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

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.

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

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) Harry Truman.
c) Richard Nixon.
d) Lyndon Johnson.

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

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

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

How did the Cold War cause a change in U.S. policy toward Nicaragua?
a) The United States initially supported the Sandinistas but switched to the Contras when the Sandinistas sided with Marxists.
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) Contra rebels in Nicaragua got help from the USSR so the US intervened for the ruling Sandinistas to stop the communists.

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

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.

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 event increased U.S. spending on education and technology?
a) Soviet launch of Sputnik
b) Cuban Missile Crisis
c) establishment of the Warsaw Pact
d) Chinese-Soviet treaty of friendship

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

What led the Soviets to blockade West Berlin in 1948?
a) the unification of the occupied zones of West Germany
b) Marshall Plan aid to Western Europe
c) the crash of a U2 spy flight over Soviet territory
d) the formation of NATO

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