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					                                           Multiple-Choice Quiz
1. All of the following are causes of World War II except the Treaty of Versailles aggressive action by Germany
         a. the assassination of the archduke of Austria-Hungary
         b. The United States did not join the League of Nations because
         c. many did not believe that the League had the ability to prevent war
         d. the League provided no armed forces

2. The League required a unanimous vote in order for any action to take place
        a. many did not believe that the League had the ability to prevent war
        b. the League provided no armed forces
        c. the League required a unanimous vote in order for any action to take place
        d. all of the above

3. In the 1930s, the policy of appeasement was adhered to by many Western European leaders in the hopes of
avoiding war
          a. avoiding war
          b. gaining more territory
          c. gaining admittance into the League of Nations
          d. all of the above

4. The Treaty of Versailles
         a. stripped Germany of its overseas colonies
         b. forced Germany to drastically reduce the size of its military
         c. created a demilitarized zone west of the Rhineland
         d. all of the above

5. Which heading would best complete the outline below?
                   a. Extreme Nationalism
                   b. Use of Violence Against the Opposition
                   c. Glorification of the State
a) Causes of World War II
b) The Rise of Fascism
c) Provisions of the League of Nations
d) The United States Between Wars

6. Following World War I, both Italy and Germany followed policies of isolation
        a. experienced economic recovery
        b. looked to new leaders for political and economic stability
        c. sought alliances with the United States
        d. followed policies of isolation

7. Which event led to a formal declaration of war?
        a. the Munich Conference
        b. Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia
        c. Germany’s invasion of Poland
        d. the Spanish Civil War

8. In the 1930s, Japan’s foreign policy emphasized
         a. isolation
         b. empire building
         c. the peaceful settlement of disagreements
         d. none of the above

9. Following World War I, the United States
        a. sought a secret alliance with the Soviet Union
        b. attempted to remain neutral in world affairs
        c. provided aid for Italy and Japan in their post-war recovery efforts
        d. none of the above
10. The Munich Conference
        a. granted Germany control over the Sudentland
        b. was an example of appeasement
        c. was deemed a success by Prime Minister Chamberlain
        d. all of the above

11. The following events are associated with which country?
         • Empire Building
         • Invasion of Manchuria
         • Rape of Nanking
a. Italy
b. Germany
c. China
d. Japan

12. During the Battle of Britain,
        a. Hitler hoped to disable the British Royal Air force
        b. Germany targeted many of England’s biggest cities
        c. civilians were targeted
        d. all of the above

13. In 1941, Hitler violated the non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union when he
         a. attacked Great Britain
         b. asked for the Soviet Union’s help in attacking the United States
         c. began Operation Barbarossa
         d. took complete control of Poland

14. The United States entered World War II
        a. following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
        b. on the side of the Allies
        c. in 1941
        d. all of the above

15. The goal of the D-Day Invasion for the Allies was
         a. to land in Normandy and regain control of France
         b. to send additional forces into the Soviet Union
         c. to force Italy to surrender
         d. to gain control of Japan

16. Which event signaled the end of the war in the Pacific?
       a. the raising of the American flag over Iwo Jima
       b. the loss of the Philippines to the Japanese
       c. the unconditional surrender of the emperor
       d. the defeat of Germany

17. “Total war” means
        a. the complete destruction of a nation
        b. all nations of the world are involved
        c. that everyone wins
        d. that a country has devoted all aspects of their society to the war effort
18. Women contributed to the war effort by
        a. rationing food
        b. growing victory gardens
        c. working in factories
        d. all of the above

19. Propaganda
        a. was used by nations to spread information in the hopes of advancing themselves and their causes to damage the
        opposing nation
        b. was often in the form of posters
        c. was used by both sides during the war
        d. all of the above
                                    Discussion Questions
1) Was World War II inevitable?

2) What role did technology play in this war?

3) Compare the postwar agreements of World War I with World War II. What are
the similarities? Differences?

4) What was the legacy of World War II?

5) What strategies did Hitler and the Nazi party use to seize power?

6) In what ways was the Nazi persecution of the Jews modeled on ancient and medieval anti-
Semitism? In what ways did the Nazis take anti-Semitism to a new extreme?

7) What roles did the Nazi government and German technology play in the Holocaust? For
example, think of the use of law, police and para-military forces, and the processes used to
deport and murder Jews.

8) What social, moral, or political lesson have you learned from your study of the Holocaust?
Are there other lessons you have learned as well?

9) The Holocaust occurred in stages, beginning with discriminatory laws and progressing
through deportation, ghettos, mass execution by Einsatzgruppen and ultimately, the death camps.
Could the Holocaust have been stopped? If so, when? What should it have taken to prevent the
                                      Related Web Sites
BBC: World War Two
• This comprehensive website features articles, stories, pictures, and maps detailing
the events of World War II.
• Excellent resource for background information
• Clicking on the “Kids” section brings you to a series of interactive pages on
children in World War II.

Dr. Seuss Went to War
• Hosted by the Mandeville Special Collections Library, a part of the University of
California at San Diego
• Well-organized and user friendly
• Following a brief introduction, users can search for Dr. Seuss cartoons by year.

National Archives Administration
• The National Archives provides records of what government has done.
• The site is searchable by topic and also features lesson plans that include
worksheets on how to use and understand documents.

World War II Timeline
• Created by a history professor at the University of California at San Diego
• The timeline runs from 1917 to 1945.
• Includes pictures, maps, and documents, as well as links to music and newsreels

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