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Benito Mussolini (Grade 10)

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Benito Mussolini

Mussolini was the leader of what political party?
  1. National Fascist Party
  2. National Socialist Party
  3. Communist Party
  4. Liberty Party
Mussolini was the leader of which country?
  1. France
  2. Austria
  3. Greece
  4. Italy
Mussolini became prime minister in what year?
  1. 1917
  2. 1922
  3. 1930
  4. 1941
Mussolini's paramilitary force was called the                .
  1. Redshirts
  2. Brownshirts
  3. Blackshirts
  4. Grey coats
Mussolini was known as "Il Duce" or the Leader.
  1. True
  2. False
Mussolini supported World War I as an opportunity to overthrow the Hapsburgs and Hohenzollerns.
  1. True
  2. False
Mussolini used the works of Aristotle as an inspiration for Italian fascism.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1923, Mussolini ordered the bombardment of which Greek island?
  1. Delos
  2. Corfu
  3. Rhodes
  4. Santorini
Mussolini made expert use of new forms of media such as radio and television.
  1. True
  2. False
What happened on December 24, 1925?
  1. Mussolini launched an invasion of Lybia.
  2. Mussolini was removed from power in a military coup.
  3. Mussolini was named head of government and made only removable from power by the king.
  4. A failed assassination attempt against Mussolini spurred him to declare war on the Mafia.
Seeking to stabilize its colony, Mussolini had Italy launch brutal attacks against which country?
  1. Syria
  2. Libya
  3. Tunisia
  4. Algeria
Mussolini's initiative to establish new farms and agricultural towns across Italy was known as the                        .
  1. Agricultural Revolution
  2. Great Leap Forward
  3. Battle for Wheat
  4. Collectivization
Under Italian fascism, many businesses were put under the direct control of the state.
  1. True
  2. False
Mussolini's fascist government was actively hostile to the Roman Catholic Church.
  1. True
  2. False
A planned Italian invasion of France was abandoned in 1933 after it was learned that French military intelligence had intercepted and decoded the secret plans.
  1. True
  2. False
Italy left which multinational organization after it disapproved of its war with Ethiopia?
  1. United Nations
  2. European Union
  3. Triple Entante
  4. League of Nations
In 1939, with the Pact of Steel, Mussolini allied himself with Hitler and Germany.
  1. True
  2. False
Mussolini sent Italian aid to the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War.
  1. True
  2. False
Mussolini would not enter into alliances with Britain and France because he considered their birthrates to be too low.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1939, Italy invaded and conquered which European nation?
  1. Poland
  2. Albania
  3. Belarus
  4. Latvia
Greece quickly fell after Mussolini ordered its invasion.
  1. True
  2. False
Who removed Mussolini from power?
  1. Hitler
  2. Stalin
  3. Eisenhower
  4. Victor Emmanuel III
Mussolini's removal from power was met with wide spread unrest across Italy.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the name of the puppet government set up for Mussolini after he was freed from prison by the Germans?

Mussolini was captured and killed by communist partisans while trying to escape to Switzerland.
  1. True
  2. False

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