Take The Ultimate Trivia Questions On Cold War!

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Take The Ultimate Trivia Questions On Cold War!

Believe it or not, the Cold War, which took place after World War II between 1947 and 1991, is often overlooked as one of the great wars of the last few generations. It took place between the Soviet Union and the United States of America for several reasons, including the American fear of communist attacks and the USSR’s hatred of capitalism. What else do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The United States and Great Britain believed that the liberated nations of Eastern Europe should:
    • A. 

      Hold free elections to determine their futures.

    • B. 

      Restore their prewar monarchies.

    • C. 

      Join the Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      Become mandates of the Allies.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Yugoslavia

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      South Korea

  • 3. 
    Which of the following nations was a member of the Warsaw Pact?
    • A. 

      Yugoslavia

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Monaco

  • 4. 
    The “Bay of Pigs” refers to:
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union’s invasion of Hungary.

    • B. 

      A U.S. attempt to overthrow the Cuban government

    • C. 

      The Russian resort city in which Eastern European nations met to form the CENTO alliance.

    • D. 

      the Soviet Union’s attempt to install nuclear weapons in Haiti.

  • 5. 
    In the early 1970s, the Chinese government decided to improve relations with the  U.S. because:
    • A. 

      Chinese protesters demanded new democratic reforms.

    • B. 

      The Korean War had weakened the Chinese economy

    • C. 

      Deng Xiaoping desired to create new economic relationships with Canadian businesses.

    • D. 

      China faced a serious security threat from the Soviet Union.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following astronauts died in the accidental fire of Apollo I?
    • A. 

      Neal Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell

    • B. 

      Alan Shepherd, Gus Grissom, Roger Chafee

    • C. 

      Ed White, Gus Grissom, Roger Chafee

    • D. 

      Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise

  • 7. 
    The surprise attack launched by the NLF in January of 1968 was called:
    • A. 

      The Red Surprise

    • B. 

      The Prague Spring

    • C. 

      the October Revolution

    • D. 

      The Tet Offensive

  • 8. 
    Which of the following were U.S. allies during the Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      ARVN troops

    • B. 

      Vietcong

    • C. 

      NVA troops (North Vietnamese Army)

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The Warsaw Pact sought to:
    • A. 

      Create a military alliance between the Soviet Union and various Eastern European nations.

    • B. 

      Prevent Soviet expansion into Poland and Denmark.

    • C. 

      Provide economic assistance to Polish Jews after World War II.

    • D. 

      Create a plan for the reduction of nuclear weapons in Europe.

  • 10. 
    The Berlin Wall was built in order to:
    • A. 

      Stop the flow of supplies from West Germany to West Berlin.

    • B. 

      Prevent food from entering Poland.

    • C. 

      Prevent the smuggling of arms to anti-Soviet forces

    • D. 

      Prevent East Germans from defecting to West Germany

  • 11. 
    On January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro’s forces overthrew the government led by:
    • A. 

      Vicente Fox.

    • B. 

      Gabriela Mistral

    • C. 

      José López Portillo

    • D. 

      Fulgencio Batista

  • 12. 
    The “détente” phase of relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union ended with the Soviet invasion of:
    • A. 

      Afghanistan.

    • B. 

      South Vietnam.

    • C. 

      South Korea.

    • D. 

      Poland.

  • 13. 
  • 14. 
    In June of 1950, North Korean forces crossed the  _____________ and invaded the South.
  • 15. 
    On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut ______________  become the first man in space.
  • 16. 
    The first artificial satellite to be launched into space was called _____________.
  • 17. 
    ____________ defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980 to become the President of the United States.
  • 18. 
    1959, a left-wing revolutionary named _________ overthrow the Cuban dictator and set up a Soviet-supported totalitarian regime in Cuba. 
  • 19. 
    To escape the victorious Communists, Chiang Kai-Shek’s nationalist forces fled to the island of ____________.
  • 20.