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Which is generally a characteristic of a communist economy?
a) investment is encouraged by the promise of large profits
b) the role of government in the economy is restricted by law
c) government agencies are involved in production planning
d) entrepreneurs sell shares in their companies to the government

One reason the Soviet Union formed the Warsaw Pact was to
a) ease the transition to democracy
b) help institute capitalism in Eastern Europe
c) limit the threat of invasion from Western Europe
d) challenge the economic successes of the Common Market

Which statement best describes most Eastern European countries immediately after World War II? They
a) adopted democratic reforms in their political systems
b) became satellite states of the Soviet Union
c) became dependent on aid provided by the Marshall Plan
d) emerged as world economic powers

Communist governments were established in most nations of Eastern Europe shortly after World War II because
a) the region had a long tradition of strong communist parties
b) communist governments were able to significantly increase agricultural productivity
c) the Soviet Union used military and diplomatic pressures to install their governments
d) members of the Communist party won free elections in these nations

During the Cold War Era (1945-1990), the United States and the Soviet Union were reluctant to become involved in direct military conflict mainly because of
a) the peacekeeping role of the United Nations
b) pressure from nonaligned nations
c) the potential for global nuclear destruction
d) increased tensions in the Middle East

In the Soviet Union, a negative aspect of the Cold War Era was the
a) attempt to preserve democratic ideals
b) development of peaceful uses for modern technology
c) development of effective means of international cooperation
d) high cost of maintaining the arms race

United States involvement in the Vietnam War and the Soviet Union’s involvement in Afghanistan were motivated mainly by a desire to
a) exploit the mineral resources of the regions
b) support governments that would remain strong allies
c) stop the expansion of Japan into the Middle East
d) establish independent nation-states in the regions

“We believe in nonaggression and noninterference by one country in the affairs of another and the growth of tolerance between them and the capacity for peaceful coexistence.“ -Prime Minister of India -This statement describes the foreign policy of
a) imperialism
b) mercantilism
c) isolationism
d) nonalignment

The main reason the United Nations sent troops to Korea in 1950 was to
a) ensure that food reached areas of the Korean Peninsula affected by famine
b) prevent North Korea from conquering the people of South Korea
c) force the inspection of nuclear weapons plants in North Korea
d) restore peace between warring factions of Buddhism and Shinto

The conflict between Israel and the Arab nations since 1948 was often considered part of the Cold War primarily because
a) the policy of detente evolved from this conflict
b) communist governments were established in many Arab nations
c) the leadership of Joseph Stalin strongly influenced the policies of Saddam Hussein
d) the United States supported Israel and the Soviet Union supported several Arab nations

-Berlin Blockade (1948-1949) -Premier Khrushchev’s visit to the United States (1959) -Cuban missile crisis (1962) -Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963) What does this list of events suggest about the Cold War Era?
a) throughout the period, the United States and the Soviet Union were reluctant to solve conflicts
b) the level of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union varied
c) economics played a key role in causing conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union
d) the United Nations was instrumental in reducing tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union

Which statement would be consistent with the views of Fidel Castro?
a) The spread of communism is the greatest danger facing Latin America
b) An American military presence is the key to the defense of Latin America
c) Progress and justice in Latin America can only be achieved through revolutionary socialism
d) Introducing a free-market system will improve the economies of Latin American nations

From the perspective of the North Vietnamese, the war in Vietnam in the 1960’s was a battle between
a) fascism and liberalism
b) nationalism and imperialism
c) republicanism and totalitarianism
d) theocracy and monarchy

A major development in relations between the Soviet Union and the United States occurred in the late 1980’s when the two nations agreed to
a) purchase all their oil from Mexico
b) withdraw from the United Nations
c) eliminate a group of nuclear missiles
d) ban arms sales to developing nations

· Blockade of Berlin · Operation of the Berlin Airlift · Organization of the Warsaw Pact · Construction of the Berlin Wall These events of the Cold War are examples of
a) efforts to prevent military conflict between the superpowers
b) situations that increased tensions between communist and democratic nations in Europe
c) attempts to weaken the Soviet Union’s control of its Eastern European allies
d) policies of peaceful coexistence and détente

How were the United States and the Soviet Union described after World War II?
a) Allies
b) Democracies
c) Superpowers
d) Imperialists

The United States threatened to use nuclear weapons during the —
a) Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
b) Chinese Civil War
c) Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
d) Cuban Missile Crisis

U.S. intervention in Vietnam came as a result of the Cold War policy of
a) détente.
b) brinkmanship.
c) appeasement.
d) containment.

The economic recovery of Japan following World War II focused primarily on
a) rebuilding its military and weapons capabilities.
b) exporting raw materials in exchange for consumer goods.
c) developing an agricultural economy and marine resources.
d) developing industry and an export economy.

The Arab oil embargo against the United States in 1973 was initiated because of U.S. support for
a) Egypt in the Suez Crisis.
b) Iraq in its conflict with Iran.
c) Israel in the Yom Kippur War.
d) Greece in its conflict with Turkey.

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