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Cold War Quiz (Grades 11-12)

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Cold War Quiz

1. 
Cold War
  1. a great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire
  2. intense economic, political, military, and ideological rivalry between nations, short of military conflict; sustained hostile political policies and an atmosphere of strain between opposed countries
  3. state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965; discrimination against blacks
  4. ability to act or produce an effect; legal or official authority, capacity, or right
2. 
During the Cold War, the U.S. and the Soviet Union battled each other                                 
  1. militarily and politically
  2. economically and technologically
  3. technologically and politically
  4. militarily and economically
3. 
The Cold War originated immediately after                .
  1. The Civil War
  2. World War II
  3. World War I
  4. Korean War
4. 
The US fight in Vietnam to stop the spread of communism. This policy is called                     
  1. the domino theory.
  2. containment.
  3. the Marshall Plan.
  4. the Truman Doctrine.
5. 
What did the Berlin Wall separate?
  1. Nazi Germany from Jewish Germany
  2. Eastern Europe from Western Europe
  3. East Berlin from West Berlin
  4. Both B and C
6. 
A Cold War event that took place in 1961 was                                             
  1. Operation Vittles
  2. the building of the Berlin Wall
  3. the process of detente
  4. the intensification of the nuclear arms race
7. 
What organization was created after the Second World War for the purpose of maintaining peace and international security and fostering economic, social and cultural cooperation?
  1. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  2. The United Nations
  3. The League of Nations
  4. The Marshall Plan
8. 
What event was the closest the world had ever came to nuclear warfare?
  1. Cuban Missile Crisis
  2. Hungarian Uprising
  3. Vietnam War
  4. Korean War
9. 
Upon its creation after World War II, the purpose of NATO was to                                              
  1. resist the spread of communism.
  2. protect Western Europe from Soviet aggression
  3. give foreign aid to European countries
  4. Both a and b
10. 
The launching of Sputnik by the USSR began the                           .
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