A Modern Global History MCQ Quiz!

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Are you prepared for this quiz on modern global history? This quiz may be of assistance. You should grasp what peasants in the Soviet Union were forced to do under Stalin and what is “Peace, Land, Bread, ”which common problem did Northern Ireland, India, and Israel face in the late 1940s, and how was Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Communist Russia similar. This quiz will show you how much you know about modern global history.


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

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