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Q:

The only Communist Government of Europe which had kept itself free from the influence of Soviet Union is ______

A) Czechoslovakia B) Greece
C) Romania D) Yugoslavia

Answer:   D) Yugoslavia



Explanation:

The Communist Government of Yugoslavia had kept itself free from the Soviet Union almost from the beginning . Yugoslavia was one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. It was a fedaration of 6 republics. In four of these republics, the rule of the communist parties came to an end in 1990. By 1992,Yugoslavia broke up into five independent states-the new states of yugoslavia comprising Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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France joined the Triple Entente because 

A) it needed protection from Germany B) its leaders wanted to take over land in the Balkans
C) its leaders wanted to protect French colonies in Africa D) it had a long history of friendship with Great Britain
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) it needed protection from Germany

Explanation:

France joined the Triple Entente because it needed protection from Germany.

 

France felt very heavily the aggression from Germany (a country which it shared a border with), especially over the tension Alsace and Lorraine and the constant switching over of these two counties.

It was also worried about the rapid military advancement in Germany and France wanted to ally itself with Russia and Great Britain.

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Q:

Which of these fields was the lost generation associated with?

A) Movies B) Literature
C) Science D) Music
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Literature

Explanation:

Lost Generation definition, the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately following World War I.

"Literature" was the one field among the following choices given in the question that was associated with the "Lost Generation".

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Q:

The bankruptcy of which company initiated the Panic of 1873?

A) Republic Steel Company B) Jay Cooke & Company
C) Standard Oil Company D) Century Building Society
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Jay Cooke & Company

Explanation:

Jay Cooke & Company, a major component of the United States banking establishment, found itself unable to market several million dollars in Northern Pacific Railway bonds in september 1873. Cooke's firm, like many others, had invested heavily in the railroads.

 

Hence, the bankruptcy of Jay Cooke & company initiated the Panic of 1873.

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What is the main purpose of state legislatures?

A) to make and pass laws at the state level B) to control the legislation of local governments
C) to provide legislative support for Congress D) to challenge the legality of federal laws
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) to make and pass laws at the state level

Explanation:

Each state in the U.S. has a state legislature. The state legislatures main purpose is to make and pass laws at the state level.

 

An integral part to each state government - indeed where the people of each state are best represented - is the state legislature.

 

State legislatures are the respective representative bodies for the people of each state.
The primary responsibility of any state legislature is to design, draft, and vote on bills and laws to govern each state. Bills and laws generally go through several committees prior to being voted on in the entire assembly, through which the bills and laws are changed, amended, or killed altogether.

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Q:

Which of these was an action of Farmers Alliances?

A) Involving farmers in political action B) Encouraging farmers to give up farming
C) Helping farmers fight for better prices D) Both A & C
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Both A & C

Explanation:

The Farmers Alliance was an organized agrarian economic movement among American farmers that developed and flourished in 1875.

 

One of the goals of the organization was to end the adverse effects of the crop-lien system on farmers in the period following the American Civil War.

 

The Farmer's Alliance moved into politics in the early 1890s under the banner of the People's Party, commonly known as the "Populists."

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Which of the following contributed to the failure of prohibition?

A) it was not imposed strictly on immigrants B) many americans didnt consider drinking to be a crime
C) it adversely affected american productivity D) organized crime controlled illegal alcohol production
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) organized crime controlled illegal alcohol production

Explanation:

Crime connected with illegal alcohol production and sale became a major issue so that even many people who had originally supported Prohibition decided that it needed to be repealed.

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Q:

Who wrote the first history book?

A) Herodotus B) Euclid
C) Julius Caesar D) Aristotle
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Herodotus

Explanation:

Herodotus, a Greek author written the first history book in 5th century B.C.

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Q:

The first country to make a constitution

A) Russia B) United States
C) France D) North Korea
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) United States

Explanation:

The United States Constitution, ratified June 21, 1788, was influenced by the writings of Polybius, Locke, Montesquieu, and others. The document became a benchmark for republicanism and codified constitutions written thereafter. The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Constitution was passed on May 3, 1791.

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