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Korean War

written by: danmontg
Sometimes called the "forgotten war", the Korean War was in fact a major event of the Cold War, a time when the "cold" war became "hot". In this quiz, there are various questions about the war which made a great impact on those involved in it and should not be forgotten.

Question 1:

What was the dividing line between North and South Korea after World War Two?
There was never any dividing line established.
the 17th parallel
the 49th parallel
the 38th parallel

Question 2:

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When was Korea divided into North Korea and South Korea?
when the United States and the Soviet Union agreed to jointly occupy Korea after World War Two
when China occupied the northern part of Korea, just after World War Two, and the southern part resisted the Chinese and became a separate nation
when the Japanese made it a colony in 1910 and divided it for administrative purposes
when a communist uprising in 1944 by Koreans in the northern part of the nation led to a separate communist nation in the north

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Question 3:

When did the Korean War begin?
in 1949, when Chinese communists crossed the border into northern Korea and attempted to take over the entire nation
in 1946, when Korean communist guerrillas began attacking non-communist groups throughout Korea
in 1950 when communist North Korea suddenly attacked non-communist South Korea
in 1953 when the US-backed South Korean army invaded communist North Korea

Question 4:

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What organization did the United States appeal to for aid in stopping the aggression soon after the Korean War began?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Anglo French United States Mutual Pact (AFUSM)
United Nations Organization (UN)
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)

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Question 5:

Early in the Korean War, communist forces drove deep into South Korea until they were finally stopped at the perimeter surrounding this city near the southern end of Korea.

Question 6:

Who was US President during most of the Korean War?

Question 7:

During the Korean War, after stopping the original communist invasion the anti-communist forces, commanded by General MacArthur, steadily drove the North Koreans back deep into North Korea. Then the war had a new development as Communist Chinese forces attacked in force. What is the most probable reason why the Chinese decided to enter the war?
The Chinese saw this as a chance to defeat the Americans and invade Japan.
Anti-communist forces crossed over the North Korean-China border in several places.
MacArthur's aggressive policies and proclamations made the Chinese fear that they themselves might be attacked by the anti-communist forces.
MacArthur's air forces bombed communist supply bases in China.

Question 8:

During the Korean War, why was General MacArthur fired as commander of the anti-communist forces in Korea by the President (who is also commander-in-chief of US armed forces)?
MacArthur refused to cooperate with NATO forces.
MacArthur publicly disagreed with the President's policy of limited war in Korea.
The American public demanded a more effective commander.
MacArthur refused to attack Chinese bases in China.

Question 9:

Which statement is true about the Chinese entry into the Korean War?
It caused the Nationalist forces of Taiwan to enter the war against Communist China.
It had little effect on the course of the war.
It pushed the anti-communist forces back rapidly all the way into South Korea.
It led to US bombing of targets in China.

Question 10:

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The last two years of the Korean War were characterized by which of the following?
an air war only
a stalemate, with neither side able to make large gains, despite the heavy fighting
rapid advances and retreats by both sides
very little combat as both sides tried to work out an armistice

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Question 11:

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What was the Soviet Union's role in the Korean War?
They actively cooperated with the western nations in arranging a cease fire.
They had no significant role in the war.
They supplied arms and diplomatic support for the communists.
They provided limited amounts of air and ground forces to participate on the communist side.

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Question 12:

Which statement regarding the consequences of the Korean War is true?
When the war ended, the North had gained a large part of South Korean territory.
When the war ended, no nation made any significant gain in territory or economic concessions. The dividing line between North and South was almost the same as when the war began.
When the war ended, the South had gained a large part of North Korean territory.
When the war ended, China had gained some territory and special economic concessions from North Korea.


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