World War II : Could You Pass This Trivia Quiz? Test

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World War II : Could You Pass This Trivia Quiz? Test

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  • 1. 
    What is another name for the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party?
    • A. 

      Fascist Party

    • B. 

      Nazi Party

    • C. 

      Totalitarian Party

    • D. 

      Non-Aggression Party

  • 2. 
    Who was the leader of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      Emperor Hirohito

    • B. 

      Adolph Hitler

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Benito Mussolini

  • 3. 
    Why did the Japanese surrender to the Allies?
    • A. 

      They lost the battle of Midway

    • B. 

      Most of the Japanese had already been sent to interment camps

    • C. 

      Two cities in Japan had been destroyed by atomic bomb blasts

    • D. 

      Most people were ready to surrender since Germany had given up and left the war

  • 4. 
    What are the years for WWII? (War beginning to end)
    • A. 

      1939-1945

    • B. 

      1941-1945

    • C. 

      1940-1945

    • D. 

      1939-1941

  • 5. 
    The term Nisei refers to...
    • A. 

      Japanese Americans born in the US

    • B. 

      Japanese immigrants who settled on the West Coast of the US

    • C. 

      Pacific Coast communities with large Asian populations

    • D. 

      Japanese prison camps during WWII

  • 6. 
    What was the main reason the US entered WWII?
    • A. 

      Churchill needed help to keep the Germans out of his nation, so he asked FDR for help.

    • B. 

      France wanted help for food and aid from the US.

    • C. 

      Island hopping destroyed all the US ships in the Pacific.

    • D. 

      The Japanese attacked the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor.

  • 7. 
    The success of the Manhattan Project...
    • A. 

      Convinced the Japanese to develop new war strategies.

    • B. 

      Helped the Allies to move into Japan.

    • C. 

      Proved disastrous in the Pacific.

    • D. 

      Helped to end the war.

  • 8. 
    Why did FDR order the internment of Japanese Americans?
    • A. 

      He wanted to prevent more Japanese from coming into the US during the war.

    • B. 

      He believed that Japanese Americans were responsible for the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

    • C. 

      Many Americans believed that Japanese Americans had anti-American feelings and were a threat to the nation.

    • D. 

      He wanted to protect them from anti- Japanese feelings and discrimination.

  • 9. 
    Rationing was a way to...
    • A. 

      Prevent widespread malnutrition in the US.

    • B. 

      Prevented unemployment.

    • C. 

      Dealt with wartime jobs.

    • D. 

      Dealt with wartime shortages.

  • 10. 
    What was island hopping?
    • A. 

      A strategy used by the Allies to establish bases in the Pacific.

    • B. 

      A strategy used by the Allies to establish bases in Russia.

    • C. 

      A secret mission to invade Iwo Jima.

    • D. 

      Secret battle plans for the war.

  • 11. 
    With whom did Hitler sign a non-aggression pact with before the war began?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      US

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Poland

  • 12. 
    Why did the policy of appeasement with Hitler continue as his aggressive actions increased?
    • A. 

      Rebuilding after World War I (France and England)

    • B. 

      WWI recovery- financial and human cost high

    • C. 

      Great Depression Recovery

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The Lend-Lease Act allowed the US...
    • A. 

      Provide war products to Allied nations

    • B. 

      Remain neutral and not pick a side in the conflict

    • C. 

      Lend factories large amounts of money in the US

    • D. 

      Send soldiers to the Allies before war began

  • 14. 
    Why was the action of D-Day important to the Allies?
    • A. 

      US forces fought for the first time in Europe.

    • B. 

      Allied forces in combined effort invaded the beaches at Normandy, France and overran the German positions and then eventually took back the nation of France for the Allies.

    • C. 

      The Battle of the Bulge began after the invasion.

    • D. 

      Axis powers won the battle and Eisenhower was fired for the costly mistake and lost lives of American soldiers.

  • 15. 
    The Navajo Code Talkers served what important purpose in WWII?
    • A. 

      They were able to send coded messages on the front lines in the Pacific and the Japanese were unable to break the codes---ever.

    • B. 

      They served bravely in WWII in segregated units and fought in Russia.

    • C. 

      They attacked German warships in the Atlantic.

    • D. 

      They helped to capture and kill Hitler in 1945.

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following does not belong as a lasting impact of WWII?
    • A. 

      In 1948 the nation of Israel was created out the area known as Palestine.

    • B. 

      The US army desegregates the military in 1948- ordered by President Truman.

    • C. 

      The Cold War begins between US and Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      US remains isolationists after the war.

  • 17. 
    WWII began with the German invasion of France.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The rise of powerful dictators in Europe would be a cause of WWII.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Cape Hatteras was known as torpedo junction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    It was a goal of Hitler to disperse the German speaking peoples of Europe into different nations before 1939.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which statement best describes the Soviet Union and the US at the end of WWII?
    • A. 

      The US was more influential with other nations because it belonged to international organizations.

    • B. 

      The US was less able to defend its borders because its troops were stationed around the world.

    • C. 

      The US was more prosperous because it could more easily transition to a peacetime economy.

    • D. 

      The US was more vulnerable because of damage suffered at its international military installations.

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