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History of the United States (1980–1991): Quiz


Question 1:
Which of the following was a combatant in the Invasion of Grenada?
Balliol rebels
United Kingdom
Pro-Bolshevik Ossetian rebels
, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Question 2: Carter seemed unable to control inflation and had failed in his rescue effort of the hostages in ________.

Question 3: Led by Norman Podhoretz, the neoconservatives attacked the foreign policy orthodoxy in the Cold War as "appeasement," an allusion to Neville Chamberlain's negotiations at ________.

Question 4: Nationalist agitation in the ________ for independence led to first Lithuania and then the other two states, Estonia and Latvia, declaring independence from the Soviet Union.
Baltic statesSwedenFinlandRussia

Question 5:
How many casualties were there in the United States invasion of Panama?
~200 killed
200-4,000, Panamanian civilians killed
200, 400 prisoners

Question 6: Reagan's policy towards the ________ was one of non-cooperation, peaking from 1985-7 when the U.S.
Israel, Palestine, and the United NationsUnited NationsUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUnited Nations Security Council

Question 7:
When did Ronald Reagan's term start?

Question 8: The largest scandal of the years was the Iran-Contra affair, wherein weapons had been sold to ________, and the proceeds used by the CIA to aid Contras in Nicaragua.
IranIran–Iraq WarIraqAzerbaijan

Question 9: And the Soviet Union seemed committed to the Brezhnev Doctrine, sending troops to ________.
Central Intelligence AgencyNATOAfghanistanNon-Aligned Movement

Question 10: Reagan also expressed opposition to the Vietnamese-installed Communist regime of Heng Samrin (and later, Hun Sen) in ________, which had ousted the devastating Khmer Rouge regime after Vietnam invaded the country.
MalaysiaPapua New GuineaCambodiaCanada


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