Cold War Practice Quiz

20 Questions
Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 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. 
    U.S. fears about the spread of communism were increased when ____ became a Communist nation in 1949.
    • A. 

      Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Yugoslavia

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      South Korea

  • 3. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    The _________________ stated that the U.S. would provide finances to anyone who fought against Communism.