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WEST History: Russia & the Cold War Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the purpose for the introduction of perestroika by Soviet leader Gorbachev?

Question 2 2. What was the codename of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb?

Question 3 3. How did 'Glasnost' and 'Perestroika' impact the dissolution of the Soviet Union?

Question 4 4. Which Russian premier attempted to reinvigorate the Soviet economy and government through increased openness in the 1980s?

Question 5 5. What impact did Gorbachev's resignation as Soviet president have?

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Question 6 6. Detente is associated with which decade?

Question 7 7. The coalition of communist countries in Eastern Europe is called:

Question 8 8. The Berlin Airlift took place under which American President?

Question 9 9. Which Soviet communist leader promoted the idea that communist nations should safeguard against reform not only domestically but in other communist countries?

Question 10 10. The Brezhnev Doctrine was named for Leonid Brezhnev, a _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best describes the outcome of the war between Communist North Vietnam and US-backed South Vietnam?

Question 12 12. Why was Estonia's demand for independence from the Soviet Union in 1987 significant?

Question 13 13. The Warsaw Pact was created in 1955 in response to what?

Question 14 14. Which is NOT true of the Soviet Union during the 1980s?

Question 15 15. When did the Soviet Union officially dissolve?

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Question 16 16. What Caribbean nation did the Soviets place nuclear-capable missiles on, nearly prompting a U.S. invasion?

Question 17 17. The best example of the Brezhnev Doctrine being utilized took place in what country in 1968?

Question 18 18. How did Perestroika reform the election system?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is not a country in Eastern Europe over which the Soviet Union held influence after WWII?

Question 20 20. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major diplomatic confrontation between President John F. Kennedy and which Soviet leader?

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Question 21 21. Which 'doctrine' is most associated with containment policy?

Question 22 22. The Cold War was a period of tension between the United States and Soviet Union. Which of the following did this period encompass?

Question 23 23. Which one of the following best describes glasnost in relation to the Soviet Union?

Question 24 24. What was the Brezhnev Doctrine specifically designed to address?

Question 25 25. Why was the National Security Act of 1947 primarily created?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT true about the nuclear arms race?

Question 27 27. In which country was the implementation of NSC-68 tested?

Question 28 28. Which of the following was a feature of the de-Stalinization effort undertaken by the Communist Party after Stalin's death?

Question 29 29. What was the impact of perestroika on the Soviet economy?

Question 30 30. Which is NOT true of American-Soviet relations during the Cold War?

WEST History: Russia & the Cold War Chapter Exam Instructions

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