The History of the First & Second Republics of Italy


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On June 2, 1946, Italy's citizens decided to ____.

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1. Which party held power for most of the years of Italy's First Republic?

2. Which decades are often called the Years of Lead?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the history of Italy's First and Second Republic. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding when Italy became a republic as well as knowing the characteristics of the Years of Lead.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • Importance of June 2, 1946
  • Primary power during the First Republic
  • Period known as the Years of Lead
  • What the Tangentopoli involved
  • Prime Minister in both the 20th and 21st century

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Italy's First and Second Republic
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding Tangentopoli of the 1990s
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about these events in Italy's history, review the corresponding lesson titled The History of the First & Second Republics of Italy. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the situation leading to the rise of Italy becoming a republic
  • Describe how Italy transformed into a republic
  • Identify when Italy seemed prime for a major shake-up and why
  • Know when the Second Republic came to be and the circumstances surrounding it