Unit 1 Exam Review

38 Questions | Total Attempts: 12

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Unit 1 Exam Review

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  • 1. 
    Which leader was most directly responsible for the Unification of Italy under King Victor Emanuel II?
    • A. 

      Vincenzo Gioberti

    • B. 

      Giuseppe Mazzini

    • C. 

      Pope Pius IX

    • D. 

      Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

  • 2. 
    The Kingdom of Two Sicilies was ruled by which dynastic family?
    • A. 

      Savoy

    • B. 

      Bourbon

    • C. 

      Tudor

    • D. 

      Gonzaga

  • 3. 
    Which military leader depicted above was the leader of the Spedizione dei Mille / Expedition of the Thousand? 
    • A. 

      Agostino Depretis

    • B. 

      Giovanni Verga

    • C. 

      Giuseppe Garibaldi

    • D. 

      Alfonso La Mormora

  • 4. 
    La Spedizione dei Mille / Expedition of the Thousand ensures that which area comes under the control of the nascent Kingdom of Italy? 
    • A. 

      Sicily

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Venice

    • D. 

      Tuscany

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the law that the King of Sardinia enacts in the wake of popular uprisings and which establishes a Constitution?
    • A. 

      Albertine Statute

    • B. 

      Emanueline Statute

    • C. 

      Amodean Statute

    • D. 

      Napoleonic Statute

  • 6. 
    From the options in the list, which is the LAST area to come under control of the Kingdom of Italy?
    • A. 

      Naples

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Venice

    • D. 

      Milan

  • 7. 
    A work from which composer is featured at the start of the film Senso?
    • A. 

      Giacomo Puccini

    • B. 

      Ruggero Leoncavallo

    • C. 

      Claudio Monteverdi

    • D. 

      Giuseppe Verdi

  • 8. 
    Which region, home to Milan, was the first annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia from the Austrian regime?
    • A. 

      Tuscany

    • B. 

      Lombardy

    • C. 

      Umbria

    • D. 

      Piedmont

  • 9. 
    Which three cities enclose the "Industrial Triangle" of Italy, the area which experienced the most rapid modernization and growth of manufacturing and industry in Italy at the end of the 19th century (still behind other Western powers)? 
    • A. 

      Florence, Rome, Ancona

    • B. 

      Naples, Bari, Pescara

    • C. 

      Turin, Milan, Genova

    • D. 

      Venice, Bologna, Ancona

  • 10. 
    In which year did the Kingdom of Italy officially come into being as a recognized State?
    • A. 

      1859

    • B. 

      1861

    • C. 

      1866

    • D. 

      1870

  • 11. 
    Which city was never the capital of the Kingdom of Italy?
    • A. 

      Milan

    • B. 

      Turin

    • C. 

      Florence

    • D. 

      Rome

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A lack of natural resources in Italy, especially coal and iron

    • B. 

      Trade patterns that favored contact between the North and its close neighbors - France, Switzerland, and Austria

    • C. 

      Increased migration to Italy which overwhelmed the labor force

    • D. 

      The rise in brigandage and the growth of criminal organizations in the North, which were to become groups such as the Mafia

    • E. 

      Difficult terrain down the peninsula and underdeveloped infrastructure, which hindered the movement of goods to the South

    • F. 

      The leveraging of tariffs on goods within the country (taxes on trade) which protected local economies of the South

    • G. 

      A traditional belief system that overwhelmingly valued the ownership of land as a means of establishing oneself and as a status symbol.

    • H. 

      The consolidation of political power and cultural influence in the Center and North of the newly formed country.

    • I. 

      Widespread social awareness about the possibilities gained through formal education and the presence of equal opportunities for schooling throughout Italy.

    • J. 

      Increased rates of taxation which put substantial pressure on small landowners in the South, making business investments impossible

    • K. 

      External maneuvering from foreign powers such as Spain and Portugal who wished to keep the South of Italy in impoverished conditions.

    • L. 

      Imperialist military expeditions in East Africa which bolstered military spending but diverted funds from being invested in infrastructure improvements and upgrading of services in the South.

  • 13. 
    What is the Italian name for the period of heightened national identity and the explicit drive towards independence for Italy?
    • A. 

      Risorgimento

    • B. 

      Rinascimento

    • C. 

      Romanticismo

    • D. 

      Irredentismo

  • 14. 
    The film The Leopard takes place in which area? 
    • A. 

      Naples

    • B. 

      Sicily

    • C. 

      Tuscany

    • D. 

      Venice

  • 15. 
    The film Senso takes place in which area?
    • A. 

      Naples

    • B. 

      Sicily

    • C. 

      Tuscany

    • D. 

      Venice

  • 16. 
    In which party does Benito Mussolini get his political start? 
    • A. 

      Communist Party

    • B. 

      Progressive Party

    • C. 

      Socialist Party

    • D. 

      Anarchist Party

  • 17. 
    A military alliance with which country helps Italy gain the territory of Veneto from the Austrians?
    • A. 

      Prussia (Germany)

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Switzerland

  • 18. 
    In the films we have seen, which character does not have children?
    • A. 

      Ida

    • B. 

      Salvatore

    • C. 

      Carmeliddu

    • D. 

      Don Fabrizio

  • 19. 
    What is the term for the vote that takes place in Donnafugata during The Leopard in which the townspeople choose to pledge their allegiance to the King of Sardinia?
    • A. 

      Veto

    • B. 

      Anthracite

    • C. 

      Habeas Corpus

    • D. 

      Plebiscite

  • 20. 
    Mussolini leaves which newspaper to start his own?
    • A. 

      Il Popolo d'Italia

    • B. 

      La Repubblica

    • C. 

      Avanti

    • D. 

      La Gazzetta del Re

  • 21. 
    Which prime minister initiated the process of bargaining among differing parties that is known as Trasformismo?
    • A. 

      Agostino Depretis

    • B. 

      Mario Minghetti

    • C. 

      Francesco Crispi

    • D. 

      Giovanni Gentile

  • 22. 
    Which new practice or form of technology most directly allows for the spreading of news regarding World War I?
    • A. 

      Assembly line

    • B. 

      Telegraph

    • C. 

      Cinema

    • D. 

      Automobile

  • 23. 
    Which of the following represent accomplishments of the Fascist regime in Italy prior to World War II? Check ALL THAT APPLY.
    • A. 

      Founding of youth organizations and recreational groups to structure free time and promote cultural opportunities

    • B. 

      Enhancement of the country's infrastructure, including the introduction of the autostrada or Italian highway system

    • C. 

      Increase in the requirement of schooling for the youth with the passage of the Gentile Law.

    • D. 

      Enacted a democratic system of government

    • E. 

      Elimination of organized crime in southern Italy

    • F. 

      Harnessing of the power of the cinema for propaganda and create the first state-sponsored documentary agency, the Istituto Luce (Light Institute)

    • G. 

      Promoting the free expression of ideas and tolerated instances of explicit dissent

    • H. 

      End to the Roman Question by recognizing the political entity of the Church in the creation of Vatican City through the Lateran Pacts

  • 24. 
    Mussolini was also called what by his subjects?
    • A. 

      Supreme Leader

    • B. 

      Duce

    • C. 

      Presidente

    • D. 

      His Holiness

  • 25. 
    Which of the following are the most popular overseas destinations for Italian emigrants of various decades? Check ALL THAT APPLY.
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Australia

    • E. 

      Angola

    • F. 

      Argentina

    • G. 

      India

    • H. 

      Canada