Unit 7 - Cold War Conflicts

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Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

A practice test for Unit 7.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Following World War II, which of the following countries became the worlds superpowers?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Soviet Union

  • 2. 
    The United States has a _________ type of economy.
    • A. 

      Socialist

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Capitalist

    • D. 

      Liberal

    • E. 

      Anarchist

  • 3. 
    The Soviet Union had a __________ type of economy.
    • A. 

      Socialist

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Capitalist

    • D. 

      Liberal

    • E. 

      Anarchist

  • 4. 
    Following World War II, why was the Soviet Union angry with the United States? (mark all answers that are correct)
    • A. 

      The United States accidentally killed many friendly Soviet soldiers during the invasion of Germany.

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union felt that the United States' invasion of Europe affairs was innapropriate.

    • C. 

      The United States concealed the atomic bomb from the Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      The United States delayed in opening a western front in the European Theater of World War II, allowing Hitler to use all of his forces against the USSR.

    • E. 

      The Soviet Union was envious of the United States' new role as a world power.

  • 5. 
    Following World War II, why was the United States angry with the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union killed many innocent people during the Holocaust.

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union had made an alliance with Hitler at the beginning of the war.

    • C. 

      The United States was envious of the Soviet Union's role as the largest harvester of oil.

    • D. 

      The United States felt that the USSR sold Alaska to the US for too high a price.

    • E. 

      The United States did not agree with the Soviet Union's choice to invade China.

  • 6. 
    Who became president of the United States after the death of FDR?
    • A. 

      President Truman

    • B. 

      President MacArthur

    • C. 

      President Eisenhower

    • D. 

      President Kennedy

    • E. 

      President Carter

  • 7. 
    What did Stalin do to appease his western "allies" during the Potsdam Conference?
    • A. 

      He would give them back full control of Germany.

    • B. 

      He would cease invasions of China.

    • C. 

      He would cease invasions of Afghanistan.

    • D. 

      He would stop creating and selling nuclear weapons.

    • E. 

      He would allow free elections in Eastern Europe.

  • 8. 
    What were Satellite Nations?
    • A. 

      Small nations with democratic governments surrounding the United States.

    • B. 

      Small nations with Fascist governments surrounding Germany.

    • C. 

      Small nations with communist governments surrounding the Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      Small nations on space stations orbiting the planet.

  • 9. 
    What was the main reason why Stalin wanted to gain control over the Satellite Nations?
    • A. 

      He wanted to harvest raw materials from the land.

    • B. 

      He wanted to gain control of the Ural Mountains, which would give him natural protection from potential enemies.

    • C. 

      He wanted more land to build up an advanced military.

    • D. 

      He wanted more land to test out nuclear experiments.

    • E. 

      He wanted more land to start up a national space program.

  • 10. 
    What was the U.S' policy of containment, used during the Cold War?
    • A. 

      The United States would defend itself from the threat of communism while other nations could determine for themselves whether or not they wanted communism.

    • B. 

      The United States would directly attack the Soviet Union in an attempt to officially eliminate the threat of communism.

    • C. 

      The United States would not interfere with international ordeals and would "contain" all of their actions inside of the nation.

    • D. 

      The United States would not directly attack the Soviet Union, but would "contain" communism within Eastern Europe.

    • E. 

      The US would provide friendly nations with military and/or economic support.

  • 11. 
    What exactly was the "Cold War"?
    • A. 

      A conflict between the US and North Korea in which neither nation directly confronts the other on the battlefield.

    • B. 

      A conflict between the US and USSR over control of Alaska.

    • C. 

      A conflict between the US and USSR in which neither nation directly confronts the other on the battlefield.

    • D. 

      A conflict between the US and USSR in which both nations directly fought with each other for world dominance.

    • E. 

      A nuclear conflict between the US ans USSR.

  • 12. 
    What did the Truman Doctrine state?
    • A. 

      The US would contain communism within the Soviet Union and not allow it to spread into other countries.

    • B. 

      The US plan to invade North Korea.

    • C. 

      A revision of the Monroe Doctrine.

    • D. 

      President Truman's plan for making the United States superior to the USSR.

    • E. 

      The plan to stop the spread of communism by helping nations with military and.or economic support.

  • 13. 
    Where was the Truman Doctrine first used? (mark all answers that apply)
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      North Korea

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Turkey

  • 14. 
    Why was it important that the US use the Marshall Plan?
    • A. 

      Europe needed the United States' support; it was completely devastated.

    • B. 

      The South Koreans needed support in fighting against North Korea.

    • C. 

      The US needed to have CIA agents located in the USSR.

    • D. 

      The US needed to keep KGB agents out of the US.

    • E. 

      The US needed to keep a free market in China.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following countries owned parts of Germany after World War II?
    • A. 

      The United States

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      The Soviet Union

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      France

  • 16. 
    Why was it hard for the western countries to keep control of West Berlin?
    • A. 

      The citizens of West Berlin wanted to join the Soviet Union.

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union already controlled all of Berlin.

    • C. 

      Berlin was located in Eastern Germany (the section of Germany owned by the USSR).

    • D. 

      The Berlin Airlift prevented the Western countries from contacting West Berlin.

    • E. 

      The Western countries were not allowed to take control of West Berlin without appearing aggressive and imperialistic to their allies.

  • 17. 
    What did Stalin do in an attempt to take control of all of Berlin?
    • A. 

      He sent the West Berliners propaganda convincing them to join the Soviet Union.

    • B. 

      He destroyed in and rebuilt it as a communist city.

    • C. 

      He blockaded the city, preventing the citizens from accessing food or water.

    • D. 

      He bough all of Berlin from the Western countries.

    • E. 

      Nothing; Stalin never attempted to take control of Berlin.

  • 18. 
    What did the Western countries do in an attempt to save West Berlin from Stalin?
    • A. 

      The US formed a treaty with the USSR, and the USSR moved away from West Berlin.

    • B. 

      American and British pilots flew food and supplies into West Berlin.

    • C. 

      The United States confronted the Soviet Union in battle at Berlin.

    • D. 

      The United States threatened to bomb Moscow if the USSR didn't back off.

    • E. 

      Nothing; Berlin was conquered by the Soviet Union before the Western powers could intervene.

  • 19. 
    What was NATO?
    • A. 

      An economic alliance between the Eastern European nations.

    • B. 

      A political alliance between the Eastern European nations, in which the countries would support each other if one was attacked.

    • C. 

      An economic alliance between the Western European nations, the United States, and Canada.

    • D. 

      A political alliance between the Western European nations, the United States, and Canada., in which the countries would support each other if one was attacked.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following parties were fighting for superiority in China following World War II?
    • A. 

      Nationalists

    • B. 

      Monarchists

    • C. 

      Fascists

    • D. 

      Communists

    • E. 

      Anarchists

  • 21. 
    Before it was split into a northern and southern sector, Korea was owned by which country?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union

    • C. 

      Monglia

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      Germany

  • 22. 
    Following World War II, Korea was split up into 2 different sectors: communist _______ Korea and democratic _______ Korea.
    • A. 

      East, West

    • B. 

      West, East

    • C. 

      South, North

    • D. 

      North, South

    • E. 

      Korea was split up into more than 2 sections.

  • 23. 
    The Korean War began when North Korean forces crossed over ___________ in an attempt to take control over South Korea.
    • A. 

      The 27th parallel

    • B. 

      The 37th parallel

    • C. 

      The 38th parallel

    • D. 

      The 39th parallel

    • E. 

      The DMZ

  • 24. 
    What city was the capitol of Korea (it was conquered by the North Koreans at the beginning of the Korean War)?
    • A. 

      Pyongyang

    • B. 

      Tokyo

    • C. 

      Ho Chi Minh City

    • D. 

      Seoul

    • E. 

      Beijing

  • 25. 
    When the UN chose to intervene in the Korean War and assist South Korea, why did the Soviet Union veto?
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union did not want to come across as supporting violence to their allies.

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union was boycotting the UN.

    • C. 

      The Soviet Union did not want to fuel the flames of the Cold War.

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union is not a member of the UN Security Council and thus cannot veto any decisions.

    • E. 

      The Soviet Union left the UN a few months earlier and thus were not permitted to make any decisions.

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