Dictators of Europe

Dictators of Europe

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1.

Who was the first of the dictators to come to power in Europe in the 1920's and 1930's?

Joseph Stalin
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini
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2.

In what year did Mussolini become Prime Minister of Italy?

1915
1922
1934
1945
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3.

Which one of the following statements is NOT true about Mussolini?

He set up the Fascist party in Italy
He succeeded in building a city in southern Italy called Mussolinia
At the beginning of WWI, Mussolini referred to the Italian flag as a "rag to be planted on a dunghill"
He founded his own newspaper, "Il Popolo d'Italia" (The People of Italy)
In 1945, he was shot down and hung upside down in the street
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4.

Which one of the following statements is NOT true about Mussolini's reign?

Newspapers and books were censored
The year of 1922 was renamed Year One
Women were encouraged to use birth control and to limit the number of children to two per family
Farmers were encouraged to grow more wheat
Education was monitored and schoolbooks were rewritten
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5.

Between the years 1919 and 1923, the Weimar Republic was very popular in Germany.

True
False
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6.

Which one of the following statements is NOT true about Hitler?

As a child, Hitler was an excellent student and showed great promise
Hitler joined the German Workers Party, and changed the name to National Socialist German Worker's Party (they came to be known as Nazis)
Hitler's private army was called the Storm Troopers
Hitler wrote "Mein Kampf" in prison
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7.

Joseph Stalin, whose real name was Djugashvili, changed his own name to Stalin, which means:

Patience
Man of steel
Coal-black
Ruler of the land
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8.

In 1922, Lenin wrote a "political testament" stating that Trotsky would become his successor. After Lenin's death, this will was never published.

True
False
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9.

Which one of the following statements about Stalin is NOT true?

To show that Stalin had been privately informed and was indeed carrying out the future of the Soviet Union as Lenin would have wished, he had many paintings made of him and Lenin close together
Stalin had Lenin's body preserved in a huge mausoleum in Red Square and encouraged citizens to visit even though Lenin requested a simple burial
Stalin's second wife committed suicide in 1932
Stalin loved the medium of painting and sculpture to portray himself and his successes to the people
Stalin died of a heart attack when he was 45 years old
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10.

Which one of the following statements about Stalin's reign is NOT true?

With agricultural "reform", 5,000,000 people starved to death between 1932-34
Stalin encouraged small, individual farms to supply the city population with grain
Many of those who objected to Stalin's methods ended up in slave labour camps called Gulags in Siberia or Northern Russia
By 1938, at least 1 million Russians were in prison, and perhaps 700, 000 had been executed
In the '30's, Stalin began to rewrite history, school textbooks and encyclopaedias
In 1940, Trotsky was tracked down at his refuge in Mexico and killed with an icepick
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