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Contemporary's GED Social Studies
Kenneth Tamarkin
Jeri W. Bayer

Applying Social Studies Concepts

Chapter Review Quiz


Match the following social studies concepts with the related application of that concept. You may refer to pages 43–58 in Contemporary’s GED Social Studies if you need additional help. When you have finished the quiz, click on Submit Answers to receive feedback and results. You may also choose to e-mail your results to your instructor.

Match each concept with its application.
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The Supreme Court can reverse earlier rulings.

Powerful symbols developed in one society can greatly influence another.

Transferring is a propaganda technique used by politicians.

Social safety net ideas originally proposed by Socialists are now accepted parts of American life.

Over time, cultures evolve and combine new elements with connections to the past.

Nonviolence has been proven to be an effective tool of political and social change.

Technological changes can have a great impact on economic, social, and political developments.

Humans have an enormous impact on the environment.

Major changes in human civilization can be explained as a result of cultural movements.

Law needs to adapt to the changing needs of society.
A)New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s endorsement of Michael Bloomberg helped him win the election to succeed Giuliani.
B)During economic downturns in the United States, Congress routinely extends unemployment benefits.
C)In 1954 the decision in the case of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka ended the legal basis of school segregation.
D)The Internet has made it harder for totalitarian states to control the flow of information to their citizens, making it harder for those states to maintain the status quo.
E)After the Civil War, the United States Constitution was amended to abolish slavery.
F)Using sit-ins, marches, and demonstrations, along with bringing cases to court, the Civil Rights Movement succeeded in overturning the legal basis of segregation in the United States.
G)The Indian subcontinent has been mostly deforested, leaving it more vulnerable to devastating floods.
H)During the Renaissance, people became more interested in the arts and humanities, leading to greater interest in political and social rights.
I)Though tremendously diverse, American society is mostly a descendent of Western European society.
J)In 1989 Chinese demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in Beijing symbolized their protest with a statue modeled after the Statue of Liberty.