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  There are 29 quizzes and 320 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 1

The Cold War was a time of hysteria and paranoia for many key players, and those feelings led to some of the most insane government ideas of all time.
Tough (10 qns)
illiniman14
1548 plays
2
Resentment Harbor

The Cold War between superpowers was a time of terrible tensions and great advances. To harbor resentment is to foster hostility toward another over a real or imagined offense. Here are 10 basic questions about those resentments.
Easy (10 qns)
Godwit
558 plays
3
Cold War Battlefields

Although the Cold War is usually defined as "generally without combat," there was some hot action now and then. Can you identify these cold war battlefields?
Easy (10 qns)
shvdotr
480 plays
4
Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 3

The Cold War was a time of hysteria and paranoia, and those feelings led to some of the most insane government ideas of all time.
Tough (10 qns)
illiniman14
642 plays
5
Cold Warrior

Like many young people of my generation, I was a Cold Warrior and thanked God it never became a Hot War. I hope this quiz will be a challenging and thought-provoking reminder of those tense times.
Average (10 qns)
frankmcvey
3849 plays
6
Famous Submarines of the Cold War

Cold War tensions and close calls happened frequently hidden from sight - beneath the waves of the world oceans.
Tough (10 qns)
wjames
345 plays
7
Protect and Survive: Britain in a Nuclear Age

During the Cold War, the threat of nuclear war hung heavy over the world. After watching the TV film 'Threads', I was inspired to make a quiz about nuclear weapons in Britain, and how Britain handled the possibility of a nuclear war.
Tough (10 qns)
Kankurette
309 plays
8
A Child of the Cold War: Terms to Know

As a child growing up in the 1960s it was important to learn about the possibility of nuclear warfare. These terms were used during news reports and adult conversations that I overheard. Was there really a threat? I thought so!
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
597 plays
9
Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps

The events of the Cold War have left a scar that continues to torment many today.
Average (20 qns)
bridgey91
6339 plays
10
Cold War under a Microscope

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!
Average (20 qns)
Neurotic
5499 plays
11
The Sweeter Side of the Berlin Airlift

This candy drop, an extension of the Berlin Airlift, came into being due to the initial efforts of a single aviator.
Difficult (10 qns)
JudithCrafard
204 plays
12
Atomic Spies - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for atomic espionage. Were they guilty, or victims of McCarthy era hysteria? Information for this quiz comes from Sam Roberts' excellent book "The Brother" (Random House, 2001).
Tough (10 qns)
janetgool
756 plays
13
The Cold War in East Asia

The Cold War was global, but this quiz focuses on East Asia. See how much you know about the world that arose out of the close of the Second World War.
Average (10 qns)
historydork13
3321 plays
14
The Cold War

Cold War brinkmanship caused extreme East-West tension.
Easy (10 qns)
charlemagne
8814 plays
15
No Prayer for the Dead

The Cold War was mostly a war of words and threats, but open conflict frequently escalated and numerous were the victims of those tensions in a world bitterly divided. Let's see what we know about those events.
Average (10 qns)
DeepHistory
381 plays
16
Cold War Fun

Here is a basic quiz on the Cold War. I hope your understanding of the topic increases after you finish the quiz. I hope you enjoy it!
Average (10 qns)
Corycool
6087 plays
17
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests

Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted hundreds of nuclear weapons tests in Nevada and the Marshall Islands. The following are 10 general questions about those incredibly powerful detonations. Note: Each U.S. test is known by a code name.
Tough (10 qns)
ShilohGrant
360 plays
18
41 for Freedom: America's SSBNs

This is a quiz about the United States' first nuclear powered ballistic missile submarines, in which I had the privilege to serve. I hope you find it interesting.
Average (10 qns)
daver852
168 plays
19
Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 2

The Cold War was a time of hysteria and paranoia for many key players, and those feelings led to some of the most insane government ideas of all time.
Difficult (10 qns)
illiniman14
480 plays
20
The Cold War: Spies and Spying

The Cold War did not feature warfare on a grand scale; it did feature a war that was just as deadly and serious...spying.
Average (10 qns)
beterave
438 plays
21
More Cold War Spies

More Cold War spies and spying techiques. These spies were some of the worst.
Tough (10 qns)
beterave
306 plays
22
Cold War Fun

The best of luck to you, it may be harder than it seems. If you get even half of these right, you have my respect.
Tough (10 qns)
higce
4449 plays
23
Cold War 1945-1961

This is the Cold War at its hottest!
Easy (5 qns)
Corycool
7209 plays
24
Cold War Tanks

This is a quiz on the general knowledge of tanks (MBTs) during the Cold War period (1950s-1990s). It includes both NATO and Warsaw Pact vehicles.
Difficult (10 qns)
Rstrong1234
270 plays
25
Cold War Quotes

Here are some quotes from the Cold War and I want you to tell me who said them.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
cal79
2358 plays
26
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests: 2

This is the second of my quizzes on U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1962. This may be tough. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
ShilohGrant
354 plays
27
The British Army in Cold War Germany

This is a quiz charting the British Army in West Germany during the cold war. - By one who was there.
Difficult (10 qns)
Maddo1
297 plays
28
The Cold War Gets Hot in Africa

This Quiz deals with the Namibian War of Independence and is another example of the Cold War breaking out into open conflict
Difficult (10 qns)
Davosb
297 plays
29
History of the Cold War

This is yet another quiz on the Cold War. But it's different from the earlier ones ... You'll come across the entire chronology and events that occured from 1917 to the late 1980's. I've tried to cover as many facts as possible. Play and enjoy!
Very Difficult (25 qns)
swashbuckler
4314 plays
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