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What was a major cause of World War I?
a) Rebellions in colonial lands in Africa and Asia
b) Expansion of communism into western Europe
c) Militarism in the nations of Europe
d) Inability of the League of Nations to keep the Peace

Heavy military losses in World War I, food and fuel shortages, and opposition to the czar led to...
a) French Revolution
b) Chinese Revolution
c) Russian Revolution
d) Cuban Revolution

Why were the Balkans referred to as the Powder Keg of Europe before World War I?
a) Rivalries connected to nationalism
b) Stockpiles of weapons
c) Economic strength
d) Manufacturing ability

Militarism, nationalism and the creation of secret alliances are all...
a) Reasons for the rise of democracy
b) Causes of World War I
c) Requirements for economic development
d) Reasons for the collapse of communism

What was a major cause of World War I?
a) Decline in the use of imperialism
b) The existence of opposing alliances
c) An increase in acts of aggression by England
d) Spread of communism throughout Europe

Which event brought about the breakup of the Ottoman Empire?
a) Russo-Japanese War
b) World War I
c) World War II
d) Franco-Prussian War

Why did Bolshevik leaders in Russia seek peace with Germany?
a) The new Russian government decided to join forces with Germany
b) The new Russian government needed to concentrate its troops on war with Turkey
c) The new Russian government wanted to retain power over Russia
d) The new Russian government needed to control the Baltic Sea

What was a major cause of the Russian Revolution?
a) Defeat of Germany in the Russian campaign
b) Marriage of Czar Nicholas II to a German princess
c) Existence of economic and social problems
d) Appeal of democracy to the Russian nobility

What was a major reason that many Russian people supported the Bolsheviks in a revolution?
a) Bolsheviks wanted an immediate peace settlement with Germany
b) Bolsheviks made investment in industry
c) Bolsheviks wanted collectivization of agriculture
d) Bolsheviks wanted to get rid of all religion

What was the immediate cause of World War I?
a) Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
b) Japanese alliance with Germany
c) Treaty agreement at Versailles
d) German invasion of Poland

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 in Russia was caused in part by...
a) A forced famine in Ukraine
b) The failure of Czar Nicholas II to come to Serbia's aid
c) A shortage of military supplies and food during World War I
d) The establishment of Lenin's New Economic Policy (NEP)

Joseph Stalin's leadership of the Soviet Union can best be characterized as a period of...
a) Democratic reform and nationalism
b) Religious freedom and tolerance
c) Humanism and democracy
d) Censorship and terror

Which situation was a major result of World War I?
a) The League of Nations was able to maintain peace in Europe for half a century
b) European nations quickly became self-sufficient and regained economic prosperity
c) The Soviet Union and the United States cooperated economically and militarily
d) The Treat of Versailles contained provisions that contributed to the political and economic problems of Europe

Which idea was included in the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles to show the intent to the Allies to punish the Central Powers for their role in World War I?
a) All nations shall maintain open peace agreements
b) Freedom of the seas will be maintained
c) Germany will accept full responsibility for causing the war
d) Territorial settlements will be made using ethnic lines

Which statement best explains why many Germans became discontented with the Weimar Republic in the early 1930s?
a) Failure to slow population growth in Germany had created shortages
b) Leaders of the government were not elected by universal suffrage
c) The government had refused to join the League of Nations
d) Germany was experiencing widespread unemployment and other economic problems

The Treaty of Versailles contributed to the economic collapse of Germany after World War I by...
a) Mandating economic reforms in Germany
b) Requiring that Germany pay for war damages
c) Placing a quota on goods exported from Germany
d) Devaluing German currency

The Treaty of Versailles punished Germany for its role in World War I by...
a) Forcing Germany to accept blame for the war and to pay reparations
b) Dividing Germany into four occupied zones
c) Supporting economic sanctions by the United Nations
d) Taking away German territory in the Balkans and Spain

Many historians believe that the harsh terms found in the Treaty of Versailles helped lead to...
a) Italy's unification
b) Revolutions in Russia
c) Turkey's modernization
d) World War II

What was a direct result of World War I?
a) Nicholas II was named czar of Russia
b) Germany lost its colonies in Africa and Asia
c) Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a terrorist
d) The Ottoman Empire expanded

Disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, creating of new nation-states in central Europe, and Germany's loss of colonies were all consequences of...
a) Russian Revolution
b) World War I
c) World War II
d) Franco-Prussian War

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