How Much Do You Know About The Cold War?

It Dominated The 20th Century. But How Much Do You Remember?
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Question 1/12

history.com
In 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space. What was it called?
Andropov
NATO
Sputnik
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Question 2/12

britannica.com
The New York couple executed for allegedly passing classified information to the Soviet Union was the:
Rosenbergs
DeGraffenreids
Friedmans
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Question 3/12

independent.co.uk
In 1949, the world experienced a shock when Communists took over what country?
Japan
South Korea
China
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Question 4/12

wristchronology.com
Fidel Castro overthrew Batista and installed himself in power in Cuba in what year?
1951
1959
1961
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Question 5/12

mentalfloss.com
In 1961, a wall was built diving the Communist and non-Communist halves of what city?
Berlin
Havana
Moscow
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Question 6/12

pinimg.com
In the United States, what organization emerged to investigate alleged Communist activity?
Americans Against Communism
House Un-American Activities Committee
United Front Against Radicalism
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Question 7/12

libcom.org
In 1956, which Eastern European country revolted against Communism?
Poland
Romania
Hungary
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Question 8/12

wordpress.com
In 1968, a pro-democracy movement in what European city was crushed by Soviet forces?
Prague
Budapest
Vienna
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Question 9/12

slate.com
Which Soviet premier famously said to the United States, "We will bury you."?
Stalin
Khrushchev
Brezhnev
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Question 10/12

russia-insider.com
In response to the creation of NATO, the Soviet Union created which of the following?
Warsaw Pact
Budapest Alliance
Moscow Treaty
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Question 11/12

dogomedia.com
Which American president famously said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."?
Harry Truman
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
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Question 12/12

geourdu.com
Which of the following was associated with a foreign policy strategy referred to as "brinksmanship"?
John Foster Dulles
Henry Kissinger
Clement Atlee
Result
It was an important part of history! We could have all been blown up! Read a book!

C+, Did You Sleep Through The Cold War?

blenderartists.org
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You certainly didn't skip history class! Aren't you the smarty pants!

B+, Quite The Historian

synonym.com
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You are quite the Cold Warrior! You know your stuff!

A+, Cold War Wizard

salon.com
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1
In 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space. What was it called?
Andropov
NATO
Sputnik
2
The New York couple executed for allegedly passing classified information to the Soviet Union was the:
Rosenbergs
DeGraffenreids
Friedmans
3
In 1949, the world experienced a shock when Communists took over what country?
Japan
South Korea
China
4
Fidel Castro overthrew Batista and installed himself in power in Cuba in what year?
1951
1959
1961
5
In 1961, a wall was built diving the Communist and non-Communist halves of what city?
Berlin
Havana
Moscow
6
In the United States, what organization emerged to investigate alleged Communist activity?
Americans Against Communism
House Un-American Activities Committee
United Front Against Radicalism
7
In 1956, which Eastern European country revolted against Communism?
Poland
Romania
Hungary
8
In 1968, a pro-democracy movement in what European city was crushed by Soviet forces?
Prague
Budapest
Vienna
9
Which Soviet premier famously said to the United States, "We will bury you."?
Stalin
Khrushchev
Brezhnev
10
In response to the creation of NATO, the Soviet Union created which of the following?
Warsaw Pact
Budapest Alliance
Moscow Treaty
11
Which American president famously said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."?
Harry Truman
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
12
Which of the following was associated with a foreign policy strategy referred to as "brinksmanship"?
John Foster Dulles
Henry Kissinger
Clement Atlee