Post WWII And The Cold War

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This is a quiz that covers life after WWII in Europe and America


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  • 1. 
    The "Baby Boom" refers to the rise in ____________ after World War II.
    • A. 

      Taxes

    • B. 

      Death rates of babies

    • C. 

      Childhood diseases

    • D. 

      Birth rates and family growth

  • 2. 
    ALL of the following were reasons for the post World War II economic boom EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      Increased production of consumer goods

    • B. 

      A rapid growth in technology

    • C. 

      Inflation and higher prices

    • D. 

      Purchases made on credit

  • 3. 
    A state of tension between the U.S. and the Soviet Union without actual fighting was called the 
    • A. 

      World War

    • B. 

      Cold War

    • C. 

      Vietnam War

    • D. 

      European War

  • 4. 
    The United States provided massive financial aid to rebuild European economies and prevent the spread of communism under the 
    • A. 

      Marshall Plan

    • B. 

      United Nations

    • C. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • D. 

      Eisenhower Doctrine

  • 5. 
    After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied by
    • A. 

      The Allied Powers

    • B. 

      The Axis Powers

    • C. 

      The Central Powers

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union

  • 6. 
    The organization set up in 1945 to help solve conflicts between nations was the 
    • A. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • B. 

      United Nations

    • C. 

      Marshall Plan

    • D. 

      National Alliance of Nations

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Cold War?
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe

    • B. 

      Differences in goals and ideologies of the U.S. and the Soviet Union

    • C. 

      The U.S. policy of containment

    • D. 

      The Korean and Vietnam Wars

  • 8. 
    The 1962 confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union that almost escalated into a third world war was called the 
    • A. 

      Korean War

    • B. 

      Vietnam War

    • C. 

      Berlin Conflict

    • D. 

      Cuban Missile Crisis

  • 9. 
    The war that created divisiveness among Americans throughout the 1960s was the 
    • A. 

      Korean War

    • B. 

      Vietnam War

    • C. 

      Cold War

    • D. 

      World War II

  • 10. 
    The Cold War spanned which time period?
    • A. 

      1939-1945

    • B. 

      1945-1991

    • C. 

      1950-1953

    • D. 

      1957-1975

  • 11. 
    One of the origins of the Cold War was the Soviet Union domination over-
    • A. 

      West and East Germany

    • B. 

      Western European countries

    • C. 

      Asian and African countries

    • D. 

      Eastern European countries

  • 12. 
    What was the first country to be divided into two separate countries during the Cold War era?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Vietnam

    • C. 

      Korea

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 13. 
    During and after the Korean War, and still today, Korea remains divided at the 
    • A. 

      34th Parallel

    • B. 

      38th Parallel

    • C. 

      50th Parallel

    • D. 

      51st Parallel

  • 14. 
    NATO and Warsaw Pact alliances were formed primariliy to 
    • A. 

      Oppose or promote communism

    • B. 

      Encourage another world war

    • C. 

      Create more tension between the superpowers

    • D. 

      Support democracy

  • 15. 
    The 1962, President John F. Kennedy ordered a blockade of Cuba because of the presence--
    • A. 

      Illegal drugs

    • B. 

      Contagious diseases

    • C. 

      The Viet Cong

    • D. 

      Soviet nuclear missiles

  • 16. 
    All of the following were similarities between the US and the Soviet Union during the Cold War except--
    • A. 

      Both had political and economic ideologies

    • B. 

      Both were competing in the arms and space race

    • C. 

      Both promoted capitalism

    • D. 

      Both formed military alliances

  • 17. 
    What foreign policy did the US institute to stop the spread of communism?
    • A. 

      Neutrality

    • B. 

      Isolationsim

    • C. 

      Containment

    • D. 

      Capitalism

  • 18. 
    Which dictatorial leader was head of the Soviet Union when the Cold War began?
    • A. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • B. 

      Fidel Castro

    • C. 

      Hideki Tojo

    • D. 

      Joseph Stalin

  • 19. 
    NATO is the abbreviation for--
    • A. 

      National Alliance Treaty Organization

    • B. 

      North Atlantic Tactical Offensive

    • C. 

      North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    • D. 

      National Arts Theater Organization

  • 20. 
    The political and economic ideologies of the US are democratic and--
    • A. 

      Communist

    • B. 

      Capitalist

    • C. 

      Dictatorial

    • D. 

      Socialist

  • 21. 
    After WWII, Germany was partitioned into--
    • A. 

      Democratic East Germany and communist West Germany

    • B. 

      Communist East Germany and democratic West Germany

    • C. 

      Both democratic and East and West Germany

    • D. 

      Both communist East and West Germany

  • 22. 
    The following statements above best describe which country after WWII?>Occupied by American military forces>Adopted a democratic form of government>Became a strong ally of the U.S.
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 23. 
    In the Korean War, South Korea and the U.S. resisted aggression from--
    • A. 

      North Korea and the USSR

    • B. 

      China and the USSR

    • C. 

      North Korea and China

    • D. 

      North Vietnam and China

  • 24. 
    All of the following are true about the "Baby Boom" except--
    • A. 

      It affected the demographics of the U.S. society

    • B. 

      It refers to the large number of babies born from 1945-1962

    • C. 

      It was a result of men returning home after WWII

    • D. 

      It was the nickname for one of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan

  • 25. 
    WWII veterans received educational, housing, and employment benefits through which of the following?
    • A. 

      Marshall Plan

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Act

    • C. 

      GI Bill of Rights

    • D. 

      Truman Doctrine

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