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Trivia Quiz - Mussolini - Il Duce

The life of the man (1883-1945) who took his country into World War II.

Quiz Number: 4301
Date Submitted: February 10, 2012
Quiz Categories: History, World War II, Italian History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 53.7 percent
Times Taken: 290 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6
Quiz is about: Benito A Mussolini

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1. Contrary to his later image, what was Mussolini's first career choice?
  A.   teacher
  B.   priest
  C.   librarian
  D.   blacksmith

2. To which European nation did Mussolini go as a revolutionary exile in 1904?
  A.   Germany
  B.   Czechoslavkia
  C.   Switzerland
  D.   Spain

3. Following two terms of imprisonment Mussolini became editor of a nationalist socialist newspaper entitled what?
  A.   Questo
  B.   Avanti
  C.   Tirare
  D.   Macchiare

4. In 1922 Mussolini and his Black Shirts marched on Rome and was made Prime Minister by which king?
  A.   Umberto I
  B.   Victor Emmanuel II
  C.   Umberto II
  D.   Victor Emmanuel III

5. Mussolini's early government initiatives saw him awarded an honor by which country?
  A.   USA
  B.   Great Britain
  C.   Germany
  D.   Japan

6. Which of the following 20th century military campaigns did not involve Italian forces?
  A.   Japan's invasion of Manchuria
  B.   Conquest of Ethiopia
  C.   Support of Spain's Franco
  D.   Defeat of Albania

7. Italy's World War II campaign was disastrous with Mussolini swept from office in 1943 by which group?
  A.   Communist Party
  B.   Italian Nationalists
  C.   Fascist Grand Council
  D.   Italian Monarchists

8. Imprisoned following his removal from office, what then happened to Mussolini?
  A.   He was freed by loyal Black Shirts
  B.   He escaped hiding in a prison laundry basket
  C.   He escaped posing as visiting priest
  D.   German paratroopers rescued him.

9. Which family member did Mussolini have executed before his eventual demise?
  A.   Son-in-law, Galeazzo Ciano
  B.   Wife, Rachele
  C.   Daughter, Edda
  D.   His mother

10. Mussolini was killed and hung upside-down by anti-Fascists. Apart from a number of close aides, who was killed and displayed in similar fashion?
  A.   His wife
  B.   His mistress
  C.   His son
  D.   His daughter®   

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