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Grade 11 Modern Era
In 1958, the US government increased spending on math and science education and research in reaction to what?
  1. creation of the Warsaw Pact
  2. launching of Sputnik
  3. installation of soviet missles in Cuba
  4. U-2 incident
Grade 11 Modern Era
JFK created the Peace Corps in the 1960's to do what?
  1. fight revolutionaries in democratic nations with military force
  2. improve economic conditions in developing countries
  3. rebuild US cities through urban renewal
  4. overthrow Soviet control of Eastern Europe
Grade 11 Modern Era
The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) were attempts by the US and other nations to do what?
  1. create mutual defense pacts
  2. increase tariff rates
  3. decrease the number of nuclear weapons
  4. provide economic aid to the poor
Grade 11 Modern Era
What was one way the US government reacted to Sputnik in 1957?
  1. establishing a naval blockade in Cuba
  2. urging more Americans to buy war bonds
  3. starting the Strategic Arms Limitation talks (SALT)
  4. increasing federal spending on math and science education
Grade 2 Modern Era
What magazine did Norman Rockwell paint covers for?
  1. The New York Times
  2. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  3. Washington Post
  4. Saturday Evening Post
Grade 4 Modern Era
The holiday on November 11 originally had what name?
  1. Declaration Day
  2. Memorial Day
  3. Armistice Day
  4. Victory Day
Grade 11 Modern Era
Grade 3 Modern Era
Grade 11 Modern Era
Taft's policy of "dollar diplomacy"                                                              .
  1. was primarily aimed at helping underdeveloped countries.
  2. resulted in less American influence in Latin America.
  3. had little influence on American national security interests.
  4. promoted American financial and business interests abroad.
  5. helped establish the prestige of the United States in Asia.
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 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 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
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 8 Modern Era
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