Government & Politics
The test is confined to American government. It covers the basic structure, nature and operation of both the federal system and the three branches of the National government. The structure and operation of the American party system is included.
The exam is designed to measure a student’s understanding of economic principles. Not all high-school students will have taken a formal course in economics, but all will have learned something about it in their regular courses or through the informational media. However, a course in economics would improve the score. The exam includes questions about the economic functions and relations of households, businesses, and governments in a market economy. The test is open to all high-school students.
The test examines the understanding of the basic concepts of geography as the spatial structure of human behavior. Specific questions over physical geography are also included.
The test is not confined to one text. Facts concerning how Oklahoma became a part of the United States, the coming of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians, the economic and social development of the Indians, the cattlemen, the Boomers and the Sooners, and the twin territories should be known. Some attention is given to the geography of the state.
United States History
The test is over facts in all the epics of our history. It includes chronology, biography, issues, treaties, development of government, expansions of territory, economic and social progress, and foreign relations. Some attention is given to current events.
Contestants should be familiar with outstanding movements in world history, including the relative chronology. They should be able to identify important persons, places, and events in historical context.