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Cold War Test - do not write on this test

Multiple Choice -- 3 pts each

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 1. After World War II, the imperial powers gave up their empires because



a.

treaties forced them to.

c.

they thought it was morally right.

b.

they lacked the will to fight for them.

d.

the Soviet Union demanded it.

____ 2. One of the biggest factors contributing to political instability in African nations immediately after independence was



a.

the lack of natural resources.

c.

the lack of common ties and goals.

b.

the failure of communism.

d.

huge debts.

____ 3. Most of the nations in the global South are



a.

poor.

c.

democratic.

b.

prosperous.

d.

developed.

____ 4. Developing countries that borrowed money from the West usually



a.

made rapid progress toward modernization.

b.

were able to pay back their debts.

c.

spent much of their income trying to pay back their debt.

d.

developed economic independence.

____ 5. One effect of the Cold War was



a.

an outbreak of civil wars.

c.

increased political tension worldwide.

b.

the founding of the United Nations.

d.

widespread fighting.

____ 6. Democracy failed in many new nations because



a.

the people were unprepared for self-rule.

b.

there were too many poor people.

c.

the people felt more comfortable with the military in charge.

d.

too many people were homeless.

____ 7. Most of the world’s wealth is controlled by nations in



a.

the global South.

c.

the global North.

b.

the developing world.

d.

the Eastern Hemisphere.

____ 8. During the Cold War, the primary goal of American foreign policy was to



a.

protect human rights everywhere.

b.

encourage economic growth in communist countries.

c.

stop the spread of communism.

d.

create a world without war.

____ 9. The Arms race was a race among the superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union to see who could



a.

create the most destructive nuclear weapons

c.

create the most weapons for wartime including machine guns, tanks and nuclear weapons.

b.

lift the most weights to increase the circumference of their biceps (it is not this one!)

d.

spread their beliefs across the world.

____ 10. The Iron Curtain separated the Communist East from



a.

all democratic countries in the world.

c.

all democratic countries in western Europe.

b.

all communisti countries in the west

d.

Russia.

____ 11.

The Berlin Blockade prevented America and her allies from

a.

having a government set up in West Berlin

c.

giving aide to Poland

b.

giving aide to West Berlin

d.

giving aide to East Berlin

____ 12. The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred because



a.

Soviet Union was bombing Cuba w/ missiles

c.

the Soviet Union was providing Cuba with and storing nuclear missiles.

b.

Cuba was storing missiles supplied to them by China

d.

all of the above.

____ 13. President John F Kennedy responded to the Cuban Missile Crisis by



a.

blockading all US ports from entry.

c.

bombing the soup out of Soviet Union

b.

launching the Bay of Pigs

d.

blockading the ports of Cuba from the Soviet Union.

____ 14. The Vietnam war ended



a.

with the North Vietnamese victory at TET.

c.

with the South Vietnamese converting to communism and then winning the war.

b.

without victory.

d.

none of the above.

____ 15. The United Nations defended these people during the Korean war.



a.

North Koreans

c.

South Koreans

b.

Chinese

d.

Vietnamese

____ 16. The Korea war started in



a.

1944

c.

1972

b.

1950

d.

1591

____ 17. The space race began with the Soviet Union



a.

launching a monkey into space.

c.

landing a man on the moon.

b.

launching the first satellite into space.

d.

building a rocket ship to go to Mars.

____ 18. Detente was



a.

a time of relaxation of tension between the Soviet Union and the US

c.

another name for the Iranian conflict of 1979.

b.

my cousin who lives in Shively

d.

a time of increased tension between the Soviet Union and the US.

____ 19. The following event helped end the Cold War



a.

the fall of the Soviet Union

c.

the uniting of German

b.

full retreat of Soviet forces from Afghanistan

d.

all of the above.

____ 20. All of the following people were involved with the Cold War except:



a.

Josef Stalin

c.

Nikita Kruschev

b.

Fidel Castro

d.

Neville Chamberlain


Cold War Test - do not write on this test

Answer Section

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. B


2. C

3. A


4. C

5. C


6. A

7. C


8. C

9. A


10. C

11. B


12. C

13. D


14. B

15. C


16. B

17. B


18. A

19. D


20. D


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