History: Mussolini 1919 - 1930s

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1. Which of the following statements about Fascist opposition is false

  • Italians were generally very satisfied with the Fascist regime
  • The other parties believed in the Fascist propaganda
  • The Secret Police were effective in limiting opposition power
  • The opposition was weak and divided
  • The Socialists and Popolari signed a deal that would mean they would work together against Fascism
  • There was no strong party with a strong leader that provided an alternative to Fascism
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2. 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

3. What was the PNF?

  • National Fascist Party
  • National Socialist Party
  • Italian People's Party

4. 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

5. What was Fascist opposition's reaction to Matteoti's death?

  • March on Rome
  • Aventine Secession
  • Acerbo Law



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

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