SAT Subject US History Practice Question 563: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 563

4. The nickname "Star Wars" refers to which of the following?

A. Public arguments among cabinet members during the Ford administration
B. The race to be the first nation to land an astronaut on the moon
C. A missile-based defense system conceived by President Ronald Reagan
D. The race for the top ratings for the evening network news broadcasts in the 1990s
E. Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's tactics during his investigation of allegations against President Bill Clinton

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The missile defense system was nicknamed for a popular fantasy movie of the era.

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