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High School WW2 Multiple Choice - Totalitarianism

These questions are all about totalitarian states in the leadup to World War Two.
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Last updated: April 20, 2022
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1. Which of the following countries was NOT totalitarian in the 1930s?
China
Italy
Germany
The USSR
2. What was the outcome of Stalin's five-year plans on industrial output?
Output dramatically increased
Output remained unchanged
Output dramatically decreased
3. What country's prime minister was assassinated by extremist naval officers on May 15, 1932?
Germany
Italy
Mongolia
Japan
4. What American silent film actor was visiting that prime minister and was even a secondary target (he happened to be out when it unfolded)?
Kirk Douglas
Charlie Chaplin
Rudolph Valentino
John Barrymore
5. Which of the following regimes is not typically totalitarian?
Communist
Fascist
Socialist
Dictatorship
6. What secret police organization dealt with the enemies of the Bolsheviks under Lenin?
Cheka
KGB
MVD
WKRP
7. Which of the following does NOT describe the Stalin regime?
Oligarchy
Communist
Dictatorship
Totalitarian
8. What type of "cult" idealizes the leader of a country, usually through propaganda?
Cult of Charisma
Cult of Personality
Cult of Totalitarianism
Cult of Worship
9. Which of these is a fascio, the namesake of Fascism?
10. What characteristic of fascist regimes is not necessarily present in other totalitarian regimes?
Secret Police
Extreme Nationalism
Mass Media
A strong middle class
11. What color of shirt did Mussolini's paramilitary thugs wear?
Red
Brown
Black
White
12. What event precipitated Mussolini to be named leader of Italy?
The Great Depression
The March on Rome
The Conquest of the Generals
The Acerbo Law
13. What German economic crisis unfolded in 1921 and 1923, a result of onerous reparation payments?
The Industrial Bubble
Stagnation
Stagflation
Hyperinflation
14. Who won the Nobel Prize for solving the diplomatic and economic crises that Germany and Europe faced in 1924?
Dawes
Young
Smithson
Clarke
15. What percentage of seats did the Nazi Party win in the election of March, 1933?
15.1%
44.5%
76.2%
99.8%
16. What document gave Hitler virtually unfettered power in Germany shortly after that election?
The Locarno Treaties
The Nuremburg Laws
The Enabling Act
The Treaty of Versailles
17. What debunked, pseudoscientific theory influenced Nazi ideology?
The Nephalim Conspiracy
Social Darwinism
Bolshevism
Biological Contract Theory
18. What percentage of seats did the Nazi Party win in the election of 1938?
30%
60%
75%
100%
19. Some Japanese military extremists, such as Sadao Araki, believed Japan should return to what type of traditional Japanese government?
Shogunate
Democracy
Feudal Mercantilism
Commune
20. What global event spurred the Japanese military to invade Manchuria?
The 1930 Sugar Taxes
The League's Oil Embargos
Protectionist Tariffs
The Rejection of the Racial Equity Act
21. Who was the Emperor of Japan during World War II?
Hidekihito
Ninko
Hirohito
Yoshihito
22. Who led the Nationalist Forces in the Spanish Civil War?
Emannuelle Orlando
Miguel de Cervantes
Francisco Gomez-Jordana
Francisco Franco
23. Who painted "Guernica", a cubist/surrealist depiction of the city's damage from the Civil War?
Dali
Picasso
Ardizzone
Warhol
24. What role did Spain have in World War II?
Spain was in no way relevant to World War II
Spain was an Axis ally
Spain joined the Allies in 1942
Spain was a testing ground for German military strategy
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2022
Good job! What is the relevance of the 'high school' in the title? I got #1 and #5 after looking at the countries and governments mentioned later on.
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Level 71
Apr 20, 2022
It’s based on high school curriculum. I might one day get students to do jetpunk quizzes for review, but I’ll probably get rid of that high school part of the quiz name eventually.