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Modern Era Questions - All Grades

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Grade 5 Modern Era
Clara Barton took up nursing as a career during which war?
  1. Civil War
  2. Crimean War
  3. Spanish-American War
  4. Mexican-American War
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
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 8 Modern Era
What type of jazz was dominant in the 1930s?
  1. swing
  2. bebop
  3. free jazz
  4. modal jazz
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
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