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Cold War

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  • Q1
    What did President John F. Kennedy outline as the major goal of the US space program during the 1960s?
    placing a satellite in orbit
    colonizing another planet
    deploying missiles in space
    putting a man on the moon
    30s
  • Q2
    What was the purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization?
    to discourage the Soviet Union from taking aggressive actions
    to help European colonies gain their independence
    to help reunify East Germany and West Germany
    to discourage the United States from using nuclear weapons
    30s
  • Q3
    What was Nikita Krushchev's major goals as a leader of the Soviet Union?
    spreading communism around the globe
    promoting and protecting human rights
    making the Soviet Union a democracy
    improving relations with the United States
    30s
  • Q4
    How did the Cuban Missile Crisis begin?
    A US spy plane photographed secret Soviet nuclear missiles being assembled in Cuba.
    A Cuban plane photographed US destroyers approaching the Cuban coastline.
    Cuba threatened to launch an attack on the United States if the United States continued its blockade of Cuba.
    The Soviet Union threatened to put nuclear missiles in Cuba if the US did not pull its troops out of Korea.
    30s
  • Q5
    What was the Iron Curtain?
    The divide between democratic and communist countries.
    An alliance between democratic countries.
    An alliance between communist countries.
    Missiles being placed in Cuba.
    30s
  • Q6
    What was the event where the US took supplies to West Berlin?
    NATO
    Korean War
    Berlin Airlift
    Iron Curtain
    30s
  • Q7
    What was the purpose of the Berlin Wall?
    to separate democracies
    to separate US and Germany
    to separate East and West Germany
    to separate communists
    30s
  • Q8
    What was the Domino Theory?
    The belief that if one country fell to communism, all would fall.
    The belief that all countries should play dominoes.
    The belief that all countries would fail.
    The belief that if one country became democratic, all would.
    30s
  • Q9
    What was the Red Scare?
    Adolf Hitler blamed innocent people of being democratic.
    Joseph McCarthy blamed innocent people of being communist.
    Adolf Hitler blamed innocent people of being communist.
    Joseph McCarthy blamed innocent people of being democratic.
    30s
  • Q10
    What caused the Korean War to begin?
    Communist North Korea crossed the 38th parallel.
    Communist China crossed the 38th parallel.
    Democratic North Korea crossed the 39th parallel.
    Communist South Korea crossed the 38th parallel.
    30s
  • Q11
    Why did the US join the Vietnam War?
    to fight communist South Vietnam
    to fight communist North Vietnam
    to fight communist North Korea
    to fight communist South Vietnam
    30s
  • Q12
    When did the Soviet Union collapse?
    1992
    1991
    1989
    1990
    30s

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