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Kent State Shootings (Grade 8)

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Kent State Shootings

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
Kent State University is in which state?
  1. Iowa
  2. Ohio
  3. Indiana
  4. Nebraska
The Kent State shootings happened in 1970.
  1. True
  2. False
The students were protesting changes to the draft system and the invasion of Cambodia.
  1. True
  2. False
What part of the draft changed in 1969 angering many college students?

The Tet Offensive by American troops helped change the course of public opinion against the Vietnam War.
  1. True
  2. False
The entire Kent police force was called in to deal with the vandalism in downtown Kent on May 1st.
  1. True
  2. False
On May 2nd protesters set fire to the                building on the Kent State campus.
Soldiers from the U.S. Army arrived in Kent on the evening of May 2nd.
  1. True
  2. False
Student protesters were injured by National Guardsmen with bayonets the day before the shooting.
  1. True
  2. False
How many student protesters were on the Kent State Commons on May 4th?
  1. 50
  2. 800
  3. 1400
  4. 2000
After dispersing students from the Kent State Commons, the National guardsmen turned and fired on the students following them.
  1. True
  2. False
All of the students killed or wounded were protesters.
  1. True
  2. False
How many students were killed in the Kent State shooting?
  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 8
  4. 12
Reactions to the Kent State shootings included a student strike at 450 schools across the country.
  1. True
  2. False

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