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5 Matching questions

  1. Inflation
  2. National Labor Relations Act
  3. Medicare
  4. Feminization of Poverty
  5. Social Security Trust Fund
  1. a The increasing concentration of poverty among women, especially unmarried women and their children.
  2. b A program added to the Social Security system in 1965 that provides hospitalization insurance for the elderly and permits older Americans to purchase inexpensive coverage for doctor fees and other health expenses.
  3. c The "Bank account" into which Social Security contributions are "deposited" and used to pay out eligible recipients.
  4. d The rise in prices for consumer goods.
  5. e A 1935 law, also known as the Wagner Act, that guarantees workers the right of collective bargaining sets down rules to protect unions and organizers, and created this to regulate labor-managment relations.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. This law requires the federal government to protect actively each of the hundreds of species listed as endangered-regardless of the economic effect on the surrounding towns or region.
  2. Organizations contracted by individuals or insurance companies to provide health care for a yearly fee. Such network health plans limit the choice of doctors and treatments; About 60 percent of Americans are enrolled in HMOs or similar programs.
  3. Once called "Aid to Families With Dependent Children," the naw name for public assistance to needy families.
  4. An economic system in which individuals and corporations, not the government, own the principal means of production and seek profits.
  5. A report required by the National environmental policy act that specifies the likely environmental impact of a proposed action.

5 True/False questions

  1. WealthThe amount of funds collected between any two points in time.


  2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)The law passed in 1969 that is the centerpiece of federal environmental policy in the U.S. This law established the requirements for environmental impact statements.


  3. Consumer Price Index (CPI)Benefits given by the government directly to individuals. These may be either cash transfers, such as Social Security payments and retirement payments to former government employees, or in-kind transfers, such as food stamps and low-interest loans for college education.


  4. Laissez-FaireThe principle that government should not meddle in the economy.


  5. Minimum WageThe legal minimum hourly wage for large employers.