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Cold War Practice Quiz

20 Questions  I  By Kevhugh
Cold War Quizzes & Trivia
A quiz to help you prepare for your Cold War Test.

  
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1.  The United States and Great Britain believed that the liberated nations of Eastern Europe should
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2.  U.S. fears about the spread of communism were increased when ____ became a Communist nation in 1949.
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3.  Which of the following nations was a member of the Warsaw Pact?
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4.  The “Bay of Pigs” refers to
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5.  In the early 1970s, the Chinese government decided to improve relations with the  U.S. because
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6.  Which of the following astronauts died in the accidental fire of Apollo I?
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7.  The surprise attack launched by the NLF in January of 1968 was called
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8.  Which of the following were U.S. allies during the Vietnam War?
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9.  The Warsaw Pact sought to
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10.  The Berlin Wall was built in order to
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11.  On January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro’s forces overthrew the government led by  
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12.  The “détente” phase of relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union ended with the Soviet invasion of  
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13.  The most tense 13 days of the Cold War occurred during  the event known as the _________ ________ ________.
14.  In June of 1950, North Korean forces crossed the  _____________ and invaded the South.
15.  On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut ______________  become the first man in space.
16.  The first artificial satellite to be launched into space was called _____________.
17.  ____________ defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980 to become the President of the United States.
18.  1959, a left-wing revolutionary named _________ overthrow the Cuban dictator and set up a Soviet-supported totalitarian regime in Cuba. 
19.  To escape the victorious Communists, Chiang Kai-Shek’s nationalist forces fled to the island of ____________.
20.  The _________________ stated that the U.S. would provide finances to anyone who fought against Communism.
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