The Ultimate - Toward A New Europe

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Europe Quizzes & Trivia

After the great depression and the many wars that Europe faced there were a lot of things that had to be done to lift the continent to its former glory. Take a trip down memory lane by taking this quiz and learning of the highs and lows on the journey toward to a new Europe.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Brezhnev era witnessed all of the following changes EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The growth of the urban population.

    • B. 

      Rapid expansion in the number of highly trained specialists.

    • C. 

      Cultural and artistic freedom.

    • D. 

      The growth of Soviet public opinion.

    • E. 

      Participation of leading Soviet scientists and professionals in international communities of their disciplines.

  • 2. 
    The workers at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk demanded all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Dissolution of the Communist party.

    • B. 

      The right to form free labor unions.

    • C. 

      Economic reforms.

    • D. 

      Freedom of speech.

    • E. 

      The release of political prisoners.

  • 3. 
    Gorbachev's reforms included all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Economic restructuring, called perestroika

    • B. 

      Openness, or glasnost, by the government

    • C. 

      Increased censorship and political control by the Communist Party

    • D. 

      Free elections

    • E. 

      Friendlier relations with the United States

  • 4. 
    Which country's "Velvet Revolution" peacefully ousted the communist government from power in just ten days?
    • A. 

      Poland

    • B. 

      Czechoslovakia

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      East Germany

    • E. 

      Romania

  • 5. 
    The only Eastern bloc country that responded to the pro-democracy movement of 1989 with bloody repression was
    • A. 

      Poland

    • B. 

      Czechoslovakia

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      East Germany

    • E. 

      Romania

  • 6. 
    The fall of this iconic symbol of repression signaled the end of communism in which country?
    • A. 

      Poland

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      East Germany

    • E. 

      Romania

  • 7. 
    Political violence and armed conflict in the first and last decades of the twentieth century resulted from disputes over the status of what territory?
    • A. 

      Alsace-Lorraine

    • B. 

      Poland

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Romania

    • E. 

      Bosnia

  • 8. 
    This cartoon symbolizes which of the following?
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union's war against Afghanistan

    • B. 

      The Gulf War between the United States and Iraq

    • C. 

      The end of the Cold War between the US and the USSR

    • D. 

      The unification of West and East Germany

    • E. 

      The Maastricht Treaty

  • 9. 
    Boris Yeltsin was
    • A. 

      One of the hard-line leaders who kidnapped Mikhail Gorbachev

    • B. 

      The leader who declared Russia independent from the Soviet Union

    • C. 

      The leader of the reunited Germany

    • D. 

      The leader of Serbia who tried to unite Serbs into a

    • E. 

      The leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army

  • 10. 
    The Maastricht Treaty of 1991
    • A. 

      Ended the Cold War

    • B. 

      Reunited Germany

    • C. 

      Recognized Croatian independence

    • D. 

      Recognized the dissolution of the Soviet Union

    • E. 

      Set up a plan for creating a European monetary union with a single currency