Cold War: Middle East

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History 10 Quiz on Cold War: Middle East, created by lmesbahuddin on 19/02/2014.
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Question 1

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In which country did Ayatollah Khomeini replace a secular government with an Islamic government?
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  • Egypt.
  • Saudi Arabia.
  • Iran.
  • Iraq.

Question 2

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Which of the following statements best describe the Oslo Accords?
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  • It was an agreement by the United States to sell arms to Israel.
  • It was a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
  • It was the talks that ended the Yom Kippur War.
  • It was a plan to give Palestinians limited self-rule.

Question 3

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In the 1991 Gulf War, the goal of the United States-led coalition was to
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  • remove Saddam Hussein from power.
  • destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
  • gain control of Iraq's oil fields.
  • drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

Question 4

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All of the following were results of the 1948 war between Israel and several Arab states EXCEPT
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  • Israel conquered additional territory.
  • significant numbers of Palestinians were displaced.
  • other countries refused to recognize the existence of Israel.
  • the Arabs referred to the conflict as "the catastrophe".

Question 5

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Which of the following statements about Gamal Abdel Naseer is true?
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  • He was elected president of a united Iraqi-Egyptian state.
  • He sold the Suez Canal to the British.
  • He led a revolution that removed the Egyptian monarch from power.
  • He led Palestinians against Israel.

Question 6

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United Nations Resolution 181 (the plan to partition Palestine) was rejected by the
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  • Jews living in Palestine.
  • Arab League.
  • Soviet Union.
  • United States.

Question 7

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All of the following statements accurately describe the rule of Mohammad Reza Shah EXCEPT
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  • he became an American ally during the Cold War.
  • he attempted rapid modernization but alienated many traditional Iranians.
  • he was assassinated by Iranian extremists.
  • he attempted to stop political opposition with the use of secret police.

Question 8

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Which of the following is in the correct chronological order?
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  • The creation of modern Israel, the Iranian Revolution, the Iran-Iraq War.
  • The Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian Revolution, the creation of modern Israel.
  • The creation of modern Israel, the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian Revolution.
  • The Iranian Revolution, the creation of modern Israel, the Iran-Iraq War.

Question 9

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The Camp David Talks culminated with
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  • a new declaration of war by the Arab states.
  • the end of the Iran-Iraq War.
  • the decision to grant limited self-government to the Palestinians.
  • the signing of a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

Question 10

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All of the following statements apply to the Palestinian Liberation Organization EXCEPT
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  • it was founded in 1964 to establish an independent Palestine.
  • it rejected the idea of an Israeli state.
  • it was warmly embraced and supported by every Arab state.
  • it mobilized to fight Israel.

Question 11

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In 1956, the real motive behind British and French intervention in the war between Israel and Egypt was to
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  • separate the combatants.
  • seize the Egyptian oil fields.
  • seize the Suez Canal.
  • ensure Palestinian independence.

Question 12

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The militant Muslims who resisted the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 1980s were known as the
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  • Palestinian Liberation Organization.
  • SAVAK.
  • Zionists.
  • Mujahedin.

Question 13

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This map depicts the
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  • recommended division of Palestine according to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine.
  • recommended division of Palestine according to the Oslo Accords.
  • gains made by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • areas currently governed by Palestinians.

Question 14

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The word intifada means
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  • infant.
  • holy war.
  • peace.
  • uprising.

Question 15

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All of the following wars were decisive military victories for Israel EXCEPT the
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  • 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War.
  • 1956 War (Suez Crisis)
  • 1967 Six-Day War.
  • 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Question 16

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Saddam Hussein
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  • was a very devoted Muslim who ruled according to Islamic law.
  • never received aid from he United States.
  • ruled Iran until the Islamic Revolution.
  • was a dictator who launched an attack on Iran in 1980.

Question 17

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Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 with the primary intention of
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  • destroying the Palestinian Liberation Organization presence there.
  • aiding the British and French.
  • keeping the peace between warring Lebanese factions.
  • gaining more land.

Question 18

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The White Revolution launched by Mohammad Reza Shah was
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  • a movement meant to make Iran a more religious place.
  • an attempt to develop Iran agriculturally and industrially.
  • an attempt to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
  • a movement intended to anger the United States.

Question 19

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The 1967 Arab-Israeli War, or the Six-Day War, resulted in all of the following EXCEPT
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  • Israel occupied the Sinai Peninsula.
  • Israel occupied the West Bank of the Jordan River.
  • Israel seized the Suez Canal.
  • the war created new waves of Palestinian refugees.

Question 20

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The Arab League was originally designed to
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  • destroy Israel.
  • foster cooperation between Arab states.
  • help the Soviet Union gain influence in the Middle East.
  • promote baseball in the Middle East.
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