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Mao Zedong Biography (Mao Tse-Tung) Questions

Vocab Terms: Red Guards-Young people that support Mao



Dissident: Someone who disagrees with government policies

Guerilla: Someone who unofficially fights a stronger force through sabotage and harassment.

Wrightist: Someone who criticizes Mao or Chinese Communist Government
Historical Note: In 1912, China moved from a weak Monarchy with foreign influences to a weak and corrupt democracy. By 1949, China will move to a strong and corrupt communist dictatorship without foreign influences. China will develop nuclear weapons in 1964.
1. What was China like when Mao was born?

2. How did Mao’s early background influence him later on in life?

3. How did Mao view the communist revolution in Russia (1917)?

4. How did the Chinese government under Chiang Kai-Shek (Jiang Jieshi) react to Mao and the communists?

5. What was the Long March? How did the Long March contribute to Mao becoming the unquestioned leader of the Communist Part in China?

6. How did the US strengthen Mao and the communists in China?

7. What was Mao’s policy to those who disagreed?

8. Why was the Great Leap Forward Policy a failure?

9. After the Great Leap Forward, what policies did Mao put into place to help him regain power?

10. What did President Richard Nixon’s meeting with Mao in 1972 symbolize?

11. What do you think, Is Mao a hero for making China a powerful and respected nation or a villain because of his policies and his disregard for Human Rights?

Mao Zedong Biography (Mao Tse-Tung) Questions

Vocab Terms: Red Guards-Young people that support Mao



Dissident: Someone who disagrees with government policies

Guerilla: Someone who unofficially fights a stronger force through sabotage and harassment.



Wrightist: Someone who criticizes Mao or Chinese Communist Government
Historical Note: In 1912, China moved from a weak Monarchy with foreign influences to a weak and corrupt democracy. By 1949, China will move to a strong and corrupt communist Dictatorship without foreign influences. China will develop nuclear weapons in 1964.
1. What was China like when Mao was born?

2. How did Mao’s early background influence him later on in life?

3. How did Mao view the communist revolution in Russia (1917)?

4. How did the Chinese government under Chiang Kai-Shek (Jiang Jieshi) react to Mao and the communists?

5. What was the Long March? How did the Long March contribute to Mao becoming the unquestioned leader of the Communist Part in China?

6. How did the US strengthen Mao and the communists in China?

7. What was Mao’s policy to those who disagreed?

8. Why was the Great Leap Forward Policy a failure?

9. After the Great Leap Forward, what policies did Mao put into place to help him regain power?

10. What did President Richard Nixon’s meeting with Mao in 1972 symbolize?



11. What do you think, Is Mao a hero for making China a powerful and respected nation or a villain because of his policies and his disregard for Human Rights?


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