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Chapter 24 Test: Totalitarianism

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A quiz to help you with your Chapter 24 (and 23. 3) Test.

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  • 1. 
    In the 1920’s and 1930’s, the rise of totalitarian governments in Germany, Italy, and Spain was largely the result of
    • A. 

      .the success of the Communists in establishing a command economy in the Soviet Union

    • B. 

      The active support of the United States

    • C. 

      Soviet Union severe economic and social problems that arose in Europe after World War I

    • D. 

      Movements demanding the return of the old monarchies

  • 2. 
    Between the Meiji Restoration and World War II, Japan tried to solve the problem of its scarcity of natural resources by
    • A. 

      Exporting agricultural products in exchange for new technology

    • B. 

      Building nuclear power plants

    • C. 

      Establishing a policy of imperialism

    • D. 

      Cooperating with the Soviet Union to gain needed resources

  • 3. 
    During the mid-1930’s, which characteristic was common to Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Communist Russia?
    • A. 

      Government ownership of the means of production and distribution.

    • B. 

      Encouragement of individual freedom of expression in the arts

    • C. 

      Emphasis on consumer goods rather than on weapons

    • D. 

      One-party system that denied basic human rights

  • 4. 
    Joseph Stalin supported which of the following policies toward agricultural development?
    • A. 

      That it took second priority to transportation development

    • B. 

      That the Five-Year Plan's quotas on agriculture should be expanded

    • C. 

      Soviet citizens were not working hard enough and needed to be taught a lesson

    • D. 

      The widespread adoption of collectivization among the agricultural districts

  • 5. 
    Lenin's successor, who worked to control every aspect of life in the Soviet Union, was
    • A. 

      Leon Trotsky

    • B. 

      Nicholas II

    • C. 

      Rasputin

    • D. 

      Joseph Stalin

  • 6. 
    The alleged healer who Czarina Alexandra allowed to make decisions in Nicholas II's absence was
    • A. 

      Lenin

    • B. 

      Trotsky

    • C. 

      Rasputin

    • D. 

      Stalin

  • 7. 
    ________ failed in his bid to succeed Lenin.
    • A. 

      Nicholas II

    • B. 

      Rasputin

    • C. 

      Trotsky

    • D. 

      Stalin

  • 8. 
    When Nicholas II abdicated the Russian throne, a ___________ government was initially set up.
    • A. 

      Communist

    • B. 

      fascist

    • C. 

      Provisional

    • D. 

      Totalitarian

  • 9. 
    The main idea of Communism is to
    • A. 

      Create a war-loving nationalist state

    • B. 

      Create a democratic republic

    • C. 

      Create a classless and stateless society

    • D. 

      Create a direct democracy

  • 10. 
    Following World War I, Germany experienced
    • A. 

      immediate recovery and prosperity

    • B. 

      Political collapse

    • C. 

      Hyper-inflation due to high reparations payments

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The ____________ was a committee that became the leading policy-making body of the Communist Party.
    • A. 

      Reichstag

    • B. 

      Politburo

    • C. 

      Parliamentary Committee

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Following the Spanish Civil War, ________ set up an authoritarian government in Spain
    • A. 

      Mussolini

    • B. 

      Hitler

    • C. 

      Franco

    • D. 

      Stalin

  • 13. 
    Hitler was known as the _____________, the German term for leader.
    • A. 

      El Duce

    • B. 

      Reichstag

    • C. 

      Fuhrer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    In prison, Hitler wrote his famous work __________ ____________, which means "My Struggle."  
  • 15. 
    _____________ rose from the ranks to become a dictator in Italy.
  • 16. 
    Italy became a ___________ state in 1922.
  • 17. 
    A _________________ is a government that aims to control the political, social, intellectual, and cultural lives of its citizens.
  • 18. 
    Following the fall of Imperial Germany, a democratic state  known as the __________ ___________ was created in Germany.