Chapter 26 Section 2 Quiz: The Course Of World War II

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1.  Hitler's "lighting war", or _________ surprised Europe at the outset of the war.
2.  A big part of Germany's offensive capabilities focused around their ___________ tank divisions.
3.  __________ was forced to sign an armistice with Germany on June 22, 1940.
4.  Although the criticized Germany, the United States followed a policy of _________ at the start of the war.
5.  The Battle of _________ consisted of German bombing attacks on British air and naval bases, harbors, communication centers, and war industries.
6.  Hitler's air force was known as the ____________.
7.  Although he had no interest in a two-front war, Hitler convinced himself that the time was right to violate the non-aggression pact and attack the ______ ________.
8.  The first major setback for Germany in the Soviet Union occurred at the Battle of ___________.
9.  By 1942, Japan had conquered almost all of Southeast Asia and much of the western Pacific.  They named this new "community" the _______ ________-_______ ________ ________.
10.  On December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft attacked the U.S. naval base at ______ _________.
11.  After the United States entered the war, the three major Allies consisted of the U.S., Great Britain, and the _____ _________.
12.  The _________ powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan.
13.  Germany's Afrika Korps was headed by ___________ _________.
14.  The turning point of the war in the Pacific occurred at the Battle of _________ _________.
15.  Part of the Allied strategy in the Pacific involved "__________ _________", capturing some Japanese held islands and avoiding others on the way to Japan.
16.  Winston Churchill called __________ the "soft underbelly" of the Axis Powers.
17.  June 6, 1944 is known as ___________, and is the day that the Allies at long last opened their "second front".
18.  Allied forces led by ___________ landed on the Normandy beaches in history's greatest naval invasion.
19.  After the death of FDR, _________ became President of the U.S.
20.  The United States ended the war in the Pacific by dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and ___________.
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