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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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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