Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Cold War Trivia Questions and Answers

Cold War Trivia Questions and Answers are about the war that took place because of geopolitical tension between the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union.

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Q1. In 1961 columns of U.S. and Soviet tanks stared each other down through a crossing point in the Berlin Wall known as ___________.
Checkpoint Charlie
the Fulda Gap
the Western Door
None of them

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Q2. The U.S. military group responsible for firing nuclear weapons as well as detecting incoming weapons was called SAC. What does SAC stand for _____________.
Sequential Attack Checklist
Strategic Air Command
Seventh Airborne, Colorado
None of them

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Q3. The U.S. is a member of the North American Treaty Organization (NATO), which was created during the Cold War. What group was the USSR part of ____________.
the Warsaw Pact
the Global Defense Initiative
the Pacific Overlords
None

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Q4. The Polish labor union that advocated nonviolence and eventually brought down Poland's communist government was called __________.
Free Poland
Gdansk Anti-Communist League
Solidarity
None

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Q5. In 1960 U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers was captured after being shot down while flying over the USSR. ________ kind of plane was Powers flying.
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
None of them
Lockheed U-2
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

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Q6. ______________ U.S. intervention in Vietnam was spurred by a controversial incident that occurred in what body of water.
the Bay of Fundy
the Gulf of Tonkin
the Persian Gulf
none of them

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Q7. __________ Soviet jet fighter was the backbone of communist-backed air forces during the Cold War.
Tupolev Tu-160
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
Sukhoi Su-11
none of them

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Q8. The destruction of _________ structure is considered an important symbolic event in ending the Cold War.
the Berlin Wall
the Baikonur NIIP-7 launch tower
The Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd, Russia
None of them

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Q9. In 1978 writer Georgi Markov, ______ defected from Bulgaria, was assassinated in London. What was used to poison him while he stood on a bridge.
a newspaper
a pen
an umbrella
none of them

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Q10. __________ was the name for the border between the Soviet-allied nations and the NATO nations in Europe.
the Steel Blockade
the Iron Curtain
both
none

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Q11. _________ U.S. president created the policy of containing Soviet imperialism by supporting other nations that resisted communism.




President Richard M. Nixon
President Harry S. Truman
President John F. Kennedy
None

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Q12. _________ was the first western rock star to perform a concert tour in the USSR.




Elton John
Eric Clapton
None of them
Paul McCartney

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Q13. During a 13-day crisis in 1962, the U.S. and Soviet Union came very close to a full nuclear war. This crisis called _________.
the Cuban missile crisis
the Kissinger stalemate
the Mexico incident
None of them

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Q14. The fear that the USSR had far more nuclear missiles available than the U.S. was known as the _________.
Missile Gap
Polaris Doctrine
Kennedy Plan
None of them

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Q15. ___________ was the name of the failed CIA-backed invasion of Cuba in 1961.
the Bay of Pigs Invasion
Operation Overlord
Project Swansea
None of them

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Q16. __________ was the former U.S. Marine who defected to the Soviet Union before returning and assassinating President John F. Kennedy.
Lee Harvey Oswald
John Wilkes Booth
James Earl Ray
None of them

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Q17. ____________ was the name of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's theory that if one country was taken over by communists, more countries would also fall to communism.
house of cards theory
weakest link theory
domino theory
none of them

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Q18. __________ is what the CIA call the domestic surveillance operation that targeted U.S. student groups, anti-war groups and other "subversives".
Operation CHAOS
Project MALICE
Project POLICE
Operation DOGHOUSE

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Q19. The massive nuclear bunker/command center that houses North American Aerospace Defense Command is located here.
in a natural cave system in Virginia
inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado
on the aircraft carrier USS Randolph
None of them

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Q20. In the 1970s Chinese-U.S. relations were opened up by an exchange of sports teams. _______ was the sport.
hockey
gymnastics
table tennis
cricket

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Q21. When the Soviets closed off West Berlin in 1948, preventing all food and supplies from entering, an international effort to fly supplies into the city began. This effort was called _________.
the Danzig Connection
the Marshall Plan
the Berlin Airlift
none of them

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Q22. Operation Northwoods was a U.S. Defense Department plan to increase public support for war by committing terrorist attacks and making them look like they'd been done by __________.
Cuba
Russia
Vietnam
China

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Q23. After North Korean forces, backed by China and the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea, a United Nations force made up mostly of American troops made an amphibious assault at ______ city.
Pyongyang, North Korea
Incheon, South Korea
Onjong, North Korea
None of them

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Q24. A Soviet military invasion ended the 1968 reform movement in Czechoslovakia known as _____________.
Czech Campaign
Prague Spring
Summer of Love
None of them

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Q25. __________ film parodies the absurdities of the Cold War, including the classic line, "Gentleman! You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!".
"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
None of them
"The Pawnbroker"
"The Wild Bunch"

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COLD WAR TRIVIA QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Cold War Trivia Questions and Answers are about the war that is also called the American-Soviet Cold War.

A GLIMPSE OF WAR:

The Cold War was a continuous political confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union and its allies that developed after World War II. In 1945, an article by George Orwell first mentioned this hostility between the two superpowers.

WHY THIS TRIVIA:

We have made this trivia for the audience who loves to know about history and wars. These questions are informative and interesting.

Our Cold War trivia questions and answers will help you in knowing all the important dates between the war.