The Cold War Quiz: History Trivia!

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The Cold War Quiz: History Trivia!

Do you have enough knowledge about the Cold War to pass this quiz? The Cold War was geopolitical strife between the Soviet Union and the United States and their corresponding allies, which consisted of the Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc after World War II. It was an ongoing political rivalry. If you need to know about the cold war, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1949, Canada joined the U.S., Great Britain and other Western European nations in a military alliance known as:
    • A. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • B. 

      NATO

    • C. 

      NORAD

    • D. 

      IMF

  • 2. 
    Hysteria created in the US because the "witch hunt" for suspected Communists in the US government.
    • A. 

      Mulroney era

    • B. 

      McCarthy era

    • C. 

      Diefenbaker era

    • D. 

      Kennedy era

  • 3. 
    At the United Nations, Canada was a key factor in creating a ceasefire to end this conflict.
    • A. 

      Korea

    • B. 

      Vietnam

    • C. 

      Cold war

    • D. 

      Cuba

  • 4. 
    He was responsible for exposing a Soviet spy ring in Canada after World War Two.
    • A. 

      Khruschev

    • B. 

      Gouzenko

    • C. 

      Gorbachev

    • D. 

      Kharlamov

  • 5. 
    A foreign aid package to help south Asia countries in particular India and Pakistan.
    • A. 

      UNICEF plan

    • B. 

      IMF plan

    • C. 

      Red Cross

    • D. 

      Colombo plan

  • 6. 
    Canadian forces were part of the peacekeeping efforts in these countries:
    • A. 

      Egypt & Libya

    • B. 

      Rwanda & Somalia

    • C. 

      Rwanda & Nigeria

    • D. 

      Somalia & Egypt

  • 7. 
    The Canadian Prime Minister recognized the Communist government in China.
    • A. 

      Diefenbaker

    • B. 

      Mulroney

    • C. 

      St. Laurent

    • D. 

      Trudeau

  • 8. 
    The first line of the radar in the Canadian North.
    • A. 

      Pinetree Line

    • B. 

      DEW Line

    • C. 

      Mid Canada Line

    • D. 

      Canada Line

  • 9. 
    Its goal is to help stabilize the world economy by helping countries in debt.
    • A. 

      IMF

    • B. 

      UNICEF

    • C. 

      WHO

    • D. 

      SECURITY COUNCIL

  • 10. 
    Lester Pearson won a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping to mediate which conflict?
    • A. 

      Suez Crisis

    • B. 

      Korean War

    • C. 

      Somalia

    • D. 

      Rwanda

  • 11. 
    This law shut down suspected Communist organizations/newspapers in Quebec in the early 1950"s.
  • 12. 
    This organization was created to combat world hunger and abolish disease.
  • 13. 
    He was the Canadian Prime Minister during the Cuban Missile Crisis who had strained relations with the US.
  • 14. 
    This eliminated tariffs on trade between Canada, the US, and Mexico.
  • 15. 
    He was responsible for major economic and social changes in the Soviet Union which led to the end of communism.
  • 16. 
    These policies instituted in the Soviet Union led to the end of communism.
  • 17. 
    The belief that if one country in South East Asia fell under communist control that others would follow is called?
  • 18. 
    Its recommendation was to encourage the federal government to patronize a variety of cultural activities.
  • 19. 
    This was created by the federal government to regulate and monitor the Canadian broadcasting industry to ensure that there was a guaranteed amount of Canadian content in radio/television.
  • 20. 
    What is a "buffoon"?
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