WWII Crash Course Quiz

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    1. What was the US policy with Latin America called?

    The US policy with Latin America was called the Good Neighbor Policy. This policy was implemented in the 1930s to improve diplomatic relations between the United States and Latin American countries. It aimed to promote non-intervention and mutual respect, emphasizing cooperation and economic assistance instead of military intervention. The Good Neighbor Policy marked a shift away from previous US interventions in the region and was intended to foster better relations and cooperation between the United States and its Latin American neighbors.

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    The ______ acts banned the sale of arms to “belligerents.” 

    The term "neutrality" refers to a state of non-involvement or impartiality in a conflict between two or more parties. In this context, the "acts" mentioned in the question are likely referring to laws or regulations that prohibit the sale of weapons to countries or groups involved in a war or conflict. These acts aim to maintain a neutral stance and prevent any direct support or involvement in the conflict by restricting the sale of arms to belligerents.

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    In 1940 Congress allowed ___ & ____ sales to other countries. Countries had to pay cash for the goods and use their own transportation to carry the goods.

    In 1940, Congress allowed cash carry, cash and carry, and cash & carry sales to other countries. This policy required countries to pay cash for the goods and use their own transportation to carry the goods.

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    1. Pearl Harbor happened on what date?

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    US strategy in the Pacific involved taking Japanese controlled islands in order to establish overlapping bases until Japan was in range of American Bombers.

    The correct answer is "Island Hopping." This strategy involved the gradual capture of Japanese-controlled islands in the Pacific in order to establish a chain of overlapping bases. By doing so, the United States aimed to bring Japan within range of American bombers, weakening their defenses and ultimately leading to the defeat of Japan.

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    What was the largest military operation ever mounted called?

    The correct answer is Operation Overlord. Operation Overlord was the largest military operation ever mounted and it was the codename for the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. D-Day is often used as a synonym for the invasion but it specifically refers to the day the operation began, which was June 6, 1944.

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    What country captured Berlin?

    During World War II, the Soviet Union, also known as the USSR, captured Berlin. As part of the Allied forces, the Soviet army launched a massive offensive against Nazi Germany and successfully entered Berlin in April 1945. The capture of Berlin by the Soviet Union marked a major turning point in the war and ultimately led to the downfall of Hitler's regime.

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    What day did World War II end in Europe?

    World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945. This date is commonly known as V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) and marks the surrender of Germany to the Allied forces. May 7, 1945, is also significant as it is the day when the German High Command signed the unconditional surrender documents, but the official acceptance of the surrender took place on May 8, 1945.

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    Japan surrendered because of _________ dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

    Japan surrendered because of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The devastating impact of these bombings, which caused immense destruction and loss of life, forced Japan to realize the futility of continuing the war. The bombings not only demonstrated the overwhelming power of the atomic bombs but also signified the beginning of a new era in warfare. The destruction caused by the atomic bombs left Japan with no choice but to surrender, ultimately leading to the end of World War II.

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    The code name for developing an atomic bomb in the United States was ____. 

    The correct answer is "Manhattan Project" or "manhattan project". The Manhattan Project was the code name for the top-secret research and development project that took place during World War II in the United States. Its goal was to develop the first atomic bomb. The project involved many scientists, engineers, and military personnel working together to harness the power of nuclear energy. The successful completion of the Manhattan Project led to the creation of the atomic bombs that were later dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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