American Studies Unit 2 Test

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It’s time for the American Studies Unit 2 Test, in which we’ll be seeing if you have the general knowledge necessary to proceed to the next quiz! Answer questions on famous figures from history like Hitler and Churchill and much more, and see how you get on!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is Hitler

    • A.

      Prime Minister of England

    • B.

      Nazi Leader in Germany

    • C.

      Jewish Girl from Amsterdam

    Correct Answer
    B. Nazi Leader in Germany
    Explanation
    Hitler was a Nazi leader in Germany. He rose to power in the 1930s and led the Nazi party during World War II. He implemented policies that led to the persecution and genocide of millions, particularly targeting Jewish people. His leadership and ideology were characterized by extreme nationalism, racism, and authoritarianism.

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  • 2. 

    Who is Churchill

    • A.

      The location of a church in Germany

    • B.

      Prime Minster of England

    • C.

      Wife of FDR

    Correct Answer
    B. Prime Minster of England
  • 3. 

    Who is FDR

    • A.

      Franklin Delandor Rooservelt

    • B.

      President of the US During the Great Depression

    • C.

      Prime Minister of England

    • D.

      Both A&B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A&B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A&B" because FDR refers to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was both the President of the United States during the Great Depression and the Prime Minister of England.

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  • 4. 

    What is CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps

    • A.

      Program designed by FDR to Gives jobs buildings bridges, roads and other manual labor

    • B.

      Babysitting services

    • C.

      Big Dust storms in American Plains

    Correct Answer
    A. Program designed by FDR to Gives jobs buildings bridges, roads and other manual labor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Program designed by FDR to give jobs building bridges, roads, and other manual labor." The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. It aimed to provide employment opportunities for young, unemployed men by engaging them in various conservation projects such as building infrastructure like bridges and roads. The program not only helped alleviate unemployment but also contributed to the development of the country's infrastructure.

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  • 5. 

    Dust Bowl

    • A.

      Jewish Girl from Amsterdam

    • B.

      Big Dust Storms in the American Plains

    • C.

      The dust people made when they ran to the bank to take out their money.

    Correct Answer
    B. Big Dust Storms in the American Plains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Big Dust Storms in the American Plains" because the Dust Bowl refers to a period of severe dust storms that occurred in the 1930s in the American Plains, primarily in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. These storms were caused by a combination of drought, poor farming practices, and strong winds, leading to the erosion of topsoil and the creation of massive dust clouds that engulfed the region. The storms had devastating effects on agriculture, economy, and the lives of people living in the affected areas.

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  • 6. 

    What is The Blitz

    • A.

      Japaneze attack on Peal Harbor

    • B.

      A state of being when you've been drinking

    • C.

      Lightning war, heavy bombing on allied cities in london

    Correct Answer
    C. Lightning war, heavy bombing on allied cities in london
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lightning war, heavy bombing on allied cities in London." The Blitz refers to the period during World War II when the German Luftwaffe conducted a sustained bombing campaign against British cities, particularly London, from September 1940 to May 1941. This tactic, known as "lightning war" or "Blitzkrieg," aimed to demoralize the British population and destroy their infrastructure. The bombings caused significant damage and loss of life, but ultimately failed to break the resolve of the British people.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Anne Frank

    • A.

      The name of a hot dog

    • B.

      A Jewish Girl from Amsterdam who kept a diary

    • C.

      The wife of Franklin Delanor Rooservelt

    Correct Answer
    B. A Jewish Girl from Amsterdam who kept a diary
    Explanation
    Anne Frank was a Jewish girl from Amsterdam who kept a diary during the Holocaust. Her diary, which she named "Kitty," documented her experiences hiding from the Nazis with her family in a secret annex for two years. Anne's diary provides a firsthand account of the fear, hope, and resilience of Jews during this dark period in history. Her writings have become an important symbol of the Holocaust and have been widely read and studied, making Anne Frank a well-known figure worldwide.

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  • 8. 

    Who is the wife of Franklin Delanor Rooservelt (FDR)

    • A.

      Elanor Rooservelt

    • B.

      Anne Frank

    • C.

      Jessica Simpson

    Correct Answer
    A. Elanor Rooservelt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), who served as the 32nd President of the United States. Eleanor Roosevelt was a prominent figure in her own right, known for her activism and advocacy for civil rights, women's rights, and human rights. She played a significant role as the First Lady during her husband's presidency and continued to be a respected and influential figure even after his death.

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  • 9. 

    What is Der Fuchrer Face

    • A.

      A big dust storm in the Americna Plains

    • B.

      A Disney Cartoon Staring Donald Duck about life in Nazi Controlled Areas

    • C.

      Lightning war - heavy bombing on allied city ---> london

    Correct Answer
    B. A Disney Cartoon Staring Donald Duck about life in Nazi Controlled Areas
  • 10. 

    What is Pearl Harbor

    • A.

      Japaneze attack on Hawaii in 1941

    • B.

      A harbor in Hawaii

    • C.

      A pearl tha tis found in the ocean

    • D.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    D. A & B
    Explanation
    Pearl Harbor refers to both the Japanese attack on Hawaii in 1941 and a harbor in Hawaii. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, was a significant event that led to the United States' entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor is also a harbor located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, known for its historical and military significance. Therefore, the correct answer is A & B.

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  • 11. 

    Hat is a Kamikaze?

    • A.

      A shot that you order at a bar

    • B.

      Japanese planes that crash into buildings, boats and planes.

    • C.

      Tennessee Valley Authority

    Correct Answer
    B. Japanese planes that crash into buildings, boats and planes.
    Explanation
    A Kamikaze refers to Japanese planes that were used during World War II and intentionally crashed into buildings, boats, and other planes as a suicide attack. This tactic was employed by the Japanese military as a desperate measure to cause maximum damage to the enemy. The pilots would sacrifice their lives by deliberately crashing their planes into targets, aiming to inflict as much destruction as possible.

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  • 12. 

    What does Island Hoping mean?

    • A.

      Taking of Islands one by one

    • B.

      Hoping arounds the islands by helecopters to sight see

    • C.

      Hoping to banks to close out accounts

    Correct Answer
    A. Taking of Islands one by one
    Explanation
    Island hopping refers to the strategy of capturing or occupying islands one by one, usually in a military or strategic context. This approach is often used to gain control over a larger area or to establish a presence in a region. By gradually taking over islands, a military force can secure strategic positions, control sea lanes, or establish bases for further operations. Island hopping was notably employed during World War II in the Pacific theater by the United States to advance towards Japan by capturing key islands along the way.

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  • 13. 

    What is D-day

    • A.

      The day Pearl Harbor was attacked

    • B.

      The date of the allied landing in france, Warld War 2

    • C.

      The date of the attack on Iran

    Correct Answer
    B. The date of the allied landing in france, Warld War 2
    Explanation
    D-Day refers to the date of the allied landing in France during World War 2. It specifically refers to June 6, 1944, when the allied forces launched a massive invasion on the beaches of Normandy, marking a turning point in the war against Nazi Germany. This operation involved thousands of troops and was a crucial step towards the liberation of Western Europe from German occupation.

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  • 14. 

    What is the Stock Market Crash

    • A.

      Sudden Decline of stock prices across the stock market

    • B.

      The start of the Great Depression

    • C.

      None of the Above

    • D.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    D. A & B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A & B. The stock market crash refers to a sudden decline in stock prices across the stock market. It is also considered as the start of the Great Depression. The crash of the stock market in 1929 marked the beginning of a severe economic downturn, causing widespread unemployment and financial hardship. This event had a significant impact on the global economy and is often used as a reference point for understanding financial crises.

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  • 15. 

    What are bank Holidays

    • A.

      FDR declared a bank holiday, closing of banks during the great depression.

    • B.

      When banks closed to celebrate Christmas

    • C.

      The weekend when banks are closed

    Correct Answer
    A. FDR declared a bank holiday, closing of banks during the great depression.
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) declared a bank holiday, which involved the temporary closure of banks. This measure was implemented to stabilize the banking system and prevent further financial collapse. By closing the banks, the government aimed to restore public confidence in the banking system and prevent mass withdrawals that could lead to bank runs. This bank holiday was a significant step in FDR's efforts to address the economic crisis and restore stability to the country's financial institutions.

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  • 16. 

    What is 100 Days?

    • A.

      One hundred days of suffering of the people of Japan

    • B.

      100 days in Bollywood was a film released in 1991. It's a mystery thriller about when the FDR Closed the banks

    • C.

      100 days when the holocost victims were in a concentratioin camp

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 days in Bollywood was a film released in 1991. It's a mystery thriller about when the FDR Closed the banks
  • 17. 

    Where did the Holocust happen?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      London

    Correct Answer
    B. Germany
    Explanation
    The Holocaust happened in Germany. It was a systematic genocide carried out by the Nazi regime during World War II, targeting approximately six million Jews along with millions of other victims, including Romani people, Poles, Soviet POWs, disabled individuals, and political dissidents. The Nazis established concentration camps, extermination camps, and ghettos in various parts of Germany and German-occupied territories to carry out their horrific acts of mass murder and persecution. The Holocaust is considered one of the darkest chapters in human history and a tragic reminder of the consequences of hatred, discrimination, and unchecked power.

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  • 18. 

    What is the holocost?

    • A.

      A location where 6 million Jews were murdered

    • B.

      Dust bowl

    • C.

      Attack on Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. A location where 6 million Jews were murdered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A location where 6 million Jews were murdered." The Holocaust refers to the systematic genocide of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime during World War II. It was carried out in various locations, primarily concentration camps such as Auschwitz, where Jews and other targeted groups were imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately killed in gas chambers or through other means. The Holocaust is considered one of the darkest chapters in human history and serves as a reminder of the atrocities committed during that time.

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  • 19. 

    What is the Final Solution Called?

    • A.

      Mass murder of Jews under the German Nazzi REgime form 1941-1945

    • B.

      The proposal that FDR made to solve the Great Depression

    • C.

      The solution offerred to handle the Japanese

    Correct Answer
    A. Mass murder of Jews under the German Nazzi REgime form 1941-1945
    Explanation
    The Final Solution refers to the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941-1945. This term specifically describes the systematic and organized plan implemented by the Nazis to exterminate millions of Jews during the Holocaust. It involved the establishment of concentration camps, gas chambers, and other methods of systematic genocide. The Final Solution was a horrific and tragic event in history that resulted in the death of approximately six million Jews.

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  • 20. 

    What are Interment Camps

    • A.

      Imprisonment of confinements of people commonly in large groups, without trial

    • B.

      Major attacks on civilian targets

    • C.

      Location where they killed Jewish people

    Correct Answer
    A. Imprisonment of confinements of people commonly in large groups, without trial
    Explanation
    Interment camps refer to the imprisonment of a large number of people without any trial or legal process. These camps are typically used to confine individuals or groups based on their ethnicity, nationality, or political beliefs. The people held in these camps are often deprived of their basic rights and liberties. This answer accurately describes the nature and purpose of interment camps, highlighting the lack of due process and the confinement of people in large groups.

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  • 21. 

    What is Dresden/Coventry?

    • A.

      Allied landing in France

    • B.

      FDR's Solution for the depression

    • C.

      Major attacks on Civilian Targets

    Correct Answer
    C. Major attacks on Civilian Targets
    Explanation
    Dresden/Coventry refers to major attacks on civilian targets during World War II. Dresden, a city in Germany, and Coventry, a city in England, were both heavily bombed by the Allies during the war. These attacks were part of the strategic bombing campaign aimed at weakening the enemy's morale and infrastructure. The bombings resulted in significant loss of life and destruction of civilian property, making them notorious examples of the devastating impact of aerial warfare on non-combatants.

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  • 22. 

    When was FDR President?  What major crisis did he have to handle

    • A.

      During the Great War

    • B.

      During WW1

    • C.

      During the great depression and WW2

    Correct Answer
    C. During the great depression and WW2
    Explanation
    FDR was President during the great depression and WW2. He took office in 1933, during the height of the Great Depression, and implemented various policies and programs, collectively known as the New Deal, to help revive the economy and provide relief to the American people. He then led the country through the challenges of World War II, serving as President until his death in 1945. FDR's leadership during these major crises shaped his legacy as one of the most influential presidents in American history.

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