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Berlin Wall (Grade 9)

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Berlin Wall

In what year was the Berlin Wall constructed?
  1. 1946
  2. 1952
  3. 1961
  4. 1974
What was the purpose of the Berlin Wall?

Fences and minefields separated the border between East and West Berlin before the construction of the wall.
  1. True
  2. False
How long was the Berlin Wall?
  1. 56mi
  2. 87mi
  3. 103mi
  4. 131mi
The Brandenburg Gate was the only open pathway between East and West Berlin.
  1. True
  2. False
Graffiti covered the western side of the wall while anyone approaching the eastern side would be shot.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the name of the most famous allied crossing through the Berlin Wall?
  1. Brandenburg Gate
  2. Checkpoint Charlie
  3. Dresden Crossing
  4. Guarded Pass
Checkpoints Alpha and Bravo were crossings on the Autobahn.
  1. True
  2. False
About how many people defected across the Berlin Wall?

In 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families successfully escaped East Berlin by flying over the wall in a homemade hot air balloon.
  1. True
  2. False
When he said "Ich bin ein Berliner," President Kennedy actually claimed that he was a jelly doughnut.
  1. True
  2. False
In what year did Ronald Reagan tell Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall"?
  1. 1974
  2. 1987
  3. 1989
  4. 1991
Due to a large number of escapes through Czechoslovakia in the fall of 1989, East German authorities closed down all checkpoints to the west.
  1. True
  2. False
Though the official demolition of the wall did not begin until June 1990, people began to demolish it starting in November 1989.
  1. True
  2. False
Germany was reunified in October 1990.
  1. True
  2. False

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