World War II History : Hardest Test! Trivia Quiz

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World War II History : Hardest Test! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In 1940, Japan was forced to decide which it needed more
    • A. 

      Indochina’s raw materials or U.S. oil and scrap iron.

    • B. 

      Russian support or Indonesia’s protection.

    • C. 

      U.S. raw materials or Saudi oil.

    • D. 

      Industrialization or more factories.

  • 2. 
    Hitler was confident that the Western states who had signed the Treaty of Versailles would
    • A. 

      Not use force to maintain it.

    • B. 

      Mobilize their military to eforce it.

    • C. 

      Be concerned about Italy's expansion into Africa.

    • D. 

      Fear Germany more than Stalin.

  • 3. 
    Hitler planned to conquer the Soviet Union in order to
    • A. 

      Secure an overland route to Japan.

    • B. 

      Gain access to Moscow's art treasures.

    • C. 

      Pursue Soviet jews.

    • D. 

      Secure land and Slavic slaves to strengthen the Reich.

  • 4. 
    Truman wanted to avoid an invasion of Japan because he believed that
    • A. 

      Japan’s culture would be ruined.

    • B. 

      Japanese losses would be heavy.

    • C. 

      The Japanese would use the atomic bomb.

    • D. 

      Americans would suffer heavy losses.

  • 5. 
    Which country was referred to as the "soft underbelly" of Europe by Winston Churchill?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 6. 
    At the beginning of 1943, the Allies agreed to seek from the Axis Powers nothing short of
    • A. 

      The return of Poland.

    • B. 

      League of Nations mandates.

    • C. 

      An apology in writing.

    • D. 

      Unconditional surrender.

  • 7. 
    After 1941, Germany ruled some areas like Poland through direct annexation, but most of occupied Europe was run by German officials with
    • A. 

      Large offices.

    • B. 

      Help from the Allies.

    • C. 

      Local collaborators.

    • D. 

      Italian helpers.

  • 8. 
    Japan had conquered Southeast Asia during World War II using the slogan
    • A. 

      “Asia for the Asiatics.”

    • B. 

      “Colonialism is God’s will.”

    • C. 

      “Rice for every worker.”

    • D. 

      “Slavery is freedom.”

  • 9. 
    The victims of the Holocaust included large numbers of all of the following groups EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Jews

    • B. 

      Slavic people

    • C. 

      Gypsies

    • D. 

      Italians

  • 10. 
    Foreign diplomats tried to save Jews by
    • A. 

      Issuing work permits.

    • B. 

      Issuing exit visas.

    • C. 

      Challenging Hitler.

    • D. 

      Closing consulates.

  • 11. 
    At Yalta, the Big Three—the USSR, the United States, and Great Britain—all insisted that
    • A. 

      Germany surrender unconditionally.

    • B. 

      Germany rebuild its military.

    • C. 

      Russia give up communism.

    • D. 

      Russia occupy all former German territories in Eastern Europe.

  • 12. 
    The Tehran Conference in 1943 set in motion a plan that would ultimately result in
    • A. 

      Europe being divided into North and South.

    • B. 

      Warfare between the West and Russia.

    • C. 

      The League of Nations.

    • D. 

      Germany being divided along a north-south line into East and West.

  • 13. 
    World War II officially began when Germany
    • A. 

      Invaded the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.

    • B. 

      Declared "Anschluss" with Austria.

    • C. 

      Invaded the Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      Invaded Poland.

  • 14. 
    The Yalta Conference resulted in the Big Three powers agreeing to
    • A. 

      Disarm.

    • B. 

      Form the United Nations.

    • C. 

      Allow the USSR to run Germany as a mandate.

    • D. 

      Use the atomic bomb against Germany.

  • 15. 
    Hitler demanded, and was given, what area in northwestern Czechoslovakia?
    • A. 

      Slovakia

    • B. 

      Danzig

    • C. 

      Serbia

    • D. 

      Sudetenland

  • 16. 
    The "Mukden Incident," which Japan used as an excuse to seize Manchuria, was
    • A. 

      An attack on a Japanese railway by Japanese soldiers disguised as Chinese.

    • B. 

      The accidental sinking of the Mongolian merchant ship Mukden by a Chinese warship.

    • C. 

      The murder of a Japanese soldier in Mukden.

    • D. 

      A labor strike by Chinese workers in a Japanese factory in Mukden.

  • 17. 
    The Battle of Stalingrad was a crushing defeat for Germany because
    • A. 

      The German army vastly outnumbered the Swiss army, and yet could not take the city.

    • B. 

      The entire German Sixth Army, considered the best of the German troops, was lost.

    • C. 

      The Soviet army then used the captured tanks and other weapons to push Germany completely out of the Soviet Union.

    • D. 

      It was the first major defeat suffered by the German army, proving they were not invincible.

  • 18. 
    The British policy of ______ contributed the Hitler's growing aggressive actions aimed at foreign countries.
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Economic sanctions

    • C. 

      Aggression

    • D. 

      Appeasement

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