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World War II

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  • Q1
    Why did the Japanese government act to create an empire on the Asian mainland during the 1930s?
    To gain access to trade routes on the mainland
    To acquire a steady supply of raw materials
    To limit Soviet expansion
    To spread communism to China
  • Q2
    The Dawes Plan helped to —
    lower the amount of nuclear weapons in the United States and the Soviet Union.
    spur the economies of Europe and the United States after World War I.
    keep European nations from falling to communism after World War II.
    allow democracy to slowly build in Western Europe in the late nineteenth century.
  • Q3
    What caused U.S. bankers to demand the repayment of loans and U.S. investors to suddenly withdraw their money from Europe?
    A severe drought that caused U.S. food shortages
    A rapid decline in global agricultural prices caused by crop surpluses
    The invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany
    The collapse of the U.S. economy after the stock-market crash
  • Q4
    What was one of the roadblocks to the establishment of stable alliances in Europe during the 1920s and 1930s?
    The repudiation of the Dawes Plan
    The collapse of the International Monetary Fund
    The end of the Russian Civil War
    The rise of dictatorships throughout Europe
  • Q5
    What was a major reason why Germany was unable to recover economically from World War I?
    Germany was forced to nationalize its major industries.
    Germany was forced to pay reparations to other European nations.
    Germany lost its access to ports on the Mediterranean Sea.
    Germany entered into a lend-lease agreement with the United States.
  • Q6
    • Lebensraum • Mein Kampf • Aryan Race All of the above are associated with which type of government?
  • Q7
    Which of the following was an action taken by Adolf Hitler to control Germany?
    Formalizing a non-aggression treaty with the Soviet Union
    Organizing a multinational police force
    Banning opposition political parties
    Withdrawing government funding from Rhineland industrial areas
  • Q8
    Adolf Hitler's plans for the German people can be found in —
    The Doctrine of Fascism
    Mein Kampf
    The Communist Manifesto
    Das Kapital
  • Q9
    Which of the following was the primary method used by Stalin to consolidate his power in the Soviet Union?
    Elimination of political opposition
    Committing troops to foreign conflicts
    Establishment of social reforms
    Gaining support of other communist countries
  • Q10
    Fascism embraces the idea of —
    a totalitarian government concerned with extreme nationalism.
    a representative government concerned with nationalizing all major industries.
    a communist government concerned with implementing social welfare programs.
    an socialist government concerned with patriotism, the military, and anticommunism.
  • Q11
    What allowed fascist leaders to come to power in Germany and Italy in the 1920s and 1930s?
    Exploitation of economic hardships experienced by their people helped them gain popular support.
    Maintaining political traditions allowed them to gain the trust of their citizenry who feared reform.
    Resistance to all forms of extreme nationalism led to international support for their rule.
    Their support of the League of Nations led to an influx of foreign aid and assistance.
  • Q12
    Which of the following was a common characteristic of the Soviet Union, Germany under Adolf Hitler, and Italy under Benito Mussolini?
    Government-funded arts programs designed to encourage freedom of expression
    An emphasis on reducing military spending to ensure economic stability
    Government ownership of the means of production and distribution
    A one-party political system that denied basic human rights
  • Q13
    In the early 1930s, many Germans became discontented with the Weimar Republic because of —
    widespread unemployment and other economic issues.
    the government's refusal to extend suffrage rights to all citizens.
    the government's disinterest in joining the League of Nations.
    widespread population growth resulting in a lack of basic necessities.
  • Q14
    In which of the following ways were Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini similar?
    Both limited defense spending until the outbreak of World War II.
    Both strongly supported communist reforms.
    Both were leaders of fascist states.
    Both consolidated and expanded their power following World War II.
  • Q15
    Prior to World War II, the leader most closely associated with the rise of fascism in Italy was —
    Francisco Franco.
    Leon Trotsky.
    Mao Zedong.
    Benito Mussolini.

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