What is V-E Day? - Definition & Facts


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What was Dwight Eisenhower's position during V-E Day?

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1. What German was given the authority to sign the German surrender documents on V-E Day?

2. How did Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz become Hitler's rightful successor after Hitler's death?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Know you'll be asked questions on subjects like the position of Eisenhower, the aftermath of Hitler's death, and Germany's surrender.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments allow you to display your understanding of:

  • Eisenhower's position during VE Day
  • Signatory of Germany's surrender
  • Hitler's successor
  • World leader who demanded a second signing of Germany's surrender papers
  • Edward Kennedy's firing

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the surrender of Germany after WWII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Eisenhower's role during VE Day
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on why Edward Kennedy was fired and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Discover more about the details surrounding VE Day by getting help from our related lesson, What is VE Day? - Definition & Facts. Expect this lesson to dive deeper into:

  • Events leading up to the Allies' victory
  • Controversy surrounding the surrender
  • Manner in which victory was announced to the world
  • Where Germany was left after the war