Cold War True or False?

Can you answer these true or false questions about the Cold War?
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Last updated: July 5, 2022
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1. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a visit to East Germany.
True
False
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
2. Mikhail Gorbachev is still alive.
True
False
He is 91.
3. It was during the Cuban missile crisis that the Doomsday Clock has reached the closest to midnight.
True
False
The Doomsday Clock is currently at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been.
4. During the Korean War was the only time when Chinese and American troops have directly fought one another.
True
False
American and Chinese forces have engaged in other conflicts including the Boxer Rebellion and the Battle of Barrier Forts.
5. It has since been proved that the USSR had major involvement in the Six-day War.
True
False
Soviet intelligence provided Egypt with false reports of Israeli forces near the Golan Heights, which ultimately led to the war.
6. Sputnik 1 was the world's first artificial satellite.
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False
It was launched in 1957.
7. The launch of the aforementioned Sputnik 1 is generally considered the beginning of the 'Space Race'.
True
False
8. Lithuania was the first member of the USSR to declare full independence, starting the Union's eventual dissolution.
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False
On the 11 March 1990, Lithuania broke away, with its fellow Baltic neighbours and Georgia following in the period of two months.
9. The USSR attempted to invade Finland in 1953 but were repelled.
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False
10. The atomic bombs dropped on Japan in WWII are widely believed to have been a show of power by the U.S. namely to the USSR.
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False
Because the USSR were more so occupying captured territories rather than liberating them, the U.S. probably used the bombs as a show of power.
11. The KGB and the Red Army are the same thing.
True
False
12. Muhammad Ali was almost imprisoned for refusing to fight in Vietnam.
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False
Ali completely opposed the war, famously saying "shoot them for what?"
13. Joseph Stalin was the Soviet leader at the beginning of the Cold War.
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False
Stalin's reign: 1922-1953
14. McDonald's was only brought to Russia after the USSR dissolved.
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False
McDonald's came to the USSR in 1990 in Moscow's Pushkin Square, with thousands of Russians queuing to experience a western luxury.
15. The Canadians fought in the Vietnam War.
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False
Many U.S. allies including Australia, New Zealand, France and the UK were involved, however Canada never officially participated in the war.
16. The Warsaw Pact is often also referred to as the Eastern Bloc.
True
False
Although the Eastern Bloc (or Communist Bloc) can also be used to refer to all countries under the Soviet's communist influence, it is often used for the members of the Warsaw Pact.
17. The Iron Curtain first 'broke' at the Berlin Wall.
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False
The Iron Curtain had 'broken' in Hungary first, and many East Germans fled to West Germany through Hungary.
18. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was formed to provide direct protection against the USSR.
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Founded in 1949 by Canada, the U.S. and many western European nations, NATO is an attack one, attack all alliance securing the relative protection of all member states.
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