SAT Subject US History Practice Question 869: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 869

40. George W. Bush defined the "axis of evil" as

A. Iran, Iraq, and China.
B. Iraq, Afghanistan, and Russia.
C. Iraq, Russia, and China.
D. North Korea, China, and Iraq.
E. Iran, Iraq, and North Korea.

Correct Answer: E


In his 2002 State of the Union Address, Bush accused Iran, Iraq, and North Korea of helping terrorists and seeking to develop weapons of mass destruction, or WMDs. As such, he labeled them the "axis of evil."

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