Chapter 17 - The Uneasy Peace

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Chapter 17 - The Uneasy Peace

After completing the other assignments on Chapter 17, this quiz will check your understanding of the information presented in the assignments and text.


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  • 1. 
    After World War II, the Soviet Union
    • A. 

      Wanted to aide in German economic recovery.

    • B. 

      Demanded a powerless Germany that could not attack the Soviet Union.

    • C. 

      Came to the aid of the Nationalist party in China.

    • D. 

      Wanted to prevent China from getting a seat in the United Nations.

  • 2. 
    After World War II, the Soviet Union
    • A. 

      Wanted to aide in German economic recovery.

    • B. 

      Demanded a powerless Germany that could not attack the Soviet Union.

    • C. 

      Came to the aid of the Nationalist party in China.

    • D. 

      Wanted to prevent China from getting a seat in the United Nations.

  • 3. 
    At Yalta, the Soviets agreed that after the defeat of Germany, they would
    • A. 

      Rule the conquered nation of Germany.

    • B. 

      Enter the war against Japan in return for Asian territory.

    • C. 

      Allow British and American troops to enter Berlin first.

    • D. 

      Withdraw their influence from Eastern European countries.

  • 4. 
    At Yalta, the Soviets agreed that after the defeat of Germany, they would
    • A. 

      Rule the conquered nation of Germany.

    • B. 

      Enter the war against Japan in return for Asian territory.

    • C. 

      Allow British and American troops to enter Berlin first.

    • D. 

      Withdraw their influence from Eastern European countries.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following does NOT apply to the early formation of the United Nations?
    • A. 

      An alliance of 50 nations

    • B. 

      Aimed at preserving self-determination for all nations

    • C. 

      Formed in 1945

    • D. 

      An international peacekeeping organization

  • 6. 
    Which of the following does NOT apply to the early formation of the United Nations?
    • A. 

      An alliance of 50 nations

    • B. 

      Aimed at preserving self-determination for all nations

    • C. 

      Formed in 1945

    • D. 

      An international peacekeeping organization

  • 7. 
    The massive effort of the United States in the Berlin airlift
    • A. 

      Resulted in a rearmed Germany.

    • B. 

      Contributed to the continued animosity between the United States and Germany.

    • C. 

      Resulted in a permanent withdrawal of the Soviet Union from Berlin.

    • D. 

      Alleviated the animosity between former American and German enemies.

  • 8. 
    The massive effort of the United States in the Berlin airlift
    • A. 

      Resulted in a rearmed Germany.

    • B. 

      Contributed to the continued animosity between the United States and Germany.

    • C. 

      Resulted in a permanent withdrawal of the Soviet Union from Berlin.

    • D. 

      Alleviated the animosity between former American and German enemies.

  • 9. 
    Truman blamed the fall of the Nationalists in China partly on
    • A. 

      The refusal of Jiang Jieshi to solve his nation’s problems.

    • B. 

      The Central Intelligence Agency.

    • C. 

      The failure of Congress to appropriate adequate military aid to Jiang Jieshi.

    • D. 

      Soviet aid to Mao Zedong.

  • 10. 
    Truman blamed the fall of the Nationalists in China partly on
    • A. 

      The refusal of Jiang Jieshi to solve his nation’s problems.

    • B. 

      The Central Intelligence Agency.

    • C. 

      The failure of Congress to appropriate adequate military aid to Jiang Jieshi.

    • D. 

      Soviet aid to Mao Zedong.

  • 11. 
    Most Americans of the time felt that the best way to prevent nuclear war was to
    • A. 

      Get rid of all nuclear weapons.

    • B. 

      Return to an isolationist policy.

    • C. 

      Have more and better bombs than the Soviets.

    • D. 

      Become allies with the Soviet Union.

  • 12. 
    Most Americans of the time felt that the best way to prevent nuclear war was to
    • A. 

      Get rid of all nuclear weapons.

    • B. 

      Return to an isolationist policy.

    • C. 

      Have more and better bombs than the Soviets.

    • D. 

      Become allies with the Soviet Union.

  • 13. 
    President Eisenhower’s containment policy differed from President Truman’s policy in that Eisenhower’s policy included the idea of
    • A. 

      Massive retaliation.

    • B. 

      Isolationism.

    • C. 

      Limited war.

    • D. 

      Disarmament.

  • 14. 
    President Eisenhower’s containment policy differed from President Truman’s policy in that Eisenhower’s policy included the idea of
    • A. 

      Massive retaliation.

    • B. 

      Isolationism.

    • C. 

      Limited war.

    • D. 

      Disarmament.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following does NOT describe actions taken toward Cuba by President Kennedy?
    • A. 

      A secret invasion by La Brigada at the Bay of Pigs

    • B. 

      Interrupting Cuban trade

    • C. 

      Sending warships and bombers to Cuba

    • D. 

      Setting up negotiation meetings with Fidel Castro

  • 16. 
    Which of the following does NOT describe actions taken toward Cuba by President Kennedy?
    • A. 

      A secret invasion by La Brigada at the Bay of Pigs

    • B. 

      Interrupting Cuban trade

    • C. 

      Sending warships and bombers to Cuba

    • D. 

      Setting up negotiation meetings with Fidel Castro

  • 17. 
    The CIA operations in Iran in the early 1950s resulted in
    • A. 

      The defeat of the Shah.

    • B. 

      Western oil companies and the Shah sharing the profits from buying and selling Iranian oil.

    • C. 

      The continued leadership of Mohammad Mossadeg.

    • D. 

      Increased wealth for the common people of Iran.

  • 18. 
    The CIA operations in Iran in the early 1950s resulted in
    • A. 

      The defeat of the Shah.

    • B. 

      Western oil companies and the Shah sharing the profits from buying and selling Iranian oil.

    • C. 

      The continued leadership of Mohammad Mossadeg.

    • D. 

      Increased wealth for the common people of Iran.

  • 19. 
    President Eisenhower increasingly relied on the CIA to
    • A. 

      Promote the allegiance of newly independent nations.

    • B. 

      Increase the efficiency of the military.

    • C. 

      Nationalize the industries in the emerging nations.

    • D. 

      Promote the space program in the United States.

  • 20. 
    President Eisenhower increasingly relied on the CIA to
    • A. 

      Promote the allegiance of newly independent nations.

    • B. 

      Increase the efficiency of the military.

    • C. 

      Nationalize the industries in the emerging nations.

    • D. 

      Promote the space program in the United States.

  • 21. 
    In determining the political future of postwar Europe, Stalin’s vision was drive by
    • A. 

      Economic considerations.

    • B. 

      A desire for a free, democratic Europe.

    • C. 

      A desire to forge a political partnership with the United States.

    • D. 

      A desire for a powerless German nation.

  • 22. 
    In determining the political future of postwar Europe, Stalin’s vision was drive by
    • A. 

      Economic considerations.

    • B. 

      A desire for a free, democratic Europe.

    • C. 

      A desire to forge a political partnership with the United States.

    • D. 

      A desire for a powerless German nation.

  • 23. 
    After World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States
    • A. 

      Proceeded to develop a relationship based on trust.

    • B. 

      Joined together to aid all European countries.

    • C. 

      Viewed each other with distrust.

    • D. 

      Began a new alliance.

  • 24. 
    After World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States
    • A. 

      Proceeded to develop a relationship based on trust.

    • B. 

      Joined together to aid all European countries.

    • C. 

      Viewed each other with distrust.

    • D. 

      Began a new alliance.

  • 25. 
    After the failure of the Berlin blockade
    • A. 

      Germany became two separate countries.

    • B. 

      The Grand Alliance was renewed.

    • C. 

      The United States gave up the idea of a West Germany

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union released its control of East Germany