Trivia Quiz: History Exam Practice Questions!

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Trivia Quiz: History Exam Practice Questions!

The conflict that was World War 2 took more lives and destroyed more land and property around the globe than any previous war. It led to the death of an estimated 45-60 million people. Do you what led to the start of this war and the powers associated with it? Welcome to this trivia quiz made up of some history exam practice questions perfect for helping you with what you need to know about the Second World War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    John T. Scopes challenged a Tennessee law that forbid the teaching of
    • A. 

      Biology

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Creationism

    • D. 

      Fundamentalism

  • 2. 
    The term "Harlem Renaissance" refers to
    • A. 

      A struggle for civil rights led by the NAACP

    • B. 

      A population increase in Harlem in the 1920s

    • C. 

      A program that promote African American-owned businesses

    • D. 

      A celebration of African American culture in literature and art

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Increasing consumer purchasing power

    • B. 

      Increasing industrial and farm surpluses

    • C. 

      Decreasing prices of farm goods

    • D. 

      Decreasing government regulations of businesses

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      He called the first meeting of the "brain trust."

    • B. 

      He proposed a reorganization of the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      He closed all the nation's banks

    • D. 

      He established the Civil Works Administration to provide job relief

  • 5. 
    Roosevelt's fireside chats were his means of
    • A. 

      Receiving input from his advisors

    • B. 

      Communicating directly with the public

    • C. 

      Proposing reform measures to Congress

    • D. 

      Determining the impact of federal policies

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Social Security Act

    • B. 

      Fair Labor Standards Act

    • C. 

      National Labor Relations Board

    • D. 

      Works Progress Administration

  • 7. 
    The National Origins Act of 1924 set a quota for immigrants from every country based on
    • A. 

      Immigration population data from 1890

    • B. 

      Religious background of the immigrant

    • C. 

      Political belief of the immigrant

    • D. 

      Loyalties of that country during WWI

  • 8. 
    The US chose isolationism rather than war because:
    • A. 

      The did not want to relieve the horrors if WWI

    • B. 

      Corporations profited from war production during WWI

    • C. 

      The media swayed the public opinion to stay out of the war

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    North Africa was important to Allied success in Europe because:
    • A. 

      It allowed the U.S. to enter France from the Mediterranean, making D-Day possible

    • B. 

      It ended fascism in Europe

    • C. 

      It allowed General George Patton to break rules and do what he wanted

    • D. 

      It encouraged the U.S. to continue building the atomic bomb

  • 10. 
    The "date which will live in infamy" was:
    • A. 

      V-E Day - May 8, 1945

    • B. 

      First atomic bomb use - August 6, 1945

    • C. 

      Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941

    • D. 

      V-J Day - August 15, 1945

  • 11. 
    Executive Order 8802
    • A. 

      Ordered Japanese-Americans to interment camps in the US

    • B. 

      Desegregated the military

    • C. 

      Ordered the atomic bomb be dropped on Nagasaki

    • D. 

      Called for U.S. involvement in the war in Europe

  • 12. 
    One of the accomplishment of the Yalta Conference was the 
    • A. 

      Pact with Italy to invade North Africa

    • B. 

      Draft of a resolution to begin in United Nations organization

    • C. 

      Order the unconditional surrender of the Japanese

    • D. 

      Create a resolution for Germany to pay Russia war reparations

  • 13. 
    As a result of economic strains in the US during the war, the government rationed the following:
    • A. 

      Gasoline

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Scrap metal

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Kristallnacht was an event that specifically showed hatred toward:
    • A. 

      Germans

    • B. 

      Jews

    • C. 

      Catholics

    • D. 

      Poles

  • 15. 
    Prior to Pearl Harbor, the US had done the following to anger Japan:
    • A. 

      Closed all shipping ports on the west coast

    • B. 

      Ordered an oil embargo, cutting of their ability to travel

    • C. 

      Entered French Indo-China prepared to fight

    • D. 

      Issued a warning that the U.S. would attack Japan

  • 16. 
    One of Hitler's objectives in Stalingrad was to
    • A. 

      Capture Stalin

    • B. 

      Capture the oil fields in the area

    • C. 

      Kill Russian Jews

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Truman decided to drop the bomb on Hiroshima because:
    • A. 

      He could

    • B. 

      Japan refused an unconditional surrender

    • C. 

      Stalin declared war on Japan

    • D. 

      The fighting in Okinawa was too extreme to continue the war

  • 18. 
    The Bataan Death March occurred in:
    • A. 

      North Africa

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Phillipines

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 19. 
    Iwo Jima was a critical piece of land for the US to obtain because: 
    • A. 

      It would make using the atomic bomb easier

    • B. 

      It would provide land for a re-fueling station for larger planes to fly to Japan

    • C. 

      There wree too many Japanese soldiers hiding in caves which might continue to move toward the US

    • D. 

      It would help us land at Okinawa

  • 20. 
    The Neutrality Act of 1937 added the following provision:
    • A. 

      Lend lease

    • B. 

      Cash and carry

    • C. 

      Appeasement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    "Blitzkrieg" means the military.
    • A. 

      Seizes a nation during wartime

    • B. 

      Flanks the enemy to take them by surprise

    • C. 

      Attacks using a coordinated effort of air and naval power

    • D. 

      Attacks using a coordinated effort of air and land power