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Grade 8 Modern Era
Which two superpowers were the primary competitors in the Space Race?
  1. United States and France
  2. United States and China
  3. United States and Soviet Union
  4. United States and United Kingdom
Grade 8 Modern Era
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 8 Modern Era
Who was the first human to travel into space?
  1. Yuri Gagarin (Soviet Union)
  2. John Glenn (United States)
  3. Alan Shepard (United States)
  4. Valentina Tereshkova (Soviet Union)
Grade 8 Modern Era
When did the Space Race primarily occur?
  1. 1930s
  2. 1950s and 1960s
  3. 1970s
  4. 1980s
Grade 8 Modern Era
What did the Space Race contribute to besides space exploration?
  1. Advancements in computer technology
  2. Medical breakthroughs
  3. Environmental conservation
  4. Musical innovations
Grade 8 Modern Era
Which American space agency was responsible for the Apollo program?
  1. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  2. NSA (National Space Agency)
  3. NRO (National Reconnaissance Office)
  4. NESA (National Extraterrestrial Space Agency)
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 8 Modern Era
The students are Kent State were protesting an escalation of which war?
  1. Gulf War
  2. Korean War
  3. Vietnam War
  4. War in Afghanistan
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
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 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
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 11 Modern Era
Grade 7 Modern Era
Grade 8 Modern Era
Members of which president's administration were involved in the Watergate Scandal?
  1. Gerald Ford
  2. Jimmy Carter
  3. Richard Nixon
  4. Lyndon Johnson
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