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This quiz is an introduction to post World War II Europe and Japan, SOL 7a.  Focus is on the immediate results of WWII and the rebuilding efforts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    After World War II which axis power country was divided and occupied by the allies?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany
    Explanation
    After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied by the allies. This division was primarily due to the role Germany played as one of the major Axis powers during the war. The Allies, consisting of the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and France, each took control of different parts of Germany. The division of Germany was intended to prevent the country from regaining its military power and to ensure peace and stability in the region. This division eventually led to the formation of West Germany and East Germany, which remained separate entities until reunification in 1990.

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  • 2. 

    Following World War II eastern Europe was occupied by which country?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      Soviet Union

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    B. Soviet Union
    Explanation
    After World War II, eastern Europe was occupied by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had a strong military presence in the region and exerted control over the countries in eastern Europe, establishing communist governments and forming the Eastern Bloc. This period, known as the Soviet occupation, lasted until the early 1990s when the Soviet Union dissolved. During this time, the Soviet Union had significant influence over the political, economic, and social affairs of the occupied countries.

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  • 3. 

    The Marshall Plan was suggested by the secretary of the United States in 1947, George C. Marshall, why was this plan established? 

    • A.

      To help rebuild only the allied power countries because they won the war.

    • B.

      To help rebuild the country of Japan, they were hit by the atomic bombs.

    • C.

      To help the United States become a stronger super power, and reinforce democracy.

    • D.

      To help rebuild a war torn Europe and avoid economic crisis.

    Correct Answer
    D. To help rebuild a war torn Europe and avoid economic crisis.
    Explanation
    The Marshall Plan was established to help rebuild a war-torn Europe and avoid economic crisis. The plan aimed to provide financial aid and resources to European countries devastated by World War II. By assisting in the reconstruction efforts, the plan aimed to stabilize the European economies, prevent the spread of communism, and promote political stability and democracy in the region. The plan was not limited to only the allied power countries or Japan, but it encompassed all European countries affected by the war.

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  • 4. 

    Europe was divided into east and west.  Which of the choices below gives the best description of the type of government that each side of Europe supported?  

    • A.

      East- Democratic West-Communist

    • B.

      East- Communist West- Democratic

    • C.

      East- Fascist West- Dictatorial

    Correct Answer
    B. East- Communist West- Democratic
    Explanation
    During the Cold War, Europe was divided into two blocs, with the Eastern Bloc being under Soviet influence and the Western Bloc being aligned with the United States. The answer states that the East supported a Communist government, which aligns with the Soviet Union's political ideology and their control over the Eastern Bloc countries. On the other hand, the West supported a Democratic government, reflecting the influence of Western liberal democracies and their commitment to individual rights and freedoms.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following reasons listed below is a correct account of why the United States and Great Britain distrusted and disliked the Soviet Union?

    • A.

      The Soviet Union was responsible for the Marshall Plan.

    • B.

      The Soviet Union was responsible for the development of the United Nations and could not be trusted.

    • C.

      The Soviet Union was a democracy and wanted all of its citizens to have the right to vote and freedom of choice.

    • D.

      Communist Soviet Union disliked the ownership of private property and boasted that communism would soon destroy all free enterprise systems (democratic) around the world.

    Correct Answer
    D. Communist Soviet Union disliked the ownership of private property and boasted that communism would soon destroy all free enterprise systems (democratic) around the world.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Communist Soviet Union disliked the ownership of private property and boasted that communism would soon destroy all free enterprise systems (democratic) around the world. This suggests that the United States and Great Britain distrusted and disliked the Soviet Union because they saw communism as a threat to their own economic systems and values, which were based on private property and free enterprise.

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  • 6. 

    In 1949, most Americans felt that they had the upper hand in the Cold War.  After all The United States was the only country with the ____________________.  Then in September 1949, the United States learned that the Soviet Union had tested an ____________________, this changed everything.  (Fill in the blank with the correct answer from the choices below)

    • A.

      Women working in defense plants

    • B.

      Atomic Bomb

    • C.

      Marshall Plan

    • D.

      United Nations Plan of Action

    Correct Answer
    B. Atomic Bomb
    Explanation
    In 1949, most Americans felt that they had the upper hand in the Cold War. After all, The United States was the only country with the Atomic Bomb. Then in September 1949, the United States learned that the Soviet Union had tested an atomic bomb, this changed everything. This revelation meant that the United States no longer held a monopoly on nuclear weapons, and the balance of power in the Cold War shifted. The Soviet Union's possession of the atomic bomb raised concerns about the potential for nuclear warfare and escalated tensions between the two superpowers.

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