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INDIA and South East Asia 20th Century

Quiz by Maria Mahoney

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  • Q1
    The purpose of Mohandas Gandhi's actions such as the Salt March and the textile boycott was to
    resist the power of religious leaders
    increase the strength of the military
    begin a cycle of armed revolution
    draw attention to critical issues
  • Q2
    In the 1940s, the leadership of the Indian National Congress and the leadership of the Muslim League supported the goal of
    establishing a unified government based on religious teachings
    helping the British fight World War II
    abolishing caste distinctions and discrimination
    removing British control from the subcontinent
  • Q3
    Base your answer to the following question on the passage below and on your knowledge of social studies.... "Indeed whilst on the one hand civil disobedience authorizes disobedience of unjust laws or immoral laws of a state which one seeks to overthrow, it requires meek and willing submission to the penalty of disobedience and therefore cheerful acceptance of the jail discipline and its attendant hardships.... "
    Otto von Bismarck
    Ho Chi Minh
    Fidel Castro
    Mohandas Gandhi
  • Q4
    One reason India gained its independence from Great Britain in 1947 was that
    Great Britain did not have the resources to maintain an empire after World War II
    India had supported the Axis Powers during World War II
    Great Britain was defeated in World War I
    the Treaty of Versailles required Great Britain to give up its colonies
  • Q5
    Why did large numbers of Hindus and Muslims migrate immediately after India gained its independence?
    The government offered housing incentives in newly developed areas.
    Religious pilgrimages to neighboring countries were required based on their beliefs.
    The subcontinent was divided into countries based primarily on the location of religious majorities.
    Many jobs were being outsourced oversea
  • Q6
    "Struggle Continues for Control of Kashmir" "Many Hurt in Border Clashes Between Hindus and Muslims" Which nations have been most closely associated with the conflicts in these headlines?
    Sri Lanka and Thailand
    India and Pakistan
    Vietnam and Cambodia
    China and India
  • Q7
    What was one concern associated with both the Korean War and the Vietnam War?
    Communism would spread through eastern and southeastern Asia.
    Kim Jong Il and Ho Chi Minh possessed nuclear weapons.
    French colonial rule would continue to influence the region.
    Renewed Japanese imperialism would trigger another world war.
  • Q8
    Which Southeast Asian nation fought in wars against Japan, France, and the United States during the 20th century?
    Myanmar (Burma)
  • Q9
    Which was a major result of the Vietnam War?
    The United States increased its political influence in Southeast Asia.
    Most Southeast Asian nations adopted a democratic form of government.
    Relations between Vietnam and China declined significantly.
    North and South Vietnam were politically reunited.
  • Q10
    From the perspective of the North Vietnamese, the war in Vietnam in the 1960s was a battle between
    republicanism and totalitarianism
    Fascism and liberalism
    nationalism and imperialism
    theocracy and monarch
  • Q11
    Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge, the “killing fields,” and Year Zero are all associated with a violent period in which country?
  • Q12
    The Holocaust in Europe and the actions of the Khmer Rouge in Kampuchea (Cambodia) were similar in that they were examples of
  • Q13
    One similarity between the actions of Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, and Pol Pot was that they all used
    military force to build colonial empires
    communism as a basis for their governments
    intimidation and terror to control people
    free and open elections to gain power
  • Q14
    Which description best fits the Salt March conducted by Mohandas Gandhi?
    an act of civil disobedience against the British
    a rally for the British during World War II
    a statement of support for dividing India
    a protest against the Sepoy Mutiny
  • Q15
    Mohandas Gandhi’s protests during India’s independence movement were often successful because of his application of
    divide-and-conquer principles
    civil disobedience
    an appeasement policy
    traditional caste beliefs

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