The Cold War Ultimate Quiz: Exam!

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The Cold War Ultimate Quiz: Exam!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was not at the Yalta Conference?
    • A. 

      Winston Churchill

    • B. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

  • 2. 
    In which country is Yalta?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Lithuania

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Ukraine

  • 3. 
    In which country is Potsdam?
    • A. 

      Austria

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      Turkey

  • 4. 
    Which country (in Eastern Europe) did the West and Russia famously disagree over at Potsdam? 
  • 5. 
    Communism and Capitalism are both what word beginning with the letter ‘I'?
  • 6. 
    Stalin famously told a fellow Communist ‘Churchill is the kind of man who would pick your pocket for a ____________’ 
    • A. 

      Pound

    • B. 

      Dollar

    • C. 

      Kopeck

    • D. 

      Rouble

  • 7. 
    What did Churchill do to the German arsenal after the Second World War? 
    • A. 

      Sell it

    • B. 

      Destroy it

    • C. 

      Maintain it

    • D. 

      Melt it

  • 8. 
    Who replaced Winston Churchill as British Prime Minister and was the UK representative in Potsdam?
    • A. 

      Harold Wilson

    • B. 

      Clement Attlee

    • C. 

      Ted Heath

    • D. 

      Margaret Thatcher

  • 9. 
    Where was Churchill when he made his Iron Curtain speech? 
    • A. 

      Fulton, Missouri

    • B. 

      Birmingham, Alabama

    • C. 

      Little Rock, Arkansas

    • D. 

      Dayton, Ohio

  • 10. 
    How many Eastern European states were NOT Communist in 1948?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 11. 
    Whom was fighting whom in the Greek Civil War?
    • A. 

      Royalists V Roundheads

    • B. 

      Tommies V Jerries

    • C. 

      Nationalists V Communists

    • D. 

      Ali V Frasier

  • 12. 
    Whose doctrine lead to the Marshall Plan?
    • A. 

      Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Truman

    • C. 

      Eisenhower

    • D. 

      Trump

  • 13. 
    Marshall Aid, the Korean War, the Berlin Blockade, the Truman Doctrine, and even Vietnam were all part of which foreign policy by the US government?
    • A. 

      Rollback

    • B. 

      Detente

    • C. 

      Containment

    • D. 

      Brinkmanship

  • 14. 
    Which pro-American Czech minister was found dead - allegedly by "suicide" but in controversial circumstances, near his open window? 
    • A. 

      Karel Poborsky

    • B. 

      Vaclav Havel

    • C. 

      Jan Maseryk

    • D. 

      Czechie Chan

  • 15. 
    How many Berliners were cut off by Stalin's blockade?
    • A. 

      500,000

    • B. 

      1,000,000

    • C. 

      2,000,000

    • D. 

      4,000,000

  • 16. 
    Which divide and conquer tactics were used in Europe to promote Communist states?
    • A. 

      Pepperoni

    • B. 

      Salami

    • C. 

      Beef jerky

    • D. 

      Pastrami

  • 17. 
    Write down the phrase which describes a war in the Cold War in which the USA and USSR are not combating one another directly with troops. 
  • 18. 
    30,000 Americans died during the Korean War. Who were they fighting for? 
    • A. 

      ASEAN

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      UNO

    • D. 

      NATO

  • 19. 
    What is the opposite of a Cold War? 
    • A. 

      A warm war

    • B. 

      A tepid war

    • C. 

      An ice war

    • D. 

      A hot war

  • 20. 
    Which Senator led US scaremongering in the Red Scare? 
    • A. 

      Joe Mccarthy

    • B. 

      Barack Obama

    • C. 

      Bernie Sanders

    • D. 

      Henry Cabot Lodge

  • 21. 
    Where were the Reds metaphorically hiding during the Red Scare?
    • A. 

      In the loft

    • B. 

      Behind the sofa

    • C. 

      Under the bed

    • D. 

      On the doormat

  • 22. 
    What was the name given to the theory that if one south-east Asian nation fell to Communism more would follow?
    • A. 

      The Domino Theory

    • B. 

      The Jenga Theory

    • C. 

      The Darts Theory

    • D. 

      The Backgammon Theory

  • 23. 
    What did Moscow-based American George Kennan write which dictated Truman’s foreign policy? 
    • A. 

      The Vast Document

    • B. 

      The Sizeable Script

    • C. 

      The Lengthy Script

    • D. 

      The Long Telegram

  • 24. 
    How many people died in the Korean War? (estimate)
    • A. 

      500,000

    • B. 

      1 million

    • C. 

      2.5 million

    • D. 

      5 million

  • 25. 
    And how many of these casualties were Korean?
    • A. 

      250,000

    • B. 

      1 million

    • C. 

      1.5 million

    • D. 

      2.49 million

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