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1.
A Child of the Cold War  Terms to Know
  A Child of the Cold War: Terms to Know   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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, Feb 07 15
Average
ponycargirl editor
934 plays
2.
  Events of the Cold War    
Ordering Quiz
 15 Qns
For this quiz, you will order fifteen significant events of the Cold War in order of when the events occurred.
Average, 15 Qns, bernie73, Jun 24 22
Average
bernie73 gold member
Jun 24 22
430 plays
3.
  Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The events of the Cold War have left a scar that continues to torment many today.
Average, 20 Qns, bridgey91, Mar 22 18
Average
bridgey91
Mar 22 18
6887 plays
4.
  Resentment Harbor   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Godwit, Feb 09 15
Very Easy
Godwit gold member
773 plays
5.
  Cold Warrior   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, May 26 06
Average
frankmcvey
4261 plays
6.
No Prayer for the Dead
  No Prayer for the Dead    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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, Feb 08 15
Average
DeepHistory gold member
683 plays
7.
  The Cold War   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cold War brinkmanship caused extreme East-West tension.
Easier, 10 Qns, charlemagne, Feb 25 04
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Easier
charlemagne
9697 plays
8.
  Take this Cold War Fun Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, May 21 17
Average
Corycool
May 21 17
6671 plays
9.
  Cold War Battlefields   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jan 14 19
Easier
shvdotr gold member
Jan 14 19
861 plays
10.
  Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 1   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Nov 07 09
Tough
illiniman14 gold member
1761 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who coined the phrase "The Iron Curtain"?

From Quiz "Cold Warrior"




11.
  Cold War under a Microscope   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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, Feb 04 15
Average
Neurotic
5768 plays
12.
  "41 For Freedom": The FBM Submarine   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During the Cold War, the U.S. built 41 Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines. I'll describe them and you pick each one's name.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, subsquid, Feb 16 18
Very Easy
subsquid
Feb 16 18
503 plays
13.
  Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 3   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Oct 06 10
Tough
illiniman14 gold member
731 plays
14.
  Protect and Survive: Britain in a Nuclear Age   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 13 14
Average
Kankurette gold member
438 plays
15.
  Cold War 1945-1961    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is the Cold War at its hottest!
Easier, 5 Qns, Corycool, Sep 22 10
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Easier
Corycool
7836 plays
16.
  Atomic Spies - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Sep 20 09
Tough
janetgool
812 plays
17.
  10 Questions about Cold War Fun    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Jan 29 13
Tough
higce
4633 plays
18.
  Famous Submarines of the Cold War   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cold War tensions and close calls happened frequently hidden from sight - beneath the waves of the world oceans.
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Apr 26 14
Average
wjames gold member
549 plays
19.
  The Cold War in East Asia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Nov 09 14
Average
historydork13
3549 plays
20.
  The Sweeter Side of the Berlin Airlift   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Aug 20 15
Difficult
JudithCrafard gold member
253 plays
21.
  Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Nov 04 09
Difficult
illiniman14 gold member
518 plays
22.
  U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Oct 03 10
Tough
ShilohGrant
406 plays
23.
  41 for Freedom: America's SSBNs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Feb 14 15
Average
daver852 gold member
235 plays
24.
  The Cold War: Spies and Spying    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Jun 29 10
Average
beterave
507 plays
25.
  Cold War Tanks    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rstrong1234, May 27 14
Tough
Rstrong1234
363 plays
26.
  History of the Cold War    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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, Feb 18 18
Very Difficult
swashbuckler
Feb 18 18
4442 plays
27.
  The FN FAL "Right Arm of the Free World"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The FAL rifle saw widespread use in the armed forces of many Western and other non-Communist countries in the Cold War. It was nicknamed "the right arm of the Free World".
Tough, 10 Qns, bwyoda, Nov 21 08
Tough
bwyoda
342 plays
28.
  U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests: 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Oct 23 10
Tough
ShilohGrant
391 plays
29.
  The Cold War Gets Hot in Africa    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This Quiz deals with the Namibian War of Independence and is another example of the Cold War breaking out into open conflict
Tough, 10 Qns, Davosb, Oct 06 09
Tough
Davosb
345 plays
30.
  Cold War Quotes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some quotes from the Cold War and I want you to tell me who said them.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, cal79, Feb 27 03
Very Difficult
cal79
2417 plays
31.
  More Cold War Spies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More Cold War spies and spying techiques. These spies were some of the worst.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Jul 05 10
Tough
beterave
342 plays
32.
  The British Army in Cold War Germany    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz charting the British Army in West Germany during the cold war. - By one who was there.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Maddo1, Sep 22 10
Difficult
Maddo1
343 plays
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