The Collapse of the Communist BLOC and the Warsaw Pact


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1. Why was Estonia's demand for independence from the Soviet Union in 1987 significant?

2. The Warsaw Pact was created in 1955 in response to what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What year was the Soviet Union dissolved? When was the Warsaw Pact created? You'll need to know the answer to these and related questions in order to pass this short multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of the following:

  • Year when Mikhail Gorbachev stepped down
  • First Soviet republic to demand independence
  • Eastern European state that was ejected from Warsaw Pact in the 1960s

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the dissolution of the Communist Bloc and the Warsaw Pact
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the creation of the Warsaw Pact
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Soviet doctrine that centered on introducing some free enterprise via economic reform

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the accompanying lesson called The Collapse of the Communist BLOC and the Warsaw Pact if you want to learn more about this time in history. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify post-WWII international relations between the US, the UK, and the USSR
  • Know the key purpose of and the nations involved in the Warsaw Pact
  • Understand the political and economic factors that led to the fall of the Soviet Union