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1 “Password” VOCABULARY GAME The Cold War

2 The Players Groups of three 2 players 1 judge

3 The Set-Up Team Arrangements –The judge sits facing the pair of players Someone who’s been absent or hasn’t completed the WS –One player can see the screen (the examiner) –The other player sits facing away from it (the interpreter)

4 The Procedure The teacher asks if players are ready. When they are: –A card will appear with a name or a term related to the Cold War –The partner in the examiner’s seat will do his or her best to describe the item to his or her teammate –The interpreter will guess the term until either A. he guesses correctly, or B. the time is up

5 Judging & Scoring No looking! (obviously) No player may use any part of the term or event in his or her description No interpretive body movement (e.g. sign language, pantomime, pointing to hints, etc.) When time’s up, TIME’S UP! No hints! (e.g. “Rhymes with ____!” “Sounds like _____!”) A correct response within the time limit wins 1 point –16 pts possible –Only CORRECT answers score! –There is NO PARTIAL CREDIT!


7 Blacklist Circulated among employers, beginning in 1947, containing the names of persons who should not be hired, usually because of baseless charges of communist associations.

8 PRACTICE SAMPLE. The United Nations

9 The United Nations A new international peacekeeping organization formed after WWII

10 1. Winston Churchill

11 Winston Churchill Leader of Great Britain during WWII and much of the Cold War; powerful speechmaker who rallied Allied morale during the war.

12 2. Mao Zedong

13 Mao Zedong Leader of Communists who took over China in 1949; remained in power until his death in 1976

14 3. Marshall Plan

15 Marshall Plan Program of American economic assistance to Western Europe, designed by George Marshall, announced in 1947.

16 4. John Foster Dulles

17 John Foster Dulles US Secretary of State in 1956, shaped US foreign policy toward the use of military force as a threat, risking actual war –Said: “The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you cannot master it, you inevitably get into war. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.”

18 5. Containment

19 Containment American policy of resisting further expansion of communism. –Emerged from George Kennan’s analysis, which said “U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of a long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.

20 6. Douglas MacArthur

21 Douglas MacArthur U.S. general during the Great Depression, WWII, and Korean War; forced by Truman to resign in 1951.

22 7. Iron Curtain

23 Iron Curtain Winston Churchill called the division between Communist and Non- Communist world powers the “Iron Curtain”

24 8. Brinkmanship

25 Brinkmanship 1956 term used by Secretary of State John Dulles, describes a policy of risking war in order to protect national interests. –controversial

26 9. Arms Race

27 Arms Race A struggle between world powers for superiority of weapons and military power. –E.g. atom bomb

28 10. Warsaw Pact

29 Warsaw Pact A military alliance between the Soviet Union and its satellite nations in Eastern Europe, formed in 1955.

30 11. George Marshall

31 George Marshall Assisted economic recovery in Europe after WWII and established allies for the US through his Marshall Plan. –Army Chief of Staff during WWII and Sec. of State under President Truman

32 12. Satellite Nation

33 Satellite Nation A country dominated politically and economically by the Soviet Union during the cold war.

34 13. Cold War

35 Cold War Competition for power and influence between the US and Soviet Union that developed after WWII for. –Lasted until the collapse of the Soviet Union.

36 14. Berlin Airlift

37 Berlin Airlift U.S. and Great Britain distributed by air food and supplies into West Berlin during a Soviet blockade in 1948-49.

38 15. HUAC

39 HUAC Investigated disloyalty and espionage in America, especially associated with Communism and the second red scare. –House Un-American Activities Committee –Headed up by Joseph McCarthy

40 16. NATO

41 NATO 1949 group of nations who agreed to ally in support and protection of one another’s interests following WWII –North Atlantic Treaty Organization;

42 Tally up your scores!!! Remember, each correct answer within the time limit and without illegal hints/help counts for one point.

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