The Cold War was referred to as "cold" because
it was fought in frigid climates
it was so bloody that it left the participants cold
it was not fought with battles so much as it was a disagreement different forms of government
it was fought before global warming started
The two main combatants in the Cold War were
the United States and the Soviet Union
the United States and Germany
China and Cuba
Russia and Great Britain
Two conflicts the U.S. fought mainly as a result of the Cold War were
Grenada and Panama
Iraq and Afghanistan
Korea and Vietnam
World War II and the Gulf War
During the height of the Cold War, Senator Joseph McCarthy was famous for
being a Russian spy
campaigning for civil rights
alleging that communists had infiltrated the U.S. government
being the lone senator to vote against entry into World War II
Two competing organizations during the Cold War wer
NATO and the Warsaw Pact
the UN and the League of Nations
NATO and the World Bank
OPEC and the Red Cross
Which of the following terms is associated with the "Space Race", a sort of Cold War competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union?
The island country in which a "missile crisis" took place was
Mao Zedong was the communist leader of what country during the Cold War?
One leader of the Soviet Union during the Cold War was
The Cold War ended in the early 1990's with which two events?
The AIDS crisis and the end of Apartheid in South Africa
The deaths of Fidel Castro and John F. Kennedy
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union
The Iran Contra Affair and the SALT talks
In 1948, the United States began shipping fuel, food and other supplies to West Berlin by air after Soviet forces shut down the ability to access it by road. This airlift lasted until 1949, and was an example of the United States' attempt to control the spheres of influence between the United States and the Soviet Union. This reflects the policy known as:
The Cold War
The Domino Theory
When an armistice was signed ending the Korean War,
North and South Korea were still divided along the 38th parallel.
a communist government was established in South Korea
communist fears in the United States were lifted
China gained control of the entire penninsula
Technology developed rapidly in the 1950's, especially with regard to fears over perceived Soviet superiorities
the "Space Race"
the Korean War
the Cuban Missile Crisis
the Bay of Pigs invasion
Which statement about the Marshall Plan is most accurate?
It was used to finance rearmament after World War II
It was denied to all former World War II enemies.
It was used to rebuild European Nations after World War II.
It was given to Asian and African allies during the Cold War.
Which country would have most likely been a part of N.A.T.O. during the cold war?
The Soviet Union
Which of the following best explains why the United States sent military aid to South Vietnam in the 1950s?
to negotiate a settlement to unify Vietnam
to convince South Vietnam to abandon Communism
to join the war against the Viet Cong
to help South Vietnam without committing US troops to a war
If a man was drafted between 1965 and 1973, it meant that
he had to leave the military.
he was given a deferment.
he had to serve in the military.
he was required to go to college.
Which nations provided military aid to North Vietnam during the Vietnam War?
China and France
the United States and France
the Soviet Union and the United States
China and the Soviet Union
Which of the following best describes the Americans who served as infantry soldiers in Vietnam?
Most were young, working-class draftees.
Most were young, working-class volunteers.
Most were volunteers in their late twenties.
Most were drafted while attending college.
In the 1960s, Bob Dylan
composed influential counterculture music.
was a student protester at the University of California at Berkeley.
wrote the book Slaughterhouse-Five.
co-founded the Students for a Democratic Society.
What event led to the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
the sinking of a US cruise ship with heavy casualties in the Gulf of Tonkin
the capture of a US Navy ship and its personnel by the North Vietnamese
an alleged attack on two US Navy ships by North Vietnamese torpedo boats
an alleged attack on two French ships by North Vietnamese torpedo boats
The American counterculture that emerged in the mid-1960s was marked by
respect for traditional authority.
a desire to own property.
support of the Vietnam War.
opposition to traditional values.
Which of the following describes the importance of the University of Michigan to the 1960s antiwar movement?
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed there.
It was the location of a three-day counterculture music festival.
It was where the Students for a Democratic Society was established.
Students from that university wrote Catch-22.
Which of the following is an example of an act of civil disobedience?
performing a protest song
burning a draft card in public
declaring opposition to a war
declaring support for a war
Select the reasons why American sentiment turned against the war in Vietnam over the course of the 1960s.
The United States faced a clear threat from a clear enemy.
More and more Americans were killed in Vietnam.
The enemy in Vietnam was unclear.
The draft disproportionately targeted low-income men.
All citizens were equally chosen to take part in the draft.
Which of the following statements about the American soldiers who served in Vietnam is correct?
Most Americans serving in Vietnam were drafted.
Most of the soldiers came from working-class backgrounds.
A high percentage of college students was drafted.
The average age of the soldiers was twenty-one.
In 1965, President Johnson immediately used the authority of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution to
withdraw all US troops from North Vietnam.
commit half a million troops to fight in Vietnam.
begin sustained bombing of North Vietnam.
begin sustained bombing of South Vietnam.
Which legislation limited the powers of the president to commit troops to war?
the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
the 26th Amendment
the end of the draft
the War Powers Resolution
Which of the following were effects of the Vietnam War?
Check all the boxes that apply.
More than 50,000 Americans were killed.
Economic problems developed in the 1970s.
US expenditures totaled $120 billion to $140 billion.
Which event marked the end of the Vietnam War?
Communist forces returned American POWs.
US troops withdrew from Vietnam.
South Vietnam surrendered after Saigon fell.
The United States reduced its involvement in Vietnam.
To what were Kent State students reacting by staging their 1970 antiwar protest?
the bombing of Cambodia
withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam
the use of the National Guard in the war
What is Vietnamization?
Nixon’s plan for exiting Vietnam
Nixon’s plan for stopping protestors
Nixon’s plan for escalating the war
Why did many people find Nixon an appealing candidate?
He was supported by blue-collar workers in the South.
Prowar citizens liked his stance on US involvement in Vietnam.
People bothered by the violence of 1968 liked his promise to restore order.