Your Go To History Test For Wars

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War, in the popular sense, a conflict between political groups involving hostilities of considerable duration and magnitude. This exam will test you on the first half of Global 4: The World Between the Wars, The Second World War, and The Cold War. This is "Your Go To History Test for Wars" Take this quiz and evaluate your historic knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Fascism in Europe during the 1920s and 1930s is best described as a
    • A. 

      1) demonstration of laissez-faire capitalism that promoted free enterprise

    • B. 

      2) form of totalitarianism that glorified the state above the individual

    • C. 

      3) type of economic system that stressed a classless society

    • D. 

      4) set of humanist ideas that emphasized the dignity and worth of the individual

  • 2. 
    Which geographic factor in Russia played a role in Napoleon's defeat in 1812 and Hitler's defeat at Stalingrad in 1944?
    • A. 

      1) Siberian tundra

    • B. 

      2) Caspian Sea

    • C. 

      3) arid land

    • D. 

      4) harsh climate

  • 3. 
    Which series of events is arranged in the correct chronological order?
    • A. 

      1) The Treaty of Versailles is Signed Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany German Troops Invade Poland

    • B. 

      2) German Troops Invade Poland The Treaty of Versailles is Signed Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

    • C. 

      3) Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany The Treaty of Versailles is Signed German Troops Invade Poland

    • D. 

      4) The Treaty of Versailles is Signed German Troops Invade Poland Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

  • 4. 
    In the 1930's and 1940's, fascist regimes in Japan, Germany and Italy were similar in that each emphasized
    • A. 

      1) empathy toward African nations

    • B. 

      2) the protection of human rights

    • C. 

      3) imperialism as a foreign policy

    • D. 

      4) support for free expression

  • 5. 
    Which statement best explains why many Germans became discontented with the Weimar Republic in the early 1930s?
    • A. 

      1) The failure to slow population growth in Germany had created shortages of basic necessities.

    • B. 

      2) The leaders of the German government were not elected by universal suffrage.

    • C. 

      3) The German government had refused to join the League of Nations.

    • D. 

      4) Germany was experiencing widespread unemployment and other economic problems.

  • 6. 
    One reason the Japanese followed a policy of expansionism before World War II was to gain
    • A. 

      1) warm-water ports

    • B. 

      2) control of Tibet

    • C. 

      3) additional natural resources

    • D. 

      4) control of the Suez Canal

  • 7. 
    Which situation is an example of totalitarianism in Germany in the 1930s?
    • A. 

      1) frequent meetings of the German Reichstag

    • B. 

      2) decline of the German economy

    • C. 

      3) strict government control of the press

    • D. 

      4) negotiation of a nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union

  • 8. 
    Base your answer to the following question on the diagram below and on your knowledge of social studies.   Based on the information provided by the diagram, which statement is a valid conclusion about the 1930s?  
    • A. 

      1) The United States led international peace-keeping efforts.

    • B. 

      2) Aggression led to the start of World War II.

    • C. 

      3) The actions of Italy, Germany, and Japan united Europe.

    • D. 

      4) Economic and social upheaval led to the rise of democracy in Asia.

  • 9. 
    Which is one major reason the Holocaust is considered a unique event in modern European history?
    • A. 

      1) Jews of Europe have seldom been victims of persecution.

    • B. 

      2) Civilians rarely were killed during air raids on Great Britain.

    • C. 

      3) Adolf Hitler concealed his anti-Jewish feelings until after he came to power.

    • D. 

      4) The genocide was planned in great detail and required the cooperation of many people.

  • 10. 
    Which principle was established by the Nuremberg Trials after World War II?  
    • A. 

      1) Individuals can be punished for their part in state sponsored crimes.

    • B. 

      2) War-crimes trials can be held only in neutral nations.

    • C. 

      3) War crimes are sometimes justified.

    • D. 

      4) Democracy can be promoted in formerly totalitarian nations.

  • 11. 
    Since the end of World War II, military rearmament in Japan has been limited by    
    • A. 

      1) specific restrictions in Japan's constitution

    • B. 

      2) Japan's refusal to sign a nuclear nonproliferation treaty

    • C. 

      3) the United Nations refusal to sell weapons to the Japanese

    • D. 

      4) a scarcity of technology and resources in Japan

  • 12. 
    Which policy did the "nursemaids" use to keep the "baby" quiet?
    • A. 

      1) militarism

    • B. 

      2) isolationism

    • C. 

      3) imperialism

    • D. 

      4) appeasement

  • 13. 
    What happened during the 1930s after the "baby" finished the "bottle"? (See above.)
    • A. 

      1) He went to sleep peacefully.

    • B. 

      2) He asked to have different

    • C. 

      3) He made more demands.

    • D. 

      4) He played nicely with other

  • 14. 
    The United Nations was created primarily to
    • A. 

      1) prosecute persons accused of war crimes

    • B. 

      2) contain the spread of communism

    • C. 

      3) channel relief aid to war-torn nations

    • D. 

      4) provide a means of solving international problems

  • 15. 
    • Creation of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the Warsaw Pact • Construction of the Berlin Wall • Cuban missile crisis   These events are most closely associated with
    • A. 

      1) World War I

    • B. 

      2) World War II

    • C. 

      3) the Cold War

    • D. 

      4) the Persian Gulf War

  • 16. 
    The political climate of the Cold War caused the world’s two superpowers to
    • A. 

      1) cooperate in halting the spread of communism

    • B. 

      2) colonize Africa and Asia

    • C. 

      3) compete economically and militarily

    • D. 

      4) protect human rights

  • 17. 
    The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan were designed to
    • A. 

      1) promote economic and political stability in Europe

    • B. 

      2) end German demands for the Sudetenland

    • C. 

      3) restore democratic rule in Haiti

    • D. 

      4) prevent Iraq’s takeover of Kuwait

  • 18. 
    Which United States foreign policy was used to maintain the independence of Greece and Turkey after World War II?  
    • A. 

      1) containment

    • B. 

      2) neutrality

    • C. 

      3) nonalignment

    • D. 

      4) militarism

  • 19. 
    Base your answer on the quotation below and on your knowledge of social studies.   "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of central and eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I might call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence, but to very high, and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow." –Winston Churchill   What is the main idea of this quotation?    
    • A. 

      1) The Soviet Union has expanded its influence throughout eastern Europe.

    • B. 

      2) The Soviet Union has helped the nations of eastern Europe improve their standard of living.

    • C. 

      3) The democratic nations of western Europe have stopped the expansion of Soviet influence in the world.

    • D. 

      4) The Soviet Union will support Communist revolutions in Southeast Asia.

  • 20. 
    The purpose of the Truman Doctrine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was to provide  
    • A. 

      1) economic and military support to European nations to stop the spread of Communism

    • B. 

      2) military troops to end ethnic warfare in the former Yugoslavia

    • C. 

      3) humanitarian aid to starving people in Ethiopia and Sudan

    • D. 

      4) the rights of freedom of speech and the press to Greek and Turkish citizens

  • 21. 
    Joseph Stalin's policies in Ukraine during the 1930s directly resulted in
    • A. 

      1) widespread starvation

    • B. 

      2) agricultural self-sufficiency

    • C. 

      3) the development of cottage industries

    • D. 

      4) the use of subsistence farming techniques

  • 22. 
    Which statement about the depression of the 1930s is a fact rather than opinion?
    • A. 

      1) Political leaders should have prevented the depression.

    • B. 

      2) Germany was hurt more by the Treaty of Versailles than by the depression.

    • C. 

      3) The economic upheaval of the depression had major political effects.

    • D. 

      4) World War I was the only reason for the depression.

  • 23. 
    "Mussolini Attacks Ethiopia" (1935) "Germany Takes the Rhineland Back" (1936) "Germany and Russia Divide Poland" (1939) These headlines might be used to illustrate the weakness of
    • A. 

      1) The United Nations

    • B. 

      2) The Congress of Vienna

    • C. 

      3) The Warsaw Pact

    • D. 

      4) The League of Nations

  • 24. 
     Base your answer on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies       Why were the leaders of Western Europe surprised by the event addressed in this cartoon?  
    • A. 

      1) The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were both democratic regimes.

    • B. 

      2) The ideologies of these two nations were at opposite ends of the political spectrum.

    • C. 

      3) The Soviet Union had a long history of close relations with Great Britain.

    • D. 

      4) Since 1935, the official government policy of the Soviet Union had supported isolationism

  • 25. 
     Which title best completes this graphic organizer?  
    • A. 

      1) Saddam Hussein and the Persian Gulf War

    • B. 

      2) Sun Yixian (Sun Yat-sen) and the Defeat of the Manchu Dynasty

    • C. 

      3) Joseph Stalin and the Rise of a Totalitarian State

    • D. 

      4) Jawaharlal Nehru and the Modern Industrial State of India

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