USA And Iran Relations Quiz

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USA and Iran are rivals and have been at loggerheads since Iran's Islamic Revolution. Play this informative quiz to trace the relations between USA and Iran. The relations between the two have been bitter for over a quarter of a century now; the USA has continuously increased its economic sanctions against Iran, which has led to increased hostilities and a rise in anti-Americanism in Iran. Play the quiz to know more. If you like this quiz, share it with your friends. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which US president initiated 'Atoms of Peace' program with Iran?

    • A.

      Jimmy Carter

    • B.

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • C.

      Richard Nixon

    • D.

      Harry S. Truman

    Correct Answer
    B. Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Explanation
    Dwight D. Eisenhower is the correct answer because he initiated the "Atoms for Peace" program with Iran. This program aimed to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and provide assistance to countries like Iran in developing their own nuclear programs for peaceful purposes. Eisenhower's administration believed that by sharing nuclear technology and knowledge, it could prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and promote global peace.

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  • 2. 

    The Islamic Revolution in Iran happened in

    • A.

      1978 - 79

    • B.

      19760 - 62

    • C.

      1971 - 72

    • D.

      1980 - 82

    Correct Answer
    A. 1978 - 79
    Explanation
    The Islamic Revolution in Iran occurred in 1978-79. This revolution was a major socio-political movement led by Ayatollah Khomeini, which resulted in the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic republic in Iran. The revolution began with widespread protests against the Shah's regime and eventually led to his exile. The events of 1978-79 marked a significant turning point in Iran's history and had far-reaching consequences both domestically and internationally.

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  • 3. 

    Under which accord were the American hostages released at the US embassy in Tehran?

    • A.

      Berlin Accords

    • B.

      Algiers Accord

    • C.

      Oslo Accord

    • D.

      Tehran Accord

    Correct Answer
    B. Algiers Accord
    Explanation
    The American hostages were released at the US embassy in Tehran under the Algiers Accord. This accord was signed in 1981 between the United States and Iran, and it resolved the hostage crisis that had lasted for 444 days. The Algiers Accord included provisions for the release of the hostages, the unfreezing of Iranian assets, and the establishment of a claims tribunal to settle financial disputes between the two countries.

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  • 4. 

    When was the JCPOA signed?

    • A.

      July 17, 2010

    • B.

      July 14, 2015

    • C.

      July 14, 2017

    • D.

      July 16, 2008

    Correct Answer
    B. July 14, 2015
    Explanation
    The JCPOA, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, was signed on July 14, 2015. This agreement was reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China) with the aim of limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The correct answer reflects the actual date when this significant international agreement was signed.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following country was not a participant in JCPOA?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      United Kingdom

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Norway

    Correct Answer
    D. Norway
    Explanation
    Norway was not a participant in the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). The JCPOA is an agreement reached in 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) along with the European Union. It aimed to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. While Germany, the United Kingdom, and France were all participants in the JCPOA, Norway was not involved in the negotiations or a signatory to the agreement.

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  • 6. 

    Under whose presidentship did the United States pull out of the Nuclear deal?

    • A.

      Barack Obama

    • B.

      Donald Trump

    • C.

      George Bush

    • D.

      Bill Clinton

    Correct Answer
    B. Donald Trump
    Explanation
    Donald Trump is the correct answer because during his presidency, the United States pulled out of the Nuclear deal. Trump announced the withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal in May 2018, citing concerns over the agreement's effectiveness and Iran's non-compliance. This decision was a significant shift in the US's foreign policy towards Iran, as the deal was originally negotiated and signed during Barack Obama's presidency. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Nuclear deal had significant implications for international relations and the efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

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  • 7. 

    The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in a precision strike; what was his name?

    • A.

      Ebrahim Raisi

    • B.

      General Qassem Soleimani

    • C.

      Ayatollah Khomeini

    • D.

      MG Mohammad Bagheri

    Correct Answer
    B. General Qassem Soleimani
    Explanation
    General Qassem Soleimani was the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who was killed in a precision strike.

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  • 8. 

    Operation Praying Mantis was related to

    • A.

      Destruction of the US embassy in Tehran

    • B.

      Destruction of two Iranian oil platforms and sink a frigate

    • C.

      Attack on US Consulate General

    • D.

      Assassination attempt of Ayatollah Khomeini

    Correct Answer
    B. Destruction of two Iranian oil platforms and sink a frigate
    Explanation
    Operation Praying Mantis refers to a military operation conducted by the United States in 1988. It involved the destruction of two Iranian oil platforms and the sinking of an Iranian frigate. The operation was a response to the mining of the Persian Gulf by Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. The U.S. Navy targeted the Iranian oil platforms as they were being used as bases for Iranian military operations. The sinking of the frigate was in retaliation for an earlier attack on a U.S. warship. This operation was a significant event in the ongoing conflict between the United States and Iran in the region.

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  • 9. 

    When did Congress pass the Iran-Iraq Arms Nonproliferation Act?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1992

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    B. 1992
    Explanation
    In 1992, Congress passed the Iran-Iraq Arms Nonproliferation Act. This act aimed to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction by imposing sanctions on countries that provided assistance to Iran or Iraq in acquiring such weapons. The act was a response to the concerns over Iran and Iraq's nuclear programs and their potential to destabilize the region. By passing this act, Congress sought to promote peace and stability in the Middle East by curbing the proliferation of dangerous weapons.

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  • 10. 

    Who called Iran part of the evil axis?

    • A.

      Bill Clinton

    • B.

      George W. Bush

    • C.

      Ronald Reagan

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    B. George W. Bush
    Explanation
    George W. Bush called Iran part of the evil axis. During his presidency, Bush included Iran along with Iraq and North Korea in his "axis of evil" speech in 2002. He referred to these countries as sponsors of terrorism and threats to global security due to their pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their support for extremist groups. This statement by Bush reflected his administration's strong stance against Iran and its efforts to isolate the country diplomatically and economically.

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