The Suez Crisis Quick Quiz

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A quick quiz to ensure that students know the basics on the Suez Crisis. If you get less than 80% then re-take the test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year did the Suez Crisis occur?
    • A. 

      1981

    • B. 

      1955

    • C. 

      1956

    • D. 

      1957

    • E. 

      1967

  • 2. 
    The name of the Egyptian President during the Suez Crisis
    • A. 

      Sadat

    • B. 

      Begin

    • C. 

      Eden

    • D. 

      Nasser

    • E. 

      Churchill

  • 3. 
    The name of the Dam that Egypt wished to build to control the Nile River and develop it's economy
    • A. 

      Aswan

    • B. 

      Aswad

    • C. 

      Hoover

    • D. 

      Nile Dam

    • E. 

      Big bloomin dam

  • 4. 
    Which countries refused to continue to help Egypt fund the massive Aswan dam project as a result of Nasser's acceptance of USSR military equipment (via Czechoslovakia).
    • A. 

      USSR

    • B. 

      USA & UK

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Israel

    • E. 

      Outer Mongolia

  • 5. 
    In July 1956 Nasser announced that in order to help fund the Aswan dam project (now that the USA and UK had withdrawn their help) Egypt would ??????????? the Suez canal.                         
  • 6. 
    Egypt blocked this vital waterway at the same time as nationalising the Suez Canal. As a result Israel's only outlet to the Red Sea was blocked. Israel had always sworn that it would not allow this to happen and regarded it as effectively a declaration of war.
    • A. 

      The panama canal

    • B. 

      The Straits of Tiran

    • C. 

      The Nile River

    • D. 

      The River Jordan

    • E. 

      The Mediterranean sea

  • 7. 
    These three nations decided secretly to work together to attack Egypt in response to the nationlisation of the suez canal, fedayeen attacks in the Gaza strip and the blocking of the straits of tiran
    • A. 

      Israel, France and UK

    • B. 

      UK, USA & USSR

    • C. 

      USSR, Israel & France

    • D. 

      France, UK & USA

    • E. 

      USA, France & Israel

  • 8. 
    In this month Israeli troops invaded Egypt's Sinai peninsula and began the Suez war.
    • A. 

      Sep 1956

    • B. 

      Oct 1956

    • C. 

      Nov 1956

    • D. 

      Oct 1957

    • E. 

      Aug 1956

  • 9. 
    Which country threatened to intervene on the side of Egypt if the situation was not resolved quickly?
    • A. 

      USSR

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      UK

    • E. 

      Peru

  • 10. 
    This country was outraged by the involvement of France and the UK and demanded that they, along with Israel, accept a ceasefire and withdraw.
    • A. 

      Syria

    • B. 

      Jordan

    • C. 

      USA

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      Poland

  • 11. 
    As a result of the Suez war Egypt was now firmly allied with one of the 2 SuperPowers, which one?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      USSR

  • 12. 
    These forces moved in and controlled the area immediately around the canal for the next 10 years, ensuring relative peace on the Israeli/Egyptian border until the next war in 1967.
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      UK

    • D. 

      UN

    • E. 

      USSR

  • 13. 
    Although Egypt suffered a military defeat, their leader gained a great deal of prestige and became a hero and leader of the Arab world for standing up to the 'Great Powers' of France and the UK. His  name again?
    • A. 

      Sadat

    • B. 

      Ben-Gurion

    • C. 

      Rabin

    • D. 

      Nasser

    • E. 

      King Abdullah