Cold War In The Fifties

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Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

Read the textbook concerning the Cold War in the 1950s. Answer the questions that follow.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What types of people did Senator Joseph McCarthy believe had infiltrated the American government?
    • A. 

      Nazis

    • B. 

      Communists

    • C. 

      Aliens

    • D. 

      Jews

  • 2. 
    What was the last name of the husband and wife who were convicted of spying and executed.
    • A. 

      Winston

    • B. 

      Edelberg

    • C. 

      Marshall

    • D. 

      Rosenberg

  • 3. 
    Where was the dividing line between North and South Korea located?
    • A. 

      The equator

    • B. 

      The 17th parallel

    • C. 

      The 38th parallel

    • D. 

      The 26th parallel

  • 4. 
    What alliance was formed between Russia and the eastern European countries to counteract NATO?
    • A. 

      Triple Alliance

    • B. 

      Triple Entente

    • C. 

      Axis Powers

    • D. 

      Warsaw Pact

  • 5. 
    Name the Russian satellite launched in October, 1957.
    • A. 

      Sputnik

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Apollo

    • D. 

      Mariner

  • 6. 
    Name the leader of Cuba who established a communist government there.
    • A. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • B. 

      Fidel Castro

    • C. 

      Fulgencio Batists

    • D. 

      Che Guevera

  • 7. 
    In what eastern European country did Soviet troops defeat a rebellion in 1956?
    • A. 

      Hungary

    • B. 

      Czechoslovakia

    • C. 

      Romania

    • D. 

      Bulgaria

  • 8. 
    Joseph McCarthy lost credibility in his Senate hearings when he went after what group?
    • A. 

      Hollywood

    • B. 

      Labor unions

    • C. 

      The military

    • D. 

      Wall Street executives

  • 9. 
    U.N. troops launched an invasion at _____ in the Korean War, which turned the tide of the war.
    • A. 

      Pusan

    • B. 

      Seoul

    • C. 

      The Yalu River

    • D. 

      Inchon

  • 10. 
    The United States refused to help England and France take back control of _____ from Egypt.
    • A. 

      The Great Pyramids

    • B. 

      The Nile River delta

    • C. 

      The Suez Canal

    • D. 

      The Red Sea