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  • 1. 
    In which year did the United Nations come into existence?
    • A. 

      1943

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1946

    • D. 

      1944

  • 2. 
    Who admired Mussolini the most?
    • A. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • B. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • C. 

      Kaiser Wilhelm II

    • D. 

      Mao Zedong

    • E. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 3. 
    What is another name for the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party?
    • A. 

      Fascist Party

    • B. 

      Nazi Party

    • C. 

      Totalitarian Party

    • D. 

      Non-Aggression Party

  • 4. 
    Who was the leader of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      Emperor Hirohito

    • B. 

      Adolph Hitler

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Benito Mussolini

  • 5. 
    Why did the Japanese surrender to the Allies?
    • A. 

      They lost the battle of Midway

    • B. 

      Most of the Japanese had already been sent to interment camps

    • C. 

      Two cities in Japan had been destroyed by atomic bomb blasts

    • D. 

      Most people were ready to surrender since Germany had given up and left the war

  • 6. 
    What are the years for WWII? (War beginning to end)
    • A. 

      1939-1945

    • B. 

      1941-1945

    • C. 

      1940-1945

    • D. 

      1939-1941

  • 7. 
    What was the main reason the US entered WWII?
    • A. 

      Churchill needed help to keep the Germans out of his nation, so he asked FDR for help

    • B. 

      France wanted help for food and aid from the US

    • C. 

      Island hopping destroyed all the US ships in the Pacific

    • D. 

      The Japanese attacked the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor

  • 8. 
    The success of the Manhattan Project...
    • A. 

      Convinced the Japanese to develop new war strategies

    • B. 

      Helped the Allies to move into Japan

    • C. 

      Proved disastrous in the Pacific

    • D. 

      Helped to end the war

  • 9. 
    What was island hopping?
    • A. 

      A strategy used by the Allies to establish bases in the Pacific

    • B. 

      A strategy used by the Allies to establish bases in Russia

    • C. 

      A secret mission to invade Iwo Jima

    • D. 

      Secret battle plans for the war

  • 10. 
    With whom did Hitler sign an non-aggression pact with before the war began?
    • A. 

      Soviet Union

    • B. 

      US

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Poland

  • 11. 
    Why did the policy of appeasement with Hitler continue as his aggressive actions increased?
    • A. 

      Rebuilding after World War I (France and England)

    • B. 

      WWI recovery- financial and human cost high

    • C. 

      Great Depression Recovery

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Why was the action of D-Day important to the Allies?
    • A. 

      US forces fought for the first time in Europe

    • B. 

      Allied forces in combined effort invaded the beaches at Normandy, France and overran the German positions and then eventually took back the nation of France for the Allies

    • C. 

      The Battle of the Bulge began after the invasion

    • D. 

      Axis powers won the battle and Eisenhower was fired for the costly mistake and lost lives of American soldiers

  • 13. 
    Which one of the following does not belong as a lasting impact of WWII?
    • A. 

      In 1948 the nation of Israel was created out the area known as Palestine

    • B. 

      The US army desegregates the military in 1948- ordered by President Truman

    • C. 

      The Cold War begins between US and Soviet Union

    • D. 

      US remains isolationists after the war

  • 14. 
    The rise of powerful dictators in Europe would be a cause of WWII.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which statement best describes the Soviet Union and the US at the end of WWII?
    • A. 

      The US was more influential with other nations because it belonged to international organizations

    • B. 

      The US was less able to defend its borders because its troops were stationed around the world

    • C. 

      The US was more prosperous because it could more easily transition to a peacetime economy

    • D. 

      The US was more vulnerable because of damage suffered at its international military installations

  • 16. 
    Anne Frank would have been considered a refugee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which part of the UN is charged with maintaining peace and security among countries?
    • A. 

      General Assembly

    • B. 

      Security Council

    • C. 

      Trusteeship Council

    • D. 

      International Court of Justice

  • 18. 
    Yalta Conference settled all the issues at the end of WWII.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Yalta Conference divided Germany into 4 separate parts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Navajo Code Talkers served what important purpose in WWII?
    • A. 

      They were able to send coded messages on the front lines in the Pacific and the Japanese were unable to break the codes---ever

    • B. 

      They served bravely in WWII in segregated units and fought in Russia

    • C. 

      They attacked German warships in the Atlantic

    • D. 

      They helped to capture and kill Hitler in 1945

  • 21. 
    Which of the following does not describe the passage of the Nuremberg Laws?
    • A. 

      Took away the rights of all German citizens

    • B. 

      Took away the rights of Jews living in Germany in 1935

    • C. 

      Created discrminination towards the Jews living in Germany

    • D. 

      Many businesses closed under this legislation, Jews lost jobs

  • 22. 
    Hilter created what type of government in 1933 (Germany)?
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Totalitarian (dictatorship)

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 23. 
    Censorship, mass arrests, and the use of secret police force are the most common characteristics of what type of government structure?
    • A. 

      Parliamentary democracy

    • B. 

      Republics

    • C. 

      Totalitarian regimes

    • D. 

      Constitutional monarchies

  • 24. 
    In modern day nations, what characteristic typically leads to human rights violations? 
    • A. 

      Nations where freedoms of the press exists

    • B. 

      Nations where the government is limited by law

    • C. 

      Nations where leaders have absolute control

    • D. 

      Nations where a government has a mutli-party system

  • 25. 
    Read the following statement:  "To regain Germany's power, we should not ask how we can create arms. Instead, we should ask how we can create a spirit that enables Germans to bear arms... The primary problem of re-establishing our nation's political power lies in reviving national self preservation." - Adolph Hitler 1924 Mein Kampf Which characteristic is more important according to Hitler?  
    • A. 

      The rise of militarism

    • B. 

      The rise of nationalism

    • C. 

      The use of propaganda

    • D. 

      The use of economic resources

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