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History Quizzes & Trivia

Here's some old Regents Questions. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The writings of the 18th-century French philosophers Diderot, Rousseau, and Voltaire influenced the
    • A. 

      Policies of the enlightened despots

    • B. 

      Start of the Neolithic Revolution

    • C. 

      Success of the German unification movement

    • D. 

      Spread of imperialism to Africa and Asia

  • 2. 
    Under Joseph Stalin, peasants in the Soviet Union were forced to
    • A. 

      Become members of the ruling party

    • B. 

      Support the Russian Orthodox Church

    • C. 

      Join collective farms

    • D. 

      Move to large cities

  • 3. 
    Lenin’s promise of “Peace, Land, Bread” during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was made in an effort to
    • A. 

      End France’s occupation of Russia

    • B. 

      Gain popular support to overthrow the government

    • C. 

      Restore Czar Nicholas II to power

    • D. 

      Resolve conflicts between farmers of diverse ethnic backgrounds

  • 4. 
    Since the late 1940s, Northern Ireland, India, and Israel have all faced which common problem?
    • A. 

      The need to adjust to a post-communist political system

    • B. 

      Continued violent confrontations between different religious groups

    • C. 

      Economic depression that resulted from rapid industrialization

    • D. 

      Overpopulation of urban centers

  • 5. 
    One reason that Britain and France agreed to appease Hitler at the Munich Conference was to
    • A. 

      Prevent the start of another world war

    • B. 

      Stop the Nazis from invading the Soviet Union

    • C. 

      Obey an order from the League of Nations

    • D. 

      Obtain advanced German military weapons in exchange

  • 6. 
    Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Communist Russia were similar in that each
    • A. 

      Protected individual rights

    • B. 

      Elected their leaders through popular vote

    • C. 

      Supported market-based economies

    • D. 

      Established totalitarian governments

  • 7. 
    A. Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. B. Allies invade Europe on D-Day. C. Germany invades Poland. D. Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Which sequence shows the correct chronological order of these World War II events, from earliest to latest?
    • A. 

      A → B → C → D

    • B. 

      B → A → D → C

    • C. 

      C → D → B → A

    • D. 

      D → C → A → B

  • 8. 
    The United Nations was created primarily to
    • A. 

      Prosecute persons accused of war crimes

    • B. 

      Contain the spread of communism

    • C. 

      Channel relief aid to war-torn nations

    • D. 

      Provide a means of solving international problems

  • 9. 
    During most of the Cold War period, which two nations were divided into communist and noncommunist parts?
    • A. 

      China and Mongolia

    • B. 

      Vietnam and Korea

    • C. 

      Pakistan and Ireland

    • D. 

      Poland and Cuba

  • 10. 
    Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin, and Slobodan Milosevic were similar in that each leader supported actions that
    • A. 

      Modernized their economies

    • B. 

      Introduced democratic ideas

    • C. 

      Supported minority rights

    • D. 

      Violated human rights

  • 11. 
    A major goal of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in world affairs is to
    • A. 

      Encourage development of alternative energy sources

    • B. 

      Promote international free trade

    • C. 

      Provide funds for the World Bank

    • D. 

      Regulate oil policies

  • 12. 
    Which concept led to the formation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Union (EU)?
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Interdependence

    • D. 

      Socialism

  • 13. 
    In the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev, the trend toward private ownership of businesses represented a move away from
    • A. 

      A traditional economy

    • B. 

      A command economy

    • C. 

      A free-market economy

    • D. 

      Laissez-faire economics

  • 14. 
    What is the primary reason that increasing numbers of Latin American citizens have immigrated to the United States over the last three decades?
    • A. 

      Escape from the threat of communism

    • B. 

      Desire for religious freedom

    • C. 

      Fear of natural disasters

    • D. 

      Hope for economic opportunities

  • 15. 
    The spread of Buddhist ideas and customs to China and Southeast Asia was the result of
    • A. 

      The Mandate of Heaven

    • B. 

      Economic dependence

    • C. 

      Cultural diffusion

    • D. 

      The civil service system

  • 16. 
    Meiji reformers of Japan and Peter the Great of Russia were similar in that both emphasized
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Isolationism

    • C. 

      Westernization

    • D. 

      Democratization

  • 17. 
    The Sepoy Mutiny in India and the Boxer Rebellion in China were responses to
    • A. 

      Mongol invasions

    • B. 

      European imperialism

    • C. 

      Japanese aggression

    • D. 

      African slave trading

  • 18. 
    During the 19th century, industrialization in Great Britain differed from industrialization in Japan mainly because Great Britain
    • A. 

      Had greater deposits of natural resources

    • B. 

      Encountered government resistance to economic growth

    • C. 

      Used isolationism to increase its economic power

    • D. 

      Duplicated the factory systems used in China

  • 19. 
    Which statement is accurate about the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989?
    • A. 

      These events led to democratic reforms.

    • B. 

      Repressive action was taken to end both protests.

    • C. 

      Strong action was taken by the United Nations.

    • D. 

      Both events brought communist governments to power.

  • 20. 
    Laissez-faire capitalism as attributed to Adam Smith called for
    • A. 

      Heavy taxation of manufacturers

    • B. 

      Strict government control of the economy

    • C. 

      Minimal government involvement in the economy

    • D. 

      Government investments in major industries

  • 21. 
    The theory of Social Darwinism was sometimes used to justify
    • A. 

      The establishment of communist governments in Asia

    • B. 

      Latin American revolutions in the early 19th century

    • C. 

      The independence movement in India

    • D. 

      European imperialism in the late 19th century

  • 22. 
    Japan’s increased foreign trade during the Meiji Restoration was closely related to its
    • A. 

      Need to maintain a traditional society

    • B. 

      Desire for a modern industrialized society

    • C. 

      Colonization by Western nations

    • D. 

      Encouragement of foreign investment

  • 23. 
    Which event occurred first and caused the other three?
    • A. 

      Rise of fascism in Europe

    • B. 

      Bolshevik Revolution

    • C. 

      World War I

    • D. 

      Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

  • 24. 
    The early 20th-century Zionist movement calling for the establishment of a Jewish homeland was an example of
    • A. 

      Imperialism

    • B. 

      Nationalism

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      Isolationism

  • 25. 
    Between the late 1800s and the end of World War II, Japan implemented a policy of imperialism mainly because Japan
    • A. 

      Admired the economic power of China

    • B. 

      Lacked coal, iron, and other important resources

    • C. 

      Wanted to unify the governments of East Asia

    • D. 

      Feared the expansion of Nazi Germany in the Pacific