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The purpose of perestroika was to
a) revive the Soviet economy.
b) allow a free exchange of ideas.
c) open up the Soviet political system.
d) reduce criminal activity.

The reforms that led to democratization of the Soviet Union were begun by
a) Mikhail Gorbachev.
b) Leonid Brezhnev.
c) Josef Stalin.
d) Boris Yeltsin.

The end result of the August coup attempt in the USSR was to increase the power of
a) Boris Yeltsin.
b) the Soviet Union
c) Mikhail Gorbachev.
d) the State Committee.

Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, or CIS, had all formerly been
a) part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
b) so-called satellites of the Soviet Union.
c) Eastern European allies of the Soviet Union.
d) Russian colonies in Europe and Asia.

Before 1990, the most powerful policy-making body in the Soviet Union was
a) the Politburo.
b) the Parliament.
c) the Supreme Soviet.
d) the Duma.

All of the following occurred in response to glasnost EXCEPT
a) the privatization of small businesses.
b) decreased censorship.
c) the release of imprisoned dissidents.
d) criticism of the government by the media.

The former Solidarity union leader who became president of Poland in 1990 was
a) Lech Walesa.
b) Nelson Mandela.
c) Zhou Enlai.
d) Karol Józef Wojtyła.

In 1990, the two Germanys were merged in a process called
a) reunification.
b) Velvet Divorce.
c) apartheid.
d) martial law.

Why did the UN fail in its plan to create a Palestinian State in the late 1940s?
a) The Palestinians objected to receiving only part of the Mandate of Palestine.
b) The new state of Israel immediately seized the territory for Palestine.
c) The Israelis did not agree on the borders for the Palestinian State.
d) The Palestinians could not agree on a government for the Palestinian State.

After the Communist Party in his nation lost power, Lech Walesa became the first freely elected leader of
a) Poland.
b) Hungary.
c) Romania.
d) Czechoslovakia.

Although the group known as Solidarity eventually obtained wide public support and political power, it began as simply an organization of
a) workers.
b) radical reformers.
c) political dissidents.
d) frustrated shoppers.

Some European nations were hesitant to support the reunification of Germany because of fears that it would
a) attempt to dominate Europe.
b) support communism.
c) require significant foreign aid.
d) be politically unstable.

Vaclav Havel was elected president of
a) Czechoslovakia.
b) Romania.
c) Hungary.
d) Poland.

Yugoslavia was led from 1945 to 1980 by
a) Josip Tito.
b) Nicolae Ceaucescu.
c) Helmut Kohl.
d) Lech Walesa.

NASA and the European space agency cooperated in the launch of the
a) Hubble Space Telescope.
b) first manned spacecraft.
c) first spacecraft with an international crew.
d) International Space Station.

The green revolution was an effort to
a) produce food more efficiently.
b) use only natural fertilizers and pesticides.
c) combine small farms into large businesses.
d) increase the number of people engaged in farming.

The Internet was originally developed for use in
a) scientific research.
b) space exploration.
c) missile control.
d) international espionage.

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