The Contemporary Western World, 1970-present 28 Form A 4/25/10

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The Contemporary Western World, 1970-Present 28 Form A 4/25/10


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  • 1. 
    Describe the policies of "Thatcherism" and explain why MargaretThatcher ultimately fell from power.
  • 2. 
    What factors led to the rise of neo-Nazi  groups in Germany in the 1990's?
  • 3. 
    Soviet leader who supported intervention if communism was threatened
    • A. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • B. 

      Francois Mitterand

    • C. 

      Mitterand

    • D. 

      Bill Clinton

    • E. 

      Leonid Brezhnev

  • 4. 
     president who called the Soviet Union an "evil empire"
    • A. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Erkh Honecker

    • D. 

      Vladimir Putin

  • 5. 
    Soviet leader who initiated perestroika
    • A. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • B. 

      Ayatollah Khomeini

    • C. 

      Vladimir Putin

    • D. 

      Francois Mitterand

  • 6. 
     Russian president who succeeded Boris Yeltsin
    • A. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • B. 

      Erkh Honecker

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      Vladimir Putin

  • 7. 
    U.S. president who supported NATO attacks against Serbia
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • D. 

      Vladimir Putin

  • 8. 
     East German leader against whose regime began the demonstrations that ended in the fall of the Berlin Wall
    • A. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • B. 

      Francois Mitterand

    • C. 

      Erich Honecker

    • D. 

      Bill Clinton

  • 9. 
     nationalized major French banks and industries       
    • A. 

      Francois Mitterand

    • B. 

      Ayatollah Khomeini

    • C. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • D. 

      Jimmy Carter

  • 10. 
    Cancelled U.S. participation in the 1980 Summer Olympie Games     
    • A. 

      Vladimir Putin

    • B. 

      Francois Mitterand

    • C. 

      Bill Clinton

    • D. 

      Jimmy Carter

  • 11. 
    Leader of Iran when 52 Americans were held hostage there
    • A. 

      Ayatollah Khomeini

    • B. 

      Leonid Brezhnev

    • C. 

      Vladimir Putin

    • D. 

      Jimmy Carter

  • 12. 
    Resigned from office to avoid impeachment
    • A. 

      Bill Clinton

    • B. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      Francois Mitterand

  • 13. 
    In political history, the term "detente'' refers to
    • A. 

      The East German movement to have the Berlin Wall removed.

    • B. 

      U.S. foreign policies relating to Soviet, expansion during the Korean War.

    • C. 

      U.S. foreign policies relating to Southeast Asia after the Vietnam War.

    • D. 

      Improved relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

  • 14. 
    _______ and _______ weakened the Soviet economy during Brezhnev's leadership.
    • A. 

      War in Afghanistan; the 1980, Olympics

    • B. 

      War in Vietnam; a weak, corrupt government bureaucracy

    • C. 

      A weak collective farming system; a corrupt government bureaucracy

    • D. 

      A weak collective farming system; the Russian mafia

  • 15. 
    Which of the following was one of the most serious problems facing Gorbachev's reforms?
    • A. 

      Immigration from Eastern Europe

    • B. 

      The multiethnic republics

    • C. 

      Perestroika in Afghanistan

    • D. 

      Imported furs

  • 16. 
    Which of the following founded the Polish national trade union Solidarity?
    • A. 

      LechWalesa

    • B. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • C. 

      Alexander Dubcek

    • D. 

      Vaclav Havel

  • 17. 
    Reforms began in Romania after _______________was removed from power.
    • A. 

      Konrad Adenauer

    • B. 

      Leonid Brezhnev

    • C. 

      Michal Kovac

    • D. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

  • 18. 
    When Slobodan Milosevid stripped Kosovo of its autonomy in 1989,
    • A. 

      Inhabitants of the region benefited form a stronger economic base.

    • B. 

      A brutal war broke out between Serbs and Albanians.

    • C. 

      the Albanians voted Milosevid out and elected Loran Djindic as their new prime minister.

    • D. 

      Albania joined Serbia and Montenegro to forte a new republic.

  • 19. 
    One of me European Union's first goals was the eslatblishnent of _______.
    • A. 

      A common European currency

    • B. 

      A unified song

    • C. 

      A unified European military

    • D. 

      A common European flag

  • 20. 
    Margaret Thatcher resigned after her plan to ——was rejected.
    • A. 

      Replace local property taxes with a national flat-rate tax

    • B. 

      Resolve conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in Scotland

    • C. 

      Reduce the power of British labor unions

    • D. 

      Reduce unemployment rates in the northern industrial cities

  • 21. 
    The North American Free Trade Agreement sought to
    • A. 

      Improve trade relations between Canada, the United States, and Germany.

    • B. 

      Establish cooperative irade guidelines between Canada, the United States,and Mexico.

    • C. 

      Reduce unemployment in the United States, Mexico, and El Salvador.

    • D. 

      increase the sharing of technology between American and Canadian companies.

  • 22. 
     Voters in —— narrowly rejected secession from-the Canadian union in 1995.
    • A. 

      Montreal

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      Nunavut

    • D. 

      Quebec

  • 23. 
    The capital city of which independent republic is located on the Caspian Sea? 1 ! .-  .-Ji^^n ~—   Bwdw of the former Soviet Union •—•   National boundary National capita)
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      Azerbaijan

    • C. 

      Kazakhstan

    • D. 

      Turkemenistan

  • 24. 
    Which three former Soviet republics border on the Black Sea?
    • A. 

      Moldova, Georgia, Armenia

    • B. 

      Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan

    • C. 

      Ukraine, Russia, Belarus

    • D. 

      Georgia, Russia, Ukraine

  • 25. 
    "Visegrad, with a population of about 30,000, is one of a number of towns where Serb forces carried out 'ethnic cleansing' of Muslims in the past two weeks, according to the Bosnian government. There was chaos in Visegrad. Everything was burned, looted and destroyed/ said [one man], 43, who spoke of the terrible events but would give neither his name nor his profession. He escaped only because he was an invalid with a gangrenous [diseased] leg. Hie survivors of the massacre are (he old, the infirm, the women and the children. They are traumatized by what they witnessed, basely able to speak or to control their emotions." •   •—Roy Gutman in Ife Mammoth Book of Eyewitness History^ Jan E. Lewis, 2000According to this news report, whom does the Bosnian government accuse ofcommitting "ethnic cleansing" in Visegrad?
    • A. 

      . Serbs

    • B. 

      Muslims

    • C. 

      Croats

    • D. 

      Communist guerrillas

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