The Cold War And The American Dream

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Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

A Quiz on The Cold War and the American Dream.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did the USA economy change after the war?
    • A. 

      It shrunk

    • B. 

      It grew

    • C. 

      It stayed the same

    • D. 

      It disappeared

  • 2. 
    What aspect of communism were American citizens afraid of?
    • A. 

      Spreading through Antarctica

    • B. 

      Spreading through Asia

    • C. 

      Spreading through America

    • D. 

      Spreading through Europe

  • 3. 
    What did the "Truman Doctrine" do?
    • A. 

      Promised aid to countries without water

    • B. 

      Promised to re-unite East and West Berlin

    • C. 

      Promised to help end racial discrimination in the USA

    • D. 

      Promised aid to countries fighting to maintain democracy

  • 4. 
    What did Truman's "Fair Deal" act do?
    • A. 

      Promised aid to countries without water

    • B. 

      Promised to re-unite East and West Berlin

    • C. 

      Promised to help end racial discrimination in the USA

    • D. 

      Promised aid to countries fighting to maintain democracy

  • 5. 
    What does NATO stand for?
    • A. 

      North African Treaty Organization

    • B. 

      North American Taboo Oscillator

    • C. 

      North American Treaty Organization

    • D. 

      Never Approach Tasmanian Ostriches

  • 6. 
    Who was involved in the "Space Race?"
    • A. 

      USA and China

    • B. 

      Soviet Union and China

    • C. 

      Austria and Soviet Union

    • D. 

      USA and Soviet Union

  • 7. 
    What was the outcome of the Korean War?
    • A. 

      North Korea won

    • B. 

      Nobody won

    • C. 

      South Korea won

    • D. 

      The USA won

  • 8. 
    How did Senator Joseph McCarthy gain political power?
    • A. 

      He took advantage of American's frustration with the current state of communism

    • B. 

      He had a good idea for ending segregation

    • C. 

      He had the power of the UN behind him

    • D. 

      He cheated

  • 9. 
    What line of latitude was the Korean war fought at?
    • A. 

      28th

    • B. 

      48th

    • C. 

      38th

    • D. 

      18th

  • 10. 
    The Berlin Airlift brought food and supplies to ____ Berlin
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      East

    • C. 

      South

    • D. 

      West

  • 11. 
    The USA and Soviet Union were in a ____ race to develop more destructive weapons
    • A. 

      Legs

    • B. 

      Feet

    • C. 

      Arms

    • D. 

      Ears

  • 12. 
    McCarthyism trials were reckless charges against ________ people
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Innocent

  • 13. 
    Why did McCarthy lose political power?
    • A. 

      He died

    • B. 

      People were astounded by the Army-McCarthy Hearings

    • C. 

      He was accused of being a communist

    • D. 

      He lost the presidential election

  • 14. 
    Policy of going to the brink of war to combat communism
  • 15. 
    The ____ Canal was almost the location of a huge nuclear conflict
  • 16. 
    The __ Incident destroyed any hopes of face to face talks with the Soviet Union
  • 17. 
    In which way did the USA and the Soviet Union NOT compete with each other?
    • A. 

      Land

    • B. 

      Space

    • C. 

      Weapons

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 18. 
    Who created "Sputnik?"
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Soviet Union

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      North Korea

  • 19. 
    The H-Bomb was more powerful than the A-Bomb
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which did Eisenhower NOT do?
    • A. 

      Expand Social Security

    • B. 

      Lowered Minimum Wage

    • C. 

      Created Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

    • D. 

      Built Highways

  • 21. 
    What did the "Baby Boom" spur a big growth of?  (Not Babies)
  • 22. 
    Because of the baby boom, the number of ____ in the USA went from 28,000,000 to 60,000,000
  • 23. 
    A Suburban lifestyle with washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and televisions was all part of the _______ ________
    • A. 

      American Dream

    • B. 

      Buyers-Time

    • C. 

      Consumer Revolution

    • D. 

      American Nightmare

  • 24. 
    _______ was a prominent form of popular culture (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Rock 'n' Roll

    • B. 

      Reading

    • C. 

      Television

    • D. 

      Social Networking

  • 25. 
    What groups were left out of the prosperity in the 1950's? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Mexican Braceros

    • B. 

      Whites

    • C. 

      African Americans

    • D. 

      Latinos

  • 26. 
    How did the growth of suburbs affect cities?
    • A. 

      They prospered as well

    • B. 

      They got extra care

    • C. 

      They fell apart

    • D. 

      They were demolished

  • 27. 
    Which was NOT popular in the 1950's?
    • A. 

      Lassie

    • B. 

      Back to the Future

    • C. 

      Mickey Mouse

    • D. 

      The Lone Ranger

  • 28. 
    Kennedy and Nixon appeared in the first ________ ________
    • A. 

      Presidential Debates

    • B. 

      Radio Broadcasted Presidential Debates

    • C. 

      Televised Presidential Debates

    • D. 

      Online Presidential Debates

  • 29. 
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was one of the first cities to attempt
    • A. 

      Desegregation

    • B. 

      To build a Skyscraper

    • C. 

      Urban Renewal

    • D. 

      Public Wi-Fi

  • 30. 
    Who was considered "The King of Rock and Roll" in the 1950's?
    • A. 

      Rick Astley

    • B. 

      Elvis Presley

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson

    • D. 

      Rick James