Something Difficult Questions On World War II

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Something Difficult Questions On World War II

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  • 1. 
    Short Answer: As in the First World War, Canada contributed greatly to the Allied war effort during the Second World War.  By selecting appropriate examples, prove this statement correct.
  • 2. 
    Short answer: In WW II, women became an active part of the armed forces for the first time. Assess the contribution that women made to Canada's war effort both at home and overseas.
  • 3. 
    Short Answer: World War II affected Canada in a number of important ways. Describe how the war changed Canada both domestically and in terms of international affairs.
  • 4. 
  • 5. 
    Essay: To what extent did World War I and World War II have a negative impact on Canada. 
  • 6. 
    The Canadian liberation of Holland gave the Allies the opportunity to
    • A. 

      Capture Dieppe

    • B. 

      Liberate France

    • C. 

      Bomb Germany

    • D. 

      Continue on their way to taking Germany

  • 7. 
    In World War Two, Canadians fought battles in all of the countries except
    • A. 

      A. W.

    • B. 

      B. X.

    • C. 

      C. Y.

    • D. 

      D. Z.

  • 8. 
     What does W on the map represent?
    • A. 

      A. the location of a failed invasion attempt

    • B. 

      B. a country liberated by Canadian soldiers

    • C. 

      C. an area extensively bombed by the Allies

    • D. 

      D. the first battle involving Canadian soldiers

  • 9. 
     A political cartoon of the time shows Canada as a huge goal net and three small figures (all equal size) labelled “Army”, “Air force” and “Navy” trying to guard it.  It is called the “National Nightmare” 1939 (start of war!).  What do you think this represents? See image
    • A. 

      A. Canada’s air force was much smaller than its other branches

    • B. 

      B. Canada’s armed forces were too small to defend Canada properly

    • C. 

      C. Canada’s coasts were defended by only one branch of the military

    • D. 

      D. Canada’s army was prepared for war and could defend its homeland.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following required able bodied male and female workers to register for essential war work  (Write in the letter followed by a period then the name of the act) A. War Measures Act B. Lend-Lease Act C.  Military Voters Act                                                                      D. National Resources Mobilization Act E.  National Selective Services Act F. Ogdensburg Agreement
  • 11. 
    Which of the following allowed Britain to receive war goods from Canada and the US (Write in the letter followed by a period then the name of the act) A. War Measures Act B. Lend-Lease Act C.  Military Voters Act                                                                      D. National Resources Mobilization Act E.  National Selective Services Act F. Ogdensburg Agreement
  • 12. 
    Which of the following allows government to suspend civil liberties in times of national emergency (Write in the letter followed by a period then the name of the act) A. War Measures Act B. Lend-Lease Act C.  Military Voters Act                                                                      D. National Resources Mobilization Act E.  National Selective Services Act F. Ogdensburg Agreement
  • 13. 
    Which of the following required adult males to register for military service within Canada (Write in the letter followed by a period then the name of the act) A. War Measures Act B. Lend-Lease Act C.  Military Voters Act                                                                      D. National Resources Mobilization Act E.  National Selective Services Act F. Ogdensburg Agreement
  • 14. 
    Which of the following was a military alliance between Canada and U.S., which established the Permanent Joint Board of Defence? (Write in the letter followed by a period then the name of the act) A. War Measures Act B. Lend-Lease Act C.  Military Voters Act                                                                      D. National Resources Mobilization Act E.  National Selective Services Act F. Ogdensburg Agreement
  • 15. 
    When did D-Day occur?
    • A. 

      June 5, 1944

    • B. 

      June 6, 1944

    • C. 

      May 8, 1945

    • D. 

      August 12, 1945

  • 16. 
    By 1945, the Germans had murdered more than six million Jews, Roma Gypsies, Slavs, and other people considered inferior, in what became known as the
    • A. 

      Final Solution

    • B. 

      Holocaust

    • C. 

      Nuremberg Plan

    • D. 

      Jewish Solution

  • 17. 
    The Canadian involvement in the defense of Hong Kong can best be described as being a
    • A. 

      Victory.

    • B. 

      Draw.

    • C. 

      Stalemate.

    • D. 

      Disaster.

  • 18. 
    Which term describes Canada’s foreign policy during the 1930s?
    • A. 

      Socialist

    • B. 

      Militarist

    • C. 

      Isolationist

    • D. 

      Imperialist

  • 19. 
    The St. Louis incident and the many signs on factory doors, which stated “No Jews allowed” are examples
    • A. 

      Racial intolerance

    • B. 

      Anti-Semitism.

    • C. 

      Civil disobedience.

    • D. 

      Poor government practices.

  • 20. 
    With which two counties was Canada allied at the outbreak of World War II?
    • A. 

      France and Britain

    • B. 

      Italy and Germany

    • C. 

      United States and France

    • D. 

      United States and Britain

  • 21. 
    Use the following statement to answer question 8. The Allies had two advantages.  The first was sheer numbers.  The second was that they managed to keep details of the landing a secret from the Germans. To what military invasion does this statement refer?
    • A. 

      Sicily

    • B. 

      Ortona

    • C. 

      Dieppe

    • D. 

      Normandy

  • 22. 
    In 1939, why did Canada declare war on Germany one week after Great Britain?
    • A. 

      Canadian armed forces training was incomplete.

    • B. 

      Germany had yet to launch an attack on Great Britain.

    • C. 

      The United States had not yet declared its position on the war.

    • D. 

      The House of Commons had to vote on whether Canada should participate.

  • 23. 
    Which quotation is associated with the decline in voluntary enlistment in Canada during World War Two?
    • A. 

      “You can help to win the war against fascism.”

    • B. 

      “Conscientious objectors deserve the white feather!”

    • C. 

      “Give us the vote of confidence, join in the campaign.”

    • D. 

      “Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary.”

  • 24. 
    Which of the following convinced the Canadian government an attack on Canada by Japan was probable?
    • A. 

      The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      Evidence of Japanese spying in Canada

    • C. 

      Japan’s military alliance with Germany

    • D. 

      Capture of Canadians in Hong Kong by the Japanese

  • 25. 
    What WWII battle does this description match? Canadian troops surrendered on Christmas                                     Day only to endure mistreatement in prison camps. December, 1941 a. Dieppe b. Holland c. Ortona d. Dresden e. Normandy f. Hong Kong