?
  1. increased support for tariffs
  2. increased privatization of public utilities
  3. increased protections for workers
  4. increased access to education
3 .
What was one consequence of Bechtel Corporation’s efforts to develop water infrastructure in Bolivia?
  1. the nationalization of Bechtel
  2. NAFTA’s condemnation of Bechtel
  3. better access to water in Bolivia
  4. violent protests in Bolivia
4 .
How did U.S. politicians in the 1980s respond to public concerns that Japan was pursuing unfair trade practices?
  1. They called for lower wages in the United States.
  2. They pushed to limit Japanese car exports to the United States.
  3. They cut off trade in electronics with Japan.
  4. They criticized the use of foreign workers in Japan.
5 .
At what industry did Rachel Carson take aim in her book Silent Spring?
  1. the coal industry
  2. the chemical industry
  3. the meat industry
  4. the nuclear industry
6 .
Which group was most likely to support the growing environmental movement in the 1960s through the 1980s?
  1. young people
  2. older veterans of war
  3. poor timber workers
  4. ranchers in developing countries
7 .
Efforts to protect which species created tensions between environmentalists and workers in the Pacific Northwest in the 1980s and 1990s?
  1. seals
  2. rainforest mites
  3. iguanas
  4. spotted owls
8 .
Which international agreement was created to address the ozone hole in Earth’s atmosphere?
  1. the Montreal Protocol
  2. the Paris Agreement
  3. the UNFCCC
  4. NAFTA
9 .
What device made it possible for digital computers to efficiently process large amounts of information without the need for complicated wiring that took up space?
  1. the integrated circuit
  2. the vacuum tube
  3. the BBS
  4. the analog computer
10 .
What was one consequence of the Egyptian protests in Tahrir Square in 2011?
  1. The Egyptian president began supporting the use of social media.
  2. China banned the use of Facebook.
  3. Apple invented the iPhone.
  4. The Egyptian president was overthrown.
11 .
The vaccine developed by Hilary Koprowski was designed to prevent which communicable disease?
  1. smallpox
  2. polio
  3. AIDS
  4. HIV
12 .
Which continent is home to the overwhelming majority of HIV-positive cases?
  1. Europe
  2. Asia
  3. North America
  4. Africa
13 .
What was the stated reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003?
  1. to protect Afghanistan
  2. to destabilize Pakistan
  3. to remove WMDs from Iraq
  4. to find Osama bin Laden
14 .
What ultranationalist group has arisen in Germany to oppose the immigration of Muslim refugees?
  2. Order of the Golden Dawn
  3. Kaigi
  4. National Justice Party
15 .
Which country experienced the rise of “death squads” during a bloody civil war in the 1980s?
  1. El Salvador
  2. Venezuela
  3. Peru
  4. Ecuador
16 .
Where did Rohingya refugees from Myanmar seek shelter in 2017?
  1. Pakistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. United States
  4. Germany
17 .
Countries that experience the resource curse are also more likely to experience what other result?
  1. authoritarianism
  2. economic development
  3. peace
  4. government stability
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