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Cold War in the 1960s (Grades 11-12)

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Cold War in the 1960s

The Cold War was a
  1. period of cooperation and agreement among the United States and the U.S.S.R
  2. period of confrontation and competition between the United States and France.
  3. period of confrontation and competition between the United States and the U.S.S.R
  4. none of the above.
How long did the Cuban Missile Crisis last?
  1. 17 days
  2. 13 days
  3. 10 days
  4. 15 days
How did the United States find out about missiles in Cuba?
  1. A U2 spy plane took photographs.
  2. U.S. was tipped off by Turkey.
  3. The U.S. recorded a seismic blast.
  4. The Soviet Union threatened they would place them there if the missiles in Turkey were not removed.
What did President Kennedy decide to do during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  1. Initiate a land invasion of Cuba.
  2. Create a naval blockade around Cuba.
  3. Put more missiles in Turkey facing the Soviet Union.
  4. Use a nuclear weapon on Cuba.
What was the Bay of Pigs?
  1. The name of where the U.S. fleet was stationed.
  2. The U.S. nuclear testing site.
  3. A Soviet Union code name.
  4. A failed invasion to overthrow Castro.
What was the purpose of the Berlin Wall?
  1. To keep East Berlin residents from fleeing to West Berlin
  2. To keep West Berlin residents from fleeing to East Berlin
  3. To try to starve West Berlin residents and provoke the United States
  4. None of the above
All of the following events took place during the Kennedy administration EXCEPT
  1. Bay of Pigs invasion
  2. building of the Berlin Wall
  3. the Korean Conflict
  4. Cuban missile Crisis
What nation controlled Vietnam before World War II?
  1. Germany
  2. England
  3. South Africa
  4. France
According to what Cold War philosophy did the United States believe that, if Vietnam fell to communism, all of Southeast Asia would fall to communism?
  1. attrition
  2. social contract
  3. socialism
  4. domino theory
The United States policy for preventing the spread of communism is called
  1. Detente
  2. Brinkmanship
  3. Marshall Plan
  4. containment
The Northern Vietnamese communist soldiers who fought a guerrilla war in South Vietnam were called
  1. Viet Rouge.
  2. Viet Cong.
  3. Saigon.
  4. Southern liberation front.
The United States was allies with South Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
  1. True
  2. False
Who was the leader of the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War? He later ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969.
  1. Ho Chi Minh
  2. Ngo Dinh Diem
  3. Pol Pot
  4. Nuyguyen Giap
Which event gave President Johnson a reason to wage war in Vietnam?
  1. The building of the Berlin Wall
  2. Pearl Harbor
  3. The Gulf of Tonkin
  4. The Geneva Accord
The United States joined the Vietnam War mainly to stop
  1. the Northern Communists from taking South Vietnam.
  2. to punish China for invading Vietnam.
  3. to spread democracy and American values like freedom.
  4. to prevent Russia from aiding North Vietnam.

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