Young & Kent: International Relations since 1945 2e Chapter 6 Instructions Answer the following questions and then press 'Submit' to get your score. Question 1 Which of the following statements about the crisis in East Germany is not correct? a) The crisis in East Germany (1953) was produced by the explosive mix of forced collectivization and industrialization combined with the reduction of political and economic repression. b) More than 100,000 people fled from East to West Berlin in the first four months of 1953. c) The Soviet leadership opted to increase Soviet subsidies to East Germany. d) The uprisings were quelled throughout East Germany with the help of Soviet troops and tanks. Question 2 Which of the following elements of Khrushchev's speech at the 20th Communist Party Congress in USSR had the most significant Cold War consequences? a) Disbanding of the Cominform. b) The unilateral reduction of Soviet troop numbers by over a million. c) Gomulka's rehabilitation in Poland. d) The confession that Stalin had committed reprehensible crimes. Question 3 In 1956 how many Hungarians were killed in Budapest by Soviet troops? a) 50,000 b) 10,000 c) 25,000 d) 35,000 Question 4 What did Britain want to base closer relations with Europe on at the Messina Conference? a) A supranational economic bloc of the Messina participants b) Close ties between Europe and Africa c) Military integration in a more federal North Atlantic Treaty Organisation d) Inter-governmental co-operation in a free trade area rather than supra-national institutions in a customs union Question 5 What was the US aim in promoting trans-Atlantic nuclear cooperation in the early 1960s? a) A special (nuclear) relationship with Britain based on a common culture and language. b) A special (nuclear) relationship with France and West Germany by providing de Gaulle and Adenauer with nuclear technology. c) The creation of a Multilateral Nuclear Force (MNF) d) A quest for greater US influence in Western Europe and NATO Question 6 Why was the US action against Arbenz in Guatemala initiated? a) A shipment (to Guatemala) of Czech arms was made in May 1954. b) Nearly three-quarters of the cultivatable United Fruit Company land in Guatemala was left fallow. c) Arbenz planned that disproportionate sums of money be used to build ports and roads. d) Dulles feared that communists would take over Arbenz's left wing government.