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There is a lot that people can learn about World War 2 just by studying Japan Germany history. These two countries had a hand in starting the war by invading China and Poland, respectively. These conflicts escalated and affected the world as we know it. Take up this test and see what you know about their activities during this time.


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  • 1. 

      Hitler had taken over Germany, set up a ________________, with the goal of conquering Europe and forming an Empire.

    • A.

      Communist regime

    • B.

      Democratic society

    • C.

      Military dictatorship

    • D.

      Imperial republic

    Correct Answer
    C. Military dictatorship
    Explanation
    Hitler's goal of conquering Europe and forming an Empire aligns with the characteristics of a military dictatorship. In a military dictatorship, the military holds absolute power and controls the government. Hitler's regime, known as the Third Reich, was characterized by the dominance of the military and the suppression of political opposition, making it an appropriate explanation for the given answer.

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  • 2. 

    These were the big three of the Axis powers.

    • A.

      Germany, Poland, Japan

    • B.

      Germany, Spain, Japan

    • C.

      Germany, Italy, Japan

    • D.

      England, France, United States

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany, Italy, Japan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Germany, Italy, Japan. During World War II, these three countries formed an alliance known as the Axis powers. Germany, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, sought to expand its territory and influence in Europe. Italy, led by Benito Mussolini, joined Germany in its aggressive expansionist goals. Japan, led by Emperor Hirohito, aimed to establish dominance in the Asia-Pacific region. Together, these three countries formed a formidable alliance that posed a significant threat to the Allied powers during the war.

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  • 3. 

    These three countries were major players in the allied forces.

    • A.

      England, Soviet Union, United States

    • B.

      England, Italy, Russia

    • C.

      France, Belgium, China

    • D.

      England, Switzerland, United States

    Correct Answer
    A. England, Soviet Union, United States
    Explanation
    The correct answer is England, Soviet Union, United States. These three countries were major players in the allied forces during World War II. England, also known as the United Kingdom, played a crucial role in the war as one of the first countries to declare war on Germany. The Soviet Union, now Russia, was a key ally in the fight against Nazi Germany, contributing greatly to the defeat of the Axis powers. The United States joined the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor and played a significant role in providing military support and resources to the allies.

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  • 4. 

    Which combination of attacks did not occur?

    • A.

      Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

    • B.

      United States attacked Nagasaki

    • C.

      Allies attacked forces defending Normandy Beaches

    • D.

      Soviet Union attacked Stalingrad

    Correct Answer
    D. Soviet Union attacked Stalingrad
    Explanation
    The combination of attacks that did not occur is the Soviet Union attacking Stalingrad. Stalingrad was actually the site of a major battle during World War II, where the Soviet Union defended against the German forces. The other attacks mentioned in the options did occur: the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the United States attacked Nagasaki with an atomic bomb, and the Allies attacked the forces defending the Normandy Beaches during the D-Day invasion.

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  • 5. 

    ____________disguised as _________ soldiers killed a group of people (who were actually prisoners that were already dead) and then declared war on ___________.

    • A.

      Polaks, Germans, Germany

    • B.

      Frenchmen, Polish, England

    • C.

      Russians, Polish, Austria-Hungary

    • D.

      Germans, Polish, Poland

    Correct Answer
    D. Germans, Polish, Poland
    Explanation
    Germans disguised as Polish soldiers killed a group of people who were actually prisoners that were already dead and then declared war on Poland.

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  • 6. 

    Which leader and Country combination is not correct.

    • A.

      Stalin and Soviet Union

    • B.

      Bertolli and Italy

    • C.

      Hitler and Germany

    • D.

      Churchill and Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    B. Bertolli and Italy
    Explanation
    The given combination of "Bertolli and Italy" is not correct because Bertolli is a well-known brand of Italian food products, particularly olive oil, and not a leader. The other combinations are correct as Stalin was a leader of the Soviet Union, Hitler was a leader of Germany, and Churchill was a leader of Great Britain.

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  • 7. 

    Which President Declared War and what country did they declare war on?

    • A.

      Wilson on Germany

    • B.

      Roosevelt on Japan

    • C.

      Hoover on Japan

    • D.

      Roosevelt on Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. Roosevelt on Japan
    Explanation
    During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The surprise attack by the Japanese military on the US naval base in Hawaii led to a declaration of war by Roosevelt on December 8, 1941. This marked the United States' entry into World War II and the beginning of their involvement in the conflict against Japan.

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  • 8. 

    The branch of military that was hit the hardest in the attack on Pearl Harbor was the _____________.

    • A.

      Army

    • B.

      Navy

    • C.

      National Guard

    • D.

      Air Force

    Correct Answer
    B. Navy
    Explanation
    The branch of military that was hit the hardest in the attack on Pearl Harbor was the Navy. This is because the attack was primarily aimed at the naval base and the fleet stationed there. The Japanese bombers targeted the battleships and aircraft carriers, causing significant damage and casualties. The Navy suffered the most losses in terms of ships, aircraft, and personnel during the attack, making it the branch that was hit the hardest.

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  • 9. 

    Who said, "this will be a day that will live in infamy"

    • A.

      Truman

    • B.

      Wilson

    • C.

      LaRose

    • D.

      Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    D. Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Roosevelt said, "this will be a day that will live in infamy." This quote is referring to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred on December 7, 1941. It is a famous line from his speech to Congress, where he asked for a declaration of war against Japan. By using the phrase "a day that will live in infamy," Roosevelt emphasized the significance and lasting impact of the attack on American history.

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  • 10. 

    What continent did the United Staes focus on first?

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    D. Africa
    Explanation
    The United States focused on Africa first because of its strategic importance during the Cold War era. Africa was seen as a battleground for ideological influence between the United States and the Soviet Union. The U.S. sought to prevent the spread of communism in Africa and establish alliances with African countries to counter Soviet influence. This focus on Africa was also driven by economic interests, such as access to natural resources and new markets.

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  • 11. 

    Russians won the battle of _____________ despite losing more than a million soldiers.

    • A.

      Lenigrad

    • B.

      Stalingrad

    • C.

      Normandy

    • D.

      Jaredania

    Correct Answer
    B. Stalingrad
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Russians emerged victorious in the Battle of Stalingrad, despite suffering heavy losses of over a million soldiers. The battle took place from 1942 to 1943 and was a turning point in the war. The Russian forces, led by General Zhukov, successfully defended the city against the German army, led by General Paulus. The Russians employed a strategy of urban warfare, utilizing the city's infrastructure to their advantage. They also received crucial reinforcements and supplies via the Volga River. Ultimately, the Russian resilience and determination, coupled with strategic advantages, allowed them to secure victory in Stalingrad.

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  • 12. 

    The Allies mounted a huge attack on _____________________

    • A.

      France, where Germany was occupying

    • B.

      England, where Hitler's largest army was located

    • C.

      Germany, to go right for Hitler at the wolf's lair

    • D.

      Transylvania, but Count Dracula scared them all away

    Correct Answer
    A. France, where Germany was occupying
    Explanation
    During World War II, Germany had occupied France, making it a strategic target for the Allies. The Allies planned and executed a massive attack on France to liberate it from German occupation. This attack, commonly known as D-Day, took place on June 6, 1944, and marked a turning point in the war. The successful invasion of France allowed the Allies to gain a foothold in Europe and eventually lead to the defeat of Germany.

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  • 13. 

    The battle referred to in question 12 came to be known as

    • A.

      V Day

    • B.

      VE Day

    • C.

      VJ Day

    • D.

      D Day

    Correct Answer
    D. D Day
    Explanation
    The battle referred to in question 12 is commonly known as D Day. D Day refers to the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II on June 6, 1944. It was a significant turning point in the war as it marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. The invasion involved a massive amphibious assault by the Allied forces, including troops from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The success of D Day ultimately led to the liberation of Western Europe from German control.

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  • 14. 

    A few days before ___________ day, Hitler committed suicide.

    • A.

      VE

    • B.

      D

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      VJ

    Correct Answer
    A. VE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is VE. VE stands for Victory in Europe, which refers to the day when Germany surrendered and World War II ended in Europe. The statement suggests that a few days before this significant event, Hitler committed suicide.

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  • 15. 

    The battle of _______________ was huge turning point in the fight against the Japanese.

    • A.

      Normandy

    • B.

      Stalingrad

    • C.

      Midway

    • D.

      Bananafanna

    Correct Answer
    C. Midway
    Explanation
    The battle of Midway was a significant turning point in the fight against the Japanese. It took place in June 1942 and was a naval battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. The American victory at Midway halted the Japanese expansion in the Pacific and marked a turning point in the war. It not only inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese fleet but also provided a strategic advantage for the Allies, allowing them to go on the offensive. The battle of Midway is considered a major turning point in the war against Japan.

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  • 16. 

    These Japanese soldiers used their planes as bombs, purposefully flying into American ships.

    • A.

      Samuris

    • B.

      Kamkazees

    • C.

      Ninjas

    • D.

      Shaolin

    Correct Answer
    B. Kamkazees
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Japanese military developed a tactic known as kamikaze, which involved using planes as suicide weapons. Kamikaze pilots purposefully flew their planes into American ships, causing significant damage and loss of life. This strategy was seen as a desperate measure to counter the overwhelming military power of the Allied forces. The term "kamikaze" refers to the divine wind, reflecting the belief that these soldiers were sacrificing themselves for the greater good of Japan.

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  • 17. 

    The _____________ project was a secret only a few in the government knew about

    • A.

      Charlie

    • B.

      Manhatten

    • C.

      Statin Island

    • D.

      Omaha

    Correct Answer
    B. Manhatten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Manhatten" because it is a well-known location associated with government secrecy. The mention of "a secret only a few in the government knew about" suggests that the project was highly confidential and limited to a select group of individuals. Manhattan is home to various government agencies and institutions, making it a plausible setting for such a secretive project.

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  • 18. 

    The use of an atomic bomb, authorized by ____________ was first dropped on ________________.

    • A.

      Roosevelt, Hiroshima

    • B.

      Truman, Nagasaki

    • C.

      Roosevelt, Nagasaki

    • D.

      Truman, Hiroshima

    Correct Answer
    D. Truman, Hiroshima
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Truman, Hiroshima. President Harry S. Truman authorized the use of the atomic bomb, and it was first dropped on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. This decision was made during World War II in order to bring a swift end to the war and to save American lives. The bombing of Hiroshima resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people and caused widespread destruction.

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  • 19. 

    Japan Surrendered after the bomb was dropped on ______________.

    • A.

      Hiroshima

    • B.

      Tokyo

    • C.

      Montezuma

    • D.

      Nagasaki

    Correct Answer
    D. Nagasaki
    Explanation
    Japan surrendered after the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The bombing of Nagasaki, which occurred on August 9, 1945, was the second atomic bomb dropped by the United States during World War II. The bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused immense destruction and loss of life, leading to Japan's decision to surrender. The devastation caused by these bombings and the fear of further destruction played a significant role in Japan's surrender, marking the end of the war.

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  • 20. 

    The day Japan surrendered is known as _________ Day.

    • A.

      VE

    • B.

      Memorial

    • C.

      VJ

    • D.

      Armistace Day

    Correct Answer
    C. VJ
    Explanation
    The day Japan surrendered is known as VJ Day. This abbreviation stands for Victory over Japan Day, which marks the end of World War II. It is a significant day in history as it signifies the formal surrender of Japan and the conclusion of the war in the Pacific.

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  • 21. 

    This is about how many students Mr. LaRose will drill during the Staff vs Student Spy game.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      All of them obviously

    • D.

      No one, he will get hit and spend most of the time in jail

    Correct Answer
    C. All of them obviously
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of them obviously." This implies that Mr. LaRose will drill all the students during the Staff vs Student Spy game. It suggests that Mr. LaRose will actively participate and engage with every student, possibly as part of the game rules or his role as a staff member.

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