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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 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 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 8 Modern Era
Grade 8 Modern Era
Grade 8 Modern Era
What type of jazz was dominate in the 1930s?
  1. Swing
  2. Be bop
  3. Free Jazz
  4. Modal Jazz
Grade 8 Modern Era
What band is credited as having the first Jazz record released?
  1. Hot Fives
  2. King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band
  3. Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  4. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Grade 8 Modern Era
What was the first Jazz piece to be printed?
  1. Rhapsody in Blue
  2. Jelly Roll Blues
  3. Take the A Train
  4. It Don't Mean a Thing
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.
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