SAT Subject US History Practice Question 109: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 109

4. At the start of his term, President Barack Obama faced all the following challenges in office EXCEPT:

A. a housing and mortgage crisis
B. flood relief for the city of New Orleans
C. a war in Iraq
D. a crashing stock market
E. soaring unemployment

Correct Answer: B


The flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina took place in August 2005, well before Obama's inauguration in January 2009.

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