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A quiz about the Iron Curtain and its background and effects, and the Truman Doctrine.

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Iron Curtain

Question 1 of 20

1

What form of protection did Stalin want at the beginning of the Cold War?

Select one of the following:

  • A buffer zone of other countries

  • Treaties between USSR and USA

  • Power over more countries

Explanation

Question 2 of 20

1

Why did he want this protection?

Select one of the following:

  • For more control

  • Against any future invasion of Soviet Russia

  • So his power over countries wasn't threatened

Explanation

Question 3 of 20

1

How did this happen?

Select one of the following:

  • Soviet troops freed countries from Nazi control but stayed in control as pro-USSR communist governments were set up

  • They invaded soon after the Second World War

  • Stalin already had power in these countries but gradually moved in more troops until they were in control

Explanation

Question 4 of 20

1

How did this break an agreement at Yalta?

Select one or more of the following:

  • They had signed a treaty with other countries so there was no chance of invasion

  • They had agreed that countries freed from German control would have free elections to decide their new government

  • They had agreed to respect each other's boundaries

  • The setting up of the UN meant there was to be no indirect form of attack between countries

Explanation

Question 5 of 20

1

Whose speech mentioned an 'Iron Curtain'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Truman's

  • Churchill's

  • Attlee's

  • Roosevelt's

  • Khrushchev's

Explanation

Question 6 of 20

1

Who did not seem concerned at first with this 'Iron Curtain'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Truman

  • Churchill

  • Stalin

  • Roosevelt

  • Attlee

Explanation

Question 7 of 20

1

What did Churchill want to resist the expansion of the USSR in the East?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Eastern European countries to join forces to rebel against the Iron Curtain

  • Treaties and pacts with Eastern European countries to avoid Soviet control

  • Western powers to have an alliance between them

  • A form of aid to reach out to these countries and persuade them to boycott communism

Explanation

Question 8 of 20

1

The name Iron Curtain means the imaginary line between Communism in the East and Capitalism in the West

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 9 of 20

1

Which of these countries were part of the Iron Curtain?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Czechoslovakia

  • Hungary

  • Austria

  • Albania

  • Poland

  • Greece

  • Romania

Explanation

Question 10 of 20

1

Which of these Iron Curtain countries were communist but independent from the USSR?

Select one of the following:

  • East Germany

  • Yugoslavia

  • Bulgaria

  • Switzerland

  • Romania

Explanation

Question 11 of 20

1

The Iron Curtain made the situation more suspicious/ frosty between USSR and the West

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 12 of 20

1

The civil war against communists in which country helped Truman to realise there were issues with the East (e.g Iron Curtain)?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Greece

  • Turkey

  • Poland

  • Germany

  • Czechoslovakia

Explanation

Question 13 of 20

1

What did he realise, what formal document did he record his epiphany in, and in what year?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Truman Doctrine

  • Marshall Plan

  • 1947

  • 1946

  • 1951

  • 1945

  • 1948

  • That the only way to combat USSR's takeover was to use American resources

  • That they had to fight the communists in the Iron Curtain countries

  • That he was bored not caring and wanted to be a hero

Explanation

Question 14 of 20

1

Which is a summary of this document?

Select one or more of the following:

  • "It is our duty to help countries fighting attempted conquest."

  • "If we don't do our duty, the peace of the world may be threatened."

  • "Minority groups who are fighting communism deserve our help."

  • "Those who fight outside pressures and attempted conquest should be given aid e.g resources, money."

  • "Our aid will help them to persevere and fight."

  • "Our aid will persuade them to turn away from outside pressures."

  • "Our aid will persuade them to turn away from communism."

Explanation

Question 15 of 20

1

The policy of containment was founded through Marshall Aid

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 16 of 20

1

The policy of containment was founded through the Truman Doctrine

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 17 of 20

1

Many capitalists felt the Truman Doctrine was a declaration of war against communism.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 18 of 20

1

Many communists felt the Truman Doctrine was an indirect declaration of war on Stalin.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 19 of 20

1

Many communists felt the Truman Doctrine was an indirect declaration of war on communism.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 20 of 20

1

In this way, many regard the Truman Doctrine as the start of the Cold War.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation