AP Comparative: Quiz Over Pages 181-201

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  • 1. 
    The two large countries that declared themselves to be communist nations in the 20th century were...
    • A. 

      North Korea and Australia

    • B. 

      Canada and Cuba

    • C. 

      China and the Soviet Union

    • D. 

      Uzbeckistannistan and Georgia

  • 2. 
    Which of the following classes was described by Karl Marx as the proletariat?
    • A. 

      Peasant farmers

    • B. 

      Industrial workers

    • C. 

      Factory owners

    • D. 

      Politicians

    • E. 

      Military elite

  • 3. 
    According to Karl Marx, governments would eventually become ________________ because of the development of communism.
    • A. 

      Strong state institutions

    • B. 

      Legitimate

    • C. 

      Unnecessary

    • D. 

      Tyrannical

    • E. 

      Socialist

  • 4. 
    The "Vanguard of the Revolution" was the idea asserted by
    • A. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • B. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Mao Zedong

    • D. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • E. 

      Karl Marx

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was Vladimir Lenin's idea, inferring that a small group should lead the revolution on behalf of those who were incapable of providing leadership themselved?
    • A. 

      The Communist Manifesto

    • B. 

      Democratic Centralism

    • C. 

      Co-optation

    • D. 

      Nomenklatura

    • E. 

      Central planning

  • 6. 
    "Nomenklatura" refers to the means in which the Communist Party chose titles for their committees.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    "Maoism" is different from Marxism-Leninism, in that it focuses on taking land from the peasant farmer class, redistributing it, and allocating it for industrial production.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Despite the authoritarian nature of communist states, it is also true that the system does allow for a certain amount of social mobility, or the ability for individuals to change their social status over the course of their lifetimes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Market-based socialism originated in China after the death of Mao in 1976.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Although communism's theory advocates highly restrictive gender relations, in practice women enjoy equal opportunity for success in communist countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following (check two) are the two major problems communist countries have faced in regards to central planning?
    • A. 

      Logistical difficulties

    • B. 

      State control

    • C. 

      Lack of incentives for workers

    • D. 

      Lack of constitutional influence

    • E. 

      Apathetic voters

    • F. 

      Stock market fluctuation

    • G. 

      Too many restrictions on the executive

  • 12. 
    Which of the following countries make up "BRIC", as coined by a chief economist for Goldman Sachs? (check 4)
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Britain

    • E. 

      Indonesia

    • F. 

      India

    • G. 

      Russia

    • H. 

      Romania

    • I. 

      Mexico

    • J. 

      Super 'Merica

  • 13. 
    The "shock therapy" reforms imposed on Russia were the policies implemented by
    • A. 

      Vladimir Putin

    • B. 

      Boris Yeltsin

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • E. 

      Dmitri Medvedev

    • F. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • G. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • H. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • I. 

      Mao Zedong

  • 14. 
    Which of the following leaders is most notable for his "purges" within his own government?
    • A. 

      Vladimir Putin

    • B. 

      Boris Yeltsin

    • C. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • D. 

      Dmitri Medvedev

    • E. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • F. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • G. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • H. 

      Mao Zedong

  • 15. 
    Which of the following leaders is known for his "secret speech"?
    • A. 

      Vladimir Putin

    • B. 

      Boris Yeltsin

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • E. 

      Dmitri Medvedev

    • F. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • G. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • H. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • I. 

      Mao Zedong

  • 16. 
    Which of the following leaders was followed by the "Bolsheviks"?
    • A. 

      Vladimir Putin

    • B. 

      Boris Yeltsin

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • E. 

      Dmitri Medvedev

    • F. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • G. 

      Nikita Khrushchev

    • H. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • I. 

      Mao Zedong

  • 17. 
    Which of the following best describes the manner in which Russia has changed systems over the past few centuries?
    • A. 

      Gradualism

    • B. 

      Chaos and revolution

    • C. 

      Peace and prosperity

    • D. 

      Rule of law

    • E. 

      Enlightenment and individual rights

  • 18. 
    Which of the following groups are generally admired by the Russian people for their civility and sophistication?
    • A. 

      Muslim-Turkic people of Central Asia

    • B. 

      Jews

    • C. 

      Kulaks

    • D. 

      Baltic people

  • 19. 
    Mikhail Gorbachev's "glasnost" plan that increased freedom of speech and press was actually met with torrents of complaints, rather than widespread graditude and acceptance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    "Slavophiles" were those Russians who advocated the adoption of 'Western' policies and economic influences.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Religion in Russia...
    • A. 

      Was reinforced by the Soviet regime.

    • B. 

      Was outlawed by the Soviet regime.

    • C. 

      Is now prevalent in Russian culture, with over 75% practicing Christianity.

    • D. 

      Is currently nonexistent.

  • 22. 
    The Russian oligarchs of today primarily got their influence first under president
    • A. 

      Gorbachev

    • B. 

      Putin

    • C. 

      Yeltsin

    • D. 

      Stalin

    • E. 

      Medvedev

  • 23. 
    Currently, Russia has more Muslims than any other European nation except for Turkey. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The Russian people generally have a ______ in their government. 
    • A. 

      Role

    • B. 

      Strong belief

    • C. 

      Distrust

    • D. 

      Financial investment

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