Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain


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Who popularized the term 'Iron Curtain' as a reference to the Soviet-backed states in Eastern Europe?

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1. Why did the 'Iron Curtain' fall?

2. Which of the following countries was NOT 'behind the Iron Curtain'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after World War II.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Construction of the Berlin Wall
  • 'Iron Curtain'
  • Countries 'behind the Iron Curtain'
  • Event in which people united against their government in Poland

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding life after World War II
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Iron Curtain
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the lasting impact of World War II on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, review the accompanying lesson titled Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain. Upon successful completion of the lesson, you'll have addressed these objectives:

  • Details the construction of the Berlin Wall
  • Defines Iron Curtain
  • Explains the importance of the Potsdam Conference
  • Explores the end of World War II