The Rise Of Dictators

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The Rise Of Dictators

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  • 1. 
    Many Italians supported the Fascist party because it
    • A. 

      Promised to improve the economy

    • B. 

      Was the only political party

    • C. 

      Pledged to unite Italy and Germany

    • D. 

      Ended the influence of the Church

  • 2. 
    Under Mussolini's rule in Italy,
    • A. 

      A democracy was put in place

    • B. 

      The socialists came into power

    • C. 

      There was a one-party dictatorship

    • D. 

      Free speech was encouraged

  • 3. 
    What was the appeal of Mussolini's fascist government to Italians?
    • A. 

      The fascists supported democratic ideals.

    • B. 

      The fascists supported a classless society.

    • C. 

      The fascists ended political feuding in government.

    • D. 

      The fascists worked for socialist change.

  • 4. 
    What was the main purpose of Stalin's five-year plans?
    • A. 

      To turn the Soviet Union into a military power

    • B. 

      To increase farm production

    • C. 

      To produce more consumer goods

    • D. 

      To turn the Soviet Union into a modern industrial power

  • 5. 
    On Stalin's collectives,
    • A. 

      Individual peasants could own small plots of land

    • B. 

      Agricultural output skyrocketed in the 1930's

    • C. 

      The government provided tractors, fertilizers, and seed

    • D. 

      Peasants set all prices and controlled access to farm supplies

  • 6. 
    Stalin attempted to make the cultural life of the Soviet Union more Russian by promoting a policy of
    • A. 

      Russification

    • B. 

      Surrealism

    • C. 

      Tsarism

    • D. 

      Capitalism

  • 7. 
    What was the cause of Stalin's Great Purge?
    • A. 

      Peasants did not want to give up their lands to the state

    • B. 

      Central planners did not achieve production goals

    • C. 

      Stalin feared rival party leaders

    • D. 

      The kuklaks resisted collectivization

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The elite often suffered from Stalin's purges

    • B. 

      The elite could not get scarce consumer goods

    • C. 

      The elite could not join the Communist Party

    • D. 

      The elite could not find good housing

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Women's groups

    • B. 

      Communists

    • C. 

      Socialists

    • D. 

      Conservative Germans

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      They launched large public works projects

    • B. 

      They rearmed Germany

    • C. 

      They passed the Nuremberg Laws

    • D. 

      They established the Gestapo

  • 11. 
    In 1935, the Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws which
    • A. 

      Combined all Protestant sects into a single state church

    • B. 

      Deprived the Jews of German citizenship

    • C. 

      Required all young Germans to join the Hitler Youth

    • D. 

      Established the Third Reich under Hitler

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      The promise of a new democracy

    • B. 

      The Great Depression

    • C. 

      Big business and labor

    • D. 

      The support of the Weimar government

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Most Germans were barely affected by Nazism

    • B. 

      The Nazis controlled all aspects of German life

    • C. 

      The Nazis controlled the government but had little influence on other German institutions

    • D. 

      The Nazis kept firm control over Germany but followed moderate and tolerant policies

  • 14. 
    France occupied Germany's coal rich Ruhr Valley in 1923
    • A. 

      To protest the policies of Adolf Hitler

    • B. 

      Because the French wanted to acquire more land

    • C. 

      To force striking German miners back to work

    • D. 

      Because Germany had fallen behind in reparations

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Dawes Plan

    • B. 

      Versailles Treaty

    • C. 

      Locarno treaties

    • D. 

      Kellogg-Briand Pact

  • 16. 
    Match the following
    • A. Comintern
    • A.
    • B. kulaks
    • B.
    • C. Gulag
    • C.
    • D. Gestapo
    • D.
    • E. totalitarian state
    • E.
    • F. Kristallnacht
    • F.
    • G. Black Shirts
    • G.
  • 17. 
    What political and economic challenges did the Western world face in the 1920's and 1930's, and how did various countries react to these challenges?