Just as the 1960s started swinging, a new US President entered the White House. The Cold War was about to enter it’s most critical phase, when the world would be pushed to the brink of nuclear war.
In the context of the Cold War, what does the acronym MAD stand for?
Must Act Dumb
Mutually Assured Destruction
Many Assumed Dead
What was Sputnik?
A Soviet satellite
An American satellite
The name of the first dog in Space
In 1961 what did the US President John F Kennedy challenge the USA to do by the end of the decade?
Eliminate communism for good
Fly past Mars
Put a man on the moon
What was the objective of NATO?
To share intelligence
To resist an attack by the USSR on the USA or its Allies
To create a free trade area
What was the name of the organisation set up by the Soviet Union to unite the countries of Eastern Europe in a defence pact?
The Warsaw Pact
The Moscow Pact
The Prague Pact
In which year was the Hungarian Uprising?
What was the name of the Hungarian leader who proposed liberal reforms to the country's communist regime?
Which leader of the USSR ordered a crackdown on the Hungarians when it was suggested they might leave the Warsaw Pact?
What was U2 in the context of the Cold War?
A Soviet rock band
An atomic bomb
A spy plane
What was to have been discussed at the Paris Summit in May 1960?
An exchange of spies
A Test Ban Treaty
The Space Race