False missile alert panics Hawaii

Q: Saturday morning residents of Hawaii received mobile phone, television and radio messages saying: "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." It was later declared a false alarm. Where is Hawaii?

Circle the area on this map

Q: A missile alert system has been put in place in Hawaii because of its proximity to . . .

A. China

B. Japan

C. North Korea

D. All of the above

Q: Saturday’s alert was triggered when an employee of the state's Emergency Management Agency pushed the wrong button during a shift change. An attack on Hawaii plunged the United States into the . . .

A. Spanish-American War

B. Second World War

C. Cold War

D. All of the above

Q: Before Hawaii became a U.S. territory in 1898 it was . . .

A. Independent nation

B. Japanese whaling port

C. Russian naval base

D. Spanish colony

Q: What other state was an independent nation before joining the United States?

A. California

B. Texas

C. Vermont

D. All of the above

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