World Cultures Chapter 13 Lesson 1

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Chapter 13: "Modern Europe" Chapter 13 Lesson 1: "Eastern Europe Under Communism" (page 353 to


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    __________________ is the name of the Russian spacecraft credited for orbiting Earth first in 1961.
  • 2. 
    The Soviet Union used their space program as a symbol of unity to rally all of massive Russia to be and act as "one".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What does the textbook say was Russia's biggest problem is creating a totally unified country?
    • A. 

      Too many Russians living in poverty

    • B. 

      Size of the country was too large

    • C. 

      Communist leadership did not want a large country

    • D. 

      Space program was sole focus

  • 4. 
    Which of the following did Russian leaders not do at some point to unite all of Russia?
    • A. 

      Ended all ethnic holidays

    • B. 

      Destroyed churches

    • C. 

      Killed religous leaders

    • D. 

      Imprisoned governmental leaders

  • 5. 
    The communist Soviet Union government had the ability to control all newspapers, books, and radio.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following Soviet Union sports did not recieve the blessings and full support of the Soviet government?
    • A. 

      Wrestling

    • B. 

      Gymnastics

    • C. 

      Hockey

  • 7. 
    The Soviet government did not support the idea of private property rights.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What term was given to the Soviet period of time, under Nikita Khrushchev, where greater freedoms and rights were first experienced?
    • A. 

      The Freeze

    • B. 

      The Thaw

    • C. 

      The Cold War

    • D. 

      The Ice Period

  • 9. 
    How did the Soviet freedoms under Nikita Khrushchev eventually come to an end? 
    • A. 

      He was deposed

    • B. 

      He was assasinated

    • C. 

      He died from a natural cause

    • D. 

      He resigned

  • 10. 
    Prague at one time was the capital of what European country?
  • 11. 
    Detente occured between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries in the 1970's AND did very little to change daily life in the Soviet Union.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What term in given to the Caechloslovakian attempt to get rid of Soviet rule and reing in their country?
    • A. 

      Prague Uprising

    • B. 

      Prague Dubcek

    • C. 

      Prague Revolt

    • D. 

      Prague Spring

  • 13. 
    This is the name of the dog that orbited Earth with Yuri Gagarin.
  • 14. 
    According to the map on page 355, approximately how many different Russian republics or culture groups existed around 1950? (not including Russia)
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      14

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