The Freaking Cold War.

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Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

The cold war. 8th grade honors 2010 D:


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  • 1. 
    What was the cold war?
    • A. 

      A war fought when it was cold.

    • B. 

      A period of struggle between the us and soviet union.

    • C. 

      A war between the U.S. and soviet union.

    • D. 

      A war between U.S. and britain.

    • E. 

      Idk.

  • 2. 
    The cold war lasted from the end of WWII to....
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      1990

    • D. 

      Idk

  • 3. 
    First the soviets set up ____________, or communist governments on their border.
    • A. 

      Buildings

    • B. 

      38th paralllells

    • C. 

      Satellite nations

    • D. 

      Vietcongs

  • 4. 
    Churchill referred to the division in Europe as an "iron _________" (be sure to spell it right or the website marks it wrong aha.)
  • 5. 
    The guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy during the cold war was to __________ communism.
    • A. 

      Contain

    • B. 

      Spread

    • C. 

      Eat

    • D. 

      Cook

    • E. 

      Fart on

  • 6. 
    What was the truman doctrine?
  • 7. 
    What was the marshall plan?
    • A. 

      When the USSR held west berlin hostage & the US and Britain staged the berlin airlift.

    • B. 

      To build the berlin wall.

    • C. 

      U.S. help rebuild europe economies after WWII.

    • D. 

      The first peacetime allicance that the US joined

  • 8. 
    In 1948 the US, Britain, and France united their zones of germany into the country called....
    • A. 

      North germany

    • B. 

      East germany

    • C. 

      West germany

    • D. 

      South germany

  • 9. 
    When the USSR held west berlin hostage for 327 days, the US & Britain staged the _______ ______
    • A. 

      Satellite nations

    • B. 

      Iron curtain

    • C. 

      Berlin wall

    • D. 

      Berlin airlift

  • 10. 
    The USSR made its zone of germany into the country of.
    • A. 

      North germany

    • B. 

      East germany

    • C. 

      West germany

    • D. 

      South germany

  • 11. 
    The first peacetime alliance that the US joined was called...
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      The warsaw pact

    • C. 

      The united nations

    • D. 

      Watergate scandal

  • 12. 
    THe USSR formed its own alliance called
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw pact

    • C. 

      The united nations

    • D. 

      Watergate scandal

  • 13. 
    The 1st asian nation to fall to communism was...
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      South korea

    • E. 

      North korea

  • 14. 
    After WWII Korea was divided at what line?
    • A. 

      Equator

    • B. 

      38th parallel

    • C. 

      Berlin wall

    • D. 

      Idk

  • 15. 
    The war in korea was not an official US war. what was it called? (there is more then one answer so just pick one :D )
    • A. 

      A fight

    • B. 

      A conflict

    • C. 

      The forgotten war

    • D. 

      The bay of pigs invasion

  • 16. 
    Who fired general MacArthur?
    • A. 

      President harry truman

    • B. 

      President nixon

    • C. 

      He wasnt fired, he quit

    • D. 

      Joseph McCarthy

  • 17. 
    In the korean war, which side did the USA back up?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      The US didnt help korea

  • 18. 
    The high cost & disappointing ending of the Korean war were reasons why americans elected republician _______________ in 1952.
    • A. 

      Nixon

    • B. 

      Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Truman

    • D. 

      George h. w. bush

  • 19. 
    Senator _____ claimed he had a list of communists in the US.
    • A. 

      McCarthy

    • B. 

      Castro

    • C. 

      Oswald

    • D. 

      IDKKKKK

  • 20. 
    The election of 1960 was the first presidental election people could ________
    • A. 

      Watch on tv

    • B. 

      Read about in newspapers

    • C. 

      Hear about on the radio

    • D. 

      Vote for the winner

  • 21. 
    Two communist leaders that caused JFK trouble were Fidel ______ (cuba) and Nikita _____________ (Soviet union). (order DOES matter)
    • A. 

      Khruhchev & castro

    • B. 

      Castro & khruhchev

    • C. 

      Nixon & castro

    • D. 

      Castro & mccarthy

  • 22. 
    The ____________________ was the failed invasion of cuba, which was an embarrassment for the US.
    • A. 

      Berlin airlift

    • B. 

      Bay of pigs invasion

    • C. 

      Satellite nations

    • D. 

      Berlin wall

    • E. 

      Vietnamization

  • 23. 
    A naval blockade of cuba was a succcess during the ____________  in 1961.
    • A. 

      Bay of pigs invasion

    • B. 

      SALT agreement

    • C. 

      Watergate scandal

    • D. 

      Cuban missile crisis

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Nixon

    • B. 

      McCarthy

    • C. 

      Lee Harvey Oswald

    • D. 

      Me.

  • 25. 
    To keep east germans from leaving, khrushchev had the ________________ built.
    • A. 

      Iron curtain

    • B. 

      Berlin wall

    • C. 

      38th parallel

    • D. 

      Vietcong

  • 26. 
    __ ___ ____ was the leader of communist north vietnam.
    • A. 

      Ho chi minh

    • B. 

      Lee harvey oswald

    • C. 

      President harry truman

    • D. 

      Emily ann blum

  • 27. 
    In the vietnam war, the US supported _____ vietnam.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      East

    • C. 

      South

    • D. 

      West

  • 28. 
    The ________ were communist guerillas fighting in the south.
    • A. 

      Army

    • B. 

      Vietcong

    • C. 

      Animals

    • D. 

      RAWR

  • 29. 
    People expressed negative views of the war by ________ on college campuses
    • A. 

      Wars

    • B. 

      Fighting

    • C. 

      Protests

  • 30. 
    The domino theory states that:
  • 31. 
    Vietnamization was...
    • A. 

      Killing all the people in vietnam

    • B. 

      Nixons plan to end the war

    • C. 

      Destroying vietnam

  • 32. 
    4 students were killed in ohio during a protest at _________ university
    • A. 

      Ohio state

    • B. 

      Pent state

    • C. 

      Kent state

    • D. 

      Pooo state

  • 33. 
    The ___ amendmentchanged the voting age from 21 to 18
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

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  • 34. 
    President _____ resigned after evidence he was involved in the watergate scandal.
    • A. 

      Nixon

    • B. 

      Truman

    • C. 

      Bush

    • D. 

      Ford

  • 35. 
    The ____ agreement limited the number of nuclear warheads and missiles between the US and USSR
    • A. 

      Crap

    • B. 

      Salt

    • C. 

      Pepper

    • D. 

      Aunt

    • E. 

      Silly

  • 36. 
    The sumbolic end to the cold war was the tearing down of the ______
    • A. 

      Berlin airlift

    • B. 

      Iron curtain

    • C. 

      Berlin wall

    • D. 

      Satellite nations