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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 11 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 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 11 Modern Era
Woodward and Bernstein were reporters for                    ?
  1. Time Magazine
  2. Politico
  3. Mother Jones
  4. The Washing Star
  5. The Washington Post
Grade 11 Modern Era
CREEP stands for                                                  ?
  1. Community Reinvestment Education Election Company
  2. Committee to Re-Elect The President
  3. Communism Rapid Energy Effectiveness Plan
  4. China Readiness Energy Effectiveness Plan
  5. Corporate Republicans End Energy Pacificism
Grade 11 Modern Era
What were the Rosenbergs accused of?
  1. being communist
  2. selling secrets to the Soviets
  3. spying on the U.S.
  4. all of the above
Grade 11 Modern Era
During the Cold War, the U.S. and the Soviet Union battled each other                                 
  1. militarily and politically
  2. economically and technologically
  3. technologically and politically
  4. militarily and economically
Grade 11 Modern Era
Grade 11 Modern Era
What did President Truman call his political policy?
  1. New Deal
  2. Square Deal
  3. Fair Deal
  4. Great Deal
Grade 11 Modern Era
The Cold War was a
  1. period of cooperation and agreement among the United States and the U.S.S.R
  2. period of confrontation and competition between the United States and France.
  3. period of confrontation and competition between the United States and the U.S.S.R
  4. none of the above.
Grade 11 Modern Era
The Persian Gulf War began on January of 1991 with a massive air attack against Iraq. What was General Saddam Hussein's response to the air attack?
  1. Tank invasion
  2. Scud Missile attack
  3. Used weapons of mass destruction
  4. Set fire to more than 600 oil wells
  5. Both b and d
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