The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What student leader died in a demonstration held by the students after the peasant uprising?
(a) Tilahum Gizaw.
(b) Teke Malana.
(c) Wene Birini.
(d) Woza Ginara.

2. In the 1930s, where did Haile Selassie live during the invasion of Ethiopia?
(a) France.
(b) Germany.
(c) England.
(d) Ireland.

3. In a quote on page 107, what was the name of the Emperor whose head would disappear?
(a) Tiberius.
(b) Augustus.
(c) Claudius.
(d) Justinian.

4. Which of the Emperor's family members also enjoyed traveling abroad?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) His brother.
(d) His son.

5. Where were soldiers from who arrested General Abebe?
(a) Gode.
(b) Gabas.
(c) Afdega.
(d) Baadlei.

6. What was hauled off in trucks after the coup?
(a) Heaps of broken furniture and boxes full of empty shells.
(b) Glass from broken windows and mirrors.
(c) Weapons and ammunition.
(d) Dead bodies.

7. What did the soldiers of Eritrea want?
(a) Justice, pay raises, and humane funerals.
(b) Pay raises, better food, and better living quarters.
(c) Pay raises, vacations, and better living quarters.
(d) Justice, pay raises, and vacations.

8. Which was the first group to ask to be rewarded for their part in halting the coup?
(a) The security staff.
(b) The army generals.
(c) The Imperial Guard.
(d) The police officers.

9. Where did reports say that most of the murmurs and whispers were originating after the coup?
(a) The university.
(b) The aristocrats.
(c) The peasants.
(d) The army.

10. When does "F.U.-H." say that the end of the Empire began?
(a) 1959.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1960.
(d) 1965.

11. What television journalist came to Ethiopia in 1973?
(a) Brian Wescott.
(b) Jonathan Dimbleby.
(c) Nathan Wimbledon.
(d) David Brigham.

12. Where was Germame sent when the Emperor heard about his land giveaways?
(a) Welega.
(b) Gojam.
(c) Bale.
(d) Jijiga.

13. What trivial event organized by the American Peace Corps set off a revolution?
(a) A picnic.
(b) A book sale.
(c) A concert.
(d) A fashion show.

14. What department caused problems with the peasants?
(a) The Finance Ministry.
(b) The Treasury.
(c) The Department of Development.
(d) The Department of Agriculture.

15. How many people lived in Ethiopia in 1973?
(a) 30 million.
(b) 10 million.
(c) 25 million.
(d) 15 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was wrong with the flagship Ethiopia?

2. What was the last day of the coup headed by Germame?

3. What position did the Emperor give Germame?

4. Who said, "One often observes a fear of falling in people"?

5. After the coup, who grumbled when the "personal people" began to fill the Palace offices?

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