The Contemporary Western World, 1970 - Present 1 4/25/10

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The Contemporary Western World, 1970 - Present 1 4/25/10


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  • 1. 
    People who speak out against a regime
    • A. 

      Dissidents

    • B. 

      Detente

    • C. 

      Perestroika

    • D. 

      INF Treaty

    • E. 

      Market

  • 2. 
    Agreement to eliminate mid-range nuclear weapons
    • A. 

      Dissidents

    • B. 

      Detente

    • C. 

      Perestroika

    • D. 

      INF Treaty

    • E. 

      Market

  • 3. 
    Gorbachev's initial economic reforms
    • A. 

      Dissidents

    • B. 

      Detente

    • C. 

      Perestroika

    • D. 

      INF Treaty

    • E. 

      Market

  • 4. 
    Pre-1979 period of relaxed U.S. Soviet tensions
    • A. 

      Dissidents

    • B. 

      Detente

    • C. 

      Perestroika

    • D. 

      INF Treaty

    • E. 

      Market

  • 5. 
    Economy influenced by consumer demand
    • A. 

      Dissidents

    • B. 

      Detente

    • C. 

      Perestroika

    • D. 

      INF Treaty

    • E. 

      Market

  • 6. 
    By 1980 the Soviet Union was ailing from all of the following causes all the following causes EXCEPT one. Which one? 
    • A. 

      A declining economy

    • B. 

      Rising infant mortality

    • C. 

      Poor working conditions

    • D. 

      Too many political reforms

  • 7. 
    President REagan did all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Provide aid to Afghan rebels.

    • B. 

      Call the Soviet an "evil empire."

    • C. 

      Begin a military build-up.

    • D. 

      Sign the Brezhnev Doctrine.

  • 8. 
    Gorbachev soon realized that economic reform would not succeed without
    • A. 

      A Five-Year Plan.

    • B. 

      Tractors.

    • C. 

      Political reform.

    • D. 

      Destroying the United States.

  • 9. 
    President Carter protested the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan by
    • A. 

      Starting an arms race.

    • B. 

      Canceling U.S. participation in the 1980 Olympic Games.

    • C. 

      Importing grain from the USSR.

    • D. 

      Reuniting Germany

  • 10. 
    The United States was inclined to sign a nuclear weapons in 1990 because it needed to
    • A. 

      Placate Russia.

    • B. 

      Reduce military spending

    • C. 

      Invade Afghanistan.

    • D. 

      Support Gorbachev.

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