Br. Siraj's Global HIstory & Geography

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Multiple Choice: CIRCLE the letter of the correct answer choice and fill up the answer sheet. [7 points each]


  • What was Cold War?
  • What do the following U.S. policies mean and why were they formed:
    1. Truman Doctrine
    2. Containment
    3. Domino Theory
    4. Marshall Plan
  • What was COMECON? Who formed it and why?
  • Why was the Berlin Wall built?
  • What are the following two organizations and what were supposed to do:
    1. NATO
    2. Warsaw Pact
  • When did China become communist? Who lead the communist revolution in China?
  • Why did Mao Zedong adopt the policies of Long March, Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution? What do they mean? How were they supposed to be implemented? What effect did they have on China?
  • What was Communes? Why were they formed
  • How did Deng Xiaoping change Mao’s policy? What reforms did Deng adopt? What impact did Deng’s policies have on China?
  • Why were the communists gain victory over the nationalists in China?
  • What impact did the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 have on the Cold War?
  • How did the Cold War heat up?
  • Who are the following people and what did they do:
    1. Nikita Khrushchev
    2. Imre Nagy
    3. Alexander Dubcek
    4. Pol Pot
    5. Khmer Rouge
  • What was Prague Spring?
  • How and why Germany and Korea were divided?



Study Guide for Test 1 on April 04, 2019 of Marking Period 2, Spring 2019

Study Guide for Test 1 on April 04, 2019 of Marking Period 2, Spring 2019


The topics covered are:

  1. World War I
  2. Russian Revolutions
  3. Totalitarian Regimes of Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolph Hitler, Francisco Franco and Militarist Japan.
  4. Great Depression
  5. Fascism
  6. Nationalism around the world between the two world wars?


Following chapters and sections from the Textbook will be of help:

Chapter 23, and chapter 24 


Review the concepts addressed in the following questions:

  1. What were the main causes of World War -I?
  2. What were the long term causes of World War I?
  3. What was called the “Balkan Powder Keg”? Why?
  4. What was one immediate cause of WW-I?
  5. What is militarism?
  6. What were the impacts of WW-I?
  7. What were the long term causes of Russian Revolution?
  8. Who was the leader of the Bolsheviks?
  9. What slogan did the Bolsheviks use to gain people’s support?
  10. What was the impact of the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
  11. What is totalitarianism? What are the characteristics of “Totalitarianism”?
  12. How were Nazi Germany and Communist Soviet Union similar?
  13. What caused the rise of fascism in Italy and Germany?
  14. Why did Joseph Stalin adopt five-year plans?
  15. What were the causes of Russian Revolution?
  16. What strategies did the communists use to gain Russian people’s support?
  17. How did the communists win Russian civil war?
  18. What did the Bolsheviks do? Who was their leader
  19. What policies did V.I. Lenin institute to save Russia?
  20. What policies did Joseph Stalin adopt to transform Soviet Union into an industrial powerhouse and a politically totalitarian state?
  21. What were the consequences of Stalin’s policies on U.S.S.R. [Soviet Union]?
  22. What caused the Great Depression and what impact did it have worldwide? [Essay]
  23. What rights did women achieve during the 1920s?
  24. What is fascism? What are its characteristics?
  25. How did fascists gain power Italy [Mussolini], Germany [Hitler] and Spain [Franco]?
  26. What impact did nationalism have on Turkey, Iran, India, Arabs and Jews?
    1. What Pan-Arabism?
    2. What is Zionism? What is Belfour Declaration? How did that help Zionism?
    3. Who were the leaders of nationalist movement in China? How did the nationalists and communists work together in china?