World History 2 278 - 15.5 Review Questions

QuestionAnswer
Which organization later became the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
European Economic Community (EEC)
What controversial policy has the World Bank supported around the world?
increased privatization of public utilities
increased support for tariffs
increased protections for workers
increased access to education
What was one consequence of Bechtel Corporation’s efforts to develop water infrastructure in Bolivia?
violent protests in Bolivia
the nationalization of Bechtel
NAFTA’s condemnation of Bechtel
better access to water in Bolivia
How did U.S. politicians in the 1980s respond to public concerns that Japan was pursuing unfair trade practices?
They pushed to limit Japanese car exports to the United States.
They called for lower wages in the United States.
They cut off trade in electronics with Japan.
They criticized the use of foreign workers in Japan.
At what industry did Rachel Carson take aim in her book Silent Spring?
the chemical industry
the coal industry
the meat industry
the nuclear industry
Which group was most likely to support the growing environmental movement in the 1960s through the 1980s?
young people
older veterans of war
poor timber workers
ranchers in developing countries
Efforts to protect which species created tensions between environmentalists and workers in the Pacific Northwest in the 1980s and 1990s?
spotted owls
seals
rainforest mites
iguanas
Which international agreement was created to address the ozone hole in Earth’s atmosphere?
the Montreal Protocol
the Paris Agreement
the UNFCCC
NAFTA
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?
the integrated circuit
the vacuum tube
the BBS
the analog computer
What was one consequence of the Egyptian protests in Tahrir Square in 2011?
The Egyptian president was overthrown.
The Egyptian president began supporting the use of social media.
China banned the use of Facebook.
Apple invented the iPhone.
The vaccine developed by Hilary Koprowski was designed to prevent which communicable disease?
polio
smallpox
AIDS
HIV
Which continent is home to the overwhelming majority of HIV-positive cases?
Africa
Europe
Asia
North America
What was the stated reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003?
to remove WMDs from Iraq
to protect Afghanistan
to destabilize Pakistan
to find Osama bin Laden
What ultranationalist group has arisen in Germany to oppose the immigration of Muslim refugees?
PEGIDA
Order of the Golden Dawn
Kaigi
National Justice Party
Which country experienced the rise of “death squads” during a bloody civil war in the 1980s?
El Salvador
Venezuela
Peru
Ecuador
Where did Rohingya refugees from Myanmar seek shelter in 2017?
Bangladesh
Pakistan
United States
Germany
Countries that experience the resource curse are also more likely to experience what other result?
authoritarianism
economic development
peace
government stability

The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 2: from 1400 textbook by Openstax

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