Quizzes About World History

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Quizzes About World History

World history chapter 18


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did nations act to reuse the possibility of future wars after both World War I & World War II?
    • A. 

      Introduced atomic weapons

    • B. 

      Reduced the size of armed forces

    • C. 

      Established international organizations

    • D. 

      Fixed prices on critical materials, including food and textiles

  • 2. 
    Why did the Japanese government act to create an empire on the Asian mainland during the 1930's?
    • A. 

      To limit Soviet expansion

    • B. 

      To spread communism to China

    • C. 

      To acquire a steady supply of raw materials

    • D. 

      To gain access to trade routes on the mainland

  • 3. 
    Which factor mot contributed to the creation of new nations in the decades immediately following World War II?
    • A. 

      Decisions by the United Nations to create new nations

    • B. 

      Financial aid by the United States to impoverished cultures

    • C. 

      Independence movements among people within European colonies

    • D. 

      The growing military strength of both the United States and Soviet Union

  • 4. 
    In 1931, men and women all over the world were seriously contemplating and frankly discussing the possibility that the Western system of Society might break down and cease to work. To which even is the above quotation referring that might cause the breakdown of Western society?
    • A. 

      World War I

    • B. 

      World War II

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Imperialism

  • 5. 
    The great paradox of our age is that a s the agricultural and industrial revolutions made war profitable and rational, so our second industrial revolution (beginning with the end of World War II) has made war unprofitable and suicidal. What does the above statement mean?
    • A. 

      As technology improved productivity, new inventions have challenged our survivals a species.

    • B. 

      As populations have decreased survival of the species has been threatened.

    • C. 

      War is no longer an avenue that the world of the 21st century must travel.

    • D. 

      Since World War II, there has been no need for new inventions for warfare

  • 6. 
    The political cartoon above is referencing the consequence of what historic event?
    • A. 

      Yalta Conference

    • B. 

      Bombing of Hiroshima

    • C. 

      10 Year Non-Agression Pact

    • D. 

      Formation of United Nations

  • 7. 
    Which of the following did NOT contribute to the global depression of the 1930's?
    • A. 

      The increased demand for automobiles

    • B. 

      The overproduction of goods by industry

    • C. 

      The U.S. foreign policy of protectionism and tariffs

    • D. 

      The bank failures in the United States and across the globe

  • 8. 
    What was the most damaging effect of bank failures in the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      People working in banks lost their jobs

    • B. 

      People who owed money to the banks did not have to pay for it

    • C. 

      People who had deposited money did not get it back

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    How did the U.S. government respond to the global depression in the 1930s?
    • A. 

      Congress acted to reduce government regulations of financial institutions

    • B. 

      President Roosevelt implemented a massive government spending program

    • C. 

      The U.S. Armed Forces expanded rapidly to provide jobs to the unemployed

    • D. 

      The U.S. Treasury Department required all current to be backed by equal amounts of silver in American banks

  • 10. 
    During the Great Depression, socialist Germany and capitalist United States all tried to jump-start their economies with which method?
    • A. 

      Building up their military infrastructure

    • B. 

      Investing in the stock market

    • C. 

      Massive public works projects

    • D. 

      Banning strikes and labor unions

  • 11. 
    Which characteristic of German society in the 1930s BEST demonstrates it was a totalitarian state?
    • A. 

      The military rapidly declined in influence

    • B. 

      A charismatic dictator controlled much of the mass media

    • C. 

      The government imposed navy tariffs on imports

    • D. 

      Rationing limited the products civilians could buy

  • 12. 
    • Lebensraum
    • Mein Kampf
    • Aryan Race
    All of the above are associated with which type of government?
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Totalitarian

    • D. 

      Theocracy

  • 13. 
    One of the greatest political truffles between different governments as each attempted to influence other nations to adapt their system began with the endif World War II. Which systems were involved in this struggle?
    • A. 

      Democracy and Communism

    • B. 

      Democracy and Nazism

    • C. 

      Communism and Fascism

    • D. 

      Communism and Totalitarianism

  • 14. 
    Soviet Premier Josef Stalin's plan for agricultural collectivization led to
    • A. 

      Significant increases in farm production

    • B. 

      Sever famine and the deaths of Russian peasants

    • C. 

      Social upheaval and his removal from office

    • D. 

      Mass immigration to the United States

  • 15. 
    Adolf Hitler's plans for the German people can be found in-
    • A. 

      Das Kapital

    • B. 

      Mein Kampf

    • C. 

      The Doctrine of Fascism

    • D. 

      The Communist Manifesto

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was the primary method used by Stalin to consolidate his power in the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      Committing troops to foreign conflicts

    • B. 

      Elimination of political opposition

    • C. 

      Establishment of social reforms

    • D. 

      Gaining support of other communist countries

  • 17. 
    Which statement is the best example of the similarities between the totalitarian regimes of Hitler and Stalin?
    • A. 

      Both were against business ownership and created collective farms

    • B. 

      Both abolished private property ownership and persecuted religious leaders

    • C. 

      Both were fascias and fought together in World War II against the United States

    • D. 

      Both used propaganda and sent people to prison camps during World War II

  • 18. 
    How did Harry Truman help end World War II?
    • A. 

      He insisted that Germany pay reparations

    • B. 

      He advised Franklin Roosevelt to invade Japan

    • C. 

      He made the decision to use atomic bombs on Japan

    • D. 

      He fired the United States' top general in the Pacific

  • 19. 
    • Lebrensraum
    • Mein Kampf
    • Aryan Race
    ‚ÄčAll of the above are associated with which event prior to World War II?
    • A. 

      Stalin's dictatorship in the Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Hitler's Nazism in Germany

    • C. 

      Mussolini's Fascism in Italy

    • D. 

      Churchill's wartime commission in Britain

  • 20. 
    Which of the following met Hitler's emends and failed to prevent World War II?
    • A. 

      Munich Conference

    • B. 

      Yalta Conference

    • C. 

      Washington Conference

    • D. 

      Moscow Conference

  • 21. 
    All of these world leaders had a similar political philosophy except
    • A. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • B. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • C. 

      Mao Zedong

    • D. 

      Adolf Hitler

  • 22. 
    Which concern MOST contributed to President Truman's decision to drop an atomic bomb on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
    • A. 

      To eliminate the Japanese monarchy

    • B. 

      To omit further Japanese losses in the war

    • C. 

      To prevent U.S. casualties in an invasion of Japan

    • D. 

      To stop Kamikraze pilots from destroying American ships

  • 23. 
    Why was the German invasion of the Soviet Union an military disaster?
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union had prepared a swift counter-attack

    • B. 

      The hard winter halted the invasion and devastated German forces

    • C. 

      German planes could not fight the technical superior Soviet aircraft

    • D. 

      Soviet tanks could cross the vast distances faster and better than German tanks

  • 24. 
    Which of the following was the immediate cause of World War II?
    • A. 

      Germany invaded Poland

    • B. 

      Great Britain threatened Italy

    • C. 

      Japan bombed he United States

    • D. 

      Germany occupied the Soviet Union

  • 25. 
    Which national leaders headed Allied governments during World War II?
    • A. 

      Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo

    • B. 

      Churchill, Mussolini, and Tojo

    • C. 

      Roosevelt, Stalin, and Mussolini

    • D. 

      Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin