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Basic World War II Quiz

20 Questions  I  By Drakhl
basic world war II quiz
A quiz with basic questions about World War II that are either commonly known or taught in world history courses. For experts in the subject, please check out the Advanced version.
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1.  What was the treaty that ended WWI that laid some of the unrest that would later explode into WWII?
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2.  Hitler became the essential dictator of Germany in which decade?
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3.  What war during the 1930s greatly influenced the development of military tactics that were used in WWII?
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4.  What was the last major attempt at a peaceful resolution with Germany prior to the outbreak of WWII?
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5.  What event began World War II?
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6.  This was a line of fortifications across the French border with Germany.
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7.  The British Expeditionary Force was made to evacuate France in 1940 through the French port of
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8.  The Battle of Britain consisted of
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9.  Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during World War II?
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10.  The decisive city battle of the Eastern European Front was
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11.  When did Pearl Harbor occur?
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12.  What was the most significant early U.S. victory in the Pacific theatre?
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13.  True or False: The Japanese never occupied U.S. Territory.
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14.  Who was the commanding general of the German Afrika Korps nicknamed 'The Desert Fox'?
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15.  The firebombing of this German town was a major civillian tragedy during the war.
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16.  The main Axis powers of WWII consisted of
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17.  The term "D-Day" refers to
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18.  The Battle of the Bulge refers to
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19.  According to the postwar Potsdam Conference, the Soviets occupied the western part of Germany while Britain, France and American occupied the east.
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20.  The aftermath of WWII led directly to the collapse of Imperialism and the self-determination of former colonies.
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