4. At the beginning of the Cold War, who was the leader of the Soviet Union? A. Lenin B. Nicholas II C. Alexander II D. Stalin

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1 Name: Cold War Unit Test 1. During the Cold War, the two Superpowers were: A. China and Japan B. Soviet Union and United States C. Korea and Vietnam D. Britain and Germany 2. Following World War II, the United States instituted an aid program to help rebuild western Europe s economy known as A. The Domino Theory B. The Marshall Plan C. Containment Policy D. GI Bill of Rights 3. The Soviet Union s goal during the Cold War was to: A. Spread Communism B. Make friends with the United States C. Contain Communism D. Take over the world 4. At the beginning of the Cold War, who was the leader of the Soviet Union? A. Lenin B. Nicholas II C. Alexander II D. Stalin 5. What type of economy did the Soviet Union have? A. Socialist B. Capitalist C. Collective D. Totalitarian 6. The United States has what type of economy? A. Socialist B. Capitalist C. Collective D. Totalitarian 7. In a Totalitarian government, who makes the laws? A. The Dictator B. The President C. The People D. The Prime Minister 8. Which term refers to a government where its citizens choose the leaders and the laws? A. Democracy B. Totalitarian C. Socialist D. Monarchy

2 9. During the Cold War, all of these were split between communist and non-communist countries except: A. Soviet Union B. Korea C. Germany D. Vietnam 10. After WWII, which of the following did NOT happen to Japan? A. Became Democratic B. Occupied by American troops C. Had to get rid of its military D. Became Communist 11. The purpose of the United Nations is to: A. Prevent future wars and promote peace B. Form an alliance against the Soviet Union C. Promote free trade among all countries D. Enter another World War 12. The Cold War was a war of ideas between A. Communism and Fascism B. Communism and Totalitarianism C. Democracy and Fascism D. Communism and Democracy 13. Which best explains why the United States sent troops to fight in Vietnam? A. They attacked Pearl Harbor B. The Domino Theory C. China invaded North Vietnam D. The USSR built nuclear missiles in Vietnam 14. What happened after the United States pulled out of the Vietnam War? A. The hippies wanted to go back to war B. Vietnam became communist C. North Korea became Democratic D. South Vietnam and North Vietnam stayed separate, and still are today 15. The United States policy to stop the spread of communism was called: A. Marshall Plan B. Containment C. Socialism D. Iron Curtain 16. Which of the following was NOT a member of NATO? A. Britain B. France C. United States D. Soviet Union

3 17. The alliance between the Soviet Union and its allies during the Cold War was called: A. NATO B. United Nations C. League of Nations D. Warsaw Pact 18. Who was the United States president during the Cuban Missile Crisis? A. Franklin Delano Roosevelt B. Harry S. Truman C. John F. Kennedy D. Dwight Eisenhower 20. After the Korean War, North Korea and South Korea A. merged and became Korea B. stayed separate and still are today C. declared war on Vietnam D. became Communist 21. After coming back from WWII, a lot of babies were born within the next few years, this was called the: A. Baby Blast B. Baby Lottery C. Baby Boom D. Baby Growth 23. What represented the end of the Cold War? A. The fall of the Berlin Wall B. The Korean War C. The Vietnam War D. The Iron Curtain 24. All of these countries are still communist today except: A. China B. Vietnam C. Germany D. Cuba 25. How long did the Cold War last? A. 10 years B. 23 years C. 44 years D. 75 years

4 Map Match the following countries with there letter from the map. 1. United States 3. Soviet Union 5. Cuba 2. Vietnam 4. North Korea 6. Britain Essay #1 Chose one of the following essays for Essay #1 and answer in a paragraph. You should have a topic sentence and then at least 3 supporting sentences. 1. How was the Korean War and Vietnam War similar? Explain at least 2 ways. 2. How was the real Cold War and Dr. Seuss Butter Battle similar? Explain at least 2 ways. Essay #2 (Opinion Essay) Chose one of the following essays for Essay #2 and answer in a paragraph. You should have a topic sentence and then at least 3 supporting sentences. 1. Do you think that Communism is a good system? Why or Why not? 2. Do you think that the United States should have gotten involved in The Korean War and Vietnam War? Why or Why not?

5 Past Practice - Choose the best answer for each question. 1. All of these were reasons immigrants poured into the United States during the late 1800 s except: A. freedom of religion B. to avoid oppression and war C. to find a job and earn money D. for vacation on the beaches 2. The 18 th Amendment A. freed slaves B. allowed women to vote C. prohibited alcohol D set the voting age at Which of the following is a state in the Pacific region? A. Arizona B. Utah C. Oregon D. Hawaii 4. What started World War I? A. Germany invaded Poland B. Pearl Harbor was attacked C. The USSR put missiles on Cuba D. The Archduke of Austria was killed 5. What happened on Black Tuesday? A. Custer was killed at Little Big Horn B. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth C. The stock market crashed D. The St. Valentine s Day Massacre 6. Why did the United States enter World War II? A. The Germans were using unrestricted submarine warfare B. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor C. The Spanish sunk the USS Maine D. North Korea invaded South Korea 7. Which of the following is NOT a Northeast City? A. Chicago B. Pittsburgh C. Boston D. New York City 8. All of these were AXIS countries during WWII except: A. Germany B. Italy C. Cuba D. Japan

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