Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII


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During which decade did watching television first become a routine form of family entertainment?

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1. What year was Sputnik I launched?

2. Which of the following statements about ICBM's is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When World War II came to an end, the previously engaged nations were able to transform the efforts put towards the war into the research and development of new technologies. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn and recall the important information on such technological development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson tools will test you on:

  • Space exploration
  • Developments in national defense
  • Transportation improvements
  • Computer technology
  • The Cold War

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related technology and history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify new technologies, such as ICBM and Sputnik I
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Cold War

Additional Learning

Make sure that you have learned all relevant information by reviewing the associated lesson called Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII. These objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Discover the advances relating to space exploration
  • Understand the significance of the Cold War
  • Identify specific inventions and leaders following WWII
  • Discover new national defense technology and strategies