A New World Order

Review Questions

The group the Reagan administration encouraged and supported in its fight against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua was known as the ________.

  1. anti-Somozas
  2. Shining Path
  3. Contras
  4. Red Faction

Hint:

C

The country that Iraq invaded to trigger the crisis that resulted in the Persian Gulf War was ________.

  1. Jordan
  2. Kuwait
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Iran

Hint:

B

What was the Iran-Contra affair about?

Hint:

After Congress ended support for the Nicaraguan Contras, President Reagan sought other sources of funding for them. Lt. Col. Oliver North then oversaw a plan by which arms would be sold to Iran and the money received from the sales would be sent to fund the Contras.