History: Mussolini 1919 - 1930s

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

  • Literature, Music and Drama were an important part of Italian culture
  • Art was the most mainstream source
  • Art was something Mussolini was particularly interested in
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2. Which of the following statements about Fascist opposition is false

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

3. What percentage of Italians supported Fascism in 1939?

  • 8%
  • 66%
  • 34%
  • 85%

4. Who was Matteoti?

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

5. Wehn was Mussolini appointed as Prime Minister?

  • September 1923
  • October, 1923
  • October, 1922
  • September, 1922



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

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