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All of the following increased during the Great Depression EXCEPT
a) business failures.
b) unemployment.
c) bank closings.
d) imports and exports

All of the following contributed to the weakness of the Weimar Republic EXCEPT
a) uncontrollable inflation.
b) a lack of democratic tradition.
c) a large number of political parties.
d) the implementation of the Dawes Plan.

The New Deal involved attempts to stimulate the American economy by
a) lowering taxes.
b) raising protective tariffs.
c) increasing government spending.
d) increasing the minimum wage.

In 1920, a dictatorship ruled?
a) Austria
b) Italy
c) Russia
d) Germany

In what way was Japan different from its allies Germany and Italy?
a) It established a successful democracy.
b) It was ruled by a hereditary aristocracy..
c) It was ruled by militarists who kept the emperor in power.
d) It kept its economy prosperous throughout the Depression.

The Munich Conference came to symbolize the dangers of what?
a) Communism
b) appeasement
c) negotiation
d) militarism

What important role did Winston Churchill play during this period?
a) He was prime minister of Great Britain.
b) He warned that the policy of appeasement was a disaster.
c) He suggested turning Danzig over to Germany.
d) He was the British delegate at the Munich Conference.

What fear added to the appeal of fascism in Italy and Germany?
a) a loss of individual rights
b) a Communist revolution
c) government ties to industry
d) all of these

Why did Hitler target the Jewish population as scapegoats for all of Germany's troubles?
a) Jewish people held most of the prominent roles in the German government.
b) The Jewish population in Germany outnumbered the size of the Nazi party.
c) The Jewish people had aided Germany's enemies in World War I.
d) Hatred of Jews, or anti-Semitism, was a key part of Nazi ideology.

What was the major cause of the collapse of the stock market?
a) Stocks sold for more than they were worth.
b) More people bought stock than sold it.
c) American businesses failed.
d) More stocks were sold than there were shares in companies.

Why did millions of Germans turn against the leaders of the Weimar Republic?
a) The country was not ready for a democratic government.
b) Their leadership led to the loss of the war.
c) They had signed the Treaty of Versailles.
d) They were members of the Nazi party.

Why did coalition governments usually prove unstable?
a) They were run by members of the aristocracy, whom no one trusted.
b) They were alliances of several parties who disagreed on many policies.
c) They were based on the ideas of a minority political group.
d) They were established by foreign governments and did not benefit the country.

What impact did radio have after the war?
a) All of these are true.
b) It made movies lose popularity as Americans stayed home.
c) It allowed families to enjoy broadcasts of news, plays, music, and sports.
d) It replaced newspapers as the source of news.

During the global depression, war debts caused great suffering in?
a) the United States
b) Great Britain
c) France
d) Germany

The Popular Front helped preserve democracy in
a) France
b) China
c) Germany
d) Great Britain

All of the following embraced fascism EXCEPT
a) Juan PerĂ³n.
b) Benito Mussolini
c) Paul von Hindenburg.
d) Adolf Hitler.

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