Ancient Egyptians used mold grown on bread to treat infections, long before the discovery of penicillin and other antibiotics. It…

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    2. What information could not be told from this map?

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    3. After reviewing the passage, review each answer for validity or relevance to the passage and eliminate answers to find the correct answer.

    The Enlightenment, Seven Years War started and American War of Independence were all events leading up to the French Revolution. Most of the country was hungry and malnourished due to rising costs and low grain harvest. A high emotion coursing through the French was resentment.

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    4. Use the table below to find the best most comprehensive answer.

    Century

    Period

     Information

    14th Century

    Renaissance era

    Cultural movement

     

     

    David, by Michelangelo is an example of high Renaissance art

    16th Century

    Protestant reformation

    A division between churches and Western Christianity

     

     

    Initiated by Martin Luther Kind and John Calvin

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    5. What information can be gathered from the picture below?

    Modern World Studies – Questions 5-10


    Shopping online is about to explode. Retailers of all types are expanding product offerings, adding in-store pickup, free shipping and experimenting with social media. It’s getting harder to tell pure play Internet retailers from the bricks and mortar shops with online portals, and all of them are reinventing how we’ll shop online in the future. Be it via a mobile device, tablet computer, in-store kiosk or computer, the lines are blurring and the result will be both good and bad for consumers.

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    6. Using the information above and common knowledge would it be safe to say that technology has made it easier to purchase products?

    Telecommute jobs have become popular alternatives to going to an office everyday. Telecommute careers allow you to work from the comfort and privacy of your own home doing many of the same jobs that you would perform in a corporate setting. If you are looking to find a telecommute job that is right for you, then start with this list of popular options.

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    7. Using the above information and your basic knowledge about different jobs which of the below fields is least likely to be done telecommuting?

    The United States is in the midst of a profound demographic transformation that will long outlast the current economic downturn. In 2011, the first of the baby boomers—Americans born between 1946 and 1964—turned 65 years old. There are 77 million baby boomers, comprising nearly one quarter of the total population, and their eventual retirement will have an enormous impact on the U.S. economy. This daunting fact is central to the January 2012 employment and labor force projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As the BLS projects, the retirement of the baby boomers will slow labor force growth significantly over the coming decade. Yet, at the same time, demand will grow for new workers to take the place of those who retire from the labor force, as well as for both highly skilled and less-skilled healthcare workers to look after the growing ranks of elderly Americans. In addition, the Social Security and Medicare programs will be called upon to serve a rapidly growing number of older Americans, which will leave American taxpayers hard pressed to fund those programs with their tax dollars.

    In short, there will be growing demand within the U.S. economy for younger workers and taxpayers. For two demographic reasons, more and more of these workers and taxpayers will be immigrants and the children of immigrants. First, immigration fuels more than two-fifths of U.S. population growth, and immigrants tend to be younger than the native-born population. Second, immigrant communities tend to have higher birth rates, so they comprise a disproportionately large share of the next generation of workers. It is this combination of continued immigration and high fertility that explains the rapidly rising number of young Latinos in the U.S. population and labor force. Conversely, the non-Latino white population, which is fed by very little immigration and has low fertility, has seen its share of the population and labor force decline, while its average age rises. Given these trends, and given the size of the predominantly white, native-born baby boom generation that is now heading into retirement, the BLS projections point to an inescapable conclusion: immigrants and the children of immigrants will play increasingly important roles within the U.S. economy as workers and taxpayers for decades to come. (source: http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/future-generation-how-new-americans-will-help-support-retiring-baby-boomers)

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    8. Using the article above, during what years did the “baby boomer” occur?

    Data Entry Data entry jobs also tend to be popular overseas as the involved tasks normally don’t require the employee to have a solid grasp of English, as they must simply be able to recognize and correctly input strings of numbers and letters without a need for comprehension.

    Technical Support Software companies such as Apple or Microsoft have such a larger customer base calling in or visiting online technical support that they must hire overseas phone and service centers to handle the amount of traffic. Technical support staffs are trained to analyze and fix a variety of common technical issues, often diagnosing the situation according to a pre-set list of questions that they run through with each customer.

    Customer Service Similar to technical support positions, customer service jobs are outsourced because large staffing centers can be trained to handle incoming customer questions or complaints from numerous companies, increasing efficiency and, hopefully, customer satisfaction. Outsourced customer service jobs can include duties such as handling billing questions, product returns and registering customer feedback in a courteous and informative manner.

    Accounting A company can outsource financial jobs to an individual or corporation specifically equipped to handle tasks such as payroll, benefits and bill processing. This saves the company the time it might once have used handling communication with insurance or medical bills, filling out accounting forms and monitoring budgets.

    Writing Two aspects of writing that are often outsourced are copywriting and proofreading. While companies may not have the budget needed to hire a professional writer, they still want their advertising and marketing copy written in an attractive and compelling manner. Therefore they outsource the job to freelance writers, who come in on a contractual basis to complete individual projects on a need-to-write basis.

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    9. Listed above are types of jobs being outsourced. Given the circumstances of the economy and how difficult it is to find a job, how would you feel if your job was being outsourced that you had worked your whole life educating yourself in?

    1977 Carter was inaugurated as President.
    1978 The Humphrey Hawkins Full Employment Act was signed into law, adjusting the government’s economic goals to include full employment, growth in production, price stability, and balance of trade and budget.
    1979 A nuclear accident took place at Three Mile Island. Iran hostage crisis: The crisis began. American Airlines Flight 191: A flight crashed after takeoff from O’Hare International Airport, killing all 271 aboard and two on the ground.
    1980 The Refugee Act, which reformed United States immigration law and admitted refugees on a systematic basis for humanitarian reasons, was passed.  An election was held. John Lennon was assassinated.
    1981 Ronald Reagan becames President. John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Reagan.
    1983 241 Marines were killed by suicide bomb in Lebanon. The United States invaded Grenada.
    1984 Reagan was reelected.
    1985 Bernhard Goetz was indicted in New York on charges of attempted murder after shooting four young men he claimed were intent on mugging him.
    1986 Iran–Contra affair: A scandal broke. The explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger killed all seven aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was passed.
    1987 During a visit to Berlin, Reagan challenged Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” referring to the Berlin Wall. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in Washington, D.C. by Reagan and Gorbachev.
    1988 U.S. presidential election, 1988: Vice President George H. W. Bush was elected. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty went into effect.
    1989 Bush was inaugurated as President. Exxon Valdez oil spill: An oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound. Loma Prieta earthquake: An earthquake killed sixty-three in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Bush declared a “War on Drugs.” Cold War: Bush and Gorbachev released statements indicating that the war may be coming to an end.
    1990 Gulf War: Iraq invaded Kuwait.
    1991 Gulf War: A war was waged in the Middle East, by a United Nations-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by Britain and the United States, against Iraq. Cold War: The Soviet Union dissolved, ending the war.
    1992 Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, spurred by the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the beating of Rodney King, took place which resulted in over fifty deaths and $1 billion in damage. The Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting changes to Congressmen’s salaries from taking effect until after an election of Representatives, was passed.United States presidential election, 1992 Bill Clinton defeated Bush. Hurricane Andrew: A Category 5 hurricane killed sixty-five people and caused $26 billion in damage to Florida and other areas of the Gulf Coast.
    1993 A truck Bomb exploded in the parking garage under the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring thousands. A standoff and fire in Waco, Texas involving the Branch Davidians resulted in the deaths of seventy-six people including their leader, David Koresh. President Clinton signed the Don’t ask, don’t tell policy into law, prohibiting openly gay or bisexual people from serving in the military.
    1994 The North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect.
    1995 United States elections, 1994: Republicans gained control of both the House and Senate. Oklahoma City bombing: A bombing killed 168 and wounded eight hundred. United States federal government shutdown of 1995 and 1996: A budget crisis caused the federal government to shut down.
    1996 TWA Flight 800: A flight exploded off Long Island killing all 230 aboard. Khobar Towers bombing: A bombing left nineteen American servicemen dead in Saudi Arabia. Centennial Olympic Park bombing: A bombing in Atlanta killed one and injured 111. U.S. presidential election, 1996: Clinton was reelected. United States federal government shutdown of 1995 and 1996: The shutdown ended.
    1997 Clinton barred federal funding for any research on human cloning. Sparked by a global economic crisis scare, the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed world markets and plummeted 554.26, or 7.18%, to 7,161.15.
    1998 Former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones accuses Clinton of sexual harassment. Lewinsky scandal: Clinton was accused of having a sexual relationship with 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: 224 were killed in bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. 
    1999 Dennis Hastert of Illinois becomes Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 10,006.78. Two teenage students murdered 13 other students and teachers at Columbine High School. Along with the rest of the world, the United States prepared for the possible effects of the Y2K bug in computers, which was feared destined to cause computers to become inoperable and wreak havoc.
    2000 USS Cole bombing: The USS Cole (DDG-76) was bombed in Yemeni waters, killing seventeen United States Navy sailors. U.S. presidential election, 2000: Incumbent Texas Governor George W. Bush won by 537 votes in Florida in a highly contested election against the incumbent Vice President Al Gore.

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    10. Using the list of events above, what year did Reagan get re-elected?

    Geography – Questions 11-15


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    11. Use the above map to help with this question. What country is closest to 30° south latitude and 20° east longitude?

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    12. Use the above map to help with this question. Does the terrain of the Idaho-Montana border appear to contain mountains.?

    Antarctica is the highest, driest windiest emptiest, coldest place on earth. An ice sheet covers all but 2.4 percent of Antarcticas 14 million square kilometers. The mean annual temperature at the South Pole is minus 56 degrees F. During the Austral Summer, temperatures at McMurdo base, on the Ross Sea, may get as high as 40 degrees F, while at the South Pole, at the Amundsen- Scott station, temperatures may reach 0 degrees F. Alaska is another very cold place to live. Their record low temperature is -78 Degrees. The record snowfall is 62 inches in 24 hours and in one year 974 inches.

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    13. From the text you could infer that?

    Population growth is the change in a population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals of any species in a population using “per unit time” for measurement. In biology, the term population growth is likely to refer to any known orgasim. In demography, population growth is used informally for the more specific term population growth rate. Population growth is determined by four factors, births and deaths, immigrants emigrants.

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    14. From the text you could infer that?

    Use the map above to help with question 15.

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    15. In what state does the average daily temperature reach 32.0-40.0 Degrees?

    U.S. History – Questions 16-20


    Using the letter above answer question 16.

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    16. What is the person writing this letter most likely doing and trying to convey in this letter?

    Use the map to help answer question 17.

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    17. What region is pink with brown stripes?

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    18. Using the picture above what could you determine by the clues?

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    19. Using the graph above, what year was U.S. Government Spending as Percent of GDP at 30?

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    20. If Europeans were experiencing a drought then a huge rainstorm came through, what could you conclude about the rainstorm’s impact?

    U.S. Government – Questions 21-25


    Use the picture above for 21 and 22.

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    21. The Executive Branch can do which of the following?

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    22. The Judicial Branch stands for which of the following?

    Republican Democratic
    believe that each person is responsible for his or her own place in society. Government should enable each person the ability to secure the benefits of society for themselves, their families and for those who are unable to care for themselves. believe it is the responsibility of government to care for all individuals, even if it means giving up some individual rights and/or subordinating enterprise and initiative.
    believe free enterprise has brought economic growth and innovations that have made this country great. Government should help stimulate a business environment where people are free to use their talents. believe that the economy is too complicated for individuals to navigate alone. They believe that business decisions should be guided by government officials and in the best interest of labor unions.
    work tirelessly to cut government spending and to eliminate government waste. Republicans believe individuals should control both their own and their government’s pocketbook – the people should authorize all tax increases. believe that government knows what is best for individuals. They argue that federal bureaucrats better understand the needs of a community than a locally elected council and the federal government should define the tax burden necessary

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