The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO


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The creation of NATO built upon an existing alliance of Western European countries called the _____.

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1. Why was NATO formed?

2. How did NATO contribute to the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 1990s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of containment and the origins of NATO. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the existing alliance upon which NATO was built.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Founding members of NATO
  • 1990s peacekeeping mission
  • Concerns over communism's spread

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on containment and the origins of NATO
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the organization of Communist nations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the international response to NATO's formation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on containment and the origins of NATO. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify 20th century concerns over communism
  • Define the policy of containment
  • Know basic facts regarding NATO's creation, including founding members and key dates
  • Recognize notable actions taken by NATO since its founding