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  1. After World War I, thousands of protesting students in Beijing started demanding change in China.
    T or F
    T
  2. During the Chinese Civil War, Communists under the leadership of Mao Zedong forced the Guomindang to undergo the Long March
    T or F
    F
  3. Gandhi’s two most important concepts were nonviolence and civil disobedience
    T or F
    T
  4. The Amritsar Massacre convinced many Indians that they needed to rid themselves of the British government.
    T or F
    T
  5. After World War I, ethnic Turks led by Kemal Atatürk tried to establish their own country but were defeated by the Greeks.
    T or F
    F
  6. As a result of the Balfour Declaration, thousands of Jews fled Palestine to avoid conflict with Arab nationalists.
    T or F
    F
  7. The Treaty of Versailles granted independence to many African nations in return for their service during World War I.
    T or F
    F
  8. Egypt became an independent nation in 1922
    T or F
    T
  9. Which of the following did not happen on October 29, 1929, better known as Black Tuesday?
    A. Investors sold off 16 million shares of stock.
    B. Stock prices collapsed completely.
    C. President Hoover closed the banks.
    D. The stock market crashed.
    C
  10. Which of the following was not a cause of the 1929 stock market crash?
    A. stock prices were at unrealistic levels
    B .consumer spending had slowed
    C. stockbrokers refused to allow customers to buy on margin
    D. U.S. businesses were struggling
    C
  11. Who was the architect of the New Deal, a program designed to fight the Great Depression?
    A. Herbert Hoover
    B. John Maynard Keynes
    C. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    D. Robert Johnson
    C
  12. New Deal programs did all of the following except
    A. balance the budget.
    B. establish public work programs to give jobs to the unemployed.
    C. provide money for welfare and other relief programs.
    D. create new regulations to reform and protect the stock market.
    A
  13. Who argued that increased government spending would limit or prevent economic downturns?
    A. Herbert Hoover
    B. John Maynard Keynes
    C. Bessie Smith
    D. Robert Johnson
    B
  14. Which of the following statements about the world economy in the years preceding the Great Depression is not true?
    A. High interest rates in Great Britain led to decreased spending and high unemployment.
    B. The United States was deeply in debt to Great Britain following World War I.
    C. Germany’s economy was in tatters because of the high reparations the country had been forced to pay.
    D. A severe economic depression in 1927 forced many banks to close in Japan.
    B
  15. Which of the following statements concerning the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act is not correct?
    A. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act was meant to encourage Americans to buy U.S. goods and products.
    B. Opposition to the tariff resulted in boycotts and strikes in major U.S. industries.
    C. In response to the act, other countries increased their own tariffs which resulted in a slowdown in world trade.
    D. Passage of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act caused countries to lose foreign trade and crippled their economies.
    B
  16. Why did the Great Depression foster the growth of extremist political groups?
    A. People wanted someone to blame for their problems.
    B. People wanted powerful leaders who promised to restore their nations to glory.
    C. Both of the above are correct.
    D. Neither of the above is correct.
    C
  17. A lack of natural resources and a reduction in exports caused a slowdown in Japanese industry during the 1920s.
    T or F
    T
  18. Universal education and ideas from the West led to changes in Japanese society, but some Japanese leaders and citizens believed these changes had corrupted the country
    T or F
    T
  19. During the economic crises of the 1920s, many Japanese lost faith in their government and turned to the Japanese military for leadership
    T or F
    T
  20. The Japanese military wanted a united society devoted to the emperor and to the glory of the nation, ruled by the military leadership.
    T or F
    T
  21. In order to join the League of Nations, Japan agreed to limit its naval forces.
    T or F
    F
  22. As the gap between the military and the civilian government widened, Japan’s military became increasingly aggressive toward other nations.
    T or F
    T
  23. Manchuria invaded Japan to gain access to the rich natural resources it needed to free itself from reliance on trade with the West.
    T or F
    F
  24. Japan, Italy, and Germany agreed to work together to oppose the spread of communism in the Anti-Comintern Pact.
    T or F
    T
  25. ____ is an authoritarian form of government that places the good of the nation above all else, including individual needs and rights.
    Fascism
  26. _____ ruled Italy as the all-powerful leader of a totalitarian government.
    Benito Mussolini
  27. In order to strengthen communism, ______ worked to turn the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state, modernized the Soviet economy, collectivized the farms, and purged his opponents.
    Joseph Stalin
  28. Since the republic of the _______ resisted collectivization, Stalin refused to send food when famine struck the region. Millions died.
    Ukraine
  29. In ______ Adolf Hitler described his major political ideas and his belief in the racial superiority of the German people.
    Mein Kampf
  30. A series of anti-Jewish riots across Germany and Austria known as _______ marked the beginning of Nazi violence against Jews.
    Kristallnacht
  31. Hostility toward or prejudice against Jews is called ______
    anti-Semitism
  32. The _______ created a separate legal status for German Jews, eliminated their citizenship, took away their right to vote, and limited their right to work.
    Nuremberg Laws

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