Modern History Quiz: The Contemporary Western World

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Do you know what the contemporary Western World is? In contemporary cultural meaning, the phrase Western World refers to Europe and many countries of European colonial origin. The Western part of Earth’s concept has its roots in Greco-Roman civilization in Europe, as does the beginning of Christianity. This quiz will help to shed light upon modern history and the contemporary Western World.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Organizer of Solidarity in Poland:  
    • A. 

      Lech Walesa

    • B. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • C. 

      Vaclav Havel

    • D. 

      Slobodan MiloSevic

    • E. 

      KLA

  • 2. 
     former writer, elected Czech president in 1989:
    • A. 

      Lech Walesa

    • B. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • C. 

      Vaclav Havel

    • D. 

      Slobodan MiloSevic

    • E. 

      KLA

  • 3. 
    Serbian leader removed from power and tried for war crimes at the International Court of Justice:
    • A. 

      Lech Walesa

    • B. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • C. 

      Vaclav Havel

    • D. 

      Slobodan MiloSevic

    • E. 

      KLA

  • 4. 
    Romanian dictator executed in 1989:    
    • A. 

      Lech Walesa

    • B. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • C. 

      Vaclav Havel

    • D. 

      Slobodan MiloSevic

    • E. 

      KLA

  • 5. 
    Anti-Serbian-rule group:
    • A. 

      Lech Walesa

    • B. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • C. 

      Vaclav Havel

    • D. 

      Slobodan MiloSevic

    • E. 

      KLA

  • 6. 
    Over what Yugoslavian province did a war erupt in 1998?
    • A. 

      Serbia

    • B. 

      Slovenia

    • C. 

      Croatia

    • D. 

      Kosovo

  • 7. 
    The Yugoslav republics included significant numbers of:
    • A. 

      Serb minorities.

    • B. 

      League of Nations mandates.

    • C. 

      Slovak majorities.

    • D. 

      Chechen rebels.

  • 8. 
    Walesa's trade union movement was supported by workers and:
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union.

    • B. 

      The Roman Catholic Church.

    • C. 

      Secret police.

    • D. 

      Serbs.

  • 9. 
    In 1989 the government of East Germany ordered the tearing down of one of the last symbols of the Cold War, the:
    • A. 

      Missile silos of Minsk

    • B. 

      Czech Republic

    • C. 

      Berlin Wall

    • D. 

      Munich

  • 10. 
    Poland's free-market reforms under its new president in 1990 caused:
    • A. 

      Soviet backlash.

    • B. 

      U.S. intervention.

    • C. 

      Immediate prosperity.

    • D. 

      Severe unemployment.

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