The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline


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Which of the following states did NOT become a member state of the EU in 2004?

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1. Which Soviet ruler dissolved the Soviet Union in 1991?

2. In which state did Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement first won the right to free elections in 1989?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The end of communism in Eastern Europe and the fall of the Soviet Union presented both opportunities and issues for the successor states in the region, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the period. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the important events and figures related to these historic times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Member states of the E.U.
  • Soviet leader who dissolved the Soviet Union
  • Yugoslavia after the fall of communism
  • Lech Walesa's solidarity movement

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Yugoslavia after the fall of communism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about historic leaders of the time period

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topics, review the accompanying lesson on The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the fall of communism
  • Understand the historical impact of communism's dissolution
  • Know important historic events and figures