Modern Europe Practice Quiz

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Part 1 (1-12) Choose the definition that best fits the bolded word. Part 2 (13-20) Choose the correct answer


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Productivity
    • A. 

      The type of work that involves agriculture

    • B. 

      A measure of how much work can be done in a certain length of time

    • C. 

      The things that the government order the workers to make in a communist system

    • D. 

      Practicing a religon

  • 2. 
    Union
    • A. 

      A group of men used for backup defense in villages and towns

    • B. 

      A company that is carried out by families or small villages

    • C. 

      When two countries help each other in war

    • D. 

      A group that spoke for all the workers in a factory or industry that bargained for better working conditions, higher pay, and a shorter working day

  • 3. 
    Imperialism
    • A. 

      A time when countries kept lots of secrets from each other

    • B. 

      A system in which countries tried to expand their influence through diplomacy of military force

    • C. 

      A group of government leaders who want to gain more power

    • D. 

      A government system where the government controlled the travel of citizens

  • 4. 
    Strike
    • A. 

      When a large group of workers refuse to work until their demands are met

    • B. 

      When the government attacks the people because they are protesting

    • C. 

      When a country launches a sneak attack on another country

    • D. 

      A job that involves lots of physical labor

  • 5. 
    Nuclear weapons
    • A. 

      Weapons that are launched from space

    • B. 

      Weapons that use atomic fission or fusion

    • C. 

      A weapon that is larger that 1,000 lbs.

    • D. 

      A weapon that gives people extra energy

  • 6. 
    Communism
    • A. 

      A law that kept Christians form taking communion

    • B. 

      A government system that does not allow religion

    • C. 

      A government system that holds great control over the people and economics

    • D. 

      A group of government officials

  • 7. 
    Satellite nation
    • A. 

      A country that depends on a stronger power

    • B. 

      A country that has sent rockets or space probes to outer space

    • C. 

      A nation that has ambitions to send a rocket or space probe to outer space

    • D. 

      A country that is so small that you can not see it from a satellite

  • 8. 
    Genocide
    • A. 

      The act of trying to escape a country

    • B. 

      The act of dropping an atomic bomb on another country

    • C. 

      The ambition to rule the world

    • D. 

      The mass murdering of people based on race, religion, ethnicity, politics, or culture

  • 9. 
    Airlift
    • A. 

      An attack from the air

    • B. 

      A secret spy plane

    • C. 

      A system of carrying supplies by airplane

    • D. 

      A fleet of planes carrying an important person

  • 10. 
    Blockade
    • A. 

      \the closing off of all land and water traffic to a specific area

    • B. 

      A group of attack tanks

    • C. 

      A country that does not have access to the ocean

    • D. 

      A large army that invades another country

  • 11. 
    Glasnost
    • A. 

      A German leader

    • B. 

      The leader of a communist system

    • C. 

      The leader of a protest on the government

    • D. 

      A rule that allows Soviet people to criticize the government system without fear of being punished

  • 12. 
    Perestroika
    • A. 

      A sickness that killed many soldiers during the Cold War

    • B. 

      A policy created by Gorbachev that loosened government control and turned it more towards capitalism

    • C. 

      A blocking wall

    • D. 

      An unmerciful army

  • 13. 
    During World War II, Germany, Italy, and Japan were part of which group?
    • A. 

      The Allies

    • B. 

      The Axis Powers

    • C. 

      Countries that were neutral

  • 14. 
    The Industrial Revolution was ________________________.
    • A. 

      A time when people used machinery and new methods to increase productivity

    • B. 

      A time when alliances were formed with neighboring countries to increase defensive forces

    • C. 

      A time when people from other countries comingled

    • D. 

      A time when people revolted against industry

  • 15. 
    Under the Marshall Plan, the United States ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Trained citizens basic in self defense

    • B. 

      Stopped poverty in poor countries in Europe

    • C. 

      Lent money to Europe to help rebuild it and stop the spread of communism

    • D. 

      Reduced tension between countries in Europe

  • 16. 
    In 1948, under the Truman Doctrine, the United States ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Offered military aid to European countries engaged in fighting communism inside of their borders

    • B. 

      Offered medical aid to injured soldiers in Europe

    • C. 

      Lent money to poor European countries for defense

    • D. 

      Encouraged European countries not to turn communist

  • 17. 
    In 1949, the NATO was formed to _______________________.
    • A. 

      Improve economics in Europe

    • B. 

      Improve the quality of goods in Europe

    • C. 

      Respond to possible attacks by the Soviet Union

    • D. 

      Stop the spread of communism in Europe

  • 18. 
    The satellite nations of the Soviet Union were Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and East Germany which all became part of ________________.
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • C. 

      Marshall Plan

    • D. 

      COMECON

  • 19. 
    Part of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States included ________________________.
    • A. 

      Competition in the Olympics

    • B. 

      Competition in academics

    • C. 

      The race to explore space

    • D. 

      Competition in population growth

  • 20. 
    Communism was based on the teachings of ________________________.
    • A. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • B. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      Yuri Garkston