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Grade 8 Modern Era
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 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
What significant event marked the end of the Space Race?
  1. The signing of a space exploration treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union
  2. The first human landing on Mars c) The fall of the Berlin Wall
  3. The dissolution of the Soviet Union
  4. The fall of the Berlin Wall
Grade 8 Modern Era
What was the primary goal of the Apollo program?
  1. To establish a permanent human presence on the Moon
  2. To explore the outer planets of the solar system
  3. To build a space station in Earth's orbit
  4. To study Mars and its potential for colonization
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 8 Modern Era
What type of jazz was dominant in the 1930s?
  1. swing
  2. bebop
  3. free jazz
  4. modal jazz
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
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
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
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