8.13 MC Answers and Review

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Answers and Review for Multiple Choice Practice on 20th Century Global Conflicts

STOP ⛔ Before you look at the answers, make sure you gave this practice quiz a try so you can assess your understanding of the concepts covered in Unit 8. Click here for the practice questions: AP Euro Unit 8 Multiple Choice Questions.

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Facts about the test: The AP Euro exam has 55 multiple choice questions and you will be given 55 minutes to complete the section. That means it should take you around 1 minute per question.
The following questions were not written by College Board and, although they cover information outlined in the AP Euro Course and Exam Description
1. Which of the following is not a cause of World War I?
A. British aggression in the Balkan states 
B. The German “blank check.”
C. Austrian aggression in the Balkan states
D. The assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand
Explanation: World War I had lots of causes, but the dispute between land in the Balkan states between Austria, Russia and Serbia is most commonly seen as the largest short term cause.
📄 Study Unit 8.2: World War I

2. Which of the following was not a cause of World War I?
A. Militarism 
B. Americanization
C. Nationalism
D. Imperialism
Explanation: The long term cause of World War I can commonly be summed up as MAIN (militarism, alliance systems, imperialism, and nationalism).
📄 Study Unit 8.2: World War I

3. Which country was not part of the Triple Alliance?
A. Germany  
B. Italy
C. Austria
D. Britain
Explanation: The Triple Alliance was made up of Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary.
📄 Study Unit 8.2: World War I

4. Which country was not an original member of the Triple Entente?
A. Britain 
B. The United States
C. France
D. Russia
Explanation: The original members of the Triple Entente are Britain, France, and Russia.
📄 Study Unit 8.2: World War I

5. What was the name of Germany’s eventual failed plan to fight a two front war?
A. The Blank Check
B. The Berlin Plan
C. The Dual Front Plan
D. The Schlieffen Plan
Explanation: The Schlieffen Plan was originally developed in anticipation of Germany having to fight a two front war.
📄 Study Unit 8.2: World War I

6. The Treaty of Versailles did all of the following except….
A. Forced Germany to accept total responsibility for the war  
B. Divided up Germany into two separate territories
C. Places the majority of the war debt on Germany
D. Completely demilitarized Germany
Explanation: While the Treaty of Versailles did a substantial amount to weaken Germany, it did not divide it up into separate territories.
📄 Study Unit 8.4: Versailles Conference and Peace Settlement

7. This organization was created after WWI with the intent of having all members work together to avoid another major conflict.
A. The Quadruple Alliance 
B. The United Nations
C. The Treaty of Versailles
D. The League of Nations
Explanation: The League of Nations was created with the intention of avoiding another global conflict. However because it had no real power it was largely ineffective.
📄 Study Unit 8.4: Versailles Conference and Peace Settlement

8. The Soviet Union government was established by what radical Marxist party?
A. Socialists 
B. The Labor Party
C. Mensheviks
D. Bolsheviks
Explanation: The Bolshevik party was one of several socialist parties that existed in Russia during the 19th and 20th century. However, it rose to popularity and power by the revolution of 1917.
📄 Study Unit 8.3: The Russian Revolution

9. This country experienced hyperinflation caused by the massive war debt, Great Depression, and the government’s lack of economic mastery.
A. Soviet Union 
B. France
C. Germany
D. Britain
Explanation: Germany, under the rule of the Weimar Republic, experienced hyperinflation during the 1920s and 30s. This was caused mostly by the German government printing out money in order to pay the war debts of WWI.
📄 Study Unit 8.5: Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression

10. Hitler and Mussolini both represented this new far right political system. 
A. Fascism  
B. Utilitarianism
C. Marxism
D. Mercantilism
Explanation: Fascism became increasingly popular during the interwar years with Germany, Italy, and Spain eventually being dominated by it.
📄 Study Unit 8.6: Fascism and Totalitarianism

11. Adolf Hitler used this event to further spur fears about communists in Germany.
A. The Reichstag Fire 
B. Kristallnacht
C. The Beer Hall Putsch
D. Night of the Long Knives
Explanation: The Reichstag Fire was largely blamed on violent communists even though contemporary evidence suggests no link to active communists in Germany.
📄 Study Unit 8.6: Fascism and Totalitarianism

12. At the Munich Conference, European powers chose this idea in response to German aggression.
A. War
B. Aggression
C. Appeasement
D. Compromise
Explanation: Appeasement was the act of letting Hitler expand the German military and territory with little resistance. It is generally considered a failure.
📄 Study Unit 8.7: Europe During the Interwar Period

13. This operation started the movement to liberate France and was the largest invasion of Europe in history. 
A. Operation Barbarossa 
B. The Battle of the Bulge
C. D-Day
D. Dunkirk Operation
Explanation: D-Day saw the successful invasion of mainland Europe by Allied forces and established a foothold in France.
📄 Study Unit 8.8: World War II

14. Following the end of World War II, this country was divided up into two separate states, a western democratic half and an eastern communist half. 
A. Italy  
B. Japan
C. Russia
D. Germany
Explanation: Germany was divided up into two separate countries following World War II. While the intention of this was to limit the power of Germany, it was also done at the behest of the growing power of the Soviet Union.
📄 Study Unit 8.8: World War II

15. This was the set of trials conduct after World War II to address the war crimes committed by the Nazi Party specifically related to the Holocaust.
A. The United Nations 
B. The Potsdam Trials
C. The Berlin Conference
D. The Nuremberg Trials
Explanation: The Nuremberg Trials were a series of international trials that prosecuting members of the Nazi Party for war crimes related specifically to the Holocaust.
📄 Study Unit 8.9: The Holocaust

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