Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan


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1. Which is NOT true of the Berlin Airlift?

2. Why was the legal status of Berlin in the time of its occupation after WW2 complicated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set allow you to gauge your knowledge of the people involved and the reasons behind both the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. Topics you should know in order to successfully pass the quiz include which U.S. government agency oversaw the Marshall Plan and the codename for the Berlin Airlift.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment resources to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • Years the Marshall Plan was in effect
  • Purpose of the Marshall Plan
  • Codename for the Berlin Airlift
  • Characteristics of the Berlin Airlift
  • The U.S. government agency that oversaw the Marshall Plan

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice these skills:

  • Making connections - understand how the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift related to the presence of the Soviet Union in post-war Europe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the characteristics of the Berlin Airlift
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the purpose of the Marshall Plan in a different light

Additional Learning

For more, review the lesson titled Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan. It covers these important objectives:

  • Explore the role of the Marshall Plan in the European recovery after World War II
  • Identify the connection between the Marshall Plan, George C. Marshall, and George F. Kennan
  • Discover the role of communism and the Soviet Union in the United States' creation of the Marshall Plan
  • Understand how the Berlin Airlift related to the division of Berlin by the Soviet Union and the Allied Forces
  • Recognize the propaganda value of Berlin and the importance of the Berlin Airlift