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A cash-payment welfare program where eligibility is no longer an entitlement but emphasizes welfare-to-work is

 A cash-payment welfare program, where eligibility is no longer an entitlement but
                            emphasizes welfare-to-work is

a.food stamps

b.Medicare

c.Social Security

d.TANF

e.SSI

 

Answer: E                  32.The mid-1990s political debate on welfare resulted in Congressional legislation in

                                 August   of 1996 that was titled

a.the Taft-Hartley Act

b.the Small Business Job Protection Act

c.Graham-Rudman-Hollings

d.the Wilmot Proviso

e.the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act

33.              Under the current welfare scheme, the federal government provides state governments
                            with capped block grants to administer state-run welfare programs, but welfare recipients
                            must participate in work activities

a.within six months of receiving welfare or risk losing it

b.within two years of receiving welfare or risk losing it

c.within five years of receiving welfare or risk losing it

d.within ten years of receiving welfare or risk losing it

e.never

34.              The government currently has a time limit on welfare. Although families may be eligible
                            for welfare on more than one occasion, eligibility per family runs out after

a.six months of benefits

b.two years of benefits

c.five years of benefits

d.ten years of benefits

e.never

35.              The welfare program earmarked for the purchase of only some goods (and not others)
                            accepted primarily at retail stores and supermarkets is known as

a.food stamps

b.AFDC

c.Medicaid

d.Medicare

e.Social Security

36.              A federally subsidized, state-administered program that pays for the medical and hospital
                            costs of welfare recipients and other low-income people is known as

a.Medicare

b.Medicaid

c.Social Security

d.AFDC

e.medical philanthropy

 

37.              The single most significant service item in the welfare package is

a.Medicaid

b.defense

c.AFDC

d.food stamps

e.natural resource conservation

38.              Which of the following is not a seriously proposed way to solve the problems of funding
                            Social Security?

a.increase Social Security taxes

b.reduce future benefits

c.increase the number of years of earnings used to determine benefits

d.create a Social Security national lottery

e.change the law to allow the Social Security system to invest some of the trust funds
in the private sector

39.              The text discusses the projected increases in the claims on the economy by entitlement
                            programs between the mid 1990s and 2035. It argues that

a.the projected growth of Medicare claims far outstrips that of Social Security

b.as a percentage of GDP, both Medicare costs and Social Security costs will fall

c.age and health-care demands are related with the majority of claimants being the
young

d.the rate of growth of Social Security payments will be higher than the rates for either
Medicare and Medicaid

e.Social Security and Medicare costs will remain at about the same percent of GDP

40.              In 1935 the basic component of the present-day government-managed insurance program
                            was established. It is known as

a.Medicare

b.Medicaid

c.Social Security

d.AFDC

e.food stamps

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