SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1108: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1108

3. The reaction by Western Europe to the Berlin blockade was the

A. invasion of East Germany.
B. threat to increase nuclear arms.
C. use of spy satellites.
D. boycott of Soviet goods.
E. Berlin airlift.

Correct Answer: E


The purpose of the Berlin airlift was to fly food and supplies into West Berlin. This was the sector (part) of Berlin to which the Soviets had cut off all land access. The Allies did not attempt to pursue any of the actions described in the other choices.

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