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AFL to check for reading on Fascism assigned 5/6/13


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Benito Mussolini was a former newspaper editor who was later named "Il duce"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Benito Mussolini, a former newspaper editor, was indeed later named "Il duce." This title, meaning "The Leader" in Italian, was bestowed upon Mussolini after he seized power in Italy and established a fascist dictatorship in the early 1920s. As the leader of the National Fascist Party, Mussolini exercised authoritarian control over the country until his downfall in 1943. The title "Il duce" became synonymous with his regime and his leadership style, emphasizing his position as the central figure in Italian politics during that time.

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  • 2. 

    The Nationalist Socialist Workers Party was also known as?

    • A.

      The Black Shirts

    • B.

      The Gestapo

    • C.

      The SS

    • D.

      The Nazis

    Correct Answer
    D. The Nazis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the Nazis" because the Nationalist Socialist Workers Party, commonly referred to as the Nazi Party, was the political party led by Adolf Hitler in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. The term "Nazis" is a widely recognized colloquialism used to describe members and supporters of this party, which was responsible for implementing fascist policies and perpetrating numerous atrocities during World War II. The other options listed, such as the Black Shirts, the Gestapo, and the SS, were all associated with the Nazi Party in some way, but none of them accurately represent the party as a whole.

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  • 3. 

    The Term "lebensraum" refers to

    • A.

      The belief that Nazis are descended from "supermen"

    • B.

      The belief that germans need room to spread out

    • C.

      The belief that Jewish people are inferior

    • D.

      The belief That Adolf Hitler was a god

    Correct Answer
    B. The belief that germans need room to spread out
    Explanation
    "Lebensraum" is a German term that translates to "living space" in English. It refers to the belief held by Nazis that Germans needed more territory to expand and settle in order to accommodate their growing population and achieve economic self-sufficiency. This belief was used to justify the aggressive territorial expansion and colonization policies pursued by the Nazi regime, particularly leading up to and during World War II.

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  • 4. 

    The name of Adolf Hitler's autobiography was called "Meine Liebchen" or "My Love" in English.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The name of Adolf Hitler's autobiography was actually called "Mein Kampf" which translates to "My Struggle" in English. "Meine Liebchen" means "My Love" but it is not the title of Hitler's autobiography.

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  • 5. 

     A completely new type of warfare involving tanks,planes and cannons used with rapid speed.

    • A.

      Blitzkrieg

    • B.

      Lightning attack

    • C.

      Shock and awe

    • D.

      Tank blitz

    Correct Answer
    A. Blitzkrieg
    Explanation
    Blitzkrieg refers to a completely new type of warfare that emerged during World War II. It involved the rapid and coordinated use of tanks, planes, and cannons to quickly overwhelm the enemy. This lightning attack strategy aimed to achieve shock and awe by swiftly penetrating the enemy's defenses and disrupting their lines of communication and supply. The term "tank blitz" can also be used to describe this type of warfare.

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  • 6. 

    Adolf Hitler was appeased by Neville Chamberlain

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the lead-up to World War II, Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister at the time, pursued a policy of appeasement towards Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. Chamberlain believed that by giving in to Hitler's demands, he could avoid war and maintain peace. This included allowing Hitler to annex Czechoslovakia in the Munich Agreement of 1938. However, appeasement ultimately failed as Hitler continued to expand his territory, leading to the outbreak of war in 1939. Therefore, the statement that Adolf Hitler was appeased by Neville Chamberlain is true.

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  • 7. 

    The Maginot Line was a huge success for the French

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Maginot Line was not a huge success for the French. Despite being a massive defensive fortification built along the French-German border, it ultimately failed to prevent the German invasion during World War II. The German forces simply bypassed the heavily fortified line by invading through Belgium, rendering the Maginot Line ineffective. Therefore, the statement that it was a huge success is false.

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  • 8. 

    The Treaty of Versailles effectively kept the Germans from rebuilding their army.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Versailles did not effectively keep the Germans from rebuilding their army. In fact, it imposed severe restrictions on Germany's military capabilities, including limiting their army to only 100,000 men, prohibiting the possession of certain types of weapons, and demilitarizing the Rhineland. However, these restrictions were not entirely successful as Germany later violated the treaty and began rearming in secret, leading to the outbreak of World War II.

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  • 9. 

    The Sudetenland was located where

    • A.

      Czechoslovokia

    • B.

      Yugoslovia

    • C.

      Romania

    • D.

      Albania

    Correct Answer
    A. Czechoslovokia
    Explanation
    The Sudetenland was located in Czechoslovakia. This region was primarily inhabited by ethnic Germans and was ceded to Nazi Germany in 1938 as a result of the Munich Agreement. This event was a significant precursor to the outbreak of World War II.

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  • 10. 

    A political party of the 1920s and 1930s that emphasized extreme loyalty to the state often mixed with racism

    Correct Answer
    fascism
    fascist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is fascism and fascist. Fascism refers to a political ideology that emerged in the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by extreme loyalty to the state and a dictatorial power structure. It often incorporated elements of racism and xenophobia, promoting the idea of a superior race and suppressing dissenting voices. The term "fascist" is used to describe individuals or groups who adhere to or support this ideology.

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  • 11. 

    What did Roosevelt cut off from Japan in July 1941

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Weapons

    • D.

      Oil and steel

    Correct Answer
    D. Oil and steel
    Explanation
    In July 1941, Roosevelt cut off oil and steel from Japan. This action was a part of the economic embargo imposed by the United States, in response to Japan's invasion of China and its aggressive expansion in the Pacific. By cutting off these vital resources, the United States aimed to cripple Japan's military capabilities and force it to reconsider its aggressive actions. This move eventually played a significant role in escalating tensions between the two countries, ultimately leading to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into World War II.

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  • 12. 

    Midway was the turning point in the Pacific War

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Midway was a significant turning point in the Pacific War because it marked a major victory for the United States against Japan. The battle, which took place in June 1942, resulted in the destruction of four Japanese aircraft carriers and the loss of many experienced Japanese pilots. This weakened Japan's naval power and shifted the balance of power in the Pacific in favor of the United States. The victory at Midway also boosted American morale and provided a much-needed boost in confidence for the Allied forces. Overall, the outcome of the Battle of Midway had a profound impact on the course of the Pacific War.

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  • 13. 

    The commander of forces in the Pacific for the USA was?

    • A.

      Macarthur

    • B.

      Patton

    • C.

      Eisenhower

    • D.

      Bradley

    Correct Answer
    A. Macarthur
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Macarthur because he was indeed the commander of forces in the Pacific for the USA. Macarthur played a crucial role during World War II, leading the Allied forces in the Pacific theater. He is known for his successful campaigns in the Philippines and his famous return to liberate the country from Japanese occupation. Macarthur's leadership and strategic decisions greatly contributed to the eventual victory of the Allied forces in the Pacific.

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  • 14. 

    The strategy the Allied forces used to skip heavily fortified Islands in the Pacific on the way to Japan was called this

    Correct Answer
    island hopping
    Island hopping
    island-hopping
    Island=hopping
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Allied forces adopted a strategy known as "island hopping" to bypass heavily fortified islands in the Pacific on their way to Japan. Instead of directly attacking every Japanese-held island, they selectively targeted key strategic locations, capturing and establishing airfields and naval bases. This approach allowed them to isolate and weaken the Japanese forces on each island, while steadily advancing towards Japan. By avoiding direct confrontations with heavily fortified islands, the Allied forces were able to conserve resources and minimize casualties, ultimately leading to their successful advance towards Japan.

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  • 15. 

    Tokyo was the site of the first Atom bomb and it ended the war

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Tokyo was not the site of the first atomic bomb. The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. These bombings ultimately led to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II.

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  • 16. 

    A date that will live in in "INFAMY"        date as such month/day/yr

    Correct Answer
    December 7,1941
    Dec. 7 1941
    12/7/1941
    Explanation
    The given answer options are all different ways of representing the date December 7, 1941. The phrase "A date that will live in infamy" is a famous quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech following the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred on December 7, 1941. Therefore, all three date formats mentioned in the answer options are correct representations of the date that is associated with this significant event in history.

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  • 17. 

    The location of the Nazi war trials was?

    • A.

      Nuremburg

    • B.

      Berlin

    • C.

      Washington D.C.

    • D.

      Munich

    Correct Answer
    A. Nuremburg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nuremburg. The Nuremburg Trials were a series of military tribunals held after World War II to prosecute prominent leaders of Nazi Germany. These trials took place in Nuremburg, Germany, from 1945 to 1949. The city was chosen as the location due to its symbolic significance as the site of Nazi Party rallies and its proximity to the Nazi regime's former power base.

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  • 18. 

    The" Battle of the Bulge" was the last offensive of the German Army

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Battle of the Bulge was indeed the last offensive launched by the German Army during World War II. It took place in the winter of 1944-1945 and was a surprise attack by the Germans against the Allied forces in the Ardennes region of Belgium. The German goal was to split the Allied forces and recapture the port of Antwerp. However, despite initial success, the German offensive ultimately failed, and it marked a turning point in the war, as the Allies were able to push back the German forces and advance towards Germany.

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  • 19. 

    The Country that had the most casualties during WW2 was

    • A.

      Great Britain

    • B.

      USSR

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    B. USSR
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Soviet Union (USSR) had the most casualties compared to any other country involved in the war. The USSR suffered immense human losses due to the brutal nature of the conflict on the Eastern Front, where they faced the full force of the German military. The Soviet Union's casualties were estimated to be around 26 million, including both military personnel and civilians. This staggering number of casualties is a testament to the devastating impact of the war on the Soviet Union and its people.

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  • 20. 

    Roosevelt had no choice but to drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that Roosevelt had no choice but to drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan is false. While it is true that the decision to drop the bomb was ultimately made by President Truman, not Roosevelt, it is still a subject of debate whether dropping the bomb was the only option available. Some argue that alternatives such as a demonstration of the bomb's power or a continuation of conventional bombings could have been pursued. Therefore, it cannot be concluded that Roosevelt had no choice but to drop the bomb.

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  • 21. 

    The Americans had to invade France first to relieve the Soviets from German attacks?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Americans did not invade France first to relieve the Soviets from German attacks. In fact, the Soviets were already engaged in heavy fighting with the Germans on the Eastern Front before the Americans entered the war. The Americans primarily invaded France as part of the larger Allied effort to liberate Western Europe from German occupation and ultimately defeat Germany. The invasion, known as D-Day, took place on June 6, 1944, and marked a significant turning point in the war.

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  • 22. 

    The Conference held at the end of the war that effectively decided the fate of post war Europe was held at?

    • A.

      Moscow

    • B.

      Minsk

    • C.

      Yalta

    • D.

      Yurney

    Correct Answer
    C. Yalta
    Explanation
    The Conference held at the end of the war that effectively decided the fate of post-war Europe was held at Yalta. The Yalta Conference took place in February 1945 and was attended by the leaders of the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill respectively. During the conference, they discussed various important issues such as the division of Germany, the establishment of the United Nations, and the future of Eastern European countries. The decisions made at Yalta had a significant impact on shaping the post-war world order.

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  • 23. 

    The Battle of ___________ was the turning point in the war between the Soviet Union and Germany

    Correct Answer
    Stalingrad
    Explanation
    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major turning point in World War II as it marked a significant defeat for Germany and a major victory for the Soviet Union. The battle lasted for several months and resulted in heavy casualties on both sides. The Soviet Union successfully defended the city of Stalingrad, preventing the German forces from advancing further into their territory. This victory boosted the morale of the Soviet troops and marked the beginning of a series of Soviet offensives that eventually led to the defeat of Germany.

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  • 24. 

    Emperor Hirohito was hanged for his part in the war

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 25. 

    A kamikaze was a type of submarine that the Japanese used.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a kamikaze was not a type of submarine. Kamikaze refers to a Japanese tactic during World War II where pilots would intentionally crash their aircraft into enemy targets. It was not specific to submarines.

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  • 26. 

    The _________ Charter was a pivotal policy statement first issued in August 1941 that early in World War 2  defined the Allied goals for the post-war world. It was drafted by  Great Britain  and later agreed to by all the Allies The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war: no territorial aggrandizement; no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people; restoration of self-government to those deprived of it

    • A.

      Atlantic

    • B.

      Pacific

    • C.

      Peace

    • D.

      British

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlantic
    Explanation
    The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement first issued in August 1941 that defined the Allied goals for the post-war world. It was drafted by Great Britain and later agreed to by all the Allies. The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war, including no territorial aggrandizement, no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people, and the restoration of self-government to those deprived of it.

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