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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What division was described using the term 'iron curtain'?

    • A.

      East and west Asia

    • B.

      North and South Vietnam

    • C.

      East and West Europe

    • D.

      North and South Korea

    Correct Answer
    C. East and West Europe
    Explanation
    The term "iron curtain" was used to describe the division between East and West Europe during the Cold War. This division was characterized by the Soviet Union's control over Eastern European countries and the establishment of communist governments in those regions. The iron curtain symbolized the ideological and physical separation between the communist East and the democratic West, with limited communication and movement between the two sides.

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  • 2. 

    Where was Korea divided?

    • A.

      34 parallel

    • B.

      38 parallel

    • C.

      28 parallel

    • D.

      18 parallel

    Correct Answer
    B. 38 parallel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 38 parallel. The division of Korea occurred along the 38th parallel, which is a circle of latitude that separates North Korea and South Korea. This division was a result of the end of World War II and the subsequent Korean War. The 38th parallel became the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that still exists today, serving as a buffer zone between the two countries.

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  • 3. 

    Name of the first satellite in space launched by the Soviet Union.

    • A.

      Apollo 11

    • B.

      Apollo 13

    • C.

      Gagarin

    • D.

      Sputnik

    Correct Answer
    D. Sputnik
    Explanation
    Sputnik was the first satellite launched into space by the Soviet Union. It was a significant milestone in the Space Age and marked the beginning of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Sputnik was launched on October 4, 1957, and orbited the Earth for three months, transmitting radio signals back to Earth. Its successful launch by the Soviet Union had a profound impact on the world, sparking increased interest and investment in space exploration and technology.

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  • 4. 

    Which Senator started the rumors of the Red Scare?

    • A.

      Joseph McCarthy

    • B.

      Neil Armstrong

    • C.

      Joseph Stalin

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    A. Joseph McCarthy
    Explanation
    Joseph McCarthy is the correct answer because he was a Senator who played a significant role in spreading fears and rumors about communism and the presence of communists in the United States during the Red Scare era. McCarthy's unsubstantiated accusations and aggressive tactics led to widespread paranoia and the persecution of many individuals suspected of being communists or sympathizers. His actions had a lasting impact on American politics and society.

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  • 5. 

    During the Berlin Blockade, the U.S. flew supplies to West Berlin. What was this called?

    • A.

      National Airlift Method

    • B.

      Berlin Rescue Mission

    • C.

      Berlin Air Rescue

    • D.

      Berlin Airlift

    Correct Answer
    D. Berlin Airlift
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Berlin Airlift. During the Berlin Blockade, the U.S. and its allies organized an operation to airlift supplies to West Berlin. This was done in response to the Soviet Union's blockade of the city, which cut off all land and water routes. The Berlin Airlift lasted for over a year, from June 1948 to September 1949, and involved a massive effort to transport food, fuel, and other essential items to the people of West Berlin. It was a significant event during the early Cold War and demonstrated the determination of the U.S. to support its allies and maintain access to the divided city.

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  • 6. 

    The migration of people during the 1950s moved from urban to ______ areas.

    • A.

      GI Bill

    • B.

      Cultural divide

    • C.

      Suburban

    • D.

      Arms race

    Correct Answer
    C. Suburban
    Explanation
    During the 1950s, there was a significant migration of people from urban areas to suburban areas. This movement was largely influenced by the implementation of the GI Bill, which provided veterans with financial assistance to purchase homes and start families. Additionally, the cultural divide between urban and suburban areas played a role in this migration, as suburban areas were often seen as more desirable and offered a different lifestyle. The arms race, on the other hand, refers to the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to develop and stockpile nuclear weapons during the Cold War, and is not directly related to the migration of people.

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  • 7. 

    What is shutting off of a port to keep people or supplies from moving in or out call?

    • A.

      Perestroika

    • B.

      Satellites

    • C.

      Containment

    • D.

      Blockade

    Correct Answer
    D. Blockade
    Explanation
    A blockade refers to the act of shutting off a port to prevent the movement of people or supplies in or out. This can be done during times of conflict or as a form of economic or political pressure. It is a strategic measure used to restrict access and limit the resources available to the targeted area or population.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the United States' biggest adversary during the Cold War?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Soviet Union

    • C.

      North Korea

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. Soviet Union
    Explanation
    During the Cold War, the United States' biggest adversary was the Soviet Union. The Cold War was a period of political tension and military rivalry between the two superpowers, characterized by ideological differences and a race for global influence. The United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a prolonged standoff, known as the arms race, which involved the development and stockpiling of nuclear weapons. The conflict also played out in proxy wars, such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War, where the United States and the Soviet Union supported opposing sides.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the U.S. president at that time?

    • A.

      Harry Truman

    • B.

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • C.

      John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    • D.

      George Washington

    Correct Answer
    A. Harry Truman
    Explanation
    During the onset of the Cold War, President Truman committed the United States to assisting any nation in resisting the expansion of communism. This approach, termed the Truman Doctrine, aimed to contain communism. Additionally, Truman implemented the Marshall Plan to offer aid for Europe's recovery after the war.

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  • 10. 

    The Cuban missiles were installed _____ miles from the shore of Florida.

    • A.

      70

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    C. 90
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 90 because it indicates the distance at which the Cuban missiles were installed from the shore of Florida.

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