World War II: The Start of the Second World War


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What was the conclusion of the Nye Committee?

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1. Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?


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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The myriad causes leading to the Second World War were the result of several conditions that had spread throughout Europe and to other parts of the globe. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson have been designed to help you learn about the various reasons that many of the great powers in the world went to war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Britain and France's declaration of war
  • Hitler and the Treaty of Versailles
  • Catalyst for the U.S.'s entrance into WWII

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related U.S. history lesson
  • Defining key historical concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Nye Committee and Pearl Harbor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of the war

Additional Learning

Spend time reviewing the lesson titled World War II: The Start of the Second World War so that you can be sure that you have learned all vital information. These objectives are addressed in detail:

  • Follow a timeline of events
  • Discover why European nations declared war
  • Understand what led to U.S. involvement in the war
  • Identify specific actions that led Germany towards another war