History: Mussolini 1919 - 1930s

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1. Which of the following statements is false

  • The Fascists closed down many newspaper companies for posting anti-fascist material
  • The Fascists heavily censored what could be printed by newspaper companies
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2. Who was Matteoti?

  • Leader of the Italian Socialist Party
  • An Italian lawyer who stood up against the Fascists
  • King Victor Emmanuel's son

3. What affect did the Aventine Secession have?

  • Mussolini was easily able to pass laws in parliament due to the lack of opposition
  • Mussolini came under severe pressure and threat from the King and the Ras
  • The Fascist party lost a lot of its support, and the Socialists became the most popular party

4. The Fascist were only interested in controlling art propaganda, ignoring literature, drama and music because

  • Art was the most mainstream source
  • Art was something Mussolini was particularly interested in
  • Literature, Music and Drama were an important part of Italian culture

5. What percentage of Italians supported Fascism in 1939?

  • 8%
  • 66%
  • 34%
  • 85%

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These ten multiple choice questions are a good way to test knowledge of the basics about Fascist Italy.

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