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Cold War Quiz

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What is the common name for the secret American project that constructed the world's first atomic bombs for use at the end of World War Two?
The Baltimore Project
The Dallas Project
The Cleveland Project
The Manhattan Project

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What is the name of this leading scientist of the Manhattan Project who reluctantly brought nuclear weaponry into the world?
Albert de Martel
Werner von Braun
I. Franz Kudsrisc
J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Most historians claim the Cold War began when what American President in 1947 gave a namesake doctrine that pledged American support for countries threatened by communist expansion.
Harry Truman
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Richard Nixon
Herbert Hoover

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What effort by the American government sent monetary aid to European nations during the Post-War Period in the hopes of combatting the spread of communism?
The Robertson Plan
The Marshall Plan
The Howitzer Plan
The O'Leary Plan

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What is the name of the Vera Lynn song which is scheduled to play over British broadcasting channels if nuclear bombs are dropped and which was famously played at the end of the film Dr. Strangelove?
"Happy Days Tomorrow"
"Stay Strong, Live Well"
"We'll Meet Again"
"Love You Too"

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What is the name of the infamous Soviet atomic weapon whose detonation was the largest recorded explosion on Earth?
Stalin's Salvation
Tsar Bomba
The Moscow Hesse
Raspard II

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What is the name of the February 1945 meeting between the Allied leaders as they discussed how to divide power in a Post-War world?
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The Yalta Conference
The Dresden Conference
The Tehran Conference
The London Conference

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What is the name of the dividing line which geopolitically segregated eastern and western Europe in an attempt by the Soviet Union to keep their own affairs isolated from the rest of the world?
The Maginot Line
The Molotov Boundary
The Volstok Line
The Iron Curtain

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What is the name for the project were western nations air-dropped food and supplies into nations behind the Iron Curtain?
The Warsaw Pact
The Marshall Flights
The Cairo Convoy
The Berlin Airlift

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What is the name of the massive wall the Soviets erected in Germany to separate its eastern and western sides?
The Dusseldorf Wall
The Hamburg Wall
The Berlin Wall
The Munich Wall

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What is the name of the infamous American senator from Wisconsin who stoked a period of fear known as the "Red Scare" with his fear-mongering?
Michael T. Chambers
Wilson O'Hare
Joseph McCarthy
Henry C. Frick

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What is the common name for the major series of reformist uprisings in Czechoslovakia in 1968 which were brutally suppressed by the Soviet Union and its allies?
Prague Spring
The Belkinow-Iverson Riots
Incident 399
The Loengrahm Uprising

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What is the common name for the Cold War occurrence where Soviet forces shot down an American espionage craft that was inside the Soviet Union's territory?
The U-2 Spy Plane Incident
The Powers-Malenkov Incident
The Eisenhower Incident
The May 4th Incident

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What is the name of the American pilot who was captured by Soviet forces during the U-2 Spy Plane Incident?
Francis Gary Powers
Philip Hector Graham
Otto U. Ibsen
George Gregory Gardner

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The U-2 Spy Plane Incident was resolved by the trade of what Soviet spy in exchange for the release of Francis Gary Powers?
Wesley Prinz
Rudolf Abel
Meinhart Test
Oskar Tuttle

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What is the name of the communist North Korean leader who started the Korean War by invading South Korea?
Kim Rai-Kim
Kim Il-sung
Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Un

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One of the most terrifying tensions of the Cold War was what concept which declared each nuclear power would eliminate the other if attacked?
The Fallout Declaration
Nuclear Winter Policy
Guaranteed militant annihilation
Mutually assured destruction

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What is the name of the founder and first leader of the Soviet Union who began the nation's policy of aggressive existential combat toward the western world?
Joseph Stalin
Vladimir Lenin
Leon Trotsky
Nikita Khrushchev

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What is the name of the failed U.S.-backed assassination attempt against Fidel Castro that took place in 1961?
The Plain of Leads Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Parnell Peninsula Attack
The Gulf of Mexico Campaign

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As a result of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuba asked for nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union. What is the name of the resulting period of extreme tensions between America and the Soviet Union?
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Havana Ballistics Period
The Day Before Doomsday
The Great Heat of the Cold War

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The negotiations that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis removed the nukes that were stationed in Cuba. In return, America had to remove its nukes which were stationed in what other nation?
Poland
Turkey
France
Egypt

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What is the name of the direct phone line that connected the White House and the Kremlin following the Cuban Missile Crisis?
The Warm Line
The Cool Line
The Cold Line
The Hot Line

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What is the name of the group of about 30 countries created in 1949 to deter the possibility of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union and its allies?
OPEC
NASA
NATO
ODESSA

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What Soviet leader handed down a namesake doctrine that said the Soviet Union and its allies could intercede if any socialist or communist nations began to embrace capitalist ideas?
Joseph Stalin
Nikita Khrushchev
Leonid Brezhnev
Yuri Andropov

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What is the name of this couple whose conviction of being Soviet spies led to mass hysteria within America?
The Dyatlovs
The Roosevelts
The Rosenbergs
The Matthisons

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What is the name of this Soviet device which was the first man-made satellite to be launched into space?
Tellence
Gardra
Helios
Sputnik

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Ronald Reagan proposed a space-based defense system to shoot down missiles. However, the name he gave this program was in obvious violation of copyright. What was the name of this system?
Galaga
Space Invaders
Star Trek
Star Wars

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Which of the following acronyms represents the first arms limitation treaty between the Soviet Union and the U.S.A.?
PEPPER
PAPRIKA
SALT
CUMIN

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What is the name of this Soviet leader who rolled back Cold War aggression through his policies of Glasnost and Perestroika?
Julius Fucik
Yuri Andropov
Mikhail Gorbachev
Nikita Khrushchev

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In what year was the Cold War ended through the collapse of the Soviet Union?
1991
1993
1995
1997

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