Bipolar World: Post Cold War Quiz

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Bipolar World: Post Cold War Quiz

Take this quiz and get to know a few things that developed in the world due to the repercussions of the cold war. The developments that led to the creation of the divided globe or he bipolar world. Go ahead and answer as many questions as you can. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which country below was NOT a permanent member of the UN Security Council in 1945 (at its formation)?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      USSR

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      UK

  • 2. 
    The acronym "M.A.D." stands for
    • A. 

      Mutually Assured Defence

    • B. 

      Massive Attack and Destruction

    • C. 

      Military And Defence

    • D. 

      Militarily Assured Destruction

    • E. 

      Mutually Assured Destruction

  • 3. 
    ICBMs are:
    • A. 

      Nuclear powered submarines

    • B. 

      Nuclear missiles capable of striking at long distances

    • C. 

      Short range nuclear missiles

    • D. 

      Conventional submarines

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The U2 was:
    • A. 

      A spy satellite launched by the Soviets in 1957

    • B. 

      An American spy plane that was capable of flying great heights and distances.

    • C. 

      An anti-missile defence system

    • D. 

      An arms control treaty between the USA and USSR

    • E. 

      A nuclear weapon

  • 5. 
    The Soviets launched ______ in 1957 which caused a lot of freaking out in the USA.
    • A. 

      Sputnik

  • 6. 
    The significance of the Soviet space program's advances over the US was... (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      It showed that the Soviets were able to make a nuclear strike deep into US territory.

    • B. 

      The Soviets would be able to retaliate against an American nuclear attack.

    • C. 

      Americans were losing the "monkeys in space" race.

    • D. 

      Communism was triumphing over capitalism

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    The name Gary Powers is important because:
    • A. 

      He led the attack on the Bay of Pigs.

    • B. 

      He led the Los Angeles Rams to their 3rd straight super bowl.

    • C. 

      He was Eisenhower's VP.

    • D. 

      He was shot down over the USSR.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    NATO and the Warsaw Pact were examples of or attempts at..
    • A. 

      Trading blocks

    • B. 

      Currency Zones

    • C. 

      Collective Security

    • D. 

      Nationalism

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    (check all that apply) Countries in the Warsaw Pact included...
    • A. 

      USSR

    • B. 

      Poland

    • C. 

      East Germany

    • D. 

      Yugoslavia

    • E. 

      Czechoslovakia

  • 10. 
    The 5 permanent members of the UN security council have this power which sometimes prevents the organisation from taking any real action...
    • A. 

      Bad breath

    • B. 

      Obfuscation

    • C. 

      Fillibuster

    • D. 

      Gerrymnder

    • E. 

      Veto