Cold War Review 2018

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  • 1. 

    After World War II, who remained as Superpowers?

    • A.

      Germany and the United States

    • B.

      Japan and Germany

    • C.

      The United States and the Soviet Union

    • D.

      Berlin and Hungary

    Correct Answer
    C. The United States and the Soviet Union
    Explanation
    After WWII, only two superpowers remained: the United States and the Soviet Union. Before World War II, the superpowers consisted of Europe, Japan, United States, and the Soviet Union because they were stronger than the rest of the nations. When Europe and Japan were affected negatively, only the Soviet Union and the United States remained as superpowers.

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  • 2. 

    Which part of Berlin was prosperous and succeeded quickly?

    • A.

      Western Berlin, the democratic side.

    • B.

      Western Berlin, the communist side.

    • C.

      Eastern Berlin, the democratic side.

    • D.

      Eastern Berlin, the communist side.

    Correct Answer
    A. Western Berlin, the democratic side.
    Explanation
    There were many differences between West Berlin and East Berlin. West Berlin, which was democratic, had a lot of prosperity while East Berlin, which was communist, was dealing with people who were unhappy and job-less. Eventually, people who lived in East Berlin wanted to live in West Berlin and fled to escape communism. To seal the two sides off, East Germany built a wall in 1961 to stop the people fleeing. This led to people getting angrier and trying to find other ways around.

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  • 3. 

    Which Doctrine was created by President Truman to help stop the spread of communism?

    • A.

      Nixon Doctrine.

    • B.

      Marshall Doctrine.

    • C.

      NATO Doctrine.

    • D.

      Truman Doctrine.

    Correct Answer
    D. Truman Doctrine.
    Explanation
    The Truman Doctrine was created by President Truman to help limit the spread of communism to the areas already under Soviet control. The Truman Doctrine has guided America for decades. It helped America resist Soviet expansion to other parts in Europe of elsewhere in the world.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Prevent East Germans from defecting to West Germany
    Explanation
    The Berlin Wall was built to prevent East Germans from defecting to West Germany. It was constructed by the East German government to halt the mass migration of its citizens to the more prosperous West Germany. The wall served as a physical barrier, making it extremely difficult for East Germans to escape to the West. It was heavily guarded and fortified, with watchtowers, barbed wire, and armed soldiers. The construction of the wall effectively cut off East Berlin and East Germany from the western world, separating families and dividing the city for almost three decades.

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  • 5. 

    What two countries were involved in the Space Race?

    • A.

      Great Britian & United States

    • B.

      United States & Soviet Union

    • C.

      China & United States

    • D.

      The United Nations

    • E.

      Great Britian & Soviet Union

    Correct Answer
    B. United States & Soviet Union
    Explanation
    The Space Race was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Both countries were striving to achieve technological superiority and demonstrate their political and military power. They competed to be the first to achieve various milestones in space exploration, such as launching satellites, sending humans into space, and landing on the moon. Great Britain, China, and the United Nations were not directly involved in the Space Race, making the answer "United States & Soviet Union" the correct one.

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  • 6. 

    What was the Iron Curtain?

    • A.

      The line that seperated Berlin form Communism to Non Communism

    • B.

      The line that seperated Japan from Communism to NonCommunism

    • C.

      The line that seperated china from communism to Noncommunism.

    • D.

      The line that seperated Europe from Communism to NonCommunism

    Correct Answer
    D. The line that seperated Europe from Communism to NonCommunism
    Explanation
    The Iron Curtain refers to the ideological and physical division between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. It was a metaphorical line that symbolized the divide between the communist countries of Eastern Europe, which were under the influence of the Soviet Union, and the non-communist countries of Western Europe. The Iron Curtain represented the political, economic, and military barriers that separated the two sides and limited the flow of information, goods, and people between them.

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  • 7. 

    The most tense 13 days of the Cold War occurred during  the event known as the _________ ________ ________ in Oct. 1962 as a "standoff between the two major superpowers". 

    Correct Answer
    Cuban Missle Crisis, cuban missile crisis, Cuban missile crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuban missile crisis, cuban missile crisis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cuban Missile Crisis". The question is asking for the event that was the most tense 13 days of the Cold War, which occurred in October 1962. This event is often referred to as a "standoff between the two major superpowers", referring to the United States and the Soviet Union. The correct spelling of the event is "Cuban Missile Crisis".

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  • 8. 

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall occurred in 1989 and was relatively:

    • A.

      Restricted movements by the Eastern side

    • B.

      Violent actions

    • C.

      Peacefully interactions by all sides involved

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Peacefully interactions by all sides involved
    Explanation
    The Fall of the Berlin Wall occurred in 1989 and was relatively peaceful interactions by all sides involved. This means that the event did not involve any violent actions and instead, there was a peaceful resolution between the different parties. The Eastern side did not restrict movements, and all sides involved worked together peacefully to bring down the wall.

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  • 9. 

    The Space Race was part of which war?

    • A.

      World War II

    • B.

      Korean War

    • C.

      Cold War

    • D.

      World War I

    Correct Answer
    C. Cold War
    Explanation
    The Space Race was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to achieve technological superiority in space exploration and missile defense during the Cold War. It was not directly part of any war, but rather a result of the tensions and rivalry between the two superpowers during this period. The Cold War was characterized by political, economic, and military competition between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the Space Race was one of the ways in which this competition played out.

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  • 10. 

    The Peace Corps was founded to spread goodwill towards nations that needed US assistance during the Cold War Era. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Peace Corps was indeed founded to spread goodwill towards nations that needed US assistance during the Cold War Era. It was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy as a way to promote peace and understanding between the United States and other countries. The organization sends American volunteers to work on various development projects in areas such as education, health, and agriculture. By providing assistance and support to countries in need, the Peace Corps aimed to foster positive relationships and counter the influence of communist ideologies during the Cold War.

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  • 11. 

    The Cold War spanned from 1945 to 1990.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Cold War refers to the political and ideological tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, which lasted from 1945 to 1990. During this period, both superpowers engaged in a series of proxy wars, arms races, and propaganda campaigns, without direct military confrontation. The conflict ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Therefore, the statement "The Cold War spanned from 1945 to 1990" is true.

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  • 12. 

    Why do you think that the Soviets were opposed to capitalist way of life?

    • A.

      The system created competition between people and inequalities

    • B.

      The system was showing slow economic growth

    • C.

      The communists system was growing much faster

    • D.

      The Soviet Union leader outlawed capitalism because it was unfair

    Correct Answer
    A. The system created competition between people and inequalities
    Explanation
    The Soviets were opposed to the capitalist way of life because they believed that it created competition between people and led to inequalities. In a capitalist system, individuals and businesses strive to maximize their own profits, which can result in a wide gap between the rich and the poor. The Soviets, on the other hand, advocated for a communist system where wealth and resources are shared equally among all members of society. They believed that this would lead to a more equitable distribution of wealth and eliminate the competition and inequalities inherent in capitalism.

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  • 13. 

    The threat of nuclear war- Mutual Assured Destruction(MAD) kept the Cold War "hot".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During the Cold War, the concept of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) actually helped to keep the conflict "cold" rather than "hot". MAD was based on the idea that both the United States and the Soviet Union had enough nuclear weapons to completely destroy each other, leading to a stalemate and preventing either side from initiating a nuclear war. This concept created a balance of power and deterrence, as both sides understood the catastrophic consequences of starting a nuclear conflict. Therefore, the statement that MAD kept the Cold War "hot" is incorrect.

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  • 14. 

    The domino theory stated that the US did not want to see any nation fall into communist hands, once one nation fell, then more would fall.... the topple effect of dominos....

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the domino theory was a belief held by the US during the Cold War era. It suggested that if one country in a region became communist, then neighboring countries would also fall to communism like a chain reaction, just like a row of dominos falling one after another. This theory influenced US foreign policy and interventions in countries like Vietnam, where they feared the spread of communism. Therefore, the statement that the US did not want to see any nation fall into communist hands and that more nations would fall once one did aligns with the concept of the domino theory.

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  • 15. 

    Dentente began in 1969 and ended in the late 1970's and was time in the Cold War when...?

    • A.

      A spirit of cooperation was amongst the superpower nations

    • B.

      International trade increased

    • C.

      Limitations on nuclear weapons were placed upon superpowers (SALT)

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Dentente, which began in 1969 and ended in the late 1970s, refers to a period in the Cold War when there was a spirit of cooperation among the superpower nations, international trade increased, and limitations on nuclear weapons were placed upon superpowers through the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Therefore, all of the given options accurately describe the characteristics of Dentente during that time.

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  • 16. 

    Containment of communism was one of the main goals of the US during the Cold War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the Cold War, the United States aimed to contain the spread of communism. This policy, known as containment, involved preventing the expansion of communist influence and power. The US believed that communism posed a threat to democracy and sought to limit its reach by supporting anti-communist governments, providing military aid to countries at risk of falling to communism, and engaging in proxy wars against communist forces. Therefore, it is true that containment of communism was one of the main goals of the US during the Cold War.

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