The History of Communism in China


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How did the end of World War II influence the rise of communist China?

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1. What was the goal of the Great Leap Forward?

2. What was the Red Guard?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The People's Republic of China is currently a communist state, but the rise of communism in China has a long and varied history. These quiz questions will assess you on some significant facts regarding the history of communism in China, such as the influence of World War II and the Great Leap Forward.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Influence of World War II on Chinese communism
  • The Great Leap Forward
  • The Red Guard
  • China under Deng Xiaoping
  • Issues facing China today

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the basic information from this lesson related to the history of communism in China and key figures in China's modern history
  • Defining key concepts - test your ability to define some of the crucial terms related to communism in China, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Red Guard
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to identify the historical influences on Chinese communism and the policies under specific communist leaders

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson called The History of Communism in China. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The rise of communism in China
  • Rule of Mao Zedong
  • The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution
  • Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and new issues