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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