Post-war Italy: New Republic and Social & Economic Rebuilding


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Why did the Christian Democrats play a significant role in post-WWII Italian politics?

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1. Why did the U.S. threaten to stop aiding Italy through the Marshall Plan?

2. What organization was Italy a founding member of in 1951?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the process of building a new republic in Italy after WWII. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the U.S. threat to remove Marshal Plan aid and the organization that Italy helped form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • Italian political party in control after WWII
  • Cause of socialism and communism's renewed popularity
  • Downfall of national parties and coalitions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on building a new republic in Italy after WWII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the political party that controlled Italian politics after WWII
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the organization of which Italy was a founding member

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson named, Post-war Italy: New Republic and Social & Economic Rebuilding. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Italy's role and leadership in WWII
  • Understand the U.S. influence on Italy's young republic
  • Know the strength of Italy's economy in the mid-20th century
  • Recognize the corruption and crisis that tarnished Italian political parties