WWII - Chapter 16

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World War II Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Great Britain and France entered World War II because of the invasion of
    • A. 

      Czechoslovakia

    • B. 

      Finland

    • C. 

      Denmark and Norway

    • D. 

      The Baltic States

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The German blitzkrieg was a military stratefy that depended on what advantage?
    • A. 

      A system of fortifications

    • B. 

      "out-waiting" the enemy

    • C. 

      Surprise and overwhelming force

    • D. 

      Ability to make a long, steady advance

  • 3. 
    The Atlantic Charter was a declaration of the right to freedom of
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Speech

    • C. 

      The skies

    • D. 

      Economic self-determination

  • 4. 
    What was the significance of the Atlantic Charter both during and after the war?
    • A. 

      It was signed in the Atlantic where the US navy would soon enter an undeclared naval war with Germany

    • B. 

      It established an alliance between Great Britain and the US to oversee postwar peace

    • C. 

      It upheld rights of free trade and choice of government, and it became the plan for postwar peace

    • D. 

      It cut off trade with Axis Powers and established trade embargoes for the postwar era

  • 5. 
    Following the US's entry into WWII, American and British leaders decided that their hightest priority would be to
    • A. 

      Recapture Pacific possessions lost to the Japanese

    • B. 

      Invade Europe and defeat Germany

    • C. 

      Send armies to the Russian front to help the Soviet Union

    • D. 

      Strike directly at the Japanese homelands

  • 6. 
    What did the Allies' strategy of "island-hoping" in the Pacific involve?
    • A. 

      Attacks on all Japanese-held islands

    • B. 

      Attacks on all islands within 500 miles of Japan

    • C. 

      Attacks only on islands that were not well-defended

    • D. 

      Attacks only on islands that were Japanese strongholds

  • 7. 
    How did the Japanese try to build a Pacific empire?
    • A. 

      By attacking Pearl Harbor in a surprise raid

    • B. 

      By taking over US, British, and French territories

    • C. 

      By convincing native peoples to save "Asia for the Asians"

    • D. 

      By sponsoring Communist overthrow of colonial governments

  • 8. 
    Who went on the Bataan Death March, and why?
    • A. 

      Japanese soldiers, because they refused to surrender

    • B. 

      Allied prisoners of war, because the Japanese forced them to

    • C. 

      Allied soldiers -- it was essential to the success of the "island-hopping" strategy

    • D. 

      Chinese civilians -- they were forced off their land by the Japanese invasion

  • 9. 
    Which of the following did Stalin repeatedly urge Churchill and Roosevelt to do in order to relieve German pressure on Soviet armies?
    • A. 

      Invade Italy

    • B. 

      Invade France

    • C. 

      Invade Germany

    • D. 

      Use atomic bombs

  • 10. 
    Which of the following battles marked the final German offensive?
    • A. 

      Battle of the Bulge

    • B. 

      Battle of Stalingrad

    • C. 

      Battle of Leyte Gulf

    • D. 

      Battle of El Alamein

  • 11. 
    The economic recovery of Japan following WWII focused primarily on
    • A. 

      Rebuilding its military and weapons capabilities

    • B. 

      Exporting raw materials in exchange for consumer goods

    • C. 

      Developing an agricultural economy and marine resources

    • D. 

      Developing industry and an export economy