Chapter 24 (Post WWI Europe, The Rise Of Totalitarianism, Etc.): Question Preview (ID: 5874)

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In the 1920s and 1930s, the rise of totalitarian gov'ts in Germany, Italy, and Spain was largely a result of
a) the success of Communist in the Soviet Union
b) severe economic and social problems in Europe after WWI
c) the active support of the United States
d) movements demanding the return of the old monarchies

The major impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany was that it led to
a) an era of peace and international good will in Germany
b) a stable Germany that was both democratic and strong
c) an increase in Germany's desire to regain its power and prestige
d) a leadership position for Germany in the League of nations

During the mid-1930s, which characteristic was common to Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Communist Russia?
a) government ownership of the means of production
b) one-party system that denied basic human rights
c) encouragement of individual freedom of expression
d) emphasis on consumer goods rather than on weapons

One reason the Fascist governments of Mussilini and Hitler came to power was that these nations
a) were threatened by the United States
b) supported civil liberties for all
c) failed to join the League of Nations
d) faced economic and political difficulties

In the Soviet Union, Stalin governed by means of secret police, censorship, and purges. This type of governemnt is called
a) democracy
b) totalitarian
c) limited monarchy
d) theocracy

Joseph Stalin's rule in the Soviet Union was characterized by the
a) introduction of democratic political institutions
b) encouragement of religious beliefs
c) development of a market economy
d) establishment of a totalitarian dictatorship

Which type of political system did Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini establish
a) constitutional monarchy
b) totalitarianism
c) representative democracy
d) theocracy

An economic accomplishment of the Soviet Union under Stalin was
a) achieving the highest standard of living in Eastern Europe
b) filling retail stores with an abundance of consumer goods
c) exporting large surpluses of wheat and other grains
d) increasing production of heavy industrial machinery

What was a major reason for Adolf Hitler's rise to power?
a) provisions of the Treaty of Versailles
b) Germany's military support of Poland and France
c) strong German economy
d) refusal by the League of naitons to admit Germany

What was the major goal of Joseph Stalin's five-year plans in the Soviet Union?
a) encouraging rapid industrialization
b) supporting capitalism
c) improving literacy rates
d) including peasants in the decisionmaking process

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