World History: Cold War Quiz

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Make up quiz for the following topics:Topic 1: Causes of the Cold WarTopic 2: The Impact of the Truman DoctrineTopic 3: How did the Cold War end?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain the difference between a hot war and cold war.
  • 2. 
    What caused the Cold War? Remember B.A.R.E.
  • 3. 
    Pick two of the three word pairs to compare in one sentence:Superpower vs. Satellite StateWarsaw Pact vs. NatoMarshall Plan vs. Molotov Plan
  • 4. 
    _____________________ occurs when two opposing sides have weapons that could destroy everyone.
  • 5. 
    The Truman Doctrine was a promise by the US to aid any country that ______________________.
  • 6. 
    The Truman Doctrine called for __________________, limiting the spread of communism.
    • A. 

      Arms Race

    • B. 

      Mutual Assured Destruction

    • C. 

      Containment

    • D. 

      Iron Curtain

  • 7. 
    Explain the domino theory.
  • 8. 
    Describe two proxy wars.
  • 9. 
    Which is not a reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      Weak economic policies

    • B. 

      Corrupt government

    • C. 

      Independence movements in Eastern Europe

    • D. 

      Liberal politics and socialized health care

  • 10. 
    ____________________ led the Soviet Union to reforms while ______________ was the first democratically elected Russian president.
    • A. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yelstin

    • B. 

      Harry Truman; Leonid Brezhnev

    • C. 

      Josef Stalin, Mikhail Gorbachev

    • D. 

      Nikita Kruschev; Boris Yelstin

  • 11. 
    ______________ called for openness in the Soviet system as opposed to the secrecy under the previous leaders.
    • A. 

      Perestroika

    • B. 

      Glasnost

    • C. 

      Dissent

    • D. 

      Moscow

  • 12. 
    _______________ translates to mean democratic reforms for the Soviet Union.
    • A. 

      Perestroika

    • B. 

      Glasnost

    • C. 

      Dissent

    • D. 

      Moscow

  • 13. 
    The Fall of the Berlin Wall occurred in 1989 and was relatively:
    • A. 

      Quiet

    • B. 

      Violent

    • C. 

      Peaceful

    • D. 

      Boring

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