The Contemporary Western World, 1970-present Chapter 28 Test, Form B

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The Contemporary Western World, 1970-Present Chapter 28 Test, Form B


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  • 1. 
     founder of the Polish national trade union Solidarity
    • A. 

      Pierre Trudeau

    • B. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • C. 

      Lech Walesa

  • 2. 
    President of the Russian Republic at the time of titledisintegration of the Soviet Union
    • A. 

      Gerald Ford

    • B. 

      Pierre Trudeau

    • C. 

      Willy Brandt

  • 3. 
    Serbian leader who initiated a policy of ethnic cleansing againstBosnian Muslims
    • A. 

      Slobodan Milosevic

    • B. 

      Boris Yeltin

    • C. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

  • 4. 
    Chancellor of West Germany during the reunification of East  and West Germany   
    • A. 

      Gerald Ford

    • B. 

      Slobodan Milosevic

    • C. 

      Helmut Kohl

  • 5. 
                         Soviet leader who established the Congress of People's Deputies                                                                                           '
    • A. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • B. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • C. 

      Helmit Kohl

  • 6. 
     writer who helped bring down Czech Communist government
    • A. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • B. 

      Pierre Trudeau

    • C. 

      Vaclav Havel

  • 7. 
    U.S. president after Nixon resigned
    • A. 

      Boris Yeltin

    • B. 

      Willy Brandt

    • C. 

      Gerald Ford

  • 8. 
    West German chancellor who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971
    • A. 

      Willy Brandt

    • B. 

      Pierre Trudeau

    • C. 

      Lech Walesa

  • 9. 
    Oppressive Communist leader of Romania who wasdeposed in 1989
    • A. 

      Willy Brandt

    • B. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • C. 

      Boris Yeltin

  • 10. 
    Canadian prime minister who passed the OfficialLanguages Act
    • A. 

      Nicolae Ceausescu

    • B. 

      Helmit Kohl

    • C. 

      Pierre Trudeau

  • 11. 
    The "detente" phase of relations between the United States and theSoviet Union ended with the Soviet invasion of
    • A. 

      Afghanistan.

    • B. 

      South Vietnam.

    • C. 

      South Korea.

    • D. 

      Poland.

  • 12. 
    The policy that the Soviet Union had a right to intervene if communismwas threatened in another Communist nation was known as the
    • A. 

      Marshall Plan.

    • B. 

      Kosygin Doctrine.

    • C. 

      Brezhnev Doctrine.

    • D. 

      Gorbachev Initiative.

  • 13. 
     The Russian word  perestroika, used to describe the reform movement ledby Mikhail Gorbachev, means
    • A. 

      Restructuring.

    • B. 

      Conquest.

    • C. 

      Relief.

    • D. 

      Expansion

  • 14. 
     Russian President Vladimir Putin used military force to suppress a                  rebellion in the state of
    • A. 

      Belarus.

    • B. 

      Chechnya.

    • C. 

      Moldavia.

    • D. 

      Latvia.

  • 15. 
    After the war between Bosnia and Serbia, new tensions arose when Serbia refused to allow ———— to continue to exist as an autonomous province.   
    • A. 

      Turkey

    • B. 

      Herzegovina

    • C. 

      Kosovo

    • D. 

      Albania

  • 16. 
    The Socialist president.____________ nationalized major banks and industries in         France in the 1980s.
    • A. 

      Willy Brandt

    • B. 

      Francois Mitterand

    • C. 

      Vaclav Havel

    • D. 

      Jacques Chirac

  • 17. 
      Attacks on foreigners became common in Germany during the 1990s, partly because
    • A. 

      . ethnic minorities in Germany were politically opposed to one another

    • B. 

      Many minority groups supported unpopular foreign policies.

    • C. 

      increased unemployment made many Germans angry that foreigners may have been taking jobs away.

    • D. 

      New laws gave neo-Nazi groups new rights to attack foreigners.

  • 18. 
    Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the British government struggled to  address fighting in Northern Ireland between
    • A. 

      Christians and Muslims

    • B. 

      Protestants and Muslims

    • C. 

      Catholics and Muslims

    • D. 

      Catholics and Protestants.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following U.S. presidents was forced to resign to avoid impeachment for his involvement in the Watergate scandal?                        
    • A. 

      Bill Clinton

    • B. 

      Richard Nixon

    • C. 

      Gerald Ford

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

  • 20. 
    U.S. president Jimmy Carter faced a serious international crisis when 52Americans were held hostage in                       
    • A. 

      Serbia.

    • B. 

      . Iran.

    • C. 

      Russia.

    • D. 

      Slovakia.

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