Cold War 1949-1968

Somto Ibeme
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A quiz on the key events during time period with different types of questions

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Question 1

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The Cuban revolution of [blank_start]1959[blank_end] overthrew Cuba's pro American government and set up a new regime led by Fidel Castro. They wanted greater independence from the USA. They previously were allies with the [blank_start]US[blank_end]. As part of the new regime, [blank_start]Castro[blank_end] took over all [blank_start]American[blank_end] property located in Cuba. Castro began putting communists in positions of power such as his government. In turn USA banned the import of Cuban [blank_start]sugar[blank_end] which threatened to bankrupt the Cuban economy. Cuba went to the USSR for help. USSR agreed to offer economic assistance to Cuba and promised to send military assistance.
Answer
  • 1959
  • 1962
  • American
  • English
  • tobacco
  • sugar
  • coffee
  • France
  • US
  • China
  • USSR
  • Khrushchev
  • Castro

Question 2

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Who were the figures in power during the Prague spring and the invasion of Czechoslovakia?
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  • Brezhnev, Dubcek, Novotny, Husak
  • Brezhnev, Dubcek

Question 3

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The refugee crisis (1949-1961) and the Berlin wall (August 1962) were consequences of the Berlin Crisis
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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What are the consequences of the Cuban Missile crisis (The Thirteen Days)?
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  • direct communication link set up between US president + USSR premier, 1963
  • stabilised superpower relations, led to detente
  • treaties for additional nuclear weapons
  • increased relations between USSR and China

Question 5

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President [blank_start]Novotny[blank_end] became the communist party leader of Czechoslovakia in [blank_start]1957[blank_end] and he rigidly followed Stalinist policies. This led to economic stagnation in Czechoslovakia and a student demonstration against lack of freedom and the low standard of living in 1966. Novotny was replaced by Dubcek on 5th January [blank_start]1968[blank_end]. He wanted to get rid of the most oppressive aspects of communism, 'socialism with a face.' He introduced many reforms from [blank_start]April[blank_end] 1968 such as; increasing trade with the West, giving the people a greater freedom of travel and freedom of speech. This however lead to the weakening of Soviet control of the Eastern bloc as [blank_start]Romania[blank_end] was refusing to attend Warsaw Pact meetings. [blank_start]Brezhnev[blank_end] ordered a full scale invasion of Czechoslovakia. On 20th August 1968, [blank_start]500 000[blank_end] Warsaw Pact troops and tanks invaded Czechoslovakia and there was a great deal of non-violent civil disobedience. Dubcek disappeared and reappeared on 27th August. In [blank_start]October[blank_end] 1968, all reforms were reversed and Dubcek was arrested and taken to Moscow. All Czech leaders were removed and [blank_start]Husak[blank_end] became the new leader.
Answer
  • 1957
  • 1966
  • 1960
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • April
  • August
  • June
  • 500 000
  • 50 000
  • 5000
  • October
  • September
  • December
  • Romania
  • Yugoslavia
  • Brezhnev
  • Khrushchev
  • Novotny
  • Gorbachev
  • Husak
  • Antonin

Question 6

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The Bay of pigs incident in April 1961 led to the Cuban Missile Crisis and involved 1000 Cuban exiles trained by the FBI
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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What summit was held in 1959 and involved the foreign ministers of various countries?
Answer
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Camp David, USA
  • Paris, France
  • Vienna, Austria

Question 8

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Importance of the Berlin wall on 12 August 1961:
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  • made communism seem ineffective
  • physical division of communism and capitalism
  • increase in fear and tensions
  • led to President Kennedy's speech in Berlin June 1963
  • propaganda victory for the West

Question 9

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What was the main reason why Khrushchev issued his Berlin Ultimatum?
Answer
  • refugee crisis became propaganda disaster for communism
  • wanted the West to recognise East Germany as an independent country

Question 10

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What are consequences of the Bay of Pigs incident in 1961?
Answer
  • led Cuban Missile crisis
  • strengthened Castro's influence in Cuba
  • stronger relations between Cuba and USA
  • led to Operation Mongoose (plan to assassinate Castro)

Question 11

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What are consequences of the Arm's race (1945-1990)?
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  • decline in USA-USSR relations
  • large effect on economy, decline in living standards
  • prevented direct confrontation between USSR and USA
  • led to Cuban Missile crisis
  • MAD (mutually assured destruction)

Question 12

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Importance of the Cuban revolution:
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  • loss of power and ally (USA)
  • USSR had more influence in USA's sphere of influence
  • USSR have more confidence to challenge USA despite lacking weapons, more support
  • threat to capitalism, communist country so close to America, spread of communism

Question 13

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What is the importance of the Cuban Missile crisis?
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  • stabilised superpower relations, decreased tensions
  • a shrink in Soviet’s sphere of influence
  • less support for communism and USSR
  • improved USA’s reputation after the Bay of Pigs incident

Question 14

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What are the consequences of the Prague Spring?
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  • led to the invasion of Czechoslovakia
  • countries in Eastern bloc unwilling to follow USSR rules
  • led to Brezhnev doctrine
  • propaganda victory for West

Question 15

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Who was the president of USA at the time of the Paris summit of 1960?
Answer
  • Kennedy
  • Eisenhower
  • Roosevelt

Question 16

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During the [blank_start]Paris[blank_end] summit, the U2 crisis took place. [blank_start]Barry[blank_end] Powers was a [blank_start]pilot[blank_end] who was instructed to take pictures of Soviet activity and if he was caught he was supposed to drink poison to protect [blank_start]America[blank_end]. However when the plane was shot, he did not take the poison and put on trial in Moscow. It was solid evidence that the USA was spying despite the claim that the U2 was carrying out [blank_start]weather[blank_end] reconnaissance.
Answer
  • Paris
  • Vienna
  • Geneva
  • Harry
  • Barry
  • pilot
  • delegate
  • America
  • England
  • France
  • weather
  • geographical
  • Gary

Question 17

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What are the consequences of Khrushchev’s Ultimatum?
Answer
  • led to summits
  • decline on USA-USSR relations
  • led to the creation of the Berlin Wall

Question 18

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What is the importance of the invasion of Czechoslovakia?
Answer
  • divided communist bloc, less support/allies
  • first sign of unrest within multiple countries in the Eastern bloc
  • increased USA’s confidence
  • Italy and Spain became independent from SU communist party
  • ruined reputation of the USSR

Question 19

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What are the consequences of the Berlin Wall (12 August 1961)?
Answer
  • separated families
  • ended refugee crisis
  • led Kennedy’s speech in Berlin, June 1963
  • led to 3 increases in the US defence budget in the next 2 years

Question 20

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The refugee crisis led to Khrushchev’s Ultimatum and the decline of East Germany’s economy
Answer
  • True
  • False
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