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The Bay of Pigs was a failed attempt to overthrow
a) Fidel Castro.
b) Fulgencio Batista.
c) Anastasio Somoza.
d) Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.

The Cuban missile crisis pitted Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev against President
a) John F. Kennedy.
b) Lyndon Johnson.
c) Richard Nixon.
d) Harry Truman.

The first American president to visit Communist China was
a) Richard Nixon.
b) Lyndon Johnson.
c) John F. Kennedy.
d) Jimmy Carter.

The goal of the Soviet policy known as destalinization was to
a) purge the country of Stalin's memory.
b) try to change the world's impression of Stalin.
c) deny that Stalin had done what he was believed to have done.
d) release satellite nations from political controls imposed by Stalin.

The policy of d├ętente was mainly intended to
a) reduce Cold War tensions.
b) restrict the spread of communism.
c) call world attention to abuses of human rights.
d) solidify U.S. relations with its economic allies.

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program was backed by
a) Ronald Reagan.
b) Jimmy Carter.
c) Leonid Brezhnev.
d) Nikita Khrushchev.

The United States and the Soviet Union had a dangerous standoff over the presence of Soviet missiles in
a) Cuba.
b) Iraq.
c) Iran.
d) Afghanistan.

What action did General MacArthur take during the Korean War that immediately led to his discharge?
a) attempted to use the press and Congress to go over the president's head
b) allowed the Korean War to escalate to a war between China and the United States
c) was unable to stop the South Korean capital of Seoul from being captured
d) suggested that nuclear arms be used against North Korea

What economic system was used to reshape China's economy after the civil war?
a) communism
b) laissez faire
c) social democracy
d) capitalism

What event increased U.S. spending on education and technology?
a) Soviet launching of a space satellite
b) Chinese-Soviet treaty of friendship
c) establishment of the Warsaw Pact
d) Cuban missile crisis

What idea was the major justification for U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War era?
a) domino theory
b) Vietnamization
c) nonaligned nations
d) Khmer Rouge

What is the official name of the country commonly known as Iran?
a) Islamic Republic of Iran
b) People's Republic of Iran
c) Iran
d) Ayatollah Khomeiniran

What led the Soviets to blockade West Berlin?
a) the unification of West Germany
b) the formation of NATO
c) Marshall Plan aid to western Europe
d) the crash of a U2 spy flight over Soviet territory

What was the name of the alliance established by European Communist nations in response to NATO?
a) Warsaw Pact
b) Iron Curtain
c) Second World
d) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

What was the primary goal for the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan?
a) to reestablish the Communist regime over Islamic fundamentalists in Afghanistan
b) to fight an indirect war with the United States
c) to gain control of Iran's oil supplies
d) to cause the United States to boycott the 1980 Olympics

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