World War II Quiz

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Question 1

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World War II in Europe began when Germany attacked
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  • Belgium.
  • Poland.
  • France.
  • the Soviet Union

Question 2

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Vichy France was the
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  • French resistance movement stationed in London after the occupation of France.
  • Nazi puppet state in southern France that was led by Marshal Pétain.
  • government that signed the Munich Pact.
  • name of the 1944 Allied invasion of France.

Question 3

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The Mukden Incident and the Japanese conquest of Manchuria
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  • took years to complete and resulted in a huge loss of life.
  • highlighted the failure of collective action and the weakness of the League of Nations.
  • could not have occurred without the assistance of the Soviet Union
  • greatly hurt the Chinese Communist Party in its recruiting efforts.

Question 4

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Lebensraum referred to the
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  • American policy of shipping military supplies to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
  • German policy of acquiring land on which Germans would live.
  • secret agreement between Germany and the Soviet Union to divide up Poland.
  • German plan to invade Great Britain.

Question 5

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The above political cartoon about the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact suggests that
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  • the Soviet Union stood to benefit more than Nazi Germany.
  • Nazi Germany stood to benefit more than the Soviet Union.
  • neither side really trusted the other.
  • both sides were sincere in honoring every aspect of the agreement.

Question 6

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The Rape of Nanking
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  • was committed by American forces to get revenge for Japan's attack on the Philippines.
  • resulted in the surrender of China.
  • resulted in the defeat of an entire Japanese army.
  • was an atrocity that killed around 250,000 Chinese civilians.

Question 7

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D-Day was significant because it
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  • opened up a major second front against Germany.
  • resulted in the immediate surrender of all German forces.
  • meant that the Jews would be killed.
  • drove German troops out of Stalingrad.

Question 8

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As a result of the Munich Conference in 1938, Germany was allowed to take possession of
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  • France.
  • Austria.
  • the Sudetenland.
  • Belgium.

Question 9

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The German invasion of the Soviet Union
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  • began very well but did not result in a victory.
  • started slowly but resulted in the defeat of the Soviet Union
  • resulted in a stalemate.
  • made moderate progress at first and ended when the British sent reinforcements.

Question 10

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Appeasement refers to the
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  • Allies' effort to defeat Germany.
  • Allies' attempts to satisfying Germany's demands and, therefore, hopefully avoid war.
  • Soviet Union's invasion of Germany.
  • efforts by the Allies to get Japan to surrender.

Question 11

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"Hitler knows that he must break us in this island or lose the war...Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty and so bear ourselves that....men will...say, 'This was their finest hour.'" This quote was said
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  • after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • prior to D-Day.
  • during the Battle of Britain.
  • in reaction to Blitzkrieg.

Question 12

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By sending troops to the Rhineland, Germany was violating the terms of
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  • Munich Agreement.
  • Treaty of Versailles.
  • Lend-Lease Act.
  • Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact.

Question 13

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All of the following were members of the Axis Powers EXCEPT
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  • Japan.
  • Germany.
  • Spain.
  • Italy.

Question 14

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Hideki Tojo
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  • was directly responsible for the Rape of Nanking.
  • died during the attack on Hiroshima.
  • led the Japanese government during World War II.
  • led the group of Japanese that wanted to surrender to the United States.

Question 15

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Prior to World War II, the British adopted a policy of appeasement for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
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  • strong suspicions about American imperialist intentions.
  • the belief that Treaty of Versailles was unjust.
  • the strong desire to prevent another war.
  • a greater fear of communism than of fascism.

Question 16

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The Lend-Lease Act
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  • placed a high tariff on all Japanese goods.
  • provided war material to the Soviet Union but not Great Britain.
  • allowed American companies to sell weapons to Great Britain but not the Soviet Union.
  • made military equipment available to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.

Question 17

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The "Final Solution" referred to the decision to
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  • drop nuclear weapons on Japan.
  • exterminate the Jews and Gypsies of Europe.
  • open a major second front against Germany.
  • invade the Soviet Union.

Question 18

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Blitzkrieg was
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  • the name of the German air force.
  • a type of defensive warfare that made extensive use of trenches.
  • the name of Hitler's elite military force.
  • quick mobile attacks by German forces.

Question 19

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World War II was finally brought to an end by the
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  • conquest of Berlin.
  • invasion of Normandy.
  • surrender of Hitler.
  • Japanese surrender after atomic bombs had been dropped on two cities in Japan.
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