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1975 to 2001 Pre / Post Test:

By: Mckenna Cua & Liz York

Multiple Choice: Write the letter of the answer in the blank for Questions 1 - 10

1. What year did September 11 occur? c

a. 1993
b. 2011
c. 2001
d. 1911
2. How many planes crashed on September 11? c
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
3. When did the Cold War end? b
a. 1987
b. 1991
c. 1976
d. 1985
4. How many countries divided into independent countries from the collapse of the Soviet
Union? a
a. 15
b. 5
c. 17
d. 10
5. What is the estimate of how many people died as a result of September 11? d
a. 500
b. 1992
c. 1738
d. 3000
6. In what year did President Jimmy Carter withdraw the athletes out of participating in the
Summer Olympics due to the continued involvement of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan? a
a. 1980
b. 1994
c. 1975
d. 1971
7. When personal computers came out, who were the people that used it the most? b
a. Students and teachers
b. scientists and scholars
c. Government officials and military personnel
d. Chefs and athletes

8. What does the name, mujahideen mean? c

a. Powerful knight
b. Emperor
c. Holy warriors
d. Goddess
9. What were the two buildings that were crashed into on September 11? d
a. Statue of Liberty and The Golden Gate Bridge
b. Mount Rushmore and Philips Arena
c. The Mall of America and The Library of Congress
d. The Pentagon and The World Trade Center
10. What year did personal computer hit the market? b
a. 2001
b. 1974
c. 1983
d. 1977

True or False: Write True or False on the blank at the end of the statement. Do not put T or F.
11. Leonard Kleinrock wrote the first paper and the first book on the Switching Theory. True
12. Someone tried to attempt to assassinate George H. W. Bush. False
13. The first version of the Windows operating system for computers was released in 1985. True
14. In the 2001 Recession, the stock market was closed for a week. False
15. President Ronald Reagan said, "The West will not contain Communism; it will transcend
Communism." True

Matching: Write the letter on the line with the corresponding question

a. Bill Clinton
b. J.C.R. Licklider
c. Ronald Reagan
d. George W. Bush
e. Al - Qaeda
f. Mikhail Gorbachev

16. Which President of United States ended the Cold War without fighting a physical battle. c
17. Who is the 42nd President of the United States a
18. What group of people were responsible for 9/11 e
19. Who had the first recorded descriptions of social interactions across a network called,
Galactic Network? b
20. Who is the 41st President of the United States d
21. Who is the General Secretary of Soviet Union in 1985 f

Short answers: Write one to two sentences in the space under Questions 22 - 23.
22. Where were the locations on the plane crashes on September 11?

There were a total of four crashes the occurred on September 11. Two planes crashed into the
World Trade Center; One plane crashed into the Pentagon, and one on a random field in
Pennsylvania. ANSWER MAY VARY

23. How have we become dependent on the Internet and Personal Computers?

We use the internet as a main resource for information and communication with others. The
general public has easier access to the personal computer because they are more affordable for
anyone. Personal Computer over the years have become smaller and less bulky, which makes
it easier to transport when we want information or communication at our fingertips. ANSWER

Essay: Write four to eight sentences in the space under Questions 24 and 25.

24. What are some of the things that have affected the American life as a result of 9/11?

The American Life has been affected by 9/11 a lot. The terrorist attacks have caused people to
racially profile Muslims. Muslims have felt a lot of hurt and pain from hurtful things people have
said about their culture. Another thing that has been impacted was air travel. The security has
become a lot more strict. People have to now go through an intense luggage and body check
before going to their terminal. Those are some things that have affected the American life today.

25. What were some of the factors that contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union?

There were a lot of things that contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union
had a bad economy. They also needed to modernize their political situation, from being a
Communist country. Tensions within the nation itself were increasing. There were differences
between languages, cultures, and ethnicities of the 15 republics that made up the Soviet Union,
which made communication limited. The Soviets focused too much on making weapons and
military supplies that they ran into a shortage of consumer goods which caused an uproar
among the common people. The Soviet Union got worse before it got better, which led to an
eventual collapse. ANSWERS MAY VARY