Review of World War II Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which nations made up the Axis powers throughout most of WWII?

Question 2 2. Which American president made the decision to use atomic weapons?

Question 3 3.

In what ways did Hitler violate the Treaty of Versailles?

I. Invading Ethiopia

II. Militarizing the Rhineland

III. Signing military alliances

IV. Seizing the Sudetenland

Question 4 4. What was a kamikaze attack?

Question 5 5. Why was McArthur's surrender of the Philippines significant?

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Question 6 6. The word 'Anschluss' refers to the German annexation of which country?

Question 7 7. Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?

Question 8 8. How did the defensive capacity provided by the radar make the German Luftwaffe change their strategy?

Question 9 9. What was the conclusion of the Nye Committee?

Question 10 10. Which of the following events prompted the state of undeclared war that existed between the United States and Japan?

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Question 11 11. Why did Britain and France enter World War II?

Question 12 12. Following the Battle of Midway, the United States and its allies adopted a strategy of island hopping. How did Japanese military commanders, soldiers and pilots respond to that strategy?

Question 13 13. The Maginot Line had two main weak points: at the Franco-Belgian border and _____.

Question 14 14. In February 1945, the Allies fire-bombed the German city of Dresden. Although controversial, the destruction of the city played an important role in the Allied war effort. Why?

Question 15 15. Which of the following countries did NOT have a hand in governing German territory after World War II?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the BEST example of Chamberlain's appeasement policy?

Question 17 17. How did the outcome of the Sudetan Crisis differ from that of Anschluss?

Question 18 18. What are the dates of the holocaust?

Question 19 19. Which action prompted the United States to enter World War II?

Question 20 20. Following World War II, what strategy did the United States adopt to deal with the threat of communism?

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Question 21 21. You have been asked to give a presentation dealing with the results of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Which of the following should you mention?

Question 22 22. Which was not a group targeted by the Nazis?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements concerning the German invasion of the Soviet Union is NOT true?

Question 24 24. Which of the following reasons did NOT lead Chamberlain to pursue diplomacy with Germany?

Question 25 25. Which of the following did NOT figure into Truman's decision to drop the bombs?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is true concerning the involvement of the United States, at least initially, in fighting World War II?

Question 27 27. Which statement is true regarding the Holocaust?

Question 28 28. What was Kristallnacht?

Question 29 29. What was the Manhattan Project?

Question 30 30. Though Japan had invaded _____ earlier, they did not attack the United States until _____?

Review of World War II Chapter Exam Instructions

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