The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm


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What year did the Soviet Union dissolve?

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1. Which Soviet leader introduced the reforms of glasnost and perestroika?

2. Why did Saddam Hussein invade Kuwait?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the events that led to the end of the Cold War as well as the Gulf War in the Middle East. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what year the Soviet Union dissolved and when the Gulf War took place.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What year the Soviet Union dissolved
  • What Soviet leader introduced glasnost and perestroika
  • What country Saddam Hussein invaded just before the start of the Gulf War
  • What country the Revolutions of 1989 began in
  • When the Gulf War took place

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the end of the Cold War and Desert Storm
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Gulf War in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as perestroika and glasnost
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Desert Storm
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the end of the Cold War

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period of history, review the corresponding lesson on the End of the Cold War and Desert Storm. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the Cold War
  • Understand what brought about the end of the Cold War
  • Discuss Gorbachev's reforms
  • Learn about the Revolutions of 1989
  • Discuss the Gulf War