USSR Involvement in World War II


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What country did the Soviet Union invade in what has become known as the 'Winter War?'

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1. What Soviet ruler signed the non-agression pact with Adolf Hitler?

2. When did Germany surprise the Soviet Union by invading the communist nation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this printable worksheet and interactive quiz can give you a solid foundation on which to build an understanding of the significant role played by the USSR in World War II. Topics covered include Soviet and German battle movements and the leadership of the two nations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Actions of the USSR following the German defeat
  • The USSR's foe in the 'Winter War'
  • The pivotal battle on the eastern front
  • Hitler's fellow signatory to a non-aggression pact
  • The year and month Germany launched an invasion of the USSR

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Soviet Union's role in World War II
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the nature of the participation of the USSR in World War II and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Germany's relationship with the Soviet Union during World War II

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Soviet Union during the Second World War, read the accompanying lesson entitled USSR Involvement in World War II. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Comment on the development of the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s
  • Discover why it would seem that Germany and the Soviet Union would be natural-born antagonists during the 1930s
  • Discuss the motivation for and results of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
  • Explain the importance and significance of the Battle of Stalingrad
  • Offer an opinion as to one of the causes of the Cold War