America And World War II (Ah) Ch21

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 973

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
America And World War II (Ah) Ch21

Students will evidence their knowledge and understanding of America during World War II.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One complaint of African Americans in the beginning of World War II was they were
    • A. 

      Integrated

    • B. 

      Employed

    • C. 

      Empowered

    • D. 

      Disenfranchised

  • 2. 
    Winston  Churchill wanted to attack the____, of edges of the German empire.
    • A. 

      Eastern front

    • B. 

      Periphery

    • C. 

      Left flank

    • D. 

      Western front

  • 3. 
    To aid in the war effort, American citizens accepted the ____ of some items.
    • A. 

      Rationing

    • B. 

      Disappearance

    • C. 

      Abundance

    • D. 

      Commandeering

  • 4. 
    Japanese suicide pilots were known as ____ pilots.
    • A. 

      Shinto

    • B. 

      Samurai

    • C. 

      Kamikaze

    • D. 

      Amphtrac

  • 5. 
    The Liberty ship was superior to many warships because it was 
    • A. 

      Welded instead of riveted.

    • B. 

      Riveted instead of welded.

    • C. 

      Painted in camouflage colors.

    • D. 

      Painted red white and blue.

  • 6. 
    African Americans pushed for a ____ victory in the war effort.
    • A. 

      Tuskegee

    • B. 

      Triple C

    • C. 

      Double V

    • D. 

      Carver

  • 7. 
    The Japanese were determined to destroy the American fleet in the Pacific after
    • A. 

      They were successful at Pearl Harbor.

    • B. 

      The Americans surrendered at Bataan

    • C. 

      The crew of the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    • D. 

      James Doolittle dropped the bombs on Tokyo.

  • 8. 
    To prevent huge shipping losses in the Atlantic, Americans used
    • A. 

      Antisubmarine devices.

    • B. 

      A convoy system.

    • C. 

      An air force escort

    • D. 

      Minesweepers

  • 9. 
    During the war, Americans ____ to collect materials that could be used for the war effort.
    • A. 

      Planted victory gardens

    • B. 

      Held scrap drives

    • C. 

      Conserved energy

    • D. 

      Sold was bonds

  • 10. 
    Where did the Allies begin their invasion of Italy
    • A. 

      Sicily

    • B. 

      Casablanca

    • C. 

      Tehran

    • D. 

      Normandy

  • 11. 
    Planning for D-Day was complicated by concerns for the
    • A. 

      German army.

    • B. 

      Amphtracs

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Air forces

  • 12. 
    What was the code name for the plan to build the atomic bomb?
    • A. 

      Manhattan Project

    • B. 

      Doolittle Raid

    • C. 

      Operation Overload

    • D. 

      V-J Day

  • 13. 
    The invasion of Normandy was important because it
    • A. 

      Brought the Soviet Union into the war.

    • B. 

      Forced the Germans to fight a two-front war.

    • C. 

      Marked the first successful invasion by sea.

    • D. 

      Protected the Pacific fleet

  • 14. 
    Most of the relocation camps were located in what region of the United States?
    • A. 

      The West

    • B. 

      The Southeast

    • C. 

      The Deep South

    • D. 

      The Midwest

  • 15. 
    What was the purpose of the Japanese American Citizens League?
    • A. 

      To fight the Japanese invasion of California

    • B. 

      To fight Roosevelt's order to declare the western United States a military zone

    • C. 

      To help Japanese Americans recover lost property from the relocation

    • D. 

      To encourage Japanese Americans to join the armed forces

  • 16. 
    Women were able to serve in noncombat positions in the military and in factories at home because
    • A. 

      There were not enough men to fill the positions

    • B. 

      No one else wanted the jobs

    • C. 

      People realized it was unfair to keep them out

    • D. 

      Woman organized, as they did to win the vote

  • 17. 
    According to the cartoon why were Americans encouraged to turn out their lights?
    • A. 

      The British could use lights to create a blockade.

    • B. 

      The lights prevented American ships from seeing the British ships.

    • C. 

      The ships provided a silhouette for ships,making them targets for German submarines.

    • D. 

      The lights used to much electricity, creating city-wide blackouts.

  • 18. 
    Analyze the document and answer the question that follows.Many historians believe that the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's had its roots in the "Double V" campaign and the march on Washington.  Alexander Allen, a member of the Urban League during the war, believed the World War II was a turning point for African Americans.     "Up to that point the doors to the industrial and economic opportunity were largely closed. under the pressure of government policy, the pressures of world opinion, the pressures of blacks themselves and their allies, all this began to change...The war forced the federal government to take a stronger position with reference to discrimination, and things began to change as a result. There was a tremendous attitudinal change that grew out of the war. There had been a new experience for blacks, and many weren't willing to go back to the way it was before."              -Quoted in  Wartime AmericaHow did the war change the status of African Americans in American society?
    • A. 

      The African Americans were shut out, even more, from working in America.

    • B. 

      The African Americans developed an attitude that nobody would hire them in America.

    • C. 

      African Americans proved themselves so hard-working during WWII, that American employers were increasingly comfortable hiring them when it was over.

    • D. 

      African Americans wanted to return to Africa and discover their pre-slavery roots when the war was over.

  • 19. 
    Study this map and answer the question that follows:To expand the image, right click on it.According to this map, Germany and its allies took over France between July 15 and September, 1944.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False