Post WWII And The Cold War

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World War II Quizzes & Trivia

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


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      North Korea and the USSR

    • B. 

      China and the USSR

    • C. 

      North Korea and China

    • D. 

      North Vietnam and China

  • 24. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    After WWII, President Truman ___________ the armed forces.
    • A. 

      Segregated

    • B. 

      Decreased

    • C. 

      Restricted

    • D. 

      Desegregated

  • 27. 
    The make-up of US immigrants to the US changed after 1965 with the increase of
    • A. 

      Asian and Hispanic Americans

    • B. 

      African and Asian Americans

    • C. 

      Hispanic and Italian Americans

    • D. 

      Asian and European Americans

  • 28. 
    What would be the best title for the above list?-Business changes from war materials to consumer goods-Men returning to the workforce-Labor unions merge-Workers gain more rights and higher wages-Technology grows
    • A. 

      The rise of big business

    • B. 

      The American economy during the Great Depression

    • C. 

      The struggle between labor unions and business

    • D. 

      The expanding American economy after WWII, leading to prosperity

  • 29. 
    Sarah works all day at Woolworth's, and when she comes home she has to do the laundry, cook dinner, and clean the house.  It is 1950.  What is Sarah an example of?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      The Baby Boom

    • C. 

      The Civil Rights Movement

    • D. 

      The evolving role of women

  • 30. 
    This led to increased educational, economic and political opportunities for women and minorities.
    • A. 

      Evolving role of women

    • B. 

      Civil rights legislation

    • C. 

      The 19th amendment

    • D. 

      The GI Bill