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Quiz: How well do you know the end of the Cold War?

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this quiz.

THE DEATH OF former USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev earlier this week has come at a time when the fractious history of Eastern Europe could hardly be more relevant.

Having come to power in 1985, Gorbachev oversaw the break-up of the USSR and the fall of the Berlin Wall, winning a Nobel Peace Prize, despite occasionally using state violence to quell rebellions in former Soviet states, such as Lithuania. 

Gorbachev remains synonymous with that particular period in history, but how well do you know the end of the Cold War?

Which of these titles did Mikhail Gorbachev never hold?
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet

General Secretary of the Communist Party
President of Russia
What did Gorbachev's policy of 'glasnost' refer to?
Improving relations with the US
Increasing transparency in governance

Denuclearisation of the Soviet Union
Decentralising the economy
Which country voted to leave the Soviet Union via referendum - with 92.3% of voters casting their ballot for independence?
Georgia
Ukraine

Belarus
Kazakhstan
Who was US President when the Soviet Union was officially dissolved?
Ronald Reagan
George HW Bush

Bill Clinton
George W Bush
Which was the only country in the Warsaw Pact whose national Communist Party government was overthrown by violence?
East Germany
Czechoslovakia

Albania
Romania
Which of these countries was the first to vote their national Communist Party out of government?
Lithuania
Latvia

Estonia
Poland
The 1989 event which saw the opening of the border gate between Austria and Hungary was known as what?
Pan-European Party
Pan-European Playtime

Pan-European Picnic
Pan-European Push
In what year did Ronald Reagan say: "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall"?
1987
1988

1989
1990
And when did the Berlin Wall actually come down?
1987
1988

1989
1990
At which summit did the leaders of the US and USSR announce an end to the cold war?
Yalta Summit
Helsinki Summit

Malta Summit
Stockholm Summit
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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