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Velvet Revolution: Quiz


Question 1: On December 10, President Gustáv Husák appointed the first largely non-________ government in Czechoslovakia since 1948, and resigned.
CommunismMarxismSocialismCommunist state

Question 2: The Socialist Union of Youth (SSM/SZM, proxy of ________) organized a mass demonstration to commemorate International Students Day, and the fiftieth anniversary of the murder of students by the Nazi government.
Communist Party of CzechoslovakiaEastern BlocEastern Bloc politicsRomanian Communist Party

Question 3: Numerous important figures as well as common workers signed petitions in support of ________ during his 1989 imprisonment.
Václav HavelLech WałęsaMikhail GorbachevVelvet Revolution

Question 4: The Velvet Revolution (Czech: sametová revoluce) or Gentle Revolution (Slovak: nežná revolúcia) (November 17 – December 29, 1989) was a non-violent revolution in ________ that saw the overthrow of the authoritarian government.
Czech RepublicCzechoslovak Socialist RepublicCzechoslovak Republic (1918–1938)Czechoslovakia

Question 5: ________ (peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia few years later)
Eastern BlocDissolution of CzechoslovakiaPrague SpringRevolutions of 1989

Question 6: [10] ________ wrote a short story, "Unlocking the Air," in which the jingling of keys played a central role in the liberation of a fictional country, Orsinia.
EarthseaThe DispossessedThe Farthest ShoreUrsula K. Le Guin

Question 7: They called for the dismissal of top officials responsible for the violence, and an independent investigation of the incident and the release of all ________.
CubaChiang Kai-shekBelarusPolitical prisoner

Question 8: For over a decade conspiracy theorists tried to portray it as the result of a plot by the StB, ________, reformists among party members or Gorbachev.
Iron CurtainKGBBerlin WallEastern Bloc

Question 9: The ________ began its rule on February 25, 1948.
Eastern Bloc politicsCommunist Party of CzechoslovakiaRomanian Communist PartyEastern Bloc

Question 10: In June 1990 Czechoslovakia held its first democratic ________ since 1946.
Electoral reformGerrymanderingReferendumElection

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