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World War II Review

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  • Q1

    Use the map to answer the following question. 

    What location is the arrow pointing to on the map?

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    Hiroshima, Japan

    Iwo Jima, Japan

    Tokyo, Japan

    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

  • Q2

    Which of the following is one example of German aggression that led to World War II?

    Germany started capturing islands in the Pacific. 

    Germany took over smaller nations in Europe. 

    Germany forced European nations to expand. 

    Germany asked European nations to speak German.

  • Q3

    Which event caused the United States to join WWII?

    The attack on Iwo Jima.

    The dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    The bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

    The D-Day Invasion in France.

  • Q4

    Which of the following events is considered to be the turning point of World War II in Europe?

    The Tuskegee Air Assault

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The D-Day invasion

    V-E Day

  • Q5

    Which of the following BEST describes the goal of The Holocaust?

    Hirohito’s plan to take over China in order to use their natural resources so Japan could be self-sufficient. 

    Germany’s plan to kill unwanted people who were considered undesirable, including millions of Jews.

    Hitler’s plan to take over Europe and increase Germany’s power by rejoining the German speaking people. 

    The Japanese plan to take over Asia and control the entire area around the Pacific Ocean.

  • Q6

    Use the image to answer the question. 

    Which World War II event is happening in this picture from the United States? 

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    D-Day Invasion

    German Aggressions in Europe

    Victory Over Japan Day

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor

  • Q7

    Use the image to answer the question.  

    At which battle of World War II was this picture taken?

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    V-J Day

    Pearl Harbor

    Iwo Jima

  • Q8

    What motivated President Harry Truman to order the use of two atomic weapons instead of just one?

    the discovery of prisoner of war camps in Japan after the first bomb

    the threat of a Nazi revolution in Japan after the first bomb

    the refusal of Japanese leaders to surrender after the first bomb

    the success of Japan’s atomic bomb program after the first bomb

  • Q9

    Use the table to answer the question. 

    Which of the following BEST completes the table?

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    Emperor Hirohito, Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito

    Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin

    Josef Stalin, Emperor Hirohito

  • Q10

    Who was president of the United States during most of World War II?

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Woodrow Wilson

    Herbert Hoover

    Harry Truman

  • Q11

    Which World War II leader founded the Fascist Party in Italy?

    Benito Mussolini

    Adolf Hitler

    Joseph Stalin


  • Q12

    Which of the following BEST completes the chart?

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    Benito Mussolini

    Winston Churchill


    Josef Stalin

  • Q13

    What was a goal the US government hoped to accomplish by rationing goods during World War II?

    to provide soldiers with necessary food

    to weaken the economies of US enemies

    to help European businesses grow

    to create jobs for American workers

  • Q14

    What was the US government promoting in this poster during World War II?

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    Women rationing goods to support the war. 

    Women joining the military to support the war. 

    Women fixing their homes as a way to support the war. 

    Women working in factories to support the war. 

  • Q15

    Based on your knowledge of social studies, who is Michelle Obama referring to in this quotation?

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    The D-Day Soldiers

    The Pearl Harbor Survivors

    The Iwo Jima Veterans

    The Tuskegee Airmen


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