WWII Check In 1 Review 2018

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  • 1. 
    Who admired Mussolini the most?
    • A. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • B. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • C. 

      Kaiser Wilhelm II

    • D. 

      Mao Zedong

    • E. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 2. 
    What is another name for the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party?
    • A. 

      Fascist Party

    • B. 

      Nazi Party

    • C. 

      Totalitarian Party

    • D. 

      Non-Aggression Party

  • 3. 
    What are the years for WWII? (War beginning to end)
    • A. 

      1939-1945

    • B. 

      1941-1945

    • C. 

      1940-1945

    • D. 

      1939-1941

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    What was island hopping?
    • A. 

      A strategy used by the Allies to establish bases/retake islands in the Pacific

    • B. 

      A strategy used by the Allies to establish bases/retake Russia

    • C. 

      A secret mission to invade Iwo Jima

    • D. 

      Secret battle plans for the war

  • 6. 
    With whom did Hitler sign an non-aggression pact with before the war began?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      US

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Poland

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    Germany took most of the blame for WWI.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    WWII began with the German invasion of France.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The rise of powerful dictators in Europe would be a cause of WWII.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What event is best described by the political cartoon?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Versailles not being approved by the US

    • B. 

      End of WWI

    • C. 

      Beginning of WWII

    • D. 

      Treaty of Paris

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    It was a goal of Hitler to disperse (spread out) the German speaking peoples of Europe into different nations before 1939.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Hilter created what type of government in 1933 (Germany)?
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Totalitarian (dictatorship)

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a component of Fascism? 
    • A. 

      Extreme nationalism

    • B. 

      Dictatorship/totalitarian government

    • C. 

      Democracy with capitalist economy

    • D. 

      Use of violence and terror in order to get desired results

  • 17. 
    Mein Kampf was Hitler's autobiography in which he gave blame to the Jews for the problems of the German economy/government. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    What would be one main reason why the Fascist government of Mussolini and Hitler came to power in Italy and Germany? 
    • A. 

      Both nations were threatened by the US

    • B. 

      Both nations supported civil liberties for all

    • C. 

      Both nations failed to join the League of Nations

    • D. 

      Both nations faced economic and political difficulties

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    Emperor Hirohito allowed Japan's military to guide key decision making throughout WWII. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    Over 20 million people were injured/killed under Stalin's leadership in the Soviet Union.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    "Democracy has disappeared in several other great nations, not because the people of those nations dislike democracy, but because they have grown tired of unemployment and insecurity, of government weakness, finally, in desperation, they have chosen to sacrifice liberty, ....in hope of getting something to eat. We in America, know that our own democratic institutions, can be preserved and made to work. But in order to preserve them, we need to act together to meet the problems of the nation boldly and to prove that the practical operation of democratic government is equal to the task of protecting the security of the people. History proves that dictatorships do not grow out of strong successful governments but out of weak and helpless ones. "            Franklin D. Roosevelt (Fireside Chats April 14, 1938) According to FDR, what is the main reason why democracy has disappeared from some nations? 
    • A. 

      Lack of food, economic crisis

    • B. 

      Rise of powerful leaders

    • C. 

      People desired change in government

    • D. 

      Dictatorships are more powerful governments

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