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WWII Pretest

Quiz by Kelsey Donohue

Grade 9-12
Social Studies
Missouri Learning Standards

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  • Q1
    On what did the German military strategy of blitzkrieg depend ?
    the ability to make a long, steady advance
    "out waiting" the opponent
    a system of fortifications (a defensive wall)
    surprise and overwhelming force
  • Q2
    In following a policy of appeasement, what did Britain and France do?
    pressured the U.S. to enter the war
    entered into a formal defense alliance
    submitted to Hitler's demands
    declared war on Germany
  • Q3
    Which leader has a political philosophy that was based on both nationalism and racism?
    Adolf Hitler
    Winston Churchill
    Neville Chamberlain
    Joseph Stalin
  • Q4
    At the end of World War I, many new democracies were established in Europe. In the years between WW1 and WW2, what happened to most of these democracies?
    They became communist
    They were replaced by dictatorships
    They thrived
    They were torn apart by civil wars
  • Q5
    What happened during the Battle Of Britain
    Germany bombed Britain for 2 months
    Germany joined the Axis Powers
    Germany engaged in a 3 front war
    Germany entered a nonagression pact with Britain
  • Q6
    What was the Lend- Lease Act
    a nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union
    a policy allowing the president to provide arms for certain countries
    a statement of war aims compiled by Roosevelt and Churchill
    an order to shoot German U-boats on sight.
  • Q7
    Who was Roosevelt’s vice president?
    Harry Truman
    George MacArthur
    George Patton
    Dwight Eisenhower
  • Q8
    What was the Manhattan Project?
    the plan to crash Japanese suicide plans into Allied ships.
    the training of the Navajo code talkers.
    the historic meeting of the “Big Three” leaders of three major Allied countries
    the plan to develop the atomic bomb.
  • Q9
    Which nation was defeated at the Battle of Midway after its plans of an attack were intercepted?
    Soviet Union
  • Q10
    This labor leader strongly encouraged President Roosevelt to issue an executive order discouraging discrimination in the work place.
    Erwin Rommel
    Harry Truman
    George Marshall
    Phillip Randolph
  • Q11
    The code name for the atomic bomb program was
    Eisenhower’s secret
    Operation Torch
    Manhattan Project
    Oppenheimer fund
  • Q12
    The actions of which country finally forced the United States to enter the war?
    Soviet Union
  • Q13
    What is genocide, as practiced by the Nazis?
    the killing of people for the purpose of creating terror.
    the deliberate, intentional extermination of a specific group of people
    the abuse of a nation’s citizens by their own government.
    the broadcasting of anti-Semitic ideas
  • Q14
    Which of the following leaders transformed the Soviet Union from a rural nation into an industrial power?
  • Q15
    How did the strategy of island hopping help the Allies in the Pacific?
    All are true
    The Allies did not try to capture every island with Japanese troops on it
    Allied forces targeted the islands that were the most weakly defended
    Captured islands became bases for attacks on other enemy-held islands

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