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Which development led to the other three?
a) The United States government increased funding for science and math education.
b) The Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite.
c) A joint Soviet-American space mission was announced.
d) President John F. Kennedy set the goal of landing a man on the Moon.

“Sputnik Launch Propels Soviets Ahead in Space Race” In 1957, the United States government responded to the event described in this headline by
a) reducing military spending
b) building a joint space station with the Soviet Union
c) constructing President Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” defense system
d) providing funds to improve the educational system in the United States

The successful launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 signaled the beginning of
a) American fears that the Soviets had achieved technological superiority
b) the Cold War with the United States
c) Soviet aggression in Afghanistan and China
d) disarmament discussions between the superpowers

In a farewell message to the American public, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the growth of the military-industrial complex. This term refers to the
a) influence of defense contractors on Congress
b) threat from the Soviet Army
c) internal danger from Communist spies
d) economy’s dependence on oil imported from the Middle East

a defense strategy based on the concept that neither the United States nor its enemies will ever start a nuclear war because the other side will retaliate massively and unacceptably; leading to the end of the world.
a) Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)
b) nuclear annihilation
c) deterrent defense
d) nuclear proliferation

The ability to wipe nations off the planet with nuclear weapons is called ______.
a) overkill
b) nuclear annihilation
c) deterrent defense
d) nuclear proliferation

What was a major effect of the creation of the interstate highway system on the United States?
a) the loss of population in the Sun Belt
b) a decline in federal funding for urban renewal projects
c) an increase in suburbanization
d) an increase in congressional representation from New England

One way the United States government reacted to the Soviet launching of Sputnik in 1957 was by
a) establishing a naval blockade of Cuba
b) urging more Americans to buy war bonds
c) starting the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT)
d) increasing federal spending on math and science education

In President Eisenhower’s farewell speech, which threat did he identify as dangerous to American liberty?
a) the return of fascism in Europe
b) the growth of international terrorism
c) the violence against civil rights activists
d) the influence of the military-industrial complex

The space race started with the Soviet launch of ________.
a) Sputnik I
b) Vostok
c) Apollo II
d) Telstar

The Great Society programs of the 1960’s used the power of the Federal Government to bring about
a) an all-volunteer military
b) antipoverty reforms
c) deregulation of business
d) reduced defense spending

The chief objective of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs was to
a) increase foreign aid to developing nations
b) correct environmental pollution
c) help the disadvantaged in the United States
d) unite democratic nations and contain communism

Which action was a common objective of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society?
a) eliminating nuclear weapons
b) helping those living in poverty
c) lowering barriers to immigration
d) breaking up business monopolies

Which initiative was part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program?
a) providing medical care to the poor and elderly
b) reducing federal aid to education
c) increasing foreign aid to the Soviet Union
d) opposing civil rights legislation

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