HUAC, which investigated suspected communists in the 1950s, was an American committee containing members of which body?
US House of Representatives
What is "Star Wars"?
A program involving a defensive shield above the Earth's atmosphere to protect the US from a nuclear missile attack
An attempt to establish a communist regime in outer space
A program whereby missile bases are placed on satellites in outer space so they can be fired at any target
The race between the US and the Soviet Union to put a man on the moon
Who was the first US President to visit Moscow?
North Korea and South Korea are divided by which line?
MAD was a principle that placed emphasis on the disastrous nature of employing nuclear weaponry. What does MAD stand for?
Massive Atomic Disaster
Mutually Assured Destruction
Madness Attack Dose
More Atomic Devices
In November 1960 John F. Kennedy was elected US president after a narrow election victory over whom?
Which of these is "a political ideology and system that strives for a society with no classes or structures of government"?
n which European city did John F. Kennedy meet Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in July 1961?
In which year did the Chinese Communist Party seize control of China, declaring the country a socialist People's Republic?
What was significant about the man-made satellite Sputnik II, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957?
It carried a nuclear charge
It carried a living dog
It carried surveillance equipment
It carried a man
What was the Soviet Union's "Committee for State Security" better known as during the Cold War?
Which of the following countries was not a foundation member of NATO in 1949?
What was the name of the checkpoint between East and West Berlin where the US and Soviet forces faced each other in a tense standoff in October 1961 before both sides withdrew?
What type of aircraft was the Badger?
A British propeller-driven fighter
An American jet fighter
A Soviet propeller-driven bomber
A Soviet jet bomber
The Soviet Union signed which military pact with the Eastern European nations?
In 1959, Project Horizon was developed by the US Army Ballistic Missile Agency to create a military base where none had existed before. Where did they plan on putting it?
Normal orbit around the Earth
Geostationary orbit above the Soviet Union
The French withdrew from Vietnam after suffering an embarrassing defeat in which 1954 battle?
Dien Bien Phu
In which year did the Soviet Union detonate its first nuclear weapon, dubbed "Joe-1"?
When was the Berlin Wall built?
Who was the leader of North Korea at the time of the Korean War?
Ho Chi Minh
Which Hungarian Prime Minister demanded that Hungary become a neutral nation, leading to the suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising?
During which conference did Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt first agree to divide Germany into occupation zones?
When was the Soviet Union officially dissolved?
In 1957 Canada and the US established a joint military group. What was it called?
For much of the Cold War, the US' principal strategic nuclear and conventional weapons platform was the mighty Boeing B-52. How was this aircraft also known?
Which resolution gave the US President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to use military force in Southeast Asia without a formal declaration of war?
The Yellow Sea Resolution
The Nixon-Kissinger Resolution
The South China Sea Resolution
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution
In late 1962, an American spy aircraft discovered that Soviet nuclear missile installations were being built in the US' "backyard". Where was that?
San Cristobal, Cuba
San Juan, Puerto Rico
In 1969, President Richard M. Nixon initiated a series of talks to slow down the dangerous nuclear arms race. How were these talks called?
The Geneva Accords
The STALK talks
The SALT talks
The START talks
During the Berlin Blockade in 1948-49, the city of Berlin was blocked by the Soviet forces. How were the French, American and British sectors of the city supplied?
They received no supplies
By the Soviet forces
Who coined the phrase "The Iron Curtain"?
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