Communists Take Power in Czechoslovakia


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In what year was the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia?

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1. Whom did Edvard Beneš appoint as Prime Minister of the coalition government?

2. The communist takeover of Czechoslovakia is sometimes called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding of the events leading up to the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia will be assessed in this combined quiz and worksheet. Your understanding of the events, people, and significance of the takeover will be tested in practice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions cover:

  • The year of the communist takeover
  • Principal characters in the formation of the communist regime
  • Western reaction to the communist takeover

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related European history lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the significance of communism in Eastern Europe in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Edvard Beneš

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Communists Take Power in Czechoslovakia will help you understand more about politics following World War II. It covers the following:

  • Czechoslovakia during World War II
  • The Marshall Plan
  • Communist seizure of power
  • Significance of the communist takeover