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1 Study Island Copyright 2014 Edmentum - All rights reserved. Generation Date: 12/09/2014 Generated By: Cheryl Shelton Title: Grade 6 Blizzard Bag Social Studies-Day 5 1. In 1922, Benito Mussolini seized control of the Italian government. Roman Catholicism was named the state religion. Labor unions were abolished, strikes were forbidden, and political opponents were silenced. Mussolini gave free rein to big business and reduced workers' wages. Mussolini's rule is an example of what type of government? A. monarchy B. democracy C. anarchy D. dictatorship 2. Nicki has to write a summary on the life of Abraham Lincoln for her social studies class. Which of the following would be the best source for her report? A. dictionary B. atlas C. almanac D. encyclopedia

2 3. Sarah wants to learn about the political issues for an upcoming election. Which of the following would be the least biased source of information for her to consult? A. campaign advertisement B. local newspaper C. the opinion of her friend on the school bus D. campaign brochure 4. If you used this picture as part of a presentation on the construction of the Berlin Wall, it would A. be considered either a secondary or primary source. B. be considered a secondary source. C. be considered a primary source. D. not be considered a primary or secondary source. 6. Which of the following is the main difference between democracy and dictatorship? A. B. C. D. In a democracy, people get to vote on many issues and leaders; in a dictatorship, people only vote for president. Dictatorships are more common in times of prosperity while democracies flourish during hardship. In a democracy, the people have control of the government; in a dictatorship, one man has control of the government. Democracies rely on blood lines to choose its leaders; dictatorship relies on the public to select leaders.

3 5. Fascism was a 20th-century form of dictatorship that tried to create a successful society by giving the dictator strict control of everything, including individual lives. People who opposed the dictator were jailed or killed. It flourished between 1919 and 1945 in several countries, mainly Italy, Germany, Spain, and Japan. Among the factors contributing to the rise of fascism in Europe were the economic dislocation following World War I ( ), the threat of communism arising from the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Which of the following is a reason that people in some countries supported dictators in the early 1900s? A. People were happy during the Depression. B. People were afraid of the spread of communism. C. People didn't want a strong leader. D. People didn't care about personal freedoms. 7. George III was the King of England from 1760 to As ruler of the British Empire, King George's policies led to discontent in the American Colonies. This discontent sparked the American Revolution in 1776, in which the Americans won their independence from the King's rule. King George III's government was an example of what type of government? A. oligarchy B. monarchy C. dictatorship D. anarchy

4 8. If you were presenting your paper on the 2004 presidential election, an example of a great primary source would be A. a video recording of the debates. B. a biography of John Kerry. C. a journal article on the candidates. D. an editorial published in a newspaper. 9. Which of the following would be a subjective source of information for details on the Revolutionary War? A. a professor who has studied the Revolutionary War B. eyewitness reports from a journalist who is on neither side C. an interview with a British commander D. recent photos of the battle area 10. Which of the following is an example of U.S. democracy in action? A. War veterans hold a rally in front of the U.S. Capitol to show their support for a law banning the burning of the American flag. B. The U.N. votes to continue economic sanctions against Iraq. C. The CIA captures and jails a Russian spy. D. The president moderates peace talks in the Middle East. 11. Why is a biography not a primary source of information? A. A biography is not accurate enough to be a primary source. B. A biography is too long to be a primary source. C. It is looking back on the events of the person's life. D. A primary source cannot be about just one person. 12. Let's say that the people of California are unhappy with one of their senators in Washington. They are upset because he has not done anything he promised to do during the

5 election. What is the most likely way the citizens of California can have their views better represented? A. march to Washington to protest B. work to elect a new senator who will represent them C. ask the president to fire the senator D. sign a petition to remove the senator 13. France Germany United States Mexico The countries listed above are all examples of which type of government? A. theocracy B. monarchy C. republic D. oligarchy

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