Two Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which 'doctrine' is most associated with containment policy?

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1. Sputnik I is most associated with:

2. The coalition of communist countries in Eastern Europe is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United States and the Soviet Union existed for many years as two competing super powers in the world. The quiz and worksheet combination will help you learn, recall, and understand the significant details about these conflicting nations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Sputnik I satellite
  • Policy of containment
  • Communism in Eastern Europe
  • The Berlin Airlift
  • The Cold War

Skills Practiced

The tools from this lesson will assess your skills of:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the balance of power in the world in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the U.S. and the Soviet Union
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Cold War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding communism

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson titled Two Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union, and be sure that you have learned all of the important material. These objectives will be covered by this lesson:

  • Discover the space race and Sputnik I
  • Understand the impact of the Cold War
  • Identify the elements of the Truman Doctrine
  • Understand the influence of communism in Eastern Europe