History 101 True/False Quiz!

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How much do you know about history? Historical study often revolves around events that occur during specific periods of time. Historians give these periods different names to allow structuring ideas and grouping generations to be referred to by historians. Centuries and decades are mostly used to describe these times, and the time in which they are characterized depends on the dating system used. This quiz can help you pass an exam. Take this sensational quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A diary is an example of a primary source.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is usually true because a diary usually shows the words of an eyewitness to events.

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  • 2. 

    East Germans, under communist rule, were very disappointed when the Berlin Wall came down.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    East Germans wanted the wall torn down so they could create a democratic government and benefit from a market economy. They also wanted to communicate with friends and relatives in West Berlin.

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  • 3. 

    The Red Cross, United Nations and the World Health Organization are local organizations that attempt to monitor world economies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    These are INTERNATIONAL organizations that work to help solve many different kinds of problems in the world.

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  • 4. 

    Most European countries join the European Union to improve their economies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The European Union was created to help countries in Europe trade with each other. Tariffs (taxes) on goods from neighboring countries were cancelled. Economies of these countries improved because they could increase trade with neighboring countries. Review Text on European Union.

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  • 5. 

    The European Union has made the movement of goods more difficult by closing its borders among its members.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The European OPENED the borders of member coutnries by cancelling tariffs (taxes) charged on products from other countries.

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  • 6. 

    Until recently, most Russian leaders could be labeled as authoritarian.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Russian leaders such as the Czars, Lenin, and Stalin were authoritarian. This means that they held all of the power, and their power was not significantly limited by a constitution.

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  • 7. 

    Most people in Russia lived in the east because it was a trade route.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Most people in Russia prefer living in the WESTERN part of Russia because it has: warmer climate, better farming conditions, trade routes to European countries. The eastern part of Russia is Siberia--cold, poor growing conditions for farming, more difficult to travel.

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  • 8. 

    The Russian economy has changed from "Market" to "Communist".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Communist (command economy) was what the Russians had up until about 1991. Now they have a market economy. The command economy did not work well enough and the country became weak. That is a major reason why Russia has a market economy today.

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  • 9. 

    President Reagan delivered a speech warning the world about the growing power of the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This speech was not delivered by President Reagan. It was delivered by Winston Churchill, leader of the United Kingdom

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  • 10. 

    World War I, World War II and the Korean War were major events in the Cold War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    World War I & WW II were not part of the Cold War. Events in the Cold War include the Korean War, building the Berlin Wall, creation of NATO, tearing down the Berlin Wall, etc.

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