Civics Study Guide For Semester 2 Final Exam
Final Exam: Thursday June 18, 2009
The exam will cover chapters 14-25 and will focus more on the forth quarter.
Use your class notes and your book to study.
Part I : Terms to Know For Identification (answer when, where, what, who) &
significance section (answer why it is important):
The Civil Rights Movement
The Cold War
White-Collar vs. Blue-Collar workers
Causes of Economic Problems
The Great Depression
The Business Cycle (know the chart)
Ways of Saving Money
Types of Banks
Foundations of Modern Mass Production
Types of Businesses
Supply and Demand
From Arrest to Sentencing
The Purposes of Communities
Macro-Economics vs. Micro-Economics
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Part II –
You will analyze a political cartoon.
Know the names of the following heads of state and what they are responsible
Who is the current secretary of state?
Who is the current speaker of the house?
Who is the current secretary of defense?
Who is the current secretary of treasury?
Who is the current attorney general?
Who are the current Supreme Court justices?
Also: When is the next presidential election?
Constitution Analysis – know all the sections of the American Constitution and its
Themes for Essay (Be specific and be able to provide examples) : 5 paragraph
- How does the study of civics help you understand the society you live in?
o What role does it play in your life?
o Why is it important to study civics?
o What is civics?
o How can you apply the study of civics to your everyday life?
- How has U.S. foreign policy changed over time?
o Define isolationist and interventionalist.
o Write about how World War I and World War II affected U.S. foreign
o Discuss U.S. foreign relations in the twenty-first century.
Important Note: Be original in your essays, make an outline the night before,
be creative, and always write your point of view in the conclusion as you sum
up your argument.