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Can you name the famous events of the Cold War?
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Answers are NOT in cronological order. Many may find this quiz difficult due to the fact that they did not watch the presentation our group gave to our class in Social Studies.
Two countries involved in the war
Main conflict was Capitalism vs. Communism
Starting on April 2, 1947, volunteer pilots flew in 300 tons of supplies to Berlin in this operation
Executed by the U.S., this operation was nicknamed 'Clay Pigeons'
One of the main reasons the Cold War never became an actual war was because both countries were mass producing _______ ____
Neither country wanted to start a nuclear war, so no missles were launched during the Cold War
Russia's economic system during the Cold War
Communism began in Russia in 1917 under Vladimir Lenin
This air lift operation involved parachuting three tons of candy to kids in Berlin
Codenamed 'Uncle Wiggly Wings' because the pilot said he would wiggle his wings while flying over Berlin
In Communism, every person gets an equal share of _____
The manager of a factory will earn the same amount as his workers
The 33rd president of the United States, who issued the droping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Was also Vice President in 1944 for President Franklin D. Roosevelt
The same president as the last question issued this very important Housing Act
This act put more money towards more housing and urban renewal
U.S. invades Cuba in this famous invasion
John F. Kennedy, the president at the time, did not want the invasion to be traced back to the U.S.
'That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind'
Set his left boot on the surface of the moon at 2:56 (UTC) July 21, 1969
Commonly known as the second man to walk on the moon
Aldrin was also a part of the Gemini 12 space mission
After a previous operation was failing, the U.S. executed another operation to send more supplies to Berlin past the Russian Blockade
Operation Vittles was lead by american General Luscious Clay, the same general who was famously quoted during WWII, saying 'Aww, nuts!'
The 40th president of the United States, who gave this very famous speech
Reagan is also famous for ending the Cold War
Soviet Russia invaded this country to take over more land
Russians ended up occupying about 75% of Afghanistan
Organization made up of U.S., Canada, and other North American countries
As of now, NATO is also made up of many European countries
This satellite was the first to be successfully launched into space
The lauching of Sputnik lead to the Space Race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.
The destruction of this infamous wall reunited the East and West parts of Germany
On November 9, 1989, the German Minister of Propaganda, Gunter Schabowski, announced that the wall was going to be opened for private trips into another country
United State's economic system during the Cold War
In Capitalism, people compete for money, rather than having it distributed
This Russian satellite carried a dog in the payload
Carried a payload of 1,120 pounds
Barrier used to defend the U.S.; made around the Arctic
The Dew Line has never had to defend the U.S. from missle attacks, and is still up today
Name of the dog on Sputnik II
Laika is the first animal ever in space
The name of the first Russian Missile made
The R7 missile caused the Cuban Missile Crisis, and also launched Sputnik I
NASA is formed in this year, just after the launching of Sputnik I
NASA was formed in response to JFK's famous speech about going into space by the end of the decade
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