The Covert Fight Against Communism in Developing Nations


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Who was the most popular in Iran during the 1950s?

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1. Mosaddegh wanted to nationalize which industry?

2. Khrushchev made a speech which denounced which former Russian leader?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of communism. Information you should be familiar with includes CIA involvement in the Hungarian coup as well as key leaders of the countries discussed in the lesson. You'll also be asked to to pick out a folk tale that would have appealed to disenfranchised residents of Guatemala.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will help you understand:

  • What Mosaddegh wanted to nationalize
  • A folk tale that would have interested Guatemalan members of society
  • The CIA's response to the Hungarian coup
  • The person that Khrushchev made a speech about
  • A popular individual in Iran during the 1950s

Skills Practiced

These skills will be practiced using these assessment tools:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the CIA response to the coup in Hungary
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about what Mossaddegh wanted to nationalize
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the person that Khrushchev made a speech about

Additional Learning

To fully understand information about communism, review the related lesson titled The Covert Fight Against Communism in Developing Nations. The lesson contains these objectives:

  • Identify what Containment is and how it relates to communism
  • Learn about what Operation Ajax was
  • Review the CIA's role in Hungary
  • Recall what the Banana Republics were