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Which of the following is a weapon of totalitarianism?
a) uncensored mass media
b) free elections
c) tolerant treatment of all ethnic groups
d) police terror

The Soviet government decided to eliminate kulaks because of their strong resistance to
a) the Five-Year Plans.
b) collective farming.
c) religious persecution.
d) censorship and propaganda.

All of the following were goals of the Five-Year Plans EXCEPT
a) rapid industrial growth.
b) a stronger national defense.
c) the promotion of communism worldwide.
d) the modernization of the Soviet economy.

Between 1934 and 1939, the Great Purge was a campaign to eliminate
a) shortages of housing, food, and goods.
b) opposition to the Communist Party.
c) traditional religious beliefs.
d) opposition to Stalin's power.

Under Joseph Stalin's command economy system, all economic decisions were made by
a) workers and government officials.
b) government officials alone.
c) members of the socialist realism movement.
d) local soviets composed of workers, soldiers, and peasants.

In which country did Nationalists lead a successful rebellion against its sultan and then reform the government with an emphasis on modernization?
a) Turkey
b) Syria
c) China
d) Japan

What influences created an environment for nationalism in Southwest Asia?
a) nationalist ideas taught by Mustafa Kemal
b) the breakup of the Ottoman Empire and Western interest in the region
c) worldwide recognition of Gandhi's civil disobedience campaign
d) Communist propaganda campaigns out of China and Russia

What promises were made to the Indian people in exchange for their service under Britain in World War I?
a) reforms that would eventually lead to self-government
b) justice for the victims of the Amritsar Massacre
c) repeal of the Rowlatt Act
d) complete and immediate independence

What event in 1937 halted the Chinese civil war?
a) The Nationalists succeeded in wiping out the Communists.
b) Chinese Communists began a 6,000 mile journey.
c) Chinese peasants aligned themselves with the Communists.
d) The Japanese launched an all-out invasion of China.

Who were the victims of the Shanghai Massacre, and who were their murderers?
a) Chinese peasants were killed by a local warlord.
b) Chinese Communists were killed by Chinese Nationalists.
c) Qing Dynasty officials were killed by the Revolutionary Alliance.
d) Chinese Nationalists were killed by the Chinese Red Army.

Why did Chinese peasants align themselves with the Communists rather than the Nationalists?
a) The Communists moved peasants to collective farms, where they prospered.
b) The Nationalists were forcing China to industrialize.
c) The Nationalists relocated thousands of peasants in the Long March.
d) The Communists divided land among the farmers, while the Nationalists ignored their problems.

Which of the following was NOT part of the transformation of the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state?
a) creation of the first soviets
b) establishment of collective farms
c) Five-Year Plans
d) Great Purge

What impact did Russia's involvement in World War I have on the Russian government?
a) It revealed the weaknesses of czarist rule and military leadership.
b) It created a window for the Mensheviks to attempt a take over.
c) It led to the establishment of the Duma as a voice for moderates.
d) All of these are true.

How did life change for Russians after the success of the Bolshevik revolution?
a) Education became a public institution based on the Western model.
b) Russia was organized into several self-governing republics.
c) Motherhood was no longer considered a patriotic duty.
d) All of these are true.

How did the reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II help pave the way for revolution?
a) They supported rapid industrialization at the expense of the treasury.
b) They both upheld an autocratic government without reform.
c) They instituted pogroms to weed out revolutionary thinkers.
d) They saw to it that the poor were imprisoned for debts.

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