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Tension Between the US and the Soviets: Wars, Confrontations & the Cold War

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Why did the Soviet Union install nuclear missile sites on the island of Cuba in 1962?

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1. Why did intercontinental ballistic missiles make nuclear warfare between the United States and the Soviet Union more likely?

2. The 16-hour standoff in Berlin between Soviet and American tanks occurred _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of American and Soviet tension during the Cold War. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the standoff in Berlin between Soviet and American tanks and the leader of Cuba during the Cold War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Cuba's Cold War leader
  • U.S. and Soviet nuclear arsenals
  • Eastern European countries dominated by the Soviet Union

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on American and Soviet tension during the Cold War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding technological advances in warfare
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the U.S. convinced the Soviet Union to remove its missiles from Cuba

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Tension Between the US and the Soviets: Wars, Confrontations & the Cold War. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain post-WWII international relations between the U.S., the U.K., and the U.S.S.R.
  • Define key terms such as Eastern Bloc, Checkpoint Charlie, and Bay of Pigs
  • Understand the cause and subsequent result of the arms race
  • Recognize the proxy battles waged between the two superpowers
  • Know basic facts on the end of the Cold War
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