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1

Who was the head of the Communist Russia's delegation at the founding of the UN?

Andrei Gromyko

2

Who was an official in the U.S. State Department during the founding of the UN who was later implicated as a spy for the Soviet Union?

Alger Hiss

3

What American couple was convicted of treason in 1951 and executed in 1953 for passing vital information to Russian agents?

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

4

What director of Britain's nuclear research program was convicted in 1950 for supplying Moscow with a top-secret trigger mechanism that would detonate the atomic bomb?

Klaus Fuchs

5

Who was Stalin's successor that led Russia from 1955 to 1964?

Nikita Khrushchev

6

Who claimed that the Soviet Union had shifted from active agitation and aggression to a desire for "peaceful coexistence" with the free world?

Khrushchev

7

Who was Yugoslavia's leader that established his own brand of Communism outside the Soviet sphere of control?

Marshal Tito

8

Who was the leader of West Germany that moved his nation toward a vigorous free market economy and transformed it into one of the most prosperous nations in the world.

Konrad Adenauer

9

Who was the leader of the Free French government during World War II and helped write a new constitution and establish the Fifth Republic?

Charles de Gaulle

10

What socialist became president of France and nationalized much of France's industry, business, and finances, causing the economy to deteriorate?

Francois Mitterand

11

What successor of Francisco Franco encouraged moderation and democratic rule during periods of unrest in Spain?

Juan Carlos

12

What Christian statesman led the Nationalist Chinese to Taiwan after the Communist takeover of mainland China?

Chiang Kaishek

13

Who led the Chinese Communists in revolution against the Nationalist government in 1949 and established a Communist regime in mainland China called the People's Republic of China?

Mao Tse-tung

14

Who emerged as Communist China's most powerful leader by 1980?

Deng Xaioping

15

Who was the leader of the Communist puppet regime in North Korea?

Kim Il-sung

16

Who was elected the first president of the Republic of Korea?

Syngman Rhee

17

Who was a WWII hero and supreme commander of all United States and United Nations forces during the Korean War.

Douglas MacArthur

18

Who told Congress "there can be no substitute for victory?"

Douglas MacArthur

19

What Cuban dictator was overthrown by a Communist revolution?

Fulgencio Batista

20

Who was the leader of the revolutionary group that toppled Batista and imposed Communism on Cuba in 1959?

Fidel Castro

21

Who led military overthrew of the government in Argentina and served as president of Argentina?

Juan Peron

22

Who succeeded her husband as president of Argentina and was the first woman to head a government in the Western Hemisphere?

Isabel Peron

23

Who was the Communist president of Chile?

Salvador Allende

24

Who succeeded Allende as president of Chile and brought reform?

Augusto Pinochet

25

What Russian-born Jewish chemist headed the World Zionist Organization and became the first president of Israel?

Chaim Weizmann

26

Who was Israel's first prime minister?

David Ben-Gurion

27

What Israeli prime minister and Egyptian president met with what US President to discuss a peaceful settlement of Israeli-Egyptian disputes?

Israel - Menachem Begin
Egypt - Anwar el-Sadat
U.S. - Jimmy Carter

28

What were the Accords that were signed to try to make peace between Israel and Egypt?

Camp David Accords

29

Who was the head of the PLO?

Yassir Arafat

30

Who was called "the Shah" and was Iran's anti-Communist ruler who was overthrown by a combined force of Communist terrorists and Muslim radicals?

Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi