What is an Arms Race? - Definition, Cold War & WW1


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Which element below best relates to one of the four main elements to the definition of arms race?

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1. _______ wanted to expand its international presence in the early 20th century and therefore started expanding its navy.

2. The _______ was the military branch that the pre, during, and post-WWI arms races dealt with.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will assess your knowledge of the arms race during the Cold War and World War I by focusing on key points from the corresponding lesson, including the end of the Cold War and the military branch most affected by the arms race.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics reviewed in the quiz include:

  • Elements of an arms race
  • Military branch associated with the arms race during World War I
  • Variety of weapons that were involved with the Cold War

Skills Practiced

Use these skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - recall the lesson to determine what event led to the decline of the Cold War arms race
  • Information recall - remember the four main elements that are associated with the definition of an arms race
  • Reading comprehension - analyze the tutorial and recall the country that expanded its international presence in the early 20th century

Additional Learning

Study the lesson entitled What is an Arms Race? - Definition, Cold War & WWI to further understand the specifics of these periods in time. This lesson investigates:

  • Mutually assured destruction
  • Pre- and post-World War I
  • Decline of the Cold War