SAT Subject US History Practice Question 630: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 630

71. Nearly 600,000 U.S. lives were claimed in 1918-1919 by

A. an epidemic of influenza
B. World War I
C. an outbreak of polio
D. violent labor strikes
E. border violence with Mexico

Correct Answer: A


The worldwide epidemic of influenza killed millions; the world war that was going on at the time helped the virus spread. Far more Americans died of the flu than of bullet wounds.

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