6.05 The Cold War

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What has been the longest-lasting aspect of the tensions that arose between the U.S. and Cuba in the 1960s?

a U.S trade embargo

Which statement explains why Cape Canaveral was chosen as a launch site for rockets?

It was a favorable geographic location for launches.

What ended the Cuban Missile Crisis?

The United States agreed to not invade Cuba, and the Soviets agreed to remove all missiles from Cuba.

Which of the following is an action Castro took to decrease foreign influence on Cuba?

nationalized the sugar industry and forced citizens to farm

The quote below was written in the mid 1900s:
"Surely no sane member of the human race could discover victory in such desolation." —President Dwight Eisenhower.
What was President Eisenhower referring to with this statement?

prospect of a war using thermonuclear weapons

What limits did the U.S., U.S.S.R, and Great Britain agree to regarding nuclear weapons testing in 1963?

testing could only occur underground

What event was The Bay of Pigs invasion a response to?

Castro’s rise to power in Cuba

Which of the following was not a result of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

a large increase in the number of refugees from Cuba to the United States

Which of the following was not a consequence of the launch of Sputnik 1?

beginning of spy-plane flights over Cuba

Which event resulted in the greatest threat of nuclear war?

U.S. naval blockade of Cuba

Which of the following represented a propaganda victory for the U.S.S.R.?

launching of Sputnik

According to the Warren investigation, who was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy?

Lee Harvey Oswald

Which event was the first to cause tension between the Soviet Union and President Kennedy?

Soviet building of the Berlin Wall

Which U.S program or agency was designed to halt the spread of Communism in Latin America?

Alliance for Progress

What development during the 1950s made long-range bombers obsolete?

intercontinental missiles

President Kennedy created this volunteer organization to bring education and technology to undeveloped countries?

Peace Corps

Which event led to the establishment of NASA?

Soviets’ launching of Sputnik 1

Which event marked the start of the nuclear arms race?

Soviet Union’s first test of an atomic bomb in 1949

Which of these statements explains why Sputnik disturbed Americans?

It showed that the Soviets could develop a missile capable of hitting the U.S.

Which event marked the start of the nuclear arms race?

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