The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies


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Why was Gen MacArthurs abandonment of the Philippines significant?

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1. Why was the Battle of Midway so pivotal to the war in the Pacific?

2. Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the key battles in the Pacific theater during WWII. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the occasion during which the famous line, 'I shall return' was spoken and the importance of the Battle of Midway.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Goal of island hopping
  • Turning point in the Pacific theater

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 the key battles in the Pacific theater in WWII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the strategic moves against Japan
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the Manhattan Project

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. the Allies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize the plight of American POWs
  • Understand the impact of the Doolittle Raid
  • Know the outcome of MacArthur's efforts in the Philippines
  • Identify the events that preceded the bombing of Pearl Harbor