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Grade 3 Modern Era
Grade 8 Modern Era
What work by George Gershwin helped to bring jazz into the mainstream?
  1. Blue Monday
  2. Mood Indigo
  3. Blue in Green
  4. Rhapsody in Blue
Grade 9 Modern Era
The Cold War was characterized by what?
  1. Arms race
  2. Space race
  3. Spread of Communism
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did "NATO" stand for?
  1. North America Treaty Organization
  2. Northern Africa Territory Officials
  3. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Modern Era
What was the purpose of the Berlin Wall?
  1. To keep East Berlin residents from fleeing to West Berlin
  2. To keep West Berlin residents from fleeing to East Berlin
  3. To try to starve West Berlin residents and provoke the United States
  4. None of the above
Grade 11 Modern Era
The Scopes Trial dealt with a teacher from Tennessee who did this:
  1. Taught evolution in school
  2. Allowed prayer in school
  3. Was a Communist
Grade 9 Modern Era
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did President Kennedy decide to do during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  1. Land invasion of Cuba
  2. A naval blockade
  3. Put more missiles in Turkey
  4. Bomb Cuba
Grade 7 Modern Era
Muhammad Ali's birth name is:
  1. Cassius Mercedes Clay
  2. Cassius Marcellus Clay
  3. Muhammad Akbar Ali
  4. Muhammad F. Ali
Grade 7 Modern Era
Muhammad Ali was born on:
  1. January 20, 1942
  2. July 7, 1944
  3. January 17, 1942
  4. July 25, 1944
Grade 9 Modern Era
What was the Bay of Pigs?
  1. The name of where the U.S. fleet was stationed.
  2. The U.S. nuclear testing site.
  3. A Soviet Union code name.
  4. A failed invasion to overthrow Castro.
Grade 9 Modern Era
How did the United States find out about missiles in Cuba?
  1. A U2 spy plane took photographs.
  2. U.S. was tipped off by Turkey.
  3. The U.S. recorded a seismic blast.
  4. The Soviet Union threatened they would place them there if the missiles in Turkey were not removed.
Grade 6 Modern Era
What is the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States today?
  1. Europeans
  2. African Americans
  3. Asians
  4. Hispanics
Grade 9 Modern Era
How long did the Cuban Missile Crisis last?
  1. 17 days
  2. 13 days
  3. 10 days
  4. 15 days
Grade 10 Modern Era
Who was the first woman in space?
  1. Sally Ride
  2. Mckayla Ferraro
  3. Caitlin O'Brian
  4. Sandra Day O'Connor
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