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Unification of Germany and Italy

Quiz by Brian Moloney

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  • Q1

    These events : Appointment of Otto von Bismarck as Chancellor, Austro-Prussian War, 1866

    and the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–1871 led directly to:

    (1) The unification of Germany

    (2) Foreign rule in Italy

    (3) The rebellion of the Sepoys

    (4) An alliance between Serbs and Russians

    The unification of Germany

  • Q2

    The slogan “Blood and Iron” and a united Germany are most closely associated with

    (1) Prince Metternich

    (2) Simón Bolívar

    (3) Camillo Cavour

    (4) Otto von Bismarck

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  • Q3

    One political objective of both Otto von Bismarck and Giuseppe Garibaldi was to

    1) overthrow divine right monarchies

    (2) unify their nations

    (3) establish communist systems

    (4) form an alliance with Great Britain

    unify their nations

  • Q4

    “To him who wishes to follow me, I offer hardships, hunger, thirst and all the perils of war.”

    — Garibaldi’s Memoirs

    This quotation from Garibaldi is most closely associated with Italian

    (1) exploration

    (2) nationalism

    (3) imperialism

    (4) neutrality

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  • Q5

    Base your answer to question 9 on the illustration below and on your knowledge of social studies.  All the elements identified in the illustration contributed to German

    (1) interdependence

    (2) unification

    (3) imperialism

    (4) apathy

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  • Q6

    The unification of Germany under Otto von Bismarck demonstrates the

    (1) influence of Marxist ideology

    (2) impact of nationalism

    (3) force of civil disobedience

    (4) power of democratic ideals

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  • Q7

    The unification of Italy and the unification of Germany show that

    (1) socialism was an effective way of organizing the economy

    (2) nationalism could be used to consolidate political interests

    (3) colonialism could be used to spread European civilization

    (4) interdependence was a significant obstacle to waging war

    nationalism could be used to consolidate political interests

  • Q8

    Which individual is associated with the phrase blood and iron as related to the unification of Germany?

    (1) Otto von Bismarck

    (2) Giuseppe Garibaldi

    (3) Kaiser Wilhelm II

    (4) Count Camillo di Cavour

     Otto von Bismarck

  • Q9

    One reason Italy and Germany were not major colonial powers in the16th and 17th centuries was that they

    (1) had self-sufficient economies

    (2) lacked political unity

    (3) rejected the practice of imperialist

    (4) belonged to opposing alliances

     lacked political unity

  • Q10

    Nationalism was the 19th century ideology led to the unification of Germany and of Italy and to the eventual breakup of Austria-Hungary and of the Ottoman Empire.

    True or False
  • Q11

    “Not by democracy or liberal standards will our goal be achieved but by blood and iron. Then we will be successful, no nation is born without the traumatic experience of war.”

    —Otto von Bismarck

    This statement was used to justify a policy of

    (1) ethnocentrism

    (2) militarism

    (3) containment

    (4) appeasement



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