Climbing Space
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by Nancy Taylor
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Where does John F. Kennedy want America to go?
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What does John F. Kennedy try to persuade the listener of?
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At the time of this speech, the United States placed great importance on the space program. What evidence from the speech supports this conclusion?
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What is the reason why John F. Kennedy may have given this speech?
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What is the main message of this speech?
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Read the follwoing sentence: "The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mappng and observation, by ne tools an computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school."

As used in this sentence, what does the word "enriched" mean?
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Choose the answer that best completes the sentence.
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Why did explorer George Mallory say he wanted to climb Mount Everest?
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According to Kennedy, how will going to the moon help science?
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What is Kennedy's answer to the question, "Why the moon?" Support your answer using information from the speech.
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Which statement best summarizes a central idea of the speech?
A America was in a “Space Race” with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, which prompted all of the United States’ effort to reach the moon.
B The U.S. should and will be the first to reach the moon, thus securing its place at the forefront of the era of space exploration.
C President Kennedy single-handedly backed the space program, against the wishes of many.
D At the time, human history was at its peak of scientific discovery and technological progress, with little left to learn.
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