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  • 1. 

    What does Stalin mean in Russian?

    • A.

      Juggernaut

    • B.

      Man of Steel

    • C.

      Man of Ice

    • D.

      Destroyer

    • E.

      Man of Metal

    Correct Answer
    B. Man of Steel
    Explanation
    Stalin means "Man of Steel" in Russian. This term was used to refer to Joseph Stalin, the former leader of the Soviet Union. It signifies his strong and unyielding nature, highlighting his iron-willed determination and resilience. The nickname "Man of Steel" reflects his authoritarian rule and his ability to withstand challenges and opposition during his time in power.

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  • 2. 

    What were the plans that Joesph Stalin introduced to industrialize the Soviet Union rapidly, beginning in 1928?

    • A.

      Stimulus Package

    • B.

      Plan B

    • C.

      Five-Year Plans

    • D.

      Fascist Plan

    • E.

      Taint Plan

    Correct Answer
    C. Five-Year Plans
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Five-Year Plans. Joseph Stalin introduced the Five-Year Plans in 1928 as a series of economic policies to rapidly industrialize the Soviet Union. These plans aimed to increase production in key industries such as coal, steel, and machinery, as well as to develop infrastructure and improve agricultural productivity. The plans set specific targets for production and provided centralized control and direction over the economy. They played a significant role in transforming the Soviet Union into a major industrial power, albeit at the cost of immense human suffering and loss of life.

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  • 3. 

    In what city did the stock market plunder and begin the Depression?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Los Angeles

    • C.

      New Jersey

    • D.

      New York

    • E.

      Atlanta

    Correct Answer
    D. New York
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, the stock market crash of 1929 occurred in New York City, specifically on Wall Street. This event marked the beginning of the economic downturn that affected the entire nation and led to widespread unemployment, bank failures, and a significant decline in industrial production. The crash in New York City had a profound impact on the financial markets and investor confidence, triggering a chain reaction that ultimately resulted in the Great Depression.

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  • 4. 

    What position was Hitler appointed to by President Hindenburg in 1933?

    • A.

      Prime Minister

    • B.

      Secretary of State

    • C.

      Chancellor of Germany

    • D.

      Ambassador of Germany

    • E.

      Governor of Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Chancellor of Germany
    Explanation
    In 1933, President Hindenburg appointed Hitler to the position of Chancellor of Germany. This appointment marked a significant turning point in German history, as Hitler's rise to power ultimately led to the establishment of a totalitarian regime and the onset of World War II. As Chancellor, Hitler was able to consolidate his control over the government and implement his extremist policies, which included the persecution of minority groups and the suppression of political opposition.

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  • 5. 

    In 1933, Hitler withdrew Germany from what organization?

    • A.

      United Nations

    • B.

      Nations United

    • C.

      Bonding Nations

    • D.

      Nations Together

    • E.

      League of Nations

    Correct Answer
    E. League of Nations
    Explanation
    In 1933, Hitler withdrew Germany from the League of Nations. The League of Nations was an international organization established after World War I to promote peace and prevent future conflicts. Hitler's decision to withdraw Germany from the League of Nations was a significant step towards his aggressive foreign policy and eventual expansionist goals. It signaled Germany's defiance of international norms and its determination to pursue its own interests without regard for the League's authority. Hitler's withdrawal from the League of Nations ultimately contributed to the organization's ineffectiveness in preventing World War II.

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  • 6. 

    What was the 6,000-mile flight of Chinese Communists from southeastern to northwestern China even as the Communists, led by Mao Zedong, were pursued by the Chinese army under orders from Chiang Kai-shek, called?

    • A.

      The Great March

    • B.

      The Long Walk

    • C.

      Exhausting Tushan

    • D.

      The Long March

    • E.

      March of Communism

    Correct Answer
    D. The Long March
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Long March." The Long March refers to the 6,000-mile flight of Chinese Communists from southeastern to northwestern China. During this time, the Communists, led by Mao Zedong, were pursued by the Chinese army under orders from Chiang Kai-shek. The Long March was a significant event in Chinese history and played a crucial role in the rise of Mao Zedong and the Communist Party.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Japan go to war?

    • A.

      They had been humiliated from the stoppage of shipments by the United States and Britain of steel, scrap iron, oil, and other products that Japan needed desperately

    • B.

      The United States had dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    • C.

      Their economy was hurting so they used war as a way to get more jobs

    • D.

      They had occupied Thailand but the United States of America had intervened and Japan was in shame for losing Thailand.

    • E.

      They wanted to.

    Correct Answer
    A. They had been humiliated from the stoppage of shipments by the United States and Britain of steel, scrap iron, oil, and other products that Japan needed desperately
    Explanation
    Japan went to war because they had been humiliated by the stoppage of shipments from the United States and Britain. These shipments included crucial resources like steel, scrap iron, oil, and other products that Japan desperately needed. This humiliation and deprivation of essential supplies likely pushed Japan to seek a military solution to secure these resources and regain their economic stability.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these countries was not invaded by the Soviet Union?

    • A.

      Lithuania

    • B.

      Austria

    • C.

      Estonia

    • D.

      Latvia

    Correct Answer
    B. Austria
    Explanation
    Austria was not invaded by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union did not invade Austria because it was divided into four occupation zones after World War II, with each zone controlled by one of the Allied powers, including the Soviet Union. Austria regained its independence in 1955 through the Austrian State Treaty, which ended the occupation and declared Austria's permanent neutrality. Therefore, Austria was not invaded by the Soviet Union.

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  • 9. 

    Why did Germany have to cease fighting for a brief period of time in the USSR?

    • A.

      Lack of armed forces

    • B.

      Shortage of weapons

    • C.

      The USSR forces were too much of a match

    • D.

      The weather

    • E.

      Stalin's presence

    Correct Answer
    D. The weather
    Explanation
    During World War II, Germany had to cease fighting for a brief period of time in the USSR due to the harsh weather conditions. The Soviet winter, particularly in 1941-1942, was extremely severe, with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. The German soldiers were ill-equipped for such conditions, as they lacked proper winter clothing and supplies. The extreme cold and logistical challenges posed by the weather made it difficult for the German forces to continue their offensive operations, leading to a temporary halt in fighting.

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  • 10. 

    What was the name of the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

    • A.

      Tainter

    • B.

      Bullhead

    • C.

      Enola Gay

    • D.

      Rose Mary

    • E.

      Hojey Maka

    Correct Answer
    C. Enola Gay
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Enola Gay. The Enola Gay was the name of the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II. It was a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets. The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, resulted in the deaths of an estimated 140,000 people and played a significant role in Japan's surrender.

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  • 11. 

    Which was the biggest concentration camp?

    • A.

      Westerbrok

    • B.

      Auschwitz

    • C.

      Buchenwald

    • D.

      Flossenburg

    • E.

      Hamburg

    Correct Answer
    B. Auschwitz
    Explanation
    Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp during World War II. Located in Poland, it consisted of three main camps and numerous subcamps. It is estimated that around 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed in Auschwitz. The camp was known for its brutal conditions, forced labor, and mass exterminations in gas chambers. Auschwitz has become a symbol of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed during that time.

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  • 12. 

    What does appeasement mean?

    • A.

      To invade another nation

    • B.

      The weakness of the democracies

    • C.

      Powerful nations having a monopoly upon smaller nations

    • D.

      To have government-owned farms in a nation

    • E.

      To torture or kill brutally

    Correct Answer
    B. The weakness of the democracies
    Explanation
    Appeasement refers to the act of giving in to the demands of another nation in order to maintain peace, often at the expense of one's own principles or interests. The weakness of the democracies suggests that appeasement is a result of the lack of strength or resolve in democratic nations, leading them to make concessions in order to avoid conflict. This explanation aligns with the historical context of appeasement, particularly during the lead-up to World War II, when Western democracies sought to avoid confrontation with aggressive powers like Nazi Germany.

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