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Quiz On Cold War

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The Cold War was a political revelry between USA and Soviet Union. This quiz covers all those important stuffs that happens during Cold war. Instead of mixing all these big topics I am making separate quizzes on all these important topics that you should know. The questions on Cold war has been repeatedly asked in various competitive exams. So, try to answer all these questions.

Cold War

Question 1
Which two superpowers engaged in the Cold war?
A
China and Russia
B
China and USA
C
USA and Soviet Union
D
Russia and Soviet Union
Question 1 Explanation: 
The Cold War was the tense relationship between the United States (and its allies), and the Soviet Union (the USSR and its allies) between the end of World War II and the fall of the Soviet Union.
Question 2
The imaginary line of secrecy and mistrust that separated the USSR and Eastern Europe from the West was known as
A
The iron curtain
B
NATO
C
The Berlin Wall
D
The Warsaw Pact
Question 2 Explanation: 
The imaginary line of secrecy and mistrust that separated the USSR and Eastern Europe from the West was known as The iron curtain. This name was given by Winston Churchill.
Question 3
The United States and the USSR came closest to nuclear war during the
A
Berlin crisis
B
Korean war
C
Cuban missile crisis
D
Suez crisis
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.
Question 4
What organization was created to keep the peace after WWII?
A
NATO
B
Warsaw Pact
C
SALT
D
United Nations
Question 4 Explanation: 
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Question 5
Which leader coined the phrase "iron curtain" to describe Europe's divide in the cold war?
A
Joseph Stalin
B
Franklin Roosevelt
C
Harry Truman
D
Winston Churchill
Question 5 Explanation: 
Winston Churchill had been the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. It was Churchill who coined the term Iron Curtain in a 1946 speech he delivered in Missouri. It refers to the fact that Eastern Europe was more or less controlled by the Soviet Union.
Question 6
The Warsaw Pact was created in response to
A
NATO
B
SALT
C
Containment
D
Vietnamization
Question 6 Explanation: 
The Warsaw Pact was formed in 1955, primarily as a response to the decision by the United States and its western European allies to include a rearmed West Germany in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Question 7
Name the leader of the Soviet Union, who decided to convert Cuba into Russian base?
A
Fidel Castro
B
Che Guevara
C
John F. Kennedy
D
Nikita Khrushchev
Question 7 Explanation: 
In response to the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961 and the presence of American Jupiter ballistic missiles in Italy and Turkey, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agreed to Cuba's request to place nuclear missiles on the island to deter a future invasion.
Question 8
When was the missile placed in Cuba?
A
1960
B
1961
C
1962
D
1964
Question 8 Explanation: 
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a thirteen-day confrontation from October 15 to October 28, 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over the positioning of nuclear missiles in Cuba. In 1962, the Soviet Union secretly placed nuclear-tipped missiles on the Communist-led island of Cuba.
Question 9
At the time of Cuban Missile Crisis, who was the American President?
A
Harry S. Truman
B
John F. Kennedy
C
Franklin D. Roosevelt
D
Jimmy Carter
Question 9 Explanation: 
The US announced it would not permit offensive weapons to be delivered to Cuba and demanded that the weapons already in Cuba be dismantled and returned to the Soviet Union. After several days of tense negotiations, an agreement was reached between US President John F. Kennedy and Khrushchev.
Question 10
Why was NATO created?
A
To prevent another World War
B
To contain the USSR
C
To unite the Western powers against possible invasion by the USSR
D
to restrain the arms race in strategic ballistic missiles armed with nuclear weapons.
Question 10 Explanation: 
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. NATO was the first peacetime military alliance the United States entered into outside of the Western Hemisphere.
Question 11
When was NATO formed?
A
1961
B
1949
C
1948
D
1952
Question 11 Explanation: 
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 4 April 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. NATO was the first peacetime military alliance the United States entered into outside of the Western Hemisphere.
Question 12
What was the other name of Eastern Alliance?
A
SALT
B
NATO
C
Warsaw Pact
D
HUAC
Question 12 Explanation: 
The Eastern alliance was also known as the Warsaw Pact. It was created in 1955 with principle function to counter NATO's forces in Europe. It was led by the Soviet Union.
Question 13
Who led the Warsaw pact?
A
Soviet Union
B
USA
C
Germany
D
France
Question 13 Explanation: 
The Warsaw Pact was a collective defence treaty established by the Soviet Union and seven other Soviet satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania
Question 14
Cuban leader Fidel Castro allowed the USSR to place nuclear missiles in Cuba after
A
The Bay of Pigs invasion
B
NATO was formed
C
Kennedy Alliance
D
Warsaw Pact
Question 14 Explanation: 
The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1961-1962. In early 1961 President John F. Kennedy concluded that Fidel Castro was a Soviet client working to subvert Latin America. After much debate in his administration Kennedy authorized a clandestine invasion of Cuba by a brigade of Cuban exiles.
Question 15
Who played a crucial role in mediating between two koreas?
A
nikita khrushchev
B
Fidel Castro
C
Harishchandra Bose
D
Jawaharlal Nehru
Question 15 Explanation: 
Jawaharlal Nehru played a crucial role in mediating between two koreas
There are 15 questions to complete.

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