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Cold War under a Microscope

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"The Cold War spanned over 40 years. Take this 'Cold War under a Microscope' quiz and see how well you really know everything about the Cold War, its details and other interesting information. Put your thinking caps on and enjoy!"

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1. What resolution passed by the US Congress gave US President Lyndon Johnson the power to 'take all necessary steps, including the use of armed force,' in order to defend South Vietnam against Communist forces?
    The Gulf of Saigon Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Gulf of Hanoi Resolution
    The Gulf of My Lai Resolution

2. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the 1968 'Prague Spring'?
    Yuri Andropov
    Leonid Brezhnev
    Nikita Khrushchev
    Josef Stalin

3. What was the nickname given by the American soldiers during the Vietnam War to the Vietcong?

4. Some months after Stalin's death in 1953, Malenkov emerged as the Soviet "supremo". In which order did his successors follow him?
    Khrushchev, Chernenko, Andropov, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev
    Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Andropov, Chernenko, and Gorbachev
    Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko and Gorbachev
    Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Chernenko, Andropov, and Gorbachev

5. Who were the Bay of Pigs invaders?
    NATO forces
    US forces
    Cuban exiles
    UN forces

6. Winston Churchill made his famous 1946 'Iron Curtain' speech. In which US state?

7. Which Hungarian Prime Minister demanded that Hungary leave the Warsaw Pact and become a neutral nation, thus leading to the suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising?
    Matyas Rakosi
    Lech Walesa
    Janos Kadar
    Imre Nagy

8. North Korea and South Korea are divided by which line?
    "17th Parallel"
    "38th Parallel"
    "25th Parallel"
    "28th Parallel"

9. When did the Soviet Union test its first atomic bomb?
    August 8, 1947
    August 29, 1949
    August 12, 1950
    November 21, 1946

10. Which of the following European countries did not belong to the Warsaw Pact when it was established?

11. In what year did the United States and the People's Republic of China establish formal diplomatic relations?

12. Which one of the following foreign policies was not part of the Cold War?
    peaceful co-existence

13. Who was the leader of the Solidarity Movement in Poland?
    Pope John Paul II
    Lech Walesa
    Wladislaw Gomulka
    Ignace Jan Paderewski

14. Which two leaders signed the SALT I Treaty in 1972?
    Carter and Brezhnev
    Nixon and Khrushchev
    Nixon and Brezhnev
    Carter and Khrushchev

15. Which two countries did not attend the 23rd Communist Party Congress in Moscow in 1965?
    China and Czechoslovakia
    China and Romania
    China and Albania
    China and Hungary

16. What do glasnost and perestroika mean?
    openness and economic restructuring
    isolation and closure
    war and peace
    peace and cooperation

17. Which European city was the symbol of the East-West divide in the Cold War?
    Answer: (One word - six letters)

18. The Truman Doctrine first helped which two countries against the threat of Communism?
    South Korea and South Vietnam
    Austria and West Germany
    Greece and Turkey
    France and Italy

19. What was the name of the all-out attack on South Vietnam cities by communist forces during the start of the Vietnamese New Year celebration?
    The Tet Offensive
    The Saigon Offensive
    The My Lai Offensive
    The Hue Offensive

20. When did the Soviet Union collapse?
    November 25, 1989
    October 25, 1992
    September 25, 1990
    December 25, 1991

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