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The extremist Islamic group that seized control of Afghanistan during the 1990s was known as the
a) Taliban.
b) Mau Mau.
c) Mujahideen.
d) intifada.

The 1956 Suez Crisis began when
a) Egypt seized control of the Suez Canal.
b) the United States refused to give up control of the Suez Canal.
c) the Soviet Union bombed the Suez Canal.
d) Great Britain refused to make improvements to the Suez Canal.

In 1978, the Camp David Accords were signed by
a) Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin.
b) Anwar Sadat and Golda Meir.
c) Yasir Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.
d) Yasir Arafat and Menachem Begin.

How were the assassinations of Yitzhak Rabin and Anwar Sadat similar?
a) Each assassin came from the leader's own religion.
b) The assassins came from a rival ethnic group to the leaders.
c) Each assassin came from an enemy government.
d) The assassins and leaders knew each other well.

How did the Declaration of Principles affect Palestinians living in Gaza in 1993?
a) They were able to elect their own political representatives.
b) They had to relocate to the West Bank.
c) They received financial support from the United States.
d) They boycotted Israel and all countries that support Israel.

Which exiled (at the time) leader led the religious opposition to Western influences in Iran?
a) Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini
b) Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
c) Anastasio Somoza
d) Yasser Arafat

Which of the following circumstances contributed to the breakdown of the alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union?
a) Stalin's unfulfilled promise of free elections
b) Stalin's nonaggression pact with Hitler
c) Stalin's promise to aid in the war against Japan
d) United States inclusion in the Security Council

Which of the following was NOT a tactic used by the superpowers during the Cold War to influence Third World nations?
a) threatened them with nuclear attack
b) sponsored revolutions and counterrevolutions
c) engaged in covert operations
d) provided military aid and built schools

Which of the following worked together to produce similar goals?
a) Truman Doctrine and containment
b) NATO and the Warsaw Pact
c) Marshall Plan and the iron curtain
d) détente and brinkmanship

Why did the United States shift from a policy of brinksmanship to détente?
a) The US needed to heal its internal conflicts over Vietnam.
b) Nixon and Brezhnev signed the SALT I Treaty.
c) The Soviet Union became a greater power.
d) The U-2 crisis almost drew the United States into war.

What were Third World countries?
a) mostly developing countries not aligned with the United States or the Soviet Union
b) countries with a gross national product higher than First and Second World countries
c) countries aligned with the Soviet Union and its allies
d) countries aligned with the United States and its allies

Which European countries could receive aid through the Marshall Plan?
a) any European country that needed it
b) any European country that shared a border with iron curtain countries
c) any European country that rejected Communism
d) any European country that modeled its government after U.S. democracy

What was the Strategic Defense Initiative?
a) a system to protect the United States against enemy missiles
b) a council created to create defense measures
c) a failed operation to invade the Soviet Union
d) a program to weed out terrorist activity in the United States

What was the purpose of the Truman Doctrine?
a) to support countries that rejected communism
b) to judge political parties that favored communism
c) to create a Communist party in the United States
d) to raise funds for Communist activities in Europe

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

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 caused the emergence of nine independent nation states in Central Asia?
a) the collapse of the Soviet Union
b) the collapse of the Ottoman Empire
c) the departure of France from Central Asia
d) the departure of Britain from Central Asia

What is the name of the group that fought against the Soviet-supported government in Afghanistan?
a) mujahideen
b) Armenian Christians
c) al-Qaeda
d) all of these

Which of the following resulted in the creation of an Israeli buffer zone consisting of Jerusalem, the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights, and the West Bank?
a) the Six-Day War
b) the first Arab-Israeli war
c) the Yom Kippur War
d) the Suez Crisis

Which of the following was NOT true of the intifada in the West Bank and Gaza Strip?
a) caused Israel to declare war on Palestine
b) involved boycotts and demonstrations by Palestinians
c) involved attacks on Israeli soldiers
d) caused by Palestinian frustration about Israel

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