Conflicts Of The Cold War Reading Quiz

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Conflicts Of The Cold War Reading Quiz - Quiz

This quiz is on pages of the American Nation 7th grade textbook.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Korean war was a war between North and South Korea.  The relationship between the two countries is still strained today.  The United States supported South Korea in this war.  What type of government did South Korea have?

    • A.

      Totalitarian

    • B.

      Dictatorial

    • C.

      Democratic

    Correct Answer
    C. Democratic
    Explanation
    South Korea had a democratic government during the Korean war. This means that the country's political power was held by the people, who had the right to vote and choose their leaders through free and fair elections. The United States supported South Korea in part because of their shared democratic values and to prevent the spread of communism from North Korea. The strained relationship between North and South Korea today is a result of ongoing political tensions and ideological differences.

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  • 2. 

    After the Spanish American War the United States was a close ally of Cuba.  Using number 4 on your reading worksheet, you would say that in 1959 Fidel Castro had changed the Cuban government into a ___________________ state.

    • A.

      Communist

    • B.

      Democratic

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Exile

    Correct Answer
    A. Communist
    Explanation
    After the Spanish American War, the United States became a close ally of Cuba. However, in 1959, Fidel Castro transformed the Cuban government into a Communist state. This means that the country adopted a political ideology that advocates for the collective ownership of property and the absence of social classes.

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  • 3. 

    Vietnam is part of which continent?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      North America

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    B. Asia
    Explanation
    Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia, making it part of the Asian continent. It shares borders with China to the north, Laos to the northwest, and Cambodia to the southwest. Vietnam's geographical location and its cultural, historical, and political ties align it with other Asian countries, solidifying its classification as part of the Asian continent.

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  • 4. 

    What is the correct definition of the COLD WAR?

    • A.

      A policy of containment to stop the spread of communism.

    • B.

      A state of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union without actual fighting.

    • C.

      Domination of eastern European Countries

    • D.

      Domination of western European Countries

    Correct Answer
    B. A state of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union without actual fighting.
    Explanation
    The correct definition of the Cold War is a state of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union without actual fighting. This means that although there was no direct military conflict between the two superpowers, there was a constant rivalry, competition, and hostility between them. This tension was characterized by political, economic, and ideological differences, as well as the arms race and the use of proxy wars.

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  • 5. 

    Using number 14 on your reading worksheet identify one of the correct ways below that the Vietnam War affected Americans at home.

    • A.

      A growing number of Americans were protesting the war and the country split between those who supported and those who opposed communism and the war.

    • B.

      Many Americans felt that it was important to save and ration food in order to support the troops at war.

    • C.

      Women worked in factories

    Correct Answer
    A. A growing number of Americans were protesting the war and the country split between those who supported and those who opposed communism and the war.
    Explanation
    During the Vietnam War, a significant number of Americans started protesting against the war. This led to a divide in the country, with some individuals supporting the war and others opposing both communism and the war itself. The war caused a deep division among Americans, reflecting the strong emotions and conflicting views surrounding the conflict.

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