Berlin Airlift

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Berlin Airlift.

1. How many zones was Germany divided into after World War II?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

2. What country controlled the zone where the capital city of Berlin was located?
a. France
b. Soviet Union
c. United States
d. Great Britain
e. None of the above

3. When the blockade of Berlin started, what was the only way to get food and supplies into the city?
a. By airplane
b. By train
c. By car
d. By subway
e. There was no way to get supplies into the city

4. Why did the Soviet Union decide to blockade the city of Berlin?
a. Because too many people were entering East Germany from the west
b. Because they wanted the United States to come in and take over all of Germany
c. To gain control of all of Berlin
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

5. Around how many people were living in the city of Berlin at the time of the airlift?
a. 10,000
b. 500,000
c. 1 million
d. 2 million
e. 5 million

6. True or False: The city of Berlin became part of East Germany after the airlift.

7. Around how long did the airlift last?
a. One month
b. Ten months
c. 2 years
d. 5 years
e. 10 years

8. What was the operation called where pilots would drop candy on parachutes over the city?
a. Candy drops
b. Sweet tooth
c. Plane dessert
d. Sky sugar
e. Little Vittles

9. Around 65% of the cargo airlifted was this commodity?
a. Fruit
b. Grain
c. Coal
d. Gasoline
e. Bread

10. Around how many flights were made into Berlin during the airlift?
a. 1,000
b. 5,000
c. 10,000
d. 50,000
e. Over 250,000

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Berlin Airlift page at /history/cold_war/berlin_airlift_blockade.php.

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