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  • 1. 

    Which alliance did Germany belong to?

    • A.

      The Allies

    • B.

      The Axis Powers

    Correct Answer
    B. The Axis Powers
    Explanation
    Germany belonged to the Axis Powers during World War II. The Axis Powers were a military alliance formed by Germany, Italy, and Japan. They fought against the Allies, which included countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union. The Axis Powers aimed to expand their territories and promote their own ideologies, while the Allies sought to defeat them and restore peace. Germany's membership in the Axis Powers was a key factor in the outbreak and escalation of the war.

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  • 2. 

    Who is this?

    Correct Answer
    Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Churchill, Winston Churchill." This answer is correct because it provides both the first name and the last name of the person in question, which is Winston Churchill. By including both names, it eliminates any ambiguity and clearly identifies the individual being referred to.

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  • 3. 

    Which country were Josef Stalin a leader for?

    Correct Answer
    the Soviet Union
    Soviet Union
    Soviet
    Explanation
    Josef Stalin was a leader for the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was a communist state that existed from 1922 to 1991, and Stalin served as its leader from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. The term "Soviet Union" refers specifically to the country that Stalin led, while "Soviet" is an abbreviation commonly used to refer to the Soviet Union.

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  • 4. 

    Who is this?

    Correct Answer
    Hirohito
    Explanation
    Hirohito is the person depicted in the image.

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  • 5. 

    Which countries made a secret treaty?

    • A.

      Germany and France

    • B.

      Germany and Great Britain

    • C.

      Germany and the Soviet Union

    • D.

      Germany and USA

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany and the Soviet Union
    Explanation
    During World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union made a secret treaty known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. This non-aggression pact was signed in 1939 and allowed both countries to divide Eastern Europe into spheres of influence. The treaty also included a secret protocol that outlined the division of Poland between the two countries. This agreement allowed Germany to focus on its western front and gave the Soviet Union time to prepare for the war. However, the pact was short-lived as Germany eventually broke the treaty and invaded the Soviet Union in 1941.

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  • 6. 

    Which event started the war?

    • A.

      The invasion of Austria

    • B.

      The invasion of Czechoslovakia

    • C.

      The invasion of Poland

    • D.

      The invasion of France

    Correct Answer
    C. The invasion of Poland
    Explanation
    The invasion of Poland is the correct answer because it marked the beginning of World War II. On September 1, 1939, Germany launched a full-scale invasion of Poland, which prompted France and the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany. This invasion violated international agreements and demonstrated Germany's aggressive expansionist policies, leading to a global conflict that lasted for six years and resulted in the loss of millions of lives.

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  • 7. 

    What happend to many Jewish people in Poland?

    • A.

      They were send out of the country.

    • B.

      They were send to a ghetto in Warsaw.

    • C.

      Nothing happend to them.

    Correct Answer
    B. They were send to a ghetto in Warsaw.
    Explanation
    During World War II, many Jewish people in Poland were sent to ghettos, including the infamous Warsaw Ghetto. These ghettos were overcrowded and had terrible living conditions, with limited access to food, medicine, and basic necessities. The Jewish population was forcibly confined to these areas, isolated from the rest of society. Eventually, most of the inhabitants of the ghettos were deported to concentration camps, where they faced persecution, forced labor, and often death.

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  • 8. 

    What is the difference between an extermination camp and a concentration camp?

    • A.

      Extermination camps are where they were killed in gas chambers when they arrived, but in concentration camps, some had to do slave work.

    • B.

      Only jewish came to extermination camps while other groups of people went to concentration camps.

    • C.

      In extermination camps prisoners were send to work while in concentration camps they only waited to die.

    Correct Answer
    A. Extermination camps are where they were killed in gas chambers when they arrived, but in concentration camps, some had to do slave work.
    Explanation
    Extermination camps and concentration camps were both types of camps used during the Holocaust, but they served different purposes. Extermination camps were specifically designed for mass murder, where victims, primarily Jews, were sent to gas chambers upon arrival to be killed. On the other hand, concentration camps were primarily labor and detention camps, where prisoners were subjected to harsh conditions, forced labor, and often faced death due to starvation, disease, or mistreatment. While some prisoners in concentration camps were forced to work as slaves, the main purpose of extermination camps was the systematic extermination of individuals.

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  • 9. 

    When did USA join the war?

    • A.

      Right before the end in 1945.

    • B.

      After Germany invaded Poland 1939.

    • C.

      After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour 1941.

    Correct Answer
    C. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour 1941.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour 1941." This is because the United States entered World War II after the Japanese attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. This event led to the United States declaring war on Japan and subsequently joining the war effort against the Axis powers.

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  • 10. 

    When did Germany break the secret treaty with the Soviet Union?

    • A.

      In 1939 when the Soviet Union invaded Finland.

    • B.

      In 1941 when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1941 when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
    Explanation
    In 1941, Germany broke the secret treaty with the Soviet Union when they invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. This invasion marked a significant turning point in World War II and led to the deterioration of the previously agreed-upon alliance between Germany and the Soviet Union. The invasion caught the Soviet Union off guard and resulted in a long and brutal conflict between the two countries.

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  • 11. 

    Did France and Great Britain become invaded?

    • A.

      Both of them.

    • B.

      Only Great Britain.

    • C.

      Only France.

    • D.

      None of them.

    Correct Answer
    C. Only France.
    Explanation
    During World War II, France was invaded by Germany in 1940. The German forces quickly overpowered the French military, leading to the occupation of France for the majority of the war. On the other hand, Great Britain was not invaded by Germany. Despite the intense bombing campaigns during the Battle of Britain, the British successfully defended their country and prevented a German invasion. Therefore, the correct answer is "Only France."

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  • 12. 

    What happened to many german cities?

    • A.

      They were untouched.

    • B.

      They got bombed.

    Correct Answer
    B. They got bombed.
    Explanation
    During World War II, many German cities were heavily targeted and bombed by Allied forces. This was part of the strategic bombing campaign aimed at weakening Germany's infrastructure and demoralizing its population. The bombings caused widespread destruction, resulting in the loss of lives, homes, and cultural heritage. The impact of these bombings was significant and had long-lasting effects on the cities and their inhabitants.

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  • 13. 

    When did British and American soldiers land on the coast of Normandy and what's the event called?

    • A.

      In 1943, the G-day.

    • B.

      In 1944, the D-day.

    • C.

      In 1945, the E-day.

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1944, the D-day.
    Explanation
    In 1944, British and American soldiers landed on the coast of Normandy in an event called the D-day. This was a significant military operation during World War II, marking the beginning of the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. The D-day invasion played a crucial role in the eventual liberation of Europe from Nazi control.

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  • 14. 

    When did the war end?

    • A.

      In 1945 after the Atom bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    • B.

      When Hitler commited suicide.

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1945 after the Atom bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    Explanation
    The war ended in 1945 after the Atom bomb was dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This event, known as the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, played a significant role in the conclusion of World War II. The devastation caused by the atomic bombs led to Japan's surrender, ultimately bringing an end to the war.

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  • 15. 

    Where is this picture taken?

    Correct Answer
    Normandy
    Explanation
    The picture is taken in Normandy.

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