Magazine article New York Times Upfront

The Iranian Revolution

Magazine article New York Times Upfront

The Iranian Revolution

Article excerpt

Choose the best answer for each of the following questions.

1. Before its revolution, Iran was

a an Islamic theocracy.

b a one-party Communist state.

c a secular monarchy.

d a democratic republic.

2. Which word best describes how the U.S. viewed Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi?

a extremist

b stable

c backward

d none of the above

3. Iran began moving toward a revolution in 1978, when

a the nation's elected legislature fell apart,

b Iranian students took over the U.S. Embassy,

c students in Qom took to the streets to protest against the Shah.

d the nation's oil industry was nationalized.

4. Who became Iran's Supreme Leader after the revolution?

a Ruhollah Khomeini

b Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

c Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

d Hassan Rouhani

5. Young Iranians took 66 Americans hostage to protest the

a U.S. election of Ronald Reagan, whom they considered anti-Muslim. …

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