World War II Ch16/17

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World War II Ch16/17


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  • 1. 
    Who was the leader of the United States at the beginning of World War II?
    • A. 

      Franklind D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • C. 

      Winston Churhill

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

    • E. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • F. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • G. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 2. 
    Who was the leader of the Soviet Union (Russia) at the end of World War II?
    • A. 

      Franklind D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • C. 

      Winston Churhill

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

    • E. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • F. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • G. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 3. 
    Who was the leader of Great Britain at the end of World War II?
    • A. 

      Franklind D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • C. 

      Winston Churhill

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

    • E. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • F. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • G. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 4. 
    Who was the Nazi leader during World War II?
    • A. 

      Franklind D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • C. 

      Winston Churhill

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

    • E. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • F. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • G. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 5. 
    Name the countries within the Allied Powers.
    • A. 

      Soviet Union (Russia)

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Great Britain

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      United States

    • F. 

      France

    • G. 

      Italy

  • 6. 
    Check the best answer that describes D-Day.
    • A. 

      Stressed nationalism and placed interests of state above those of the citizens

    • B. 

      Known as operation overlord, it was the Allied invasion of Europe at Normandy, France

    • C. 

      It was the last major battle in Europe during World War II

  • 7. 
    Which of the following did Hitler oppose?
    • A. 

      Kristallnacht

    • B. 

      Final Solution

    • C. 

      The Nuremberg Laws

    • D. 

      The Treaty of Versailles

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements most accuratly reflects FDR's feelings toward joining the war?
    • A. 

      He agreed with the isolationist and promoted the isolationist party

    • B. 

      He wanted to help the Allies but had to appease the US citizens who opposed entering the war.

    • C. 

      He wanted to avoid the war because he did not see it as a threat to the US

    • D. 

      He did not understand the position of isolationist and was eager to join the war

  • 9. 
    What was the Lend Lease Act?
    • A. 

      A statement of war aims compiled by Roosevelt and Churchill

    • B. 

      A nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union

    • C. 

      A policy allowing the president to provide arms to certain foreign countries

    • D. 

      An order to shoot German U-boats only if attacked

  • 10. 
    What was the Manhattan Project?
    • A. 

      The plan to crash Japanese planes into Allied ships

    • B. 

      The plan to develop the Atomic bomb

    • C. 

      The historic meeting of FDR, Churchill, and Stalin

    • D. 

      The training of the Navajo code breakers

  • 11. 
    Where did the United States drop the Atomic bombs?
    • A. 

      Hiroshima and Iwo Jima

    • B. 

      Okinawa and Iwo Jima

    • C. 

      Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    • D. 

      Iwo Jima and Okinawa

  • 12. 
    The Allied invasion of ____________________ was given the code name D-Day.
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      North Africa

    • D. 

      Nazi-Occupied Europe

  • 13. 
    The supreme commander of the US forces in Europe was_________________
    • A. 

      George Patton

    • B. 

      Chester Nimitz

    • C. 

      Douglas Mac Aurthur

    • D. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • 14. 
    Name the countries within the Axis Powers
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Great Britain

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      USSR

    • F. 

      United States

    • G. 

      France

    • H. 

      Italy

  • 15. 
    Franklin D. Roosevelt described the attack on Pearl Harbor as " a day that will live in infammy", what is that date?
    • A. 

      December 7th, 1939

    • B. 

      April 6, 1942

    • C. 

      December 7th, 1941

    • D. 

      June 6, 1944

  • 16. 
    Adolf Hitler signed a non agression pact with this country____________.  He eventually ignored the pact and invaded it and only began his retreat after a major loss at this city ________________.
    • A. 

      Belgium, Antwerp

    • B. 

      France, Paris

    • C. 

      England, London

    • D. 

      Soviet Union, Stalingrad

  • 17. 
    This agency allowed hundreds of thousands of women to serve in the U.S. military for the first time in U.S. history (under noncombat positions)
    • A. 

      Selective Service Agency (SSA)

    • B. 

      Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC)

    • C. 

      War Production Boad (WPB)

    • D. 

      Women's Army Enlistment Agency (WAEA)

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was the Nazi's final major battle, an effort by Hitler to break up the Allied alliance?
    • A. 

      Battle of Stalingrad

    • B. 

      Battle of Coral Sea

    • C. 

      Battle of Midway

    • D. 

      Battle of the Bulge

  • 19. 
    Who was the commander of the U.S. forces in the Pacific when Pearl Harbor was attacked?
    • A. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • B. 

      George S. Patton

    • C. 

      Harry S. Truman

    • D. 

      Douglas MacArthur

  • 20. 
    Who was the scientist credited with convincing Franklin D. Roosevelt to begin the research into the atomic bomb
    • A. 

      J. Robert Oppenheimer

    • B. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • C. 

      Albert Einstein

    • D. 

      Chester Nimitz

  • 21. 
    What is significant about Kristallnacht?
    • A. 

      It led to thousands of Jewish businesses, homes, and synagogues being destroyed

    • B. 

      It led to Adolf Hitler's firs defeat in WWII

    • C. 

      It led to the Japanese breaking the Navajo language code used in the Pacific

    • D. 

      It led to concentration camps being set up all over Germany

  • 22. 
    This picture was taken during which battle?
    • A. 

      D-day

    • B. 

      Battle of Coral Sea

    • C. 

      Battle of Iwo Jima

    • D. 

      Battle Hiroshima

  • 23. 
    Which group of individuals were sent to internment camps in the United States during WWI?
    • A. 

      Mexican-Americans

    • B. 

      Japanese Americans

    • C. 

      Italian-Americans

    • D. 

      German-Americans

  • 24. 
    In his book ________, Adolf Hitler outlined his hatred for the Treaty of Versailles and his __________ ideology that believed in one master Aryan race.
    • A. 

      Mein Kempf, Fascist

    • B. 

      Mein Kempf, Nazi

    • C. 

      When I was Young, Communist

    • D. 

      Failure of Treaty of Versialles, Nazi

  • 25. 
    Write a well though out and written paragraph decribing your position on the U.S. decision to drop the Atomic bombs on Japan.  Defend your decision using the strongest arguments possible about the pros and cons of the atomic weapon.  Cite sources when possible (refer to sources you learned in class)
  • 26. 
         READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER and answer the following questions.                                                           Galesburg, Illinois March 16, 1942. Miss Le Hand Washington, D.C. FOR THE PRESIDENT Dear Miss LeHand I have read so much about you I feel I know you. But, I beg your pardon that’s another story. For now please clench your hands grit your teeth (sic) and read the following rapidly (sic) and grimly; I am not a ball player / I don’t want out, I want IN. To date I have tried to get into 1. Naval Reserve Class V6, rejecteted (sic) only because (no matchingmolars) 2. Passed physical finger printed and interviewed by Douglass Aircraft, Dayton, Ohio for Foreign Service. Two out of the five examined with me from here have been accepted, for me nothing. Applied to Newfoundland Base Contractors but nothing open. Now, I am single 42 years old, 165 5 feet 6, and in fine health. I have had two and half years of college education. I am and have been in business for myself before during and since college. For eleven years I owned and operated a drug store. I hold an Illinois State Apprentice License in Pharmacy. As a pharmacist’s mate in U S Naval Reserve Class V6 I was turned down because of no opposing molars. I am sure I can serve in this class. If I could keep myself, my sisters and mother all these years in business, can it be I am no good for the Navy? Now, Miss LeHand, won’t you please have the President or any one else in authority wire both me and Lt. David Goldenson USN Recruiting Station Chicago, Ill to appoint me CPO Acting, thus enabling me to go to training school, then to active duty, which I so earnestly desire. I do not know any Senators or their uncle I therefore apply directly to the President. I sincerely pray you to give this your kind attention. And if we are to have all out efforts please lets here. Thank you. Yours sincerely, Harry A Zeldes PS My Military Record; 1918 US Army Discharge from Students’ Army Training Corps 1940 Special Course CMTC Ft Sheridan (my own expense) Now Sergeant Illinois Reserve Militia IS this a primary or secondary document
    • A. 

      Primary document

    • B. 

      Secondary document

  • 27. 
         READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER and answer the following questions.                                                           Galesburg, Illinois March 16, 1942. Miss Le Hand Washington, D.C. FOR THE PRESIDENT Dear Miss LeHand I have read so much about you I feel I know you. But, I beg your pardon that’s another story. For now please clench your hands grit your teeth (sic) and read the following rapidly (sic) and grimly; I am not a ball player / I don’t want out, I want IN. To date I have tried to get into 1. Naval Reserve Class V6, rejecteted (sic) only because (no matchingmolars) 2. Passed physical finger printed and interviewed by Douglass Aircraft, Dayton, Ohio for Foreign Service. Two out of the five examined with me from here have been accepted, for me nothing. Applied to Newfoundland Base Contractors but nothing open. Now, I am single 42 years old, 165 5 feet 6, and in fine health. I have had two and half years of college education. I am and have been in business for myself before during and since college. For eleven years I owned and operated a drug store. I hold an Illinois State Apprentice License in Pharmacy. As a pharmacist’s mate in U S Naval Reserve Class V6 I was turned down because of no opposing molars. I am sure I can serve in this class. If I could keep myself, my sisters and mother all these years in business, can it be I am no good for the Navy? Now, Miss LeHand, won’t you please have the President or any one else in authority wire both me and Lt. David Goldenson USN Recruiting Station Chicago, Ill to appoint me CPO Acting, thus enabling me to go to training school, then to active duty, which I so earnestly desire. I do not know any Senators or their uncle I therefore apply directly to the President. I sincerely pray you to give this your kind attention. And if we are to have all out efforts please lets here. Thank you. Yours sincerely, Harry A Zeldes PS My Military Record; 1918 US Army Discharge from Students’ Army Training Corps 1940 Special Course CMTC Ft Sheridan (my own expense) Now Sergeant Illinois Reserve Militia What is the purpose of this letter?
    • A. 

      An attempt to be allowed to enlist in the military

    • B. 

      An attempt to avoide the selective service act

    • C. 

      A letter of support for the war

    • D. 

      A letter complaining about the ration system

  • 28. 
         READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER and answer the following questions.                                                           Galesburg, Illinois March 16, 1942. Miss Le Hand Washington, D.C. FOR THE PRESIDENT Dear Miss LeHand I have read so much about you I feel I know you. But, I beg your pardon that’s another story. For now please clench your hands grit your teeth (sic) and read the following rapidly (sic) and grimly; I am not a ball player / I don’t want out, I want IN. To date I have tried to get into 1. Naval Reserve Class V6, rejecteted (sic) only because (no matchingmolars) 2. Passed physical finger printed and interviewed by Douglass Aircraft, Dayton, Ohio for Foreign Service. Two out of the five examined with me from here have been accepted, for me nothing. Applied to Newfoundland Base Contractors but nothing open. Now, I am single 42 years old, 165 5 feet 6, and in fine health. I have had two and half years of college education. I am and have been in business for myself before during and since college. For eleven years I owned and operated a drug store. I hold an Illinois State Apprentice License in Pharmacy. As a pharmacist’s mate in U S Naval Reserve Class V6 I was turned down because of no opposing molars. I am sure I can serve in this class. If I could keep myself, my sisters and mother all these years in business, can it be I am no good for the Navy? Now, Miss LeHand, won’t you please have the President or any one else in authority wire both me and Lt. David Goldenson USN Recruiting Station Chicago, Ill to appoint me CPO Acting, thus enabling me to go to training school, then to active duty, which I so earnestly desire. I do not know any Senators or their uncle I therefore apply directly to the President. I sincerely pray you to give this your kind attention. And if we are to have all out efforts please lets here. Thank you. Yours sincerely, Harry A Zeldes PS My Military Record; 1918 US Army Discharge from Students’ Army Training Corps 1940 Special Course CMTC Ft Sheridan (my own expense) Now Sergeant Illinois Reserve Militia Is this letter written near the beginning of the war or near the end or before the United States enters the war?
    • A. 

      Beginning

    • B. 

      End

    • C. 

      Before the war begins for the United States

    • D. 

  • 29. 
         READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER and answer the following questions.                                                           Galesburg, Illinois March 16, 1942. Miss Le Hand Washington, D.C. FOR THE PRESIDENT Dear Miss LeHand I have read so much about you I feel I know you. But, I beg your pardon that’s another story. For now please clench your hands grit your teeth (sic) and read the following rapidly (sic) and grimly; I am not a ball player / I don’t want out, I want IN. To date I have tried to get into 1. Naval Reserve Class V6, rejecteted (sic) only because (no matchingmolars) 2. Passed physical finger printed and interviewed by Douglass Aircraft, Dayton, Ohio for Foreign Service. Two out of the five examined with me from here have been accepted, for me nothing. Applied to Newfoundland Base Contractors but nothing open. Now, I am single 42 years old, 165 5 feet 6, and in fine health. I have had two and half years of college education. I am and have been in business for myself before during and since college. For eleven years I owned and operated a drug store. I hold an Illinois State Apprentice License in Pharmacy. As a pharmacist’s mate in U S Naval Reserve Class V6 I was turned down because of no opposing molars. I am sure I can serve in this class. If I could keep myself, my sisters and mother all these years in business, can it be I am no good for the Navy? Now, Miss LeHand, won’t you please have the President or any one else in authority wire both me and Lt. David Goldenson USN Recruiting Station Chicago, Ill to appoint me CPO Acting, thus enabling me to go to training school, then to active duty, which I so earnestly desire. I do not know any Senators or their uncle I therefore apply directly to the President. I sincerely pray you to give this your kind attention. And if we are to have all out efforts please lets here. Thank you. Yours sincerely, Harry A Zeldes PS My Military Record; 1918 US Army Discharge from Students’ Army Training Corps 1940 Special Course CMTC Ft Sheridan (my own expense) Now Sergeant Illinois Reserve Militia Who does the author want the reader to give the letter to?
    • A. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • B. 

      Hideki Tojo

    • C. 

      Harry Truman

    • D. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • 30. 
    On which date did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?
    • A. 

      May 8, 1945

    • B. 

      December 7, 1935

    • C. 

      August 15, 1945

    • D. 

      December 7, 1941

  • 31. 
    This military strategy called for the use of airplanes and tanks to breakthrough enemy lines and was followed by infantry troops.  The Nazi technique allowed the German military to defeat most of Europe.
    • A. 

      Kristallnacht

    • B. 

      Stalingkrieg

    • C. 

      Dunkirking

    • D. 

      Blitzkrieg

  • 32. 
    This form of government came to power in Europe during the 1930's
    • A. 

      Nazism

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Fascism

    • D. 

      All options

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is true about the reasons for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
    • A. 

      Japan desired an empire over the Pacific and saw the United States as threat

    • B. 

      Japan was forced to attack the United States by Hitler

    • C. 

      The United States provoked Japan into attacking by invading Okinawa

    • D. 

      None of the options

  • 34. 
    The authoritarian government that came to power in Germany believed in a strong national government, a pure race, and expansion.  This government was called______
    • A. 

      Fascist

    • B. 

      Communist

    • C. 

      Nazi

    • D. 

      Militarist

  • 35. 
    Which of the the following cities was bombed by the United States military using atomic bombs?
    • A. 

      Hiroshima and Okinawa

    • B. 

      Nagasaki and Iwo Jima

    • C. 

      Hiroshima and Stalingrad

    • D. 

      Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • 36. 
    This island battle was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific and allowed the United States military to get close enough to invade Japan.
    • A. 

      Iwo Jima

    • B. 

      Okinawa

    • C. 

      Hiroshima

    • D. 

      Stalingrad

  • 37. 
    Which military technique was used by the United States military to attack Japan during WWII?
    • A. 

      Blitzkrieg

    • B. 

      Kamikaze

    • C. 

      Island Hopping

    • D. 

      Trench warfare

  • 38. 
    The policy to give dictators what they want and hope that they won’t want anything else was used by most of Europe in the hopes that a World War could be avoided but instead it was a cause of the war.  This policy is called?
    • A. 

      Blitzkrieg

    • B. 

      Appeasement

    • C. 

      Neutrality Acts

    • D. 

      Fascism