Western Civilization Post-1945 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Support for which of the following encouraged the US to fight communist uprisings even in small, seemingly strategically unimportant nations?

Question 2 2. When did the Soviet Union officially dissolve?

Question 3 3. Tom's father was one of the protesters at the 1970 Kent State protest, which later became known as the 'Kent State Massacre'. Why did the protest occur and what was the result of the 'Kent State Massacre'?

Question 4 4. Cable television was first pioneered in the late 1940s in what state?

Question 5 5. What Caribbean nation did the Soviets place nuclear-capable missiles on, nearly prompting a U.S. invasion?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following was a condition for European countries when accepting Marshall Plan aid?

Question 7 7. Why does the Sykes-Picot Agreement have long term consequences that are relevant even today?

Question 8 8. What enabled the Afghan mujahideen fighters to resist Soviet occupation and eventually drive the Soviet Army from Afghanistan?

Question 9 9. How was the rest of the world affected by Vatican II?

Question 10 10. Which was the fastest-growing religion of the second half of the 20th century?

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Question 11 11. What country fought particularly hard to maintain its African colonies?

Question 12 12. Theodor Herzl was the founder of _____.

Question 13 13. What group of countries refused the aid the Marshall Plan offered?

Question 14 14. What was the purpose for the introduction of perestroika by Soviet leader Gorbachev?

Question 15 15. Which of the following played the most prominent role in re-shaping the political landscape of Europe following WWII?

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Question 16 16. Both America and the Soviet Union had programs whose aim was to reach the moon. The name of the American program was _____ while the name of the Soviet was _____

Question 17 17. What form of protest involved invading lunch counters and other white-only establishments in the 1960s?

Question 18 18. Which of the following was a feature of the de-Stalinization effort undertaken by the Communist Party after Stalin's death?

Question 19 19. Why did Bertrand Russell call for philosophy to be taught in the schools?

Question 20 20. What idea claims that the people of a nation or region have the right to choose how they will be governed themselves?

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Question 21 21. Which Russian premier attempted to reinvigorate the Soviet economy and government through increased openness in the 1980s?

Question 22 22. The plan for post WWII economic reconstruction of Europe was named after its designer, _____.

Question 23 23. In what year was the first microprocessor invented?

Question 24 24. Which of the following best describes the outcome of the war between Communist North Vietnam and US-backed South Vietnam?

Question 25 25. To what does the 'Long March' refer?

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Question 26 26. How did Britain gain control of Palestine after WWI?

Question 27 27. What did the U.S. gain from the Marshall Plan, which aided European Countries with large amounts of U.S. dollars?

Question 28 28. Which of the following arguments was used by opponents to the Marshall Plan ?

Question 29 29. Which of the following Soviet policies allowed more freedom of the press?

Question 30 30. Which of the following entertainment mediums was not widely used prior to WWII?

Western Civilization Post-1945 Chapter Exam Instructions

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