Test Your Knowledge About Cold War! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

How much do you know about the cold war? After World War II America and the Soviet Union and its Allies had a difficult time dealing with each other and since they couldn’t go to war, they fought in other ways such as imposing trade barriers. By taking this trivia facts quiz you will get to test your knowledge about cold war and reforms that were brought up. Give it a shot and see what you will learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the purpose of the Yalta Conference?
    • A. 

      What to do with Japan after the war

    • B. 

      What to do about the victims of the holocaust

    • C. 

      What to do with Germany and Eastern Europe after the war

    • D. 

      The creation of the League of Nations

  • 2. 
    What event had an impact on the Potsdam Conference?
    • A. 

      The surrender of Germany

    • B. 

      The testing of the atomic bomb

    • C. 

      The surrender of Japan

    • D. 

      The start of the Cold War

  • 3. 
    What was the iron curtain?
    • A. 

      A wall built between East and West Berlin

    • B. 

      A metaphorical separation between and the eastern and western Europe

    • C. 

      Soviet Union defense against an invasion by the US

    • D. 

      US defense against an invasion by the Soviet Union

  • 4. 
    What was the program that would give American aid to nations threatened by Communism?
    • A. 

      Marshall Plan

    • B. 

      Roosevelt Doctrine

    • C. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • D. 

      Eisenhower Plan

  • 5. 
    What was containment?
    • A. 

      US policy to prevent the expansion of communism

    • B. 

      Soviet Policy to prevent the expansion of capitalism

    • C. 

      The US plan to help nations after WWII

    • D. 

      The Soviet plan to help nations after WWII

  • 6. 
    What was the program that would rebuild economies and governments in Europe?
    • A. 

      Eisenhower Plan

    • B. 

      Marshall Plan

    • C. 

      Roosevelt Doctrine

    • D. 

      Truman Doctrine

  • 7. 
    What kept the United States and the Soviet Union from going to a "hot" war?
    • A. 

      The superior weapons of the west

    • B. 

      The large number of communist soldiers

    • C. 

      The mutually assured destruction of nuclear war

    • D. 

      The financial cost of fighting the war

  • 8. 
    Which was not part of the Cold War?
    • A. 

      Korean War

    • B. 

      Vietnam War

    • C. 

      Afghanistan War

    • D. 

      Persian Gulf War

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was an example of brinkmanship in the Cold War?
    • A. 

      Cuban Missile Crisis

    • B. 

      Detente

    • C. 

      Space Race

    • D. 

      U-2 Incident

  • 10. 
    Which Soviet Union leader tried economic and political reforms?
    • A. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • B. 

      Leonid Brezhnev

    • C. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • D. 

      Boris Yeltsin