Western Civilization Since 1945 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The _____ is the proof of Great Britain's support for a Jewish state in the Middle East.

Question 2 2. Support for which of the following encouraged the US to fight communist uprisings even in small, seemingly strategically unimportant nations?

Question 3 3. Which of the following countries was NOT 'behind the Iron Curtain'?

Question 4 4. Which of the following entertainment mediums was not widely used prior to WWII?

Question 5 5. In the years following World War II, the United States and Western Europe saw the growth of all of the following except

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Question 6 6. Which of the following was not a Cold War conflict

Question 7 7. Why was the National Security Act of 1947 primarily created?

Question 8 8. Who was the first American to enter space?

Question 9 9. What enabled the Afghan mujahideen fighters to resist Soviet occupation and eventually drive the Soviet Army from Afghanistan?

Question 10 10. Why did Bertrand Russell call for philosophy to be taught in the schools?

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Question 11 11. What was the first device to store music digitally?

Question 12 12. The period of economic, political, and military tension between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1991 was called

Question 13 13. The first manifestation of the EU was called the .

Question 14 14. Construction of the Berlin Wall began when?

Question 15 15. In what way did the United Nations support the Zionist cause?

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Question 16 16. The plan for postwar economic reconstruction of Europe was called the

Question 17 17. Which of the following countries was NOT one of the founding members of the European community in the 1950s?

Question 18 18. Of the following technologies, which one has arguably advanced the furthest since WWII?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. What did the U.S. gain from the Marshall Plan, which aided European Countries with large amounts of U.S. dollars?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following reforms by Mikhail Gorbachev attempted to remove the barriers to political freedoms that were in place under Stalin and his successors?

Question 22 22. The country that was first to explore space was

Question 23 23. Vietnam was a former colony of what Western European country?

Question 24 24. What group of countries refused the aid the Marshall Plan offered?

Question 25 25. How were airplanes able to carry larger loads in the years following World War II?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following reforms by Mikhail Gorbachev attempted to tackle the economic problems that the Soviet Union faced?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. The symbolic end to the Cold War came with

Question 29 29. What idea claims that the people of a nation or region have the right to choose how they will be governed themselves?

Question 30 30. Which of the following was the strategy used by Truman administration to prevent the spread of Communism during the Cold War?

Western Civilization Since 1945 Chapter Exam Instructions

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