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This activity contains 15 questions.

Question 1.
Republicans support programs that help people raise themselves from poverty through hard work.

   
 
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Question 2.
Americans agree that charities can cure the underlying causes of poverty if government stepped out of the picture.

   
 
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Question 3.
Industrial democracies other than the United States have rejected government support for housing, welfare, and health care.

   
 
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Question 4.
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Those that believe that the poor are simply not working hard enough to pull themselves out of poverty are believers in
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Question 5.
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Programs such as unemployment insurance, disaster relief, or disability payments that provide benefits to all eligible citizens are called programs. 
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Question 6.
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Programs such as Medicaid and welfare under which applicants must meet eligibility requirements based on need are called programs. 
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Question 7.
An example of a program to fight against poverty is school lunches for disadvantaged children.

   
 
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Question 8.
Today, the poor are divided into two groups: the worthy poor and the unworthy poor.

   
 
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Question 9.
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As of 2001, about percent of Americans fell below the poverty line. 
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Question 10.
During the New Deal, joblessness was blamed on lack of motivation to seek employment.

   
 
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Question 11.
The only way to solve the Social Security funding crisis in the future is to raise the retirement age to 70 or higher.

   
 
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Question 12.
Which of the following presidents was the creator of the Great Society?

 
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Question 13.
One of the major reasons for the rising cost of health care in the United States is that people are dying at an earlier age than in the past.

   
 
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Question 14.
Most of the money states received from tobacco companies in the $206 billion dollar settlement in 1998 has been used for road construction and college and university building programs.

   
 
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Question 15.
A "single payer" system would provide universal health care and hospitalization benefits to all Americans.

   
 
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