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The Cold War 3
Russia tried to put nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba.

The Cold War 3

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Between 1948 and 1990 the communist world, lead by Russia, and the capitalist world, lead by the USA, were often on the brink of nuclear war.

Use our third History quiz on the Cold War to test your knowledge.

1.
In what year did Berliners destroy the Berlin Wall?
1986
1987
1989
1991
Small sections can still be seen in the city
2.
1950 saw a war begin within which country?
Cambodia
China
Korea
Pakistan
USSR backed N.Korea - the U.N. backed S.Korea
3.
The Korean War ended in which year?
1953
1955
1957
1959
4.
In 1962 Russia tried to put nuclear missiles on which island near the USA?
Cuba
Haiti
Hawaii
Jamaica
They threatened most U.S. cities with the missiles
5.
Which President forced Russia to back down over the Cuban missile crisis?
Dwight D.Eisenhower
John F.Kennedy
Lyndon B.Johnson
Richard Nixon
6.
The emergency USSR-USA telephone line was called what?
Crisis line
Hot line
Rant line
War line
It was set up in 1963 to try to avoid war
7.
Where did Khrushchev send an army in 1956?
Albania
Hungary
Poland
Rumania
To stop it breaking away from Communism
8.
In 1968 the Soviet President, Brezhnev, crushed a rebellion where?
Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia
Poland
Yugoslavia
Much of the trouble was in the capital, Prague
9.
Where were American troops sent in 1965?
China
Korea
Laos
Vietnam
Vietcong rebels wanted to unite the whole country under Communism
10.
Which theory said that Communist victory in Vietnam would lead to Communism elsewhere?
Concertina theory
Domino theory
House of cards theory
Toppling theory
Author:  Jan Crompton

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