Cold War Quizzes & Trivia

This one will keep you on your edge for tens of years. Okay, maybe not that long, but you’ll surely spend a good couple of minutes researching and coming up with the best answer. We’re talking of course about our Cold War quizzes. It doesn’t get cooler than this. Two sides, two opposite beliefs, battling it in silence, with fingers hovering over the nuclear buttons.

What sides were involved in the Cold War? What major event almost triggered a third World War between the United States and Russia? When did the Cold War start? How did it end? What countries made up the Eastern Bloc? Do your best to answer all the following questions and you could avoid a major conflict, all the while winning our top quiz.

Believe it or not, the Cold War, which took place after World War II between 1947 and 1991, is often overlooked as one of the great wars of the last few generations. It took place between the Soviet Union and the United States of...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 5316   |  Last updated: May 19, 2020
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    The United States and Great Britain believed that the liberated nations of Eastern Europe should:

This quiz will help you know how well you are understanding the key events and people involved in the beginning of the Cold War. 

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 2170   |  Last updated: Dec 4, 2018
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    What were the 2 opposing pacts that began at the beginning of cold war?

This is the test that covers material related to the Cold War and the 1950's.  Please be sure to read each question and answer choice thoroughly before making an answer selection.  Good Luck!

Questions: 24  |  Attempts: 1937   |  Last updated: Apr 22, 2016
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    Winston Churchill referred to the spread of communism as this.

A  Cold War is a state of conflict between nations that indirectly involve military action due to economic, political actions, propaganda, or proxy wars. The US and the Soviet Union fought together as allies...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 462   |  Last updated: Feb 14, 2019
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    A _____________________in Eastern Europe was controlled politically and economically by the Soviet Union.

Chapter 15, Cold War Materials + Century Videos Materials

Questions: 36  |  Attempts: 372   |  Last updated: Jan 24, 2013
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    Study the political cartoon and answer the question. Considering that this political cartoon was published in 1947, it most likely was intended to show support for which of the following policies?

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Cold War Questions & Answers


What did the United States and Great Britain believe about the liberated nations of Eastern Europe?
Hold free elections to determine their form of government in the future
What does the Bay of Pigs refer to?
4. the Soviet Union’s attempt to install nuclear weapons in Haiti.
What is it known as? The most tense 13 days of the Cold War occurred during the event.
The answer is the Cuban Missile Crisis because Missile is spelled with an i in it not missle.
Why did the Chinese government decide to improve relations with the U.S.in the early 1970s?
The answer to this is letter D. China faced a threat from the Soviet Union at that time and they know that they need to have a powerful ally with them. This is something that countries and unions all over the world are still doing. They try to become
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