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What effect did the nonaggression pact between the Nazis and the Soviets have on the balance of power in Europe?
a) It allowed the Axis Powers to continue unchecked.
b) It brought the United States out of its isolation.
c) It forced Britain and France to abandon the policy of appeasement.
d) All of these are true.

Why did Japan invade Manchuria?
a) to gain its iron ore and coal deposits
b) to revenge an ancient grudge
c) to regain land lost in the Russo-Japanese War
d) to obey the terms of the Kellogg-Briand Pact

Which of the following does fascism stress?
a) a classless society
b) individual rights
c) isolationism
d) nationalism

What was the policy of appeasement?
a) the British and French decision to give into aggression to keep peace
b) the move that Mussolini made to form an alliance with Germany
c) the U.S. desire to stay out of foreign affairs
d) the treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union agreeing not to fight against each other

What caused Germans to start taking Adolf Hitler and his message seriously?
a) the economic crisis brought on by the Depression
b) the example of Mussolini's success in Italy
c) his skill at making speeches
d) the threat of invasion by the Soviet Union

In the late 1920s, which of the following did NOT damage the U.S. economy?
a) a surplus of agricultural products
b) a shortage of workers
c) soaring stock prices
d) an uneven distribution of wealth

What effect did the Dawes Plan have on the economy of postwar Germany?
a) All of these are true.
b) It introduced into Germany U.S. businesses, which provided jobs to the German people.
c) It replaced German marks with the U.S. dollar as the nation's monetary system.
d) It saved Germany from an inflationary crisis and stabilized the economy.

What effect did World War I have on the literature of the 1920s?
a) Writers expressed disillusionment about reason and progress.
b) Literature declined because many writers died in the war.
c) Writers began to warn people about flaws in the Treaty of Versailles.
d) War stories became very popular.

Which of the following is NOT an art movement from the early 20th century?
a) cubism
b) expressionism
c) existentialism
d) surrealism

What is a main idea of the philosophy known as existentialism?
a) that one should consider the needs of the state above his or her own
b) that one should learn to delight in what is absurd and nonsensical
c) that one should make choices in life based on universal truth
d) that one should find his or her own meaning in life

What was the goal of U.S. isolationists after World War I?
a) that foreign aid to other countries should be lessened
b) that Nazi ties to other countries should be combatted
c) that political ties to other countries should be avoided
d) that industrial ties to other countries should be ended

What term was used to identify the alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan?
a) Central Powers
b) Axis Powers
c) Allied Powers
d) Fascist Powers

Which German political party sought to overturn the Treaty of Versailles and combat communism?
a) Nazi
b) Socialist
c) Fascist
d) Republican

Il Duce was the title of which of the following leaders?
a) Juan PĂ©ron
b) Benito Mussolini
c) Haile Selassie
d) Adolf Hitler

What was one part of Roosevelt's New Deal program to fight the Depression?
a) Large public works projects helped to provide jobs.
b) All of these are true.
c) Government agencies took over businesses and farms
d) The stock market and banking system created their own reform council.

After World War I, most European nations had what type of government, if only temporarily?
a) Communist
b) democratic
c) Socialist
d) Fascist

What event marked the beginning of the Great Depression?
a) the end of World War I
b) the passage of the Dawes Plan
c) the stock market crash of 1929
d) the election of Franklin Roosevelt

Whose theory of relativity replaced Newton's comforting belief in a world run by absolute laws of motion and gravity?
a) Albert Einstein
b) Sigmund Freud
c) F. Scott Fitzgerald
d) Charles Lindbergh

What were Franz Kafka, James Joyce, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all known for being?
a) novelists
b) philosophers
c) composers
d) painters

How did Sigmund Freud's ideas weaken faith in reason?
a) He taught that mental illness was the normal human condition.
b) He proposed absolute laws about the human mind.
c) He believed that much of human behavior is irrational.
d) He believed that much of human behavior is supernatural.

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