This independent reading worksheet reviews the beginning of the Cold War and the effects on the United States (primarily foreign affairs). Topics discussed: The Cold War, different ideologies, origins of the war, the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan, Germany's division after WW2, Berlin Airlift/Iron Curtain, China falling to Communism and the Domino Theory.
There are 2 political cartoons and 6 multiple choice questions (complete with answer key for everything except the reading comprehension).
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***DISCLAIMER: I work at a Title 1 school with a heavy ESL population, so my resources are geared toward helping them pass the standardized test in Texas (STAAR) -- while the work is high school material, it is especially helpful for lower level learners and ESL populations***