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Cold War Trivia #1

Based on the hints, name these facts about the Cold War.
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Last updated: November 26, 2018
First submittedJuly 26, 2013
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Hint
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Treaty between the USSR and allies
Warsaw Pact
The H in H-Bomb
Hydrogen
Author of "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
George Orwell
U.S. plan to rebuild Europe after WWII
Marshall Plan
Theory of "toppling" countries that led
to American intervention in Vietnam
Domino Theory
What was "mutually assured" in the
event of a nuclear war
Destruction
Communist leader of Cuba
Fidel Castro
Soviet leader at the start of
the Cold War
Joseph Stalin
Wall built in 1961
Berlin Wall
Famous crossing in the above
Checkpoint Charlie
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-77)
Henry Kissinger
Hint
Answer
Theoretical line dividing Europe
Iron Curtain
Communist leader of Cambodia
Pol Pot
Czechoslovakian revolt of 1968
Prague Spring
1962 nuclear stand-off
Cuban Missile
Crisis
Russian reform of "openness"
introduced in 1985
Glasnost
 
 
Guess the Acronym
Western military alliance
NATO
American spy agency
CIA
Soviet spy agency
KGB
British spy agency
MI6
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level 77
Oct 18, 2013
I kept trying "glastnost".. missed that one, oh well. Also I was thinking of the policy of containment that led to intervention in Vietnam.
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level 63
Oct 18, 2013
You're right on containment. The "domino" in domino theory describes what happened if communism wasn't contained in a region. So both terms should be acceptable.
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2013
"Toppling" is a pretty big hint to the correct answer.
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level 63
Oct 19, 2013
Very true!
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level 42
Aug 8, 2014
I missed it because I spent 30 seconds thinking I spelt perestroika wrong.
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level 58
Oct 27, 2019
I had a similar miss on that question.
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level 82
Oct 12, 2016
I got it, but started with "glastroika" before I separated the terms.
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level 69
Dec 5, 2019
I swear I kept typing glasnost but nothing popped up.
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level 49
Sep 23, 2014
MI5 should also be accepted, along with MI6.
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level 45
Jan 27, 2016
It really shouldn't, you wouldn't accept FBI for the USA. It's obvious the question would want the security services that were at the forefront of the cold-war.
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level 35
Mar 30, 2018
It should be worded a bit better I think. The MI6 and the CIA deal with foreign spying whereas the MI5 and FBI deal with internal espionage and GCHQ and NSA deal with codemaking/breaking and digital activity. That's a gross simplification but I think something along those lines should be made clear in the quiz - that it is looking for the foreign spy jobs.
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level 58
Sep 12, 2015
MI5 should be acceptable.
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level 79
Oct 12, 2016
The roles of MI5 and MI6 are not the same. MI6 is the only answer.
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level 77
Oct 12, 2016
I believe that MI5 serves a function more similar to the FBI or NSA. Counter-intelligence and domestic security (and spying, though domestic spying is a term people like to avoid using). They are all intelligence (spy) agencies. A more correct clue would be American/British external spy agency.
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level 68
Nov 27, 2018
Part of the FBI is involved in countersurveillance, but that's not the main function of the FBI. So I don't think FBI fits. The NSA is also a spy agency, for sure, and there may be others in America. MI5 I think is an intelligence agency (Military intelligence division 5). But the real British spy agencies are probably MI1 through MI4 - so secret no one knows what they do ;-)
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level 38
Dec 7, 2018
"Spy Agency" tends to conjure foreign intelligence. Until 9/11 very few people would connect "spying" to domestic activity.
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level 47
Oct 12, 2016
Disappointed that Eric Arthur Blair wasn't accepted for number 3
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level 67
Oct 12, 2016
There's always one.
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level 78
Dec 5, 2019
It's always disappointing when pedantry isn't rewarded.
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level 62
Dec 5, 2019
Or Window Treatment for number 12.
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level 77
Oct 12, 2016
For more Cold War trivia you may wish to try my World Leaders of the Cold War quiz. Never featured, but I think it's pretty good.
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level 35
Mar 30, 2018
I would recommend taking Kalbahamut's quiz too! It's very well done.
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level 71
Nov 23, 2019
Excellent quiz. Definitely deserves to be featured, IMO.
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level 55
Oct 12, 2016
I couldn't think of Glasnost for the life of me. I just couldn't stop thinking Perestroika!
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level 62
Oct 13, 2016
I was pretty sure it was "glasnost," but I couldn't spell it. I tried a bunch of different ways (none of them correct)...then I tried Perestroika and that didn't work either. Bummer.
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level 68
Oct 2, 2018
Me too, tried Glaznost and Glassnost. Since it's a transliteration from Cyrillic alphabet, could quizmaster not accept a few more spellings?
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2018
More spellings are now accepted
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level 58
Oct 27, 2019
You were not the only one.
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level 61
Dec 24, 2016
I tried "M1." I knew it was some kind of rifle...
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level 57
May 28, 2018
Ya know, I always thought it was called M16, not MI6. I feel pretty dumb now.
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level 38
Jun 15, 2018
^ Don't! (Feel dumb). The way it's written, it's hard to distinguish whether it's a "1" or an "I". I thank my addiction to James Bond films for knowing that it's M I 6 and not M16.
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level 74
Nov 29, 2018
M16 was a crappy rifle of the Cold War.
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level 74
Nov 29, 2018
For anyone who was an adult in the Cold War these answers were daily vocabulary.
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level 76
Dec 2, 2018
Word. I got 100% and it's kind of depressing.
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level 71
Dec 6, 2018
Super easy. 100%
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level 67
Dec 18, 2018
Kept typing "mutual destruction" and was trying to figure out what went wrong :P
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level 68
Apr 22, 2019
I tried "total destruction", "total annihilation", and "annihilation", but never thought of the simplest one. :(
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level 51
Jul 13, 2019
Agreed. That question should be clarified.
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level 69
Dec 5, 2019
Ditto on total destruction and total annihilation. I grew up in that generation but I never heard it referred to as just "destruction".
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level 33
Oct 25, 2019
Heng Samrin was a Cambodian communist who ruled for much longer and rebuilt the country from the damage done by primitivist ethnonationalist Pol Pot
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level 62
Dec 5, 2019
Could you please accept "perestroika" for glasnost, and death for destruction?
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level 68
Dec 5, 2019
The two terms are not the same. Glasnost = openness; Perestroika = restructuring or reforming. And a nuclear war certainly causes more than just death.