Alliances and Expansions During World War II


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Why was the Anti-Comintern Pact formed?

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

2. Which is NOT true of the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess your knowledge of events leading to and during World War II and the roles some countries played in the conflict with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include which countries formed alliances and what countries invaded others during this time.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the anti-communist alliance between Germany and Japan
  • What the word 'Anschluss' refers to
  • Facts about the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
  • What country invaded China in 1937
  • The ability to recognize facts about WWII alliances and expansions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about pacts and invasions that formed alliances and led to expansions during WWII
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main events, such as the Anti-Comintern Pact and the Sudeten Crisis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which countries joined together to become the Allies and which formed the Axis Powers

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical subject, review the accompanying lesson on Alliances and Expansions During World War II. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the pacts between Germany and Italy and Germany and Japan during the 1930s
  • Detail the pact between Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939 and Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941
  • Explain the formation of the Allies and the Axis Powers
  • Provide information about invasions by Germany, Japan and Italy into neighboring countries