The Dictator Files: Benito Mussolini

Can you answer these questions about the infamous Italian dictator?
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What political party did he lead?
Fascist
What title, meaning "leader" was applied to Mussolini by that party?
Duce
What was the nickname of the paramilitary wing of that party?
The Blackshirts
What Mexican leader was Mussolini named after?
Benito Juarez
What party was he expelled from in 1914?
Italian Socialist Party
What war did he fight in as a soldier?
World War I
What demonstration led to Mussolini being named Prime Minister?
March on Rome
What African country did Italy "pacify" between 1923–1932?
Libya
With what country did Italy sign the Lateran Treaty in 1929?
Vatican City
What African country did Italy invade in 1935?
Ethiopia
What four-letter term did Mussolini coin in 1936 after an agreement
between Italy and Germany?
Axis
What future world leader once said "Unfortunately, I am no superman like Mussolini"?
Mahatma Gandhi
What alliance did Italy form with Germany in 1939?
Pact of Steel
Who was King of Italy during Mussolini's dictatorial reign?
Victor Emmanuel III
What method of execution was used on Mussolini and his mistress in 1945?
Firing squad
Near what northern Italian lake was he executed?
Lake Como
Complete this popular cliché: "Say what you like about Mussolini,
he made the trains ___ __ _____"
Run on time
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2020
please accept "Il Duce" because that is what they actually called him.
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Level 67
Nov 1, 2020
Accepted.
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2020
Ghandi was never a world leader. He was an influencial person in Indian and Pakistani indpendence, but he never ruled either.
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Level 84
Nov 24, 2020
A leader doesn't have to be an elected or appointed official that is in charge of a country. Anyone who garners influence and gains a following can be considered a leader. Gandhi works.
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Level 54
Dec 27, 2020
Why do people misspell Gandhi as Ghandi so often?
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Level 66
Dec 27, 2020
Because the H doesn't serve any phonetic purpose (at least with how it's pronounced in English) but people know it has an H, so they associate it with words like "ghost" and put the H after the G. There are no words (that I can think of) with the H after a D, except for Indian words like "dhoti" which are not that well known.
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Level 54
Dec 27, 2020
Good Explanation, thanks. I saw Gandhi being misspelt all over the internet and couldn't figure out why.
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2020
Appart from these little things, GREAT QUIZ!
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2020
NOMINATED!!!
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2020
Definitely should not accept just "Victor", his name is "Victor Emmanuel", and the answer should arguably require the "III" as well.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2021
Somehow this quiz got reset and I still think this is an issue. It's the same as Juan Carlos of Spain.
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Level 73
Nov 24, 2020
I enjoyed that! Would you consider accepting Abyssinia, though?
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2020
Can you coin a term that's been in wide use for centuries?
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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2020
He certainly gave the word a new meaning.
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Level 61
Dec 27, 2020
"To coin a phrase" can mean to invent something new but is often more widely used ironically to mean "to say something very commonplace"
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2020
Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935, not 37.

good quiz, btw!

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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2020
Fixed
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2020
and, would you accept "shooting" for "firing squad"?
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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2020
Okay
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2020
Italy invaded and conquered Ethiopia in 1935-1936.
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Level 84
Nov 24, 2020
Given that he was Italian, please accept Vittorio Emmanuele as well as Victor
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Level 48
Dec 3, 2020
Seconded. For what it's worth, when I was at school we were actually taught that that was his name, rather than Victor Emmanuel
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Level 60
Dec 29, 2020
I was writing the same thing
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Level 50
Dec 3, 2020
Nice quiz! Try my Vladimir Lenin one at

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1277141/the-dictator-files-vladimir-lenin

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Level 81
Dec 27, 2020
I tried Cuomo for Como... I'll blame the governor of New York for being on the news so much.
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Level 83
Dec 27, 2020
I tried that too, but I can't blame Andrew. It seems like I've seen the lake (or maybe some other lake?) spelled that way before...
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Level 65
Dec 27, 2020
Is it accurate to call Gandhi a "future" world leader? The peak of his influence chronologically coincides with much of Mussolini's regime... and he only survived a few years longer than Mussolini. Wouldn't "contemporary" be more accurate?
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Level 65
Dec 27, 2020
Nice quiz! Also, for anyone who enjoys these, please check out my Dictator Files quiz as well!