Cold War and Modern Foreign Policy
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. The 1960 CIA operation to overthrow Fidel Castro and the Cuban government. It failed miserably. 
    answer choices
    U-2 Incident 
    Bay of Pigs 
    Cuban Missile Crisis 
    Berlin Wall
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. The situation when Cuba had nuclear missiles ready to launch and the U.S. blockaded Cuba threatening nuclear war 
    answer choices
    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Berlin Crisis 
    Bay of Pigs 
    Guatemalan War 
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. Nikita Khrushchev had this built to keep Eastern Germans from fleeing to the democratic West Germany 
    answer choices
    Iron Curtain 
    Bay of Pigs 
    Berlin Wall
    Great Wall of China 
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Who defeated Baptista's government to become dictator of Cuba in 1959? 
    answer choices
    Miguel Hidalgo
    Raul Castro
    Fidel Castro
    John F. Kennedy
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Which statement best describes the Cuban Missile Crisis? 
    answer choices
    The Soviets let the Cuban government borrow their missiles to scare the US. 
    US planes spotted Soviet missiles in Cuba and were worried they would be launched to attack the US. 
    The US gave Cuba missiles to use against the Soviets. 
    Cuba threatened to place an embargo on the US.
  • Question 6
    10 seconds
    Q. When was the Berlin Wall made?
    answer choices
    August 12, 1961
    November 9, 1989
    Neither
    Both
  • Question 7
    10 seconds
    Q. What was the Berlin Wall a symbol of?
    answer choices
    Communism
    Democracy
    Neither
    Both
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Who was the Soviet President during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
    answer choices
    Leonid Breshnev
    Nikita Krushev
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. This was the name of the first man-made satellite, launched by the Soviets in 1957?
    answer choices
    Lil Wayne
    Sputnik
    Enola Gay
    Fat Man
  • Question 10
    20 seconds
    Q. U.S.S.R. stands for_____.
    answer choices
    Union of Socialist Soviet Republic
    Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
    Union of Special Soviet Republic
    Union of Soviet Specialist Republic
  • Question 11
    20 seconds
    Q. True or False – The Iron Curtain was a real curtain.
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. In 1946, Winston Churchill used the term "Iron Curtain" when describing conditions in Europe. What did he mean by this term?
    answer choices
    European nations needed to build more factories
    Peace had finally spread throughout the countries of Europe
    The militaries of Western Europe were becoming too powerful
    There was a division between communist Eastern Europe and Western Europe.
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Part of the agreement that came at the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis was:
    answer choices
    The U.S. limiting our number of a-bombs
    The U.S. paying for the Berlin Wall
    The U.S. removing missiles from Turkey
    The U.S. paying 53 million dollars to Cuba
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following resulted from McCarthyism during the 1950s?
    answer choices
    Membership in the US Communist Party increased
    US Citizens were arrested for being suspected communists
    Recruitment procedures for the US military branches were reformed
    US diplomats began to express dissenting political viewpoints more freely
  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. Where was the Truman Doctrine first used?
    answer choices
    Berlin
    Hungary
    Czechoslovakia
    Greece
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. What program aided the rebuilding of Western Europe?
    answer choices
    Truman Doctrine
    NATO
    Warsaw Pact
    Marshall Plan
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. The Truman Doctrine's main goal was to:
    answer choices
    Contain communism
    Provide weapons to democratic countries
    Destroy communism
    Provide collective security
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. What organization was created by Congress to hunt for communist spies?
    answer choices
    Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA)
    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    House Un-American Activites Commitee (HUAC)
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. What does NATO stand for?
    answer choices
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    North American Trade Organization
    Northern Alliance Trade Origins
    Native American Tribal Organization
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. What country was the head of the Warsaw Pact?
    answer choices
    Germany
    Soviet Union 
    China
    North Korea
  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. The Cold War was mainly focused on the U.S and their fight against ___.
    answer choices
    Socialism
    Fascism
    Communism
    Exorcisms
  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q. For what crime were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg found guilty and put to death?
    answer choices
    perjury
    murder
    espionage
    embezzlement
  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q. Truman ordered the desegregation of this, known as Executive Order 9981?
    answer choices
    armed forces
    public schools
    public transportation
    automobile factories
  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is an example of detente'?
    answer choices
    building the Berlin Wall
    blockade of Cuba by the US
    Soviet invasion of Afganistan
    Nixon's visit to the Soviet Union
  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q. Which president was successful in negotiating a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.
    answer choices
    Richard Nixon
    Gerald Ford
    Jimmy Carter
    Ronald Reagan
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. What did Iranian student activists do when the Shah of Iran was treated in an American hospital?
    answer choices
    they terrorized American travelers in Europe
    they forced an attack on Iraq
    they seized the American embassy and took hostages
    they staged an overthrow of the government
  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q. How was the Iran Hostage Crisis resolved?
    answer choices
    the hostages were all killed
    the hostages were released as part of the agreement ending the Vietnam War
    the hostages were freed upon Reagan's inauguration
    the Camp David Accords led Israel to release the hostages
  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q. PEACE TALKS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND EGYPT
    answer choices
    CAMP DAVID ACCORDS
    OPEC
    IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS
    IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR
  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q. US EMBASSY ATTACKED. HOSTAGES TAKEN.
    answer choices
    IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR
    CAMP DAVID ACCORDS
    IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS
    OPEC
  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q. SELLING WEAPONS TO IRAN TO FREE HOSTAGES. USING MONEY TO FUND WAR IN S. AMERICA
    answer choices
    IRAN CONTRA SCANDAL
    IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS
    REAGANOMICS
    CONTRACT WITH AMERICA
  • Question 31
    180 seconds
    Q. Pres. Carter signed a deal returning control of the _____________ in the year 2000.
    answer choices
    Atlantic Ocean
    Pacific Ocean
    Panama Canal
    Suez Canal 
  • Question 32
    180 seconds
    Q. Face to face negotiations produced the ending 30 years of war between Israel and Egypt.
    answer choices
    Camp David Accords 
    Camp Fun Accords
    Detente
    Arms Race
  • Question 33
    180 seconds
    Q. Relaxing of tensions with the USSR.Nixon and Soviet leaders signed an agreement (SALT) limiting development of defensive missile systems.
    answer choices
    Domino Theory
    Truman Doctrine
    Marshall Plan
    Detente 
  • Question 34
    180 seconds
    Q. Iranian students seized 66 people at the American Embassy in Tehran.
    answer choices
    Iran Hostage Crisis
    Afghanistan Hostage Crisis
    Iran-Contra Affair
    Camp David Accords
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q. After the U.S. got out of Vietnam in 1973, what happened to the country two years later?
    answer choices
    The South Vietnamese won thanks to Nixon's bombing of Cambodia
    The country remained divided at the 17th parallel and still remains divided today
    The North Vietnamese won and made the entire country communist
    The U.S. re-entered the war and helped the South Vietnamese defeat the north
  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. What were the so-called "SALT 1" talks about?
    answer choices
    increasing mineral trade between the U.S. and Soviet Union
    reducing nuclear weapons
    improving the taste of bland foods
    learning how to store nuclear waste in salt domes
  • Question 37
    60 seconds
    Q. President Bush sent in troops to Kuwait to stop what country's aggressive dictator?
    answer choices
    Iran
    Iraq
    Russia
    Kuwait 
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. Iraq invaded which country during the Persian Gulf War?
    answer choices
    Israel
    Saudi Arabia
    Iran
    Kuwait
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the legacy of the Vietnam War for the U.S.?
    answer choices
    It was the longest and least successful war in American history
    It was long and hard, but did contain communism
    our soldiers were welcomed home as heroes
    The Soviets slowed their efforts to spread communism
  • Question 40
    45 seconds
    Q. What was one domestic result of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War?
    answer choices
    Improved relations between youth and the older generation
    Increased faith in militarism as a foreign policy
    Increased attention to social programs
    Greater public distrust of government policies
  • Question 41
    45 seconds
    Q. Vietnamization was a policy advanced by Richard Nixon. What was its purpose?
    answer choices
    to increase American forces in Vietnam
    to decrease American forces in Vietnam
    to increase friendly Chinese forces in Vietnam
    to overwhelm the Viet Cong with U.S. forces
  • Question 42
    45 seconds
    Q. The Domino Theory, popular in the 1950s and 1960s, assumed the expansion of 
    answer choices
    Soviet influence into China
    communism into Southeast Asia
    South African apartheid into other African nations.
    totalitarianism throughout Latin America.
  • Question 43
    180 seconds
    Q. What land was not taken by Israel as a result of the 6 Days war?
    answer choices
    East Jerusalem
    the Golan Heights
    the Suez Canal
    the Gaza Strip
  • Question 44
    180 seconds
    Q. After what war did hyndreds of thousands of palestenians flee their homes?
    answer choices
    Six Day - 1967
    Yom Kippur - 1973
    Kristallnacht
    Brest-Litovsk - 1918
  • Question 45
    180 seconds
    Q. The Patriot Act (2001) was passed in response to what event?
    answer choices
    Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
    Osama Bin Laden invading Iraq
    a series of doemstic terrorist action in the southern US
    the attacks on the twin towers and Pentagon
  • Question 46
    180 seconds
    Q. In what decade was the Cuban Missile Crisis?
    answer choices
    1960s
    1970s
    1950s
    1980s
  • Question 47
    180 seconds
    Q. The leader of what nation was arrested and jailed by the United States in 1989?
    answer choices
    Panama
    East Germany
    Chile
    Argentina
  • Question 48
    180 seconds
    Q. In a policy of "linkage", who ordered the boycott of the Soviet 1980 summer Olympic Games?
    answer choices
    Nixon
    Carter
    Reagan
    Ike
  • Question 49
    180 seconds
    Q. Who negotiated the human rights accords in Helsinki with the Sobiets?
    answer choices
    Nixon
    Ford
    Reagan
    Carter
  • Question 50
    180 seconds
    Q. The nationalization of what industry led to the trade and travel embargo (1960) in Cuba?
    answer choices
    oil
    tobacco
    sugar
    banannas
  • Question 51
    180 seconds
    Q. When was SALT ratified, the 1st agreement to limit a class of atomic weapons?
    answer choices
    1970s
    1960s
    1980s
    1950s
  • Question 52
    180 seconds
    Q. What was the name of the 1994 trade agreement?
    answer choices
    NAFTA
    CAFTA
    GATT
    Uruguay
  • Question 53
    180 seconds
    Q. What is a post 9-11 agency created to secure air travel?
    answer choices
    TSA
    AFL
    NAFTA
    CIO
  • Question 54
    180 seconds
    Q. What World War I treaty can be seen as an origin of anti communism in the west?
    answer choices
    Treaty of Versailles
    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Brest-Litovbsk
    Geneva Accords
  • Question 55
    180 seconds
    Q. In what decade was the Berlin Blockade/Berlin Airlift?
    answer choices
    1950s
    1940s
    1890s
    1980s
  • Question 56
    180 seconds
    Q. What did the term "Iron Curtain" denote?
    answer choices
    steel manufacturing in the northeatern United States
    a lack of basic liberties in Eastern Europe
    an expression for plays that fail in their first week
    a descritpion of the rigid froeign policy practices of the United states
  • Question 57
    180 seconds
    Q. The nationalization of what industry in Cuba sparked a trade embargo from the United States?
    answer choices
    fruit
    tobacco
    oil
    gambling
  • Question 58
    180 seconds
    Q. The United States gained a naval base in Cuba through what war?
    answer choices
    Spanish American War
    World War I
    Cuban-American War
    War of 1812
  • Question 59
    180 seconds
    Q. In what decade did Castro overthrow Batista?
    answer choices
    1950s
    1960s
    1970s
    1890s
  • Question 60
    180 seconds
    Q. Who was the Israeli leader involved in the Camp David Accords?
    answer choices
    Moshe Dayan
    Golda Meir
    Yitzak Rabin
    Menachem Begin
  • Question 61
    180 seconds
    Q. Who was the Egyptian leader involved in the Camp David Accords?
    answer choices
    Anwar Sadat
    Gamal Abdel Nasser
     Bashar el Assad
    King Hussein
  • Question 62
    30 seconds
    Q. The Camp David Accords were between what two countries?
    answer choices
    USA and Vietnam
    Isreal and Egypt 
    South Vietnam and North Vietnam
    USA and Isreal
  • Question 63
    30 seconds
    Q. The 1978 Panama Canal treaties transferred control of the Panama Canal from
    answer choices
    Panama to US
    Columbia to Panama
    Panama to Britian
    US to Panama
  • Question 64
    30 seconds
    Q. How did President Carter attempt to end hostilities in the Middle East?
    answer choices
    He helped negotiate a peace treaty known as the Camp David Accords.
    He deployed US troops to defeat the Palestine Liberation Organization.
    He ordered the boycott of the Olympic Games in Moscow.
    He threatened to sever diplomatic ties with Syria.
  • Question 65
    30 seconds
    Q. What communist nations did president Nixon extend relations to during his Administration?
    answer choices
    Cuba
    China
    Soviet Union
    Both China and Soviet Union
  • Question 66
    30 seconds
    Q. Selling weapons to Iran to free hostages and using the money to fund war in Central America
    answer choices
    Iran-Contra Affair
    Watergate Affair
    Reagonomics
    Camp David Accords
  • Question 67
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following presidents improved relations with the Soviet Union by visiting and signing arms limitations agreements?
    answer choices
    Ford
    Nixon
    Johnson
    Carter
  • Question 68
    30 seconds
    Q. Which country broke apart at the end of the Cold War?
    answer choices
    China
    Kuwait
    Soviet Union
    Cuba
  • Question 69
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following actions occurred during the Iran-Contra affair?
    answer choices
    The Reagan administration used earnings from weapons sales to Iran to illegally fund the contras.
    The Reagan administration secretly hired Iranian agents to fight against the contras.
    The Reagan administration paid the contras to release Americans being held hostage in Iran.
    The Reagan administration hired Lebanese agents to rescue Iranians being held by the contras.
  • Question 70
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the Strategic Defense Initiative?
    answer choices
    a series of military actions to root out communism in Central America
    a coalition of nations that volunteered to police the Middle East
    a plan to defend Eastern Europe in the event of a Soviet attack
    a program to use laser technology to defend America against missiles
  • Question 71
    30 seconds
    Q. How did President Reagan’s buildup of America’s weapons contribute to the fall of communism?
    answer choices
    It strengthened the Soviet economy and prompted Gorbachev to expand control of Eastern Europe.
    It weakened the Soviet economy, which prompted Gorbachev to expand control of Eastern Europe.
    It weakened the Soviet economy and encouraged Gorbachev to promote reform in the Soviet Union.
    It strengthened the Soviet economy, which prompted Gorbachev to promote reform in the Soviet Union.
  • Question 72
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the name of Iraq's Dictator, who ordered the invasion of Kuwait, for which the US forced their withdraw in the Persian Gulf War?
    answer choices
    Anwar Sadat
    Osama Bin Laden
    Mumamar Quadafi 
    Saadam Hussein
  • Question 73
    30 seconds
    Q. Nixon was the first U.S. president to visit this communist country?
    answer choices
    China
    Cuba
    North Korea
    East Germany
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