Soviet Afghanistan War

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Soviet Afghanistan War.

1. What were the Afghanistan soldiers who were fighting the Soviet Union called?
a. DRA
b. Afghanistan Revolutionary Army
c. Mujahideen
d. Defenders of the Faith
e. Freedom Fighters

2. Who was president of the Soviet Union at the start of the Afghanistan War?
a. Leonid Brezhnev
b. Nikita Khrushchev
c. Joseph Stalin
d. Mikhail Gorbachev
e. Vladimir Lenin

3. What made the war difficult for the Soviet Union army?
a. The Afghanis were fighting for their homeland
b. The mountains provided lots of good places to hide
c. The terrain was difficult and the Soviet army did not have the equipment for it
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. What did the United States boycott in 1980 in order to protest the war?
a. The World Cup
b. The Olympics
c. The World Series
d. The UEFA Cup
e. The World Hockey Championship

5. When did the Soviet Afghanistan War end?
a. 1975
b. 1982
c. 1989
d. 1992
e. 1995

6. True or false: The Soviet Afghanistan War is often compared to the Vietnam War for the United States.

7. What major superpower supported the Afghanistan rebels with arms including surface-to-air missiles?
a. France
b. Soviet Union
c. Great Britain
d. China
e. United States

8. Who were the two presidents of the United States during the Soviet Afghanistan War?
a. George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan
b. Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter
c. Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford
d. Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon
e. Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush

9. Who was the Soviet leader who put an end to the war?
a. Leonid Brezhnev
b. Nikita Khrushchev
c. Vladimir Putin
d. Mikhail Gorbachev
e. Boris Yeltsin

10. True or false: The war left the country of Afghanistan in rubble as one of the poorest countries in the world.

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Soviet Afghanistan War page at /history/cold_war/soviet_afghanistan_war.php.

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