President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy


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Why did President Ronald Reagan renew the Cold War with the Soviet Union?

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1. Why did Reagan approve the Star Wars program?

2. Which of the following countries did Reagan NOT engage via force?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the various aspects of President Reagan's foreign policy. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the Cold War, the Iran-Contra Affair, and the Star Wars program.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to see what you know about:

  • Foremost goal of President Reagan's foreign policy
  • Purpose of the so-called Star Wars program
  • Countries focused on during the Reagan administration
  • Actions Reagan took that led to the eventual end of the Cold War

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 Ronald Reagan's foreign policy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the major foreign policy initiatives undertaken during Reagan's time in office
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the people, places and key actions involved in President Reagan's foreign policy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the Foreign Policy of President Reagan. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand America's relationship with the Soviet Union during the Cold War
  • Identify the key aspects of the Iran-Contra affair
  • Recall the events during which Reagan's administration authorized the use of military force