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Information regarding the Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Introduction to Vietnam based on Todd textbook notes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was a (one) main cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  • 2. 
    What was one main result of the Korean War?
  • 3. 
    During the Korean War, Truman had the policy of ____________, which meant that he would use military force to keep communism from spreading. 
    • A. 

      The New Deal

    • B. 

      The Roosevelt Corollary

    • C. 

      Containment

    • D. 

      Brinkmanship

  • 4. 
    In the Korean War, the North Koreans pushed the south Korean army and the UN army all the way to the south east corner of the peninsula. This area and near victory for the North was called ________________. 
    • A. 

      38th Parallel

    • B. 

      Pusan Perimeter

    • C. 

      17th Parallel

    • D. 

      Demilitarized Zone

  • 5. 
    In the USA, advisors were asked to gather information regarding their position in the Cold War. By 1950, the National Security Council issued a report called ___________. In it, the NSC recommended that the USA increase military spending and the development of the hydrogen bomb. 
    • A. 

      NSC 68

    • B. 

      UDHR

    • C. 

      The New Deal

    • D. 

      The Domino Theory

  • 6. 
    In February of 1950, Mao and Stalin signed a 30-year Treaty of Friendship ad Mutual Assistance with the USSR. This was a preceded (came before) the invasion of south Korea. The invasion was led by _________ in ___________.  
    • A. 

      Mao...June 25, 1953

    • B. 

      Stalin ... June 25, 1950

    • C. 

      Kim Il Sung... June 25, 1950

    • D. 

      MacAurthur ... June 25, 1953

  • 7. 
    By 1952, the USA developed its first hydrogen bomb, and by ___________, the USSR had also developed theirs. 
    • A. 

      1953

    • B. 

      1955

    • C. 

      1957

    • D. 

      1960

  • 8. 
    The Korean War officially ended with an _________________, or an agreement to stop fighting, in _________________. However, no official peace treaty was ever signed. 
    • A. 

      Surrender.....July 27, 1953

    • B. 

      Armistice ....July 27, 1953

    • C. 

      Contract.....June 25, 1960

    • D. 

      Armistice...July 27, 1965

  • 9. 
    During the Cold War, a tense crisis occurred when the USA and the USSR came to the brink of nuclear war. The closest they came to actual use of nuclear weapons is referred to as the __________________________. 
    • A. 

      Brinkmanship of War

    • B. 

      Jupiter Crisis

    • C. 

      Vietnam War

    • D. 

      Cuban Missile Crisis

  • 10. 
    The ____________________ was a USA Foreign Policy concept created in 1823 that stated that the USA could intervene if a neighboring country in the south was threatened by a foreign power. Initially created to keep the French out, the policy was used in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 
    • A. 

      New Look

    • B. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C. 

      Platt Amendment

    • D. 

      Good Neighbor

  • 11. 
    The USA had been directly involved in the coups and placement of powers in governments in Guatemala, and when the revolution in Cuba occurred, the USA, under John F. Kennedy, attempted to back another such coup. This occurred when the CIA backed Cuban refugees in an attempt to take back Cuba in April of 1961. This attempted and failed Coup called, _____________________, ended with the USA paying $53 million in ransom for the release of the soldiers. 
    • A. 

      Cuban Missile Crisis

    • B. 

      Bay of Pigs

    • C. 

      Turkish Skirmish

    • D. 

      Havana Hash

  • 12. 
    In 1960, after the communist revolution in Cuba, American-owned refineries refused to process Soviet oil in their factories. This led to the refineries becoming _________________, and Castro eventually signed trade agreements with countries in the Soviet bloc. This spurs Eisenhower on (created tension) and he ends all ___________ purchases from Cuba. 
    • A. 

      Privatized.....oil

    • B. 

      Privatized....tobacco

    • C. 

      Nationalized ... oil

    • D. 

      Nationalized...sugar

  • 13. 
    By 1962, Cuba had a new alliance with the Soviet Union when the USSR leader, ____________, saw an opportunity to return the balance of power between the USA and the Soviets by placing Soviet Missiles in Cuba. 
    • A. 

      Kruschev

    • B. 

      Stalin

    • C. 

      Lenin

    • D. 

      Brezhnev

  • 14. 
    The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted for _________________. 
    • A. 

      13 years

    • B. 

      13 months

    • C. 

      13 days

    • D. 

      13 hours

  • 15. 
    The Cuban Missile Crisis ended with a suggestion by Alexander Fomin that the USA would remove their missiles from _____________ if the USSR removed their missiles from Cuba. Eventually, though in secret, this was agreed to and ended the threat of war. A ______________ was set up for direct communication between the Kremlin and the White House to prevent such a crisis in the future. 
    • A. 

      Italy...Test Ban Treaty

    • B. 

      Cuba....Test Ban Treaty

    • C. 

      Turkey...hot line

    • D. 

      Italy....hot line

  • 16. 
    The Leader of a failed Communist Revolution in 1953 Cuba was _____________. He later led a successful revolution with Che Guevera. 
    • A. 

      Fidel Castro

    • B. 

      Fulgencio Batista

    • C. 

      Jose Antoni

    • D. 

      Marcos Leza

  • 17. 
    The ________________________ was a part of the Cuban Constitution made in 1901 which stated that the USA could oversee all Cuban Affairs. Though this ends in practice in 1933, the Amendment shows how much control the USA had over Cuba before 1959. 
    • A. 

      Roosevelt Corrollary

    • B. 

      Good Neighbor Policy

    • C. 

      Platt Amendment

    • D. 

      Monroe Doctrine

  • 18. 
    In order to stop Soviet ships from entering Cuba and delivering more missiles, the USA decided to block ships from entering Cuba. Kennedy called this blockade a "________________."
    • A. 

      Naval dance

    • B. 

      Game of nerves

    • C. 

      Battleship match

    • D. 

      Quarantine

  • 19. 
    In 1934, a Right-wing dictator is placed in Cuba named ________________________. He eventually is overthrown by ____________________ and Che Guevera.
    • A. 

      Urrutia ....Fidel Castro

    • B. 

      Gen. Fulgencio Batista....Fidel Castro

    • C. 

      Fidel Castro....Urritia

    • D. 

      Fulgencio Batista....Cardona

  • 20. 
    In 1945, a leader of the north Vietnamese named _______________, declared itself Independent from its colonial power, France. 
    • A. 

      Syngman Rhee

    • B. 

      Ngo Diem

    • C. 

      Diem Phu

    • D. 

      Ho Chi Minh

  • 21. 
    The north Vietnamese nationalists and communists were called __________________. 
    • A. 

      Viet Cong

    • B. 

      Viet Minh

    • C. 

      National Liberation Front

    • D. 

      Diem Bien Phu

  • 22. 
    One of the reasons for the USA escalating its involvement in the Vietnam Conflict was because of Foreign Policy under Johnson. Johnson believed in  the _______________, which said that if one country fell to communism, then others would quickly fall thereafter. 
    • A. 

      Containment

    • B. 

      Rolling Thunder

    • C. 

      Domino Theory

    • D. 

      New Deal

  • 23. 
    Below the 17th Parallel, the communist nationalists, who sympathized with the north and fought for them, were called the ____________________. 
    • A. 

      National Liberation Front, or Viet Cong

    • B. 

      Viet Minh

    • C. 

      National Freedom Fighters, or Viet Minh

    • D. 

      National Freedom Soldiers, or NFS

  • 24. 
    Under USA President Eisenhower's Foreign Policy called "__________________," the slogan "more bang for your buck" became popular because of the military expansion and building of new nuclear weapons meant more military might to fight the potential threat of communism. 
    • A. 

      Good Neighbor

    • B. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C. 

      Roosevelt Corrollary

    • D. 

      New Look

  • 25. 
    In the policy, _______________,  recommended by Secretary of State, J.F. Dulles, the USA would drive an enemy to the edge of war and force them to retreat. This was similar to the Eisenhower spending policy on the military expansion to keep the balance of power in the USA's favor. 
    • A. 

      Edge of command

    • B. 

      Brinkmanship

    • C. 

      Disaster retreat

    • D. 

      New Look

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