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Islamic revolutionaries held more than 60 Americans hostage for over a year in
a) Iran.
b) Iraq.
c) Turkey.
d) Afghanistan.

John F. Kennedy's immediate successor as U.S. president was
a) Lyndon Johnson.
b) Richard Nixon.
c) Jimmy Carter.
d) Ronald Reagan.

In what way did the existence of two Chinas intensify the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union?
a) All of these.
b) The United States actively supported the Republic of China, and the Soviets did the same for the People's Republic of China.
c) The United States and the Soviet Union fought to enlarge their spheres of influence in Asia, creating a divided Korea.
d) The People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union pledged to defend each other should the need arise.

In the summer of 1968, forces from Warsaw Pact nations invaded
a) Czechoslovakia.
b) Afghanistan.
c) Hungary.
d) China.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded
a) Afghanistan.
b) China.
c) Cuba.
d) Iraq.

In the 1940s and 1950s, what did the region described as being behind the iron curtain include?
a) Soviet Union and its satellite nations
b) Soviet Union only
c) democratic nations of Western Europe
d) German Democratic Republic, or East Germany

How did the Cold War cause a change in U.S. policy toward Nicaragua?
a) The United States initially helped the Sandinistas but switched to the Contras when the Sandinistas became Communist.
b) The United States built a nuclear base there to deter Communists.
c) The failed Bay of Pigs invasion ended U.S. military aid to Nicaragua.
d) The Contra rebels in Nicaragua got help from the Soviets, and the U.S. intervened on behalf of the ruling Sandinistas.

How did the Bay of Pigs failure lead to the Cuban missile crisis?
a) Khrushchev believed the United States was too weak to oppose Soviet expansion into Cuba.
b) Kennedy announced a blockade of Cuba as a result of the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
c) Castro protested his country's being used as a tool for the Cold War and asked Khrushchev to intervene.
d) The Bay of Pigs troops were used to build the missile bases.

How did Brezhnev's leadership of the Soviet Union differ from that of Khrushchev?
a) Brezhnev repressed dissent at home and abroad more than Khrushchev had.
b) Khrushchev repressed dissent at home and abroad more than Brezhnev had.
c) Brezhnev's policies were not as strongly felt on Eastern Europe as Khrushchev's.
d) Khrushchev's policies were more directed toward Cuba than Brezhnev's had been.

During the Cultural Revolution, who were the new heroes of China?
a) peasants who worked with their hands
b) artists who worked with their creativity
c) intellectuals who worked with their mind
d) commune leaders who directed the work of others

During the war in Korea, what did President Truman and Douglas MacArthur disagree strongly about?
a) the use of nuclear weapons
b) American involvement
c) whether to attempt to cross the 38th parallel
d) whether China posed a threat to South Korea

During the Cold War, one of the nonaligned nations was
a) India.
b) Cuba.
c) Japan.
d) Poland.

Daniel Ortega was
a) a Sandinista leader in Nicaragua.
b) a leader of Contra forces in El Salvador.
c) a U.S.-supported El Salvadoran dictator.
d) a U.S.-supported Nicaraguan dictator.

During the Cold War, most Third World countries could have been accurately described as being
a) developing nations.
b) established democracies.
c) located in Eastern Europe.
d) aligned with the United States.

Mao's Great Leap Forward program
a) was an astounding failure, resulting in millions of deaths and a move backward industrially.
b) brought China into the modern era.
c) was the cause of the Soviet-China split.
d) resulted in a victory in the Korean War.

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