How Much History Do You Know About the Cold War?

 ‘The Cold War’ dominated world politics in the latter half of the 20th century. The threat of outright nuclear war ominously hung in the air from the period 1947-1991 (roughly), as leaders of the free world, the USA and NATO, rivalled the communist Eastern Bloc centered around the defeated and now-defunct Soviet Union. How much do you remember about the events of this epoch defining conflict? Test yourself with BabaMail’s Cold War quiz!
 
 
During the Cold War, Soviet/Communist forces were otherwise known as...
The Red Army
The Soviet Army
The Communists
Marx's Spear
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What was the Marshall Plan?
An economic stimulus package for Western European Allies.
An anti-USSR military action plan.
A plan to financially support all communist fighting allies.
A plan to get the USA to the Moon first.
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In which year was the Berlin Wall built?
1961
1949
1952
1978
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When did Germany split into East and West Germany?
1949
1945
1989
1990
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The U.S. pledge of allegiance was added with the words "under God" in order to contrast the atheistic underpinning of Communism.
TRUE
FALSE
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During the Berlin Blockade, who was leader of the Soviet Union?
Joseph Stalin
Vladimir Lenin
Mikhail Gorbachev
Nikita Kruschev
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What is the Second Red Scare better known as?
McCarthyism
Containment
Domino Theory
The Purge
 
 
Who was the American president who opened up China, doing so for the first time since 1949?
Richard Nixon
Harry Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
 
 
During the Cold War, the first satellite made by humans was launched into space. What was it called?
Sputnik
Explorer I
Vostok
Voyager I
 
 
The Soviet Union waged war in which country for more than 10 years?
Afghanistan
Iran
Iraq
Syria
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During World War II, the USA and Soviet Union were actually allies.
TRUE
FALSE
 
 
China and the Soviets obtained atomic secrets by what means?
Espionage
International Trade
Employing ex-Nazi Scientists
By torturing Americans
 
 
The largest ever nuclear device in human history was built by...
The Soviet Union
The United States
 
 
The Korean War ended in what result for the American and South Korean forces?
Stalemate
Victory
Defeat
 
 
What was the Truman Doctrine?
The attempt to help forces fighting communism around the world.
An extension of the Domino Theory.
The declaration of American dominance over the Western hemisphere.
An invitation for communist defectors to be given US citizenship.
 
 
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