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Multiple Choice Question 1:

In recent years, the Spanish language has become more common in the United States, with ballots and signs in government buildings printed in English and Spanish. This is the result of increased

A. immigration from Mexico and other Latin American nations.

B. awareness of the religion of Mexico and other Latin American nations.

C. international commitments in Mexico and other Latin American nations.

D. agreements lowering trade barriers with Mexico and other Latin American nations.

Short Answer Question 2:

Satellite-based communication systems allow people to communicate more easily. This

increases the interdependence of nations around the world. Describe how another advance in global communications or transportation contributes to the exchange of cultural practices. Write your answer in the Answer Document. (2 points)
Multiple Choice Question 3:

Use the following cartoon to answer the question.


The above cartoon appeared in Indian Country Today, a Native American newspaper. This

cartoon reflects the perspective that Native American cultures existed in North America before

the arrival of Europeans. This perspective has inspired Native American groups to

A. abandon native languages.

B. celebrate Native American culture.

C. abandon traditional fishing and hunting methods.

D. avoid serving in the armed forces of the United States.

Multiple Choice Question 4:

The concepts of equality and democracy were basic to the U.S. Constitution. Yet many

Americans in the 19th century did not consider Indian nations worthy of concern or protection.

This resulted in discrimination and conflict between European settlers and Native Americans.

For example, many Native Americans were

A. displaced from their former homelands.

B. prevented from trading with European settlers.

C. forced to maintain their cultural heritage.

D. persecuted for killing buffalo on the Great Plains.

Multiple Choice Question 5:

How did technological innovations of the late 20th century, such as communications satellites and the Internet, contribute to the exchange of cultural practices?

A. They improved the efficiency of local governments.

B. They reduced economic inequality among nations.

C. They decreased the need for international cooperation.

D. They increased opportunities to exchange information and


Multiple Choice Question 6:

After World War II, Germany was divided into two nations, East Germany and West Germany. Though they remained politically divided for over forty years, the people of these two nations shared a common cultural heritage. Which action was influenced by this cultural heritage?

A. West Germany joined NATO in 1955.

B. East Germany joined the Warsaw Pact in 1955.

C. The people of East Germany supported reunification with West Germany.

D. The people of West Germany supported withdrawing from the United Nations.

Multiple Choice Question 7:

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many immigrants who came to the United States did not speak English as their native language. One way this resulted in the exchange of cultural practices was that

A. most people were able to speak several languages fluently.

B. people from other countries tended to remain culturally isolated.

C. people without knowledge of English were not allowed to immigrate.

D. words from other languages entered into the mainstream vocabulary.

Multiple Choice Question 8:

Jim Crow laws, which were passed in Southern states following Reconstruction, were intended to

A. support the goals of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.

B. encourage African-Americans to buy their own farms.

C. provide basic education to former slaves.

D. institute racial segregation.

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