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The Bay of Pigs invasion was an attempt to overthrow
a) Fidel Castro
b) Nikita Khrushchev
c) the Batista regime
d) the Kennedy Administration

What effect did the Cold War have on the American space program?
a) High levels of military spending deterred scientific research
b) The need for nuclear weapons led to less sophisticated rocket technology
c) American and Soviet scientific cooperation lessened political tension
d) Competition with the Soviet Union spurred American space missions

After his assassination, President Kennedy was succeeded by:
a) Richard Nixon
b) Gerald Ford
c) Lyndon Johnson
d) Jimmy Carter

The purpose of the Civil Rights Act was to
a) formalize hiring practices already in place
b) initiate the War on Poverty
c) fight discrimination based on race and sex
d) memorialize President Kennedy

Who first spoke of the
a) George Kennan
b) Winston Churchill
c) Joseph Stalin
d) Harry Truman

In 1950, what event began the conflict on the Korean peninsula?
a) The Chinese army invaded south of the 38th parallel
b) The North Korean army invaded south of the 38th parallel
c) The South Korean army invaded north of the 38th parallel
d) U.N. forces fought off the invading army from the North

What was one place on the globe where the Cold War was considered “hot”?
a) Hungary
b) Egypt
c) Korea
d) China

After three years of fighting what was the final outcome of the Korean War?
a) A stalemate with both sides honoring the 38th parallel
b) North Korea defeated South Korea
c) South Korea defeated North Korea
d) The reunification of North and South Korea.

Which is NOT a part of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”?
a) Federal aid to education
b) Medicare
c) Federal aid for housing
d) Strategic Defense Initiative

Which event helped create the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s?
a) Great Depression
b) World War II
c) Vietnam
d) Woodstock

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