The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa


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How was the Soviet Union involved in World War II?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the European fronts in WWII. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the country Germany failed to invade.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Invasion of the Soviet Union
  • Involvement of the US at the beginning of WWII
  • Soviet Union's involvement in the war

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on European fronts in WWII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Axis powers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how Germany tried to defeat England

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on European fronts in WWII. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of the war's early stages
  • Know the scope of WWII, including duration and national alliances
  • Recognize the impact of the fall of Europe
  • Define key terms such as blitzkrieg and Luftwaffe
  • Understand Hitler's error in opening the Eastern front