World History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - The Cold War 1 (Questions)

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A rivalry emerged over the best way to run the countries of Europe after World War Two. A long period of threatened conflict between East and West Europe followed and became known as the Cold War.

Try this History quiz on the beginning of the rivalry.

1. What was set up in 1945 to try and bring world peace?
[ ] Common Market
[ ] League of Nations
[ ] OPEC
[ ] United Nations
2. The U.N. partly aimed to help those fleeing whose regime in Russia?
[ ] Brezhnev
[ ] Khrushchev
[ ] Lenin
[ ] Stalin
3. The leader of the U.N. has what title?
[ ] Chief Executive
[ ] President-in-Chief
[ ] Principal Secretary
[ ] Secretary-General
4. In 1948 the U.N. issued the Universal Declaration of what?
[ ] Civil Liberties
[ ] Common Agreement
[ ] Future Peace
[ ] Human Rights
5. Many East European countries had what type of government?
[ ] Capitalist
[ ] Communist
[ ] Democratic
[ ] Republican
6. What barrier was said to divide Europe?
[ ] Aluminum wall
[ ] Bronze fence
[ ] Iron curtain
[ ] Steel blanket
7. Who first used the expression 'iron curtain'?
[ ] Adolf Hitler
[ ] Harry Truman
[ ] Joseph Stalin
[ ] Winston Churchill
8. At that time Germany was divided into how many zones?
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[ ] 5
9. Which country did NOT occupy one of these zones?
[ ] Britain
[ ] France
[ ] Italy
[ ] USA
10. Which U.S. President had an anti-Communist policy in the 1940s?
[ ] Dwight D. Eisenhower
[ ] F. D. Roosevelt
[ ] Harry S. Truman
[ ] Herbert Hoover
World History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - The Cold War 1 (Answers)
1. What was set up in 1945 to try and bring world peace?
[ ] Common Market
[ ] League of Nations
[ ] OPEC
[x] United Nations
Its first meeting was in 1946
2. The U.N. partly aimed to help those fleeing whose regime in Russia?
[ ] Brezhnev
[ ] Khrushchev
[ ] Lenin
[x] Stalin
3. The leader of the U.N. has what title?
[ ] Chief Executive
[ ] President-in-Chief
[ ] Principal Secretary
[x] Secretary-General
The first was Trygve Lie from Norway
4. In 1948 the U.N. issued the Universal Declaration of what?
[ ] Civil Liberties
[ ] Common Agreement
[ ] Future Peace
[x] Human Rights
5. Many East European countries had what type of government?
[ ] Capitalist
[x] Communist
[ ] Democratic
[ ] Republican
Stalin imposed Communism on many countries
6. What barrier was said to divide Europe?
[ ] Aluminum wall
[ ] Bronze fence
[x] Iron curtain
[ ] Steel blanket
7. Who first used the expression 'iron curtain'?
[ ] Adolf Hitler
[ ] Harry Truman
[ ] Joseph Stalin
[x] Winston Churchill
8. At that time Germany was divided into how many zones?
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
[x] 4
[ ] 5
Berlin, in East Germany, was also in four zones
9. Which country did NOT occupy one of these zones?
[ ] Britain
[ ] France
[x] Italy
[ ] USA
The USSR (Russia) occupied the fourth zone
10. Which U.S. President had an anti-Communist policy in the 1940s?
[ ] Dwight D. Eisenhower
[ ] F. D. Roosevelt
[x] Harry S. Truman
[ ] Herbert Hoover
His policy was called the Truman Doctrine