Beginning Of The Cold War Quiz

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This quiz covers the beginning of the Cold War and American society during the 1950's The quiz is worth a total of 40 points.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe the lifestyle of women during the 1950's.  Why do you think these expectations were placed on women during the 1950's and do you think a homemaker's was more like a dream or a living nightmare?
  • 2. 
    Explain why Americans feared Communism, give specific examples.  How did the Cold War affected life in the United States.
  • 3. 
    A psychologist during the 1950's described television as a "vast wasteland".  Do you agree with that statement, explain if you think tv had a positive or negative effect.
  • 4. 
    A military alliance of satellite nations under the control of the Soviet Union
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      MacCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 5. 
    A government committee created to search for disloyal Americans focusing its attention on Hollywood.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      McCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 6. 
    The anti-communist technique that accused Americans of being communist without any evidence.  This led to many losing their jobs or being blacklisted.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      McCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 7. 
    This Soviet satellite began the space race when the Soviet Union launched the first unmanned object into space.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      MacCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 8. 
    This event led to the Soviet Union accusing the United States of spying and caused an increase in tensions between the two countries.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      MacCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 9. 
    An era of hostilities between two superpowers, when each tried to spread the economic and political ideas to the world but did not lead to direct conflict between them.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      MacCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 10. 
    This warning challenged the Soviet Union by letting them know that the United States would defend Middle East against communist attacks.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      MacCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 11. 
    The policy of containment that called for the United States to support countries who resisted communism.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      HUAC

    • E. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • F. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

    • G. 

      Sputnik

    • H. 

      MacCarthyism

    • I. 

      U2 incident

  • 12. 
    What did Joseph Stalin do to make President Harry Truman distrust him at the end of WWII?
    • A. 

      He invaded Germany

    • B. 

      He went back on his promise of free elections in Poland.

    • C. 

      He formed the Warsaw pact

    • D. 

      He invaded France

  • 13. 
    How did the United States respond to the Soviet Union's blockade of a portion of Germany?
    • A. 

      Invading Germany and attacking the Soviet Union forces.

    • B. 

      Spying on the Soviets with U2 spy planes

    • C. 

      Providing supplies to Germans during the Berlin airlift.

    • D. 

      Creating NATO to intimidate the Soviet Union

  • 14. 
    Which spy case increased the fear of Americans about communism in the late 1940's?
    • A. 

      HUAC spy case

    • B. 

      Etherl and Julius Rosenberg case

    • C. 

      The Hollywood spy case

    • D. 

      The U2 spy case

  • 15. 
    Who was the President of the United States at the beginning of the Cold War (1945)
    • A. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Nikita Kruschev

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

  • 16. 
    A conglomerate is a company that offers similar products at many locations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The baby boom began in the late 1940's
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for polio
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Planned obsolescence is a marketing strategy that encouraged to buy more goods by desigining goods to become obsolete.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Consumerism decreased during the 1950's
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    This term refers to the migration of middle class families to the suburbs during the 1950's
    • A. 

      Urban Renewal

    • B. 

      Urbanization

    • C. 

      White flight

    • D. 

      Beat movement

  • 22. 
    Which of the followin artists popularized a an African-American music style with white teenagers?
    • A. 

      Elvis Presley

    • B. 

      Little Richard

    • C. 

      Ritchie Valens

    • D. 

      James Dean

  • 23. 
    These individuals rejected the social pressure of the 1950's by rejecting material goods and not watching television.
    • A. 

      Teenagers

    • B. 

      Greasers

    • C. 

      Hippies

    • D. 

      Beatniks

  • 24. 
    The group the benefited most from the 1950's economy and society.
    • A. 

      African-Americans

    • B. 

      White women

    • C. 

      White men

    • D. 

      Latinos

  • 25. 
    This person ordered the construction of the interstate highway system.
    • A. 

      Joseph McCarthy

    • B. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Harry Truman

    • D. 

      Julius Rosenberg

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