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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. What year did the wall go up?

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1. On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. What year did the wall go up?
   1955
   1961
   1965
   1971
   1980
2. The opening of what border influenced the opening of the wall?
   Hungary-Croatia
   Slovenia-Italy
   Hungary-Austria
   Germany-Austria
   Germany-Hungary
3. What conferences partitioned Berlin?
   Yalta and Potsdam
   Malta and Potsdam
   Potsdam and Paris
   Paris and Vienna
   Berlin and Vienna
4. The Soviets were deeply unhappy with western influence in Berlin and blockaded the city in 1948. This led to the Allied effort known as what?
   Checkpoint Charlie
   Charlie Airlift
   People's Airlift
   Berlin Airlift
   Berlin Food Drop
5. What was the largest number of East Germans to defect in one day?
   One million
   1,500
   15,000
   100,000
   2,400
6. A 1961 disagreement between an East German border guard and an American official led to a serious faceoff. Where was the American going?
   A factory inspection
   A car factory
   The opera
   The ballet
   To visit his mother
7. The wall was erected under the supervision of what Soviet premier?
   Khrushchev
   Gorbachev
   Yeltsin
   Stalin
   Lenin
8. The wall came down under the supervision of what Soviet premier?
   Khrushchev
   Yeltsin
   Brezhnev
   Gorbachev
   Stalin
9. All along the East German side of the wall, there was an open area known as what?
   Death Strip
   Easy Crossing
   Mineshaft
   Gauntlet
   Easy Passing
10. What year did West and East Germany unify?
   1988
   1989
   1990
   1991
   1992



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