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Grade 9 Modern Era
The Cold War was characterized by what?
  1. Arms race
  2. Space race
  3. Spread of Communism
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did "NATO" stand for?
  1. North America Treaty Organization
  2. Northern Africa Territory Officials
  3. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Modern Era
What was the purpose of the Berlin Wall?
  1. To keep East Berlin residents from fleeing to West Berlin
  2. To keep West Berlin residents from fleeing to East Berlin
  3. To try to starve West Berlin residents and provoke the United States
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Modern Era
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did President Kennedy decide to do during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  1. Land invasion of Cuba
  2. A naval blockade
  3. Put more missiles in Turkey
  4. Bomb Cuba
Grade 9 Modern Era
Which was NOT a side-effect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
  1. Additional struggle between our branches of government
  2. An erosion of the warrant requirement
  3. A new international focus for the USA
  4. Additional reasons for a constitutional amendment
Grade 9 Modern Era
What was the Bay of Pigs?
  1. The name of where the U.S. fleet was stationed.
  2. The U.S. nuclear testing site.
  3. A Soviet Union code name.
  4. A failed invasion to overthrow Castro.
Grade 9 Modern Era
How did the United States find out about missiles in Cuba?
  1. A U2 spy plane took photographs
  2. U.S. was tipped off by Turkey
  3. The U.S. recorded a seismic blast
  4. The Soviet Union threatened they would place them there if the missiles in Turkey were not removed
Grade 9 Modern Era
How long did the Cuban Missile Crisis last?
  1. 17 days
  2. 13 days
  3. 10 days
  4. 15 days
Grade 9 Modern Era
Trying to keep communism within its border is known as
  1. "Anti-Communism"
  2. "Communism withdraw"
  3. "Policy of Containment"
  4. "Surronding Communism Plan"
Grade 9 Modern Era
Which of the following is NOT true concerning the Berlin Wall?
  1. It was a very complex system.
  2. It completely surrounded West Berlin
  3. East Berlin residents could freely come and go
  4. It was heavily guarded.
Grade 9 Modern Era
Why was Turkey an important player in the Cold War?
  1. It's location relative to the Soviet Union
  2. It's supply of Nuclear warfare that it provided to the United States
  3. The trust the Soviet Union instilled in them
  4. The Soviet Union was bombing them and the United States was forced to retaliate
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did the Marshall Plan provide?
  1. Food and rations to the concentration camps.
  2. Aid to war-torn European countries.
  3. A military plan for the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  4. A repsonse system for public schools in case of a nuclear warfare strike.
Grade 9 Modern Era
How far is Cuba located off the coast of the United States?
  1. 217 miles
  2. 150 miles
  3. 20 miles
  4. 90 miles
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did President Truman inform the Soviet Union that the United States had at the Potsdam Conference?
  1. Airplanes
  2. Underwater Radar Systems
  3. Advanced battleships
  4. Atomic Bomb
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