A War To End All Wars... Not!

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1. Benchmark SS. 11. 3. 10: Describe the role of secret alliances and nationalism in triggering the outbreak of World War I and the effort to prevent future wars by the establishment of the League of Nations. 2. Benchmark SS. 11. 3. 11: Explain the rise of fascist governments, emergence of communism, and the global effects of the Great Depression. 3. Benchmark SS. 11. 3. 12: Examine the significant events, technological developments, and turning points of World War II, including the German invasion of Poland, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the American bombing of Japan, the Rape of Nanjing, and the Holocaust.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The main causes of WWI are all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Alliance System

    • D. 

      Sneak Attack

    • E. 

      Militarism

  • 2. 
    Militarism includes all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Military preparedness

    • B. 

      Seeking peaceful solutions before war

    • C. 

      Aggressive arms build up

    • D. 

      The idea that security comes from military strenght

  • 3. 
    The following countries allied with each other in WWI EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Great Britain and France

    • B. 

      France and Germany

    • C. 

      Austria-Hungary and Germany

    • D. 

      Russia and Serbia

  • 4. 
    All of the following are true about the Treat of Versailles EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The treaty wasn't too bad for Germany

    • B. 

      It officially ended WWI

    • C. 

      It took vengnece on the Central Powers

    • D. 

      Germany was required to pay huge repairations costs

    • E. 

      Germany was required to take full responsibility for the war

  • 5. 
    Nationalism is extreme _________ in one's country.
  • 6. 
    The following statement best decribes what? "Economic rivalries fomented (stirred up) colonial competition. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, European nations searched aggressively for new colonies or dependencies to bolster economic performance. In their haste to conquer and colonize, the imperial powers stumbled over each other, repeatedly clashing in one corner of the globe or another. . . ."
    • A. 

      Fascism

    • B. 

      Imperialsim

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

  • 7. 
    Why did people feel disillusioned after WWI?
    • A. 

      Modern technology did not amount to a proper and clean war.

    • B. 

      More people knew how gruesome and destructive war is.

    • C. 

      The illusion of Europe's wealth, power and invincibility was shattered.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    All of the following were major effects of WWI EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The map of Europe changed

    • B. 

      Almost 9 million people were killed

    • C. 

      It was successful in stopping political tensions

    • D. 

      Economies were in a state of collapse

  • 9. 
    Genocide in ____________ in WWI - is like - Genocide in Germany in WWII. (spelling counts)
  • 10. 
    The ultimate goal for both the League of Nations and the United Nations was/is ____________.
  • 11. 
    Ironically, the country that proposed the creation of the League of Nations did not join it. Which country was this?
  • 12. 
    What were people in post WWI Italy afraid of?
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Being humiliated

    • C. 

      Economic Depression

    • D. 

      Militant socialist

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    In the Italian Fascist Government the following are true EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Nationalism, patriotism and violence are used to show loyalty to the nation.

    • B. 

      Media, elections and the family are completely controled by totalitarian rule.

    • C. 

      Jewish people were chosen as the scapegoat and the enemy and nationalism includes rallying against them.

    • D. 

      Individuals and their rights are important to the nation.

    • E. 

      The Catholic Church and capitalist corporations were supported.

  • 14. 
    All of the following is true about Musollini's rise in power EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      He was elected to office by a majority vote.

    • B. 

      He spread his ideas through owning and writing for a newspaper.

    • C. 

      He threatened to stage a rebellion by united Fascist group memebrs.

    • D. 

      He was invited to join the govenrment by the King.

  • 15. 
    Musollini was ____________'s role model. (Spelling counts)
  • 16. 
    All of the following are true about the rise of Hitler's Nazi Party in post WWI Germany EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The party promised jobs and food.

    • B. 

      The party promised to end reparation payments required by the Treaty of Versailles.

    • C. 

      They had someone to blame for Germany's problems.

    • D. 

      They worked to raise German nationalism.

    • E. 

      They did not take advantage of the poor economic state of Germany after WWI.

  • 17. 
    Which statement is true about Hitler's rise to power?
    • A. 

      The President of Germany took a risk by appointing Hitler as chancellor.

    • B. 

      Hitler seized total power by staging a fire in a government building and declaring a state of emergency.

    • C. 

      He was not very persuasive and had a challenging time convincing people that the Jewish were to blame.

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 18. 
    How many Jewish people are thought to have died in the Holocaust?
    • A. 

      37 million

    • B. 

      48 million

    • C. 

      6 million

    • D. 

      9 million

    • E. 

      13 million

  • 19. 
    Choose the two that apply - What were two causes for the rise in Socialism in the 1800's?
    • A. 

      Economic injustices

    • B. 

      Leaders brainwashed people into believing in it.

    • C. 

      People were taught it in schools for years.

    • D. 

      Hatred of vast wealth and power brought by capitalism

  • 20. 
    True or false - Pure free market economy has never completely been achieved.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    True or False - A pure socialist economy has been achieved.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Public transportation and the postal system are examples of:
    • A. 

      Government controlled industry

    • B. 

      A vital industry in need of government control

    • C. 

      A form of socialism

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 23. 
    True or False - The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was caused by people borrowing too much money to buy stocks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    All of the following were causes of The Great Depression EXCEPT: 
    • A. 

      Factories hired too many people.

    • B. 

      Less money in banks meant less investment into markets and economies all over the world

    • C. 

      Overwhelming debt for many / financial losses

    • D. 

      Economic recession caused by overproduction, decreasing prices and many people spending less

    • E. 

      Stock Market Crash of 1929 and then the loss of confidence in the economy

  • 25. 
    True or False - Great Britain and the United States suffered from 25% unemployment during the Great Depression.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False