The Cold War

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Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz about the Cold war and people involved.


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  • 1. 
    C This group of people met and worked at achieving world peace at international meetings.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      United Nations

    • C. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • D. 

      League of Nations

    • E. 

      I don't know, because I'm an ignoramus.

  • 2. 
    George Marshall was...
    • A. 

      an American Military leader (chief staff of the army)

    • B. 

      The 3rd Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State

    • C. 

      A British Military general and former parliament member

    • D. 

      Only A and B

    • E. 

      Only B

  • 3. 
    True or false?: George Marshall was also the father of containment.
    • A. 

      Affirmative, i absolutely agree.

    • B. 

      False, you're an idiot.

  • 4. 
    Who was the father of containment?
    • A. 

      George Marshall

    • B. 

      George Kennan

    • C. 

      George Harrison

    • D. 

      Curious George

  • 5. 
    The Truman Doctrine is
    • A. 

      A speech written by Truman

    • B. 

      Another name for the treaty that ended World War II

    • C. 

      Is a set of U.S foreign policy declared by president Truman

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 6. 
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    • A. 

      Germany's agreement to the Berlin Wall

    • B. 

      Soviet Union's agreement with the U.S. after the "Bay of Pigs"

    • C. 

      Soviet Union's allied agreement with Japan

    • D. 

      Is a military alliance, whereby its members agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.

  • 7. 
    Mao Zedong was..
    • A. 

      A freakin communist with a hidden agenda

    • B. 

      A homosexual Buddhist monk

    • C. 

      Chinese Emperor from 1939-1950

    • D. 

      A democratic leader of China

  • 8. 
    "House Committee on Internal Security"
    • A. 

      Investigative committee of the House of Representatives in the U.S.

    • B. 

      Searched for communists in the U.S.

    • C. 

      Hollywood Movie based on the confusion of the Hollywood's Blacklist

    • D. 

      Group of angry actors that were Blacklisted

    • E. 

      Both A and B

  • 9. 
    Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg
    • A. 

      Jewish American communists who were executed in 1953 after having been found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage.

    • B. 

      Were murderer actors that were blacklisted

    • C. 

      German spies in the U.S.

    • D. 

      American spies for the Soviet Union

    • E. 

      Both A and D

  • 10. 
    Served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower and advocated an aggressive stance against communism. He also was heavily involved in CIA operations to overthrow the democratic Mossadegh government of Iran in 1953 and the democratic Arbenz government of Guatemala.
    • A. 

      John Foster Dulles

    • B. 

      Robert Kennedy

    • C. 

      Ho Chi Mihn

    • D. 

      George Kennan

  • 11. 
    The Geneva Conference
    • A. 

      Guatemala's request for independence from the Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Conference between many countries that agreed to end hostilities and restore peace in French Indochina and Vietnam.

    • C. 

      Vietnam's request for freedom from France

    • D. 

      U.S. and France agree to split Vietnam

  • 12. 
    Hồ Chí Minh
    • A. 

      Communist dictator of Cuba

    • B. 

      Democratic South Vietnam Leader

    • C. 

      Communist leader of South Vietnam and former prime minister

    • D. 

      Vietnamese Communist revolutionary and statesman who was Prime Minister and democratic leader. (North Vietnam)

  • 13. 
    The Ho Chi Minh trail was a path that went from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of Vietnam and through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia.
    • A. 

      That's right Captain

    • B. 

      NO!!!!! NO! NO! NO!! who made this quiz?

    • C. 

      I don't care... I'm hungry.

    • D. 

      I care, but I'm too much of an idiot to know.

  • 14. 
    William C. Westmoreland was
    • A. 

      A communist (like everyone else on the test)

    • B. 

      An American general commanding during Vietnam war

    • C. 

      American spy for Soviet Union

    • D. 

      How should I know??

  • 15. 
    Henry Alfred Kissinger was a
    • A. 

      Renaissance man

    • B. 

      German-born American political scientist, diplomat, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

    • C. 

      French artist and winner of Nobel Peace prize

    • D. 

      Peace of rubbsih

  • 16. 
    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
    • A. 

      First Diplomatic leader in Russia

    • B. 

      Communist leader of Russia

    • C. 

      Last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    • D. 

      Last Communist leader of Germany

  • 17. 
    The Iron Curtain
    • A. 

      Was only a metaphor

    • B. 

      Boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.

    • C. 

      Another name for the Berlin wall

    • D. 

      Wall that split North and South Vietnam during the cold war.

  • 18. 
    It was the primary plan of the United States for rebuilding and creating a stronger foundation for the countries of Western Europe, and repelling communism after World War II.
    • A. 

      The Warsaw pact

    • B. 

      The Marshall Plan

    • C. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • D. 

      Peace Treaty of Europe (PTOE)

  • 19. 
    An organization of Communist states in Central and Eastern Europe.
    • A. 

      The Warsaw Pact

    • B. 

      The Marshall Plan

    • C. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • D. 

      Peace Treaty of Europe (PTOE)

  • 20. 
    A circle of latitude that is North of the Earth's equatorial plane. It has been especially important in the recent history of Korea.
    • A. 

      The 38th Parallel

    • B. 

      The 48th Parallel

    • C. 

      The North Border

    • D. 

      The Iron Curtain

  • 21. 
    He was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and UN official. Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950.
    • A. 

      Alger Hiss

    • B. 

      Joseph McCarthy

    • C. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • D. 

      Robert Kennedy

  • 22. 
    U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion.[1] He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the federal government and elsewhere.
    • A. 

      Alger Hiss

    • B. 

      Joseph McCarthy

    • C. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • D. 

      Robert Kennedy

  • 23. 
    Incheon
    • A. 

      Slums of India in the 1970s

    • B. 

      The capital of South Korea

    • C. 

      The capital of North Korea

    • D. 

      A metropolitan city and a major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near Seoul

  • 24. 
    Physical border between East and West Germany.
    • A. 

      The Iron Curtain

    • B. 

      The Iron Wall

    • C. 

      The Berlin Wall

    • D. 

      The Berlin Curtain

  • 25. 
    Ngo Dinh Diem
    • A. 

      Leader of Vietcong

    • B. 

      Democratic leader in Vietnam

    • C. 

      President of South Vietnam

    • D. 

      President of North Vietnam

  • 26. 
    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    • A. 

      Gave president Johnson power to override congress in military situations

    • B. 

      Gave president Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of military force in Southeast Asia.

    • C. 

      Gave the president power to use nuclear weapons without congress's blessing.

    • D. 

      Gave president Johnson the right to do kinky things with foreign women.

  • 27. 
    Agent Orange
    • A. 

      Code name for bonnie and clyde

    • B. 

      Code name for Soviet spy Arnold Brover

    • C. 

      Code name for an herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. during the Vietnam War

    • D. 

      Code name for a poisonous gas used in the vietnam war.

  • 28. 
    Hippie movement, left-wing movements in different countries in the 1960s and 1970s that, unlike the earlier leftist focus on union activism, instead adopted a broader definition of political activism commonly called social activism.
    • A. 

      The New Right

    • B. 

      Civil Liberty

    • C. 

      The New Left

    • D. 

      Hippy

  • 29. 
    A military campaign conducted between 30 January and 23 September 1968, by forces of the Viet Cong
    • A. 

      The Viet Cong liberism

    • B. 

      The Tet Offensive

    • C. 

      The Warsaw Pact

    • D. 

      The Vio Con Lie

  • 30. 
    Richard Nixon
    • A. 

      Proposed the united nations

    • B. 

      Said he'd end the Vietnam war, but had no plan

    • C. 

      Wrote the Marshall plan

    • D. 

      Was a liberal idiot

  • 31. 
    The Pentagon Papers
    • A. 

      War tactics and defense measures

    • B. 

      Secret maps for the president's escape plans in case of an emergency

    • C. 

      A plan for the CIA

    • D. 

      A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, were a top-secret United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.

  • 32. 
    True or false?: Glasnost was the policy of maximal publicity, openness, and transparency in the activities of all government institutions in the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      AFFIRMATIVE

    • B. 

      NEGATIVE

  • 33. 
    The Berlin Blockade
    • A. 

      The Germans had a civil war

    • B. 

      Soviet blocked Berlin, so U.S. and Britain had to Airlift supplies to their half.

    • C. 

      Soviets took Berlin

    • D. 

      East Germany attacked Berlin

  • 34. 
    Chiang Kai-shek was the Nationalist Leader of China
    • A. 

      Yeah.

    • B. 

      Nahhh.

  • 35. 
    General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, was an American general, United Nations general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. Is that correct.. or am i talking about George Marshall?
    • A. 

      Marshall mannnn

    • B. 

      Dude. no. MacArthur is right on

  • 36. 
    Was an American general, United Nations general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.
    • A. 

      Dougie MacArthur

    • B. 

      George Marshall

    • C. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • D. 

      Kennedy

  • 37. 
    Brinkmanship is not the practice of pushing a dangerous situation to the verge of disaster in order to achieve the most advantageous outcome. It occurs in international politics, foreign policy, labour relations, and (in contemporary settings) in military strategy involving the threatened use of nuclear weapons.
    • A. 

      Umm yeah

    • B. 

      Nope

  • 38. 
    Brinkmanship is the practice of pushing a dangerous situation to the verge of disaster in order to achieve the most advantageous outcome. It occurs in international politics, foreign policy, labour relations, and (in contemporary settings) in military strategy involving the threatened use of nuclear weapons.
    • A. 

      YES

    • B. 

      NO

    • C. 

      I DON'T CARE!

  • 39. 
    Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
    • A. 

      Communist leader of soviet union and Khrushchev's party colleagues removed him from power in 1964, replacing him with Leonid Brezhnev.

    • B. 

      Last samari

    • C. 

      He is the walrus

    • D. 

      Wasn't he a musician?

  • 40. 
    Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy was a United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a United States Senator from New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was one of the younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and also one of his most trusted advisers.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      NO

  • 41. 
    Détente
    • A. 

      Used in reference to the general reduction in the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States and a thawing of the Cold War

    • B. 

      Generally, the hatred between France and American

    • C. 

      Hugh Jackman could be my father, but i love him in a "you're relaly hott" sort of way. is that creepy?

    • D. 

      I'm a psycho

    • E. 

      Both A and C