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WWII Test Review

Quiz by Jessica Thomas

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  • Q1
    Dictators in Germany, Italy, and Japan formed an alliance called the...
    Axis Powers
    Central Powers
    League of Nations
    Allied Powers
  • Q2
    European leaders tried to avoid war and responded to the aggression of Hitler’s Germany with the policy of...
  • Q3
    Which event caused allied Britain and France to declare war on Germany?
    Continuous bombing of Britain
    Germany invading Poland
    The bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Germany sinking the Lusitania
  • Q4
    The Battle of Britain was significant because...
    France defended Britain and defeated Germany.
    It was the first time in which Hitler’s plans of conquest were foiled.
    Churchill and Hitler joined forces and invaded USSR.
    Germany successfully conquered Britain.
  • Q5
    President Roosevelt tried to help the allied countries by sending supplies, but Congress passed laws requiring the US to maintain an official policy of...
    manifest destiny
  • Q6
    Japan's main goal was to...
    establish control of the Far East
    invade USSR and Germany
    become the leading country of manufactured goods
    conquer Europe
  • Q7
    Which of the following events had the greatest influence on the United States’s entry into World War II?
    Japan bombed the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor
    Germany sent the Zimmerman telegram
    Roosevelt was captured during the Battle of Britain
    Germany invaded USSR
  • Q8
    The Allied Powers were made up of which countries?
    Germany, Italy, and Japan
    Italy, the United States, and Great Britain
    France, Germany, and Japan
    Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States
  • Q9
    Strategies used by the Allied Powers in the European theater included...
    island-hopping and providing supplies to Germany
    transporting troops and supplies to Japan
    dropping bombs on Great Britain and island-hopping
    heavy bombing raids on Germany and landings of ground troops on German occupied lands
  • Q10
    Which event provided a second front against the Germans in the west, some relief for the Russian troops, and led to the eventual surrender of the Axis Powers in Europe?
    The Invasion of Normandy on D-Day
    The continuous bombing raid of Great Britain
    The bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The invasion of the USSR by Germany
  • Q11
    In order to defeat the Japanese in the Pacific during WWII, the United States used which of the following military strategies?
    setting up blockades
    providing supplies to the USSR
    trench warfare
  • Q12
    Which of the following is the main reason President Truman gave for ordering an atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima?
    To show the world the power of atomic weapons
    To persuade the USSR to drop out of the war
    To persuade Germany to surrender
    To avoid a large number of American casualties in an invasion of Japan
  • Q13
    What event caused Japan to surrender, bringing an end to World War II?
    The bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The Battle of Britain
    The Normandy Invasion on D-Day
    The US dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and then two days later another atomic bomb on Nagasaki
  • Q14
    In what areas did important developments have an impact on WWII and on the economy of the United States during and after the war?
    Technology, aviation, weaponry, and communication
    Inventions, movies, automobiles, and ship building
    Farming, transportation, fishing, and mining
    Manufacturing, music, civil rights, and education
  • Q15
    Which of the following was NOT a way that the lives of African Americans were impacted during WWII?
    The Tuskegee Airmen served as a segregated unit of Army Air Force fighter pilots
    African American soldiers served with whites in desegregated military units
    The role played by African American soldiers during the war helped to lay the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s
    Wartime industry jobs led many African Americans to migrate to the North and the Pacific coast

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