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  • 1. WWIIPretest
  • 2. 1.When was WWII fought? 2.What caused US to join WWII? 3.Who was President of the US during WWII 4.When you think of WWII what do you think of? • One of 36 1939-1945 • 16 of 36 said Pearl Harbor • 1 said FDR--others ranged from George Washington to George Bush • violence 22; Iraq 2; generals riding horses
  • 3. 1. Read the descriptions below: • promoted extreme nationalism and racism • called for territorial expansion to create "living space" • abolished civil liberties • forcibly eliminated all opposition Which government does this list best describe? A. the fascist government of Italy B. the Nazi government of Germany C. the militarist government of Japan D. the communist government of the USSR 2. The cartoon at right was created in response to the signing of the Munich Pact in 1938. Which of the following best reflects the cartoonist's point of view toward this event? A. Hitler's promises are not worth much. B. Hitler can be trusted to keep his word. C. Appeasement is the way to deal with Hitler. D. Keeping peace with Hitler is worth any price.
  • 4. 3. Which of these events caused Great Britain and France to declare war against Germany? A. Germany's seizure of the Sudetenland B. Germany's political union with Austria C. Germany's occupation of the Rhineland D. Germany's invasion of neighboring Poland 4. On December 7, 1941, President Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of war. Which of these events led to this request? A. Germany's lightning war that ended with the fall of France B. Stalin's agreement to sign a nonaggression pact with Hitler C. Japan's surprise attack on a U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor D. Churchill's desperate need for help in the Battle of Britain 5. Which of these allowed the United States to send "all aid short of war" to Britain despite its status as a neutral nation early in World War II? A. Atlantic Charter B. Double V campaign C. Lend-Lease Act D. Selective Training and Service Act 6. How did the federal government try to curb public consumption of food and fuel during World War II? A. by encouraging people to buy war bonds B. by establishing a system of price controls C. by encouraging people to plant victory gardens D. by establishing a system of rationing
  • 5. 7. Which of these groups was targeted by white mobs in the Zoot Suit Riots? A. African American migrants B. Jewish American servicemen C. Mexican American teenagers D. German American enemy aliens 8. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. What was this event called? A. D-Day B. V-E Day C. Battle of the Bulge D. Battle of the Atlantic 9. What did Nazis decide was the "final solution" to the "Jewish question"? A. deporting Jews to North Africa B. confining Jews to urban ghettos C. exterminating Jews in death camps D. encouraging Jews to emigrate to the United States 10. Which of the following military options did the Allies choose in the Pacific war? A. launch a massive invasion of the Japanese islands from China B. limit Japan's expansion but do little more until the war in Europe is won C. build bases in the Aleutian Islands from which to launch an air war against Japan D. follow a leapfrogging campaign to secure bases leading across the ocean to Japan
  • 6. 11. What prompted Japan to surrender to the Allies on August 14, 1945? A. the Doolittle raid on the city of Tokyo B. the fire bombing of major Japanese cities C. the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki D. the loss of more than 100,000 troops in the Battle of Okinawa 12. Which of these organizations was created after World War II to, "reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small." A. World Bank B. United Nations C. League of Nations D. International Monetary Fund 13. Which of these statements best describes how the Allies dealt with Japan after World War II? A. The Japanese islands were divided among the Allies to rule as mandates. B. The Japanese were forced to make crippling reparations payments to the Allies. C. The Allies helped restore the emperor to power as the constitutional ruler of Japan. D. The Allies helped Japan rebuild its economy and establish a democratic government. 14. Which of the following helped over 2 million U.S. veterans attend college after World War II? A. World Bank B. GI Bill of Rights C. Manhattan Project D. War Production Board
  • 7. 15. Which of these statements best describes the situation after World War II of many women who had worked in war-related industries? A. They shifted to lower-paying service jobs. B. They were eager to stop working for wages. C. They refused to give up their jobs to returning veterans. D. They competed successfully with men for jobs in heavy industries. 16. What was the name of the project to build a nuclear bomb? A. Roswell Project B. Jersey Project C. Hanford Project D. Manhattan Project 17. Incendiary, or firebombs, caused devastation and tens of thousands of civilian casualties in these cities. A. Casablanca and Tangiers B. Dresden and Tokyo C. Rotterdam on Florence D. London and Paris 18. What was the main effect of Executive Order 9066? A. the establishment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps B. the evacuation of Japanese Americans to internment camps C. the opening of centers for Jewish refugees in former army camps D. the creation of the first African American combat unit in the army air corps
  • 8. 19. This famous photograph was taken during a battle in which theater (zone) of the war? In Focus – The Atlantic Monthly
  • 9. Further Bonus Questions: 20. What was the Treaty of Versailles? What effect did it have on WWII? 21. What is Fascism? 22. Which of Hitler’s beliefs were shared by the Italians and Japanese? 23. Who led Italy in WWII? 24. What were the main alliances of WWII? Who were the members? 25. What is the best WWII movie ?
  • 10. 1. Read the descriptions below: • promoted extreme nationalism and racism • called for territorial expansion to create "living space" • abolished civil liberties • forcibly eliminated all opposition Which government does this list best describe? A. the fascist government of Italy B. the Nazi government of Germany C. the militarist government of Japan D. the communist government of the USSR 2. The cartoon at right was created in response to the signing of the Munich Pact in 1938. Which of the following best reflects the cartoonist's point of view toward this event? A. Hitler's promises are not worth much. B. Hitler can be trusted to keep his word. C. Appeasement is the way to deal with Hitler. D. Keeping peace with Hitler is worth any price. WWII Pretest
  • 11. 3. Which of these events caused Great Britain and France to declare war against Germany? A. Germany's seizure of the Sudetenland B. Germany's political union with Austria C. Germany's occupation of the Rhineland D. Germany's invasion of neighboring Poland 4. On December 7, 1941, President Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of war. Which of these events led to this request? A. Germany's lightning war that ended with the fall of France B. Stalin's agreement to sign a nonaggression pact with Hitler C. Japan's surprise attack on a U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor D. Churchill's desperate need for help in the Battle of Britain 5. Which of these allowed the United States to send "all aid short of war" to Britain despite its status as a neutral nation early in World War II? A. Atlantic Charter B. Double V campaign C. Lend-Lease Act D. Selective Training and Service Act 6. How did the federal government try to curb public consumption of food and fuel during World War II? A. by encouraging people to buy war bonds B. by establishing a system of price controls C. by encouraging people to plant victory gardens D. by establishing a system of rationing
  • 12. 7. Which of these groups was targeted by white mobs in the Zoot Suit Riots? A. African American migrants B. Jewish American servicemen C. Mexican American teenagers D. German American enemy aliens 8. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. What was this event called? A. D-Day B. V-E Day C. Battle of the Bulge D. Battle of the Atlantic 9. What did Nazis decide was the "final solution" to the "Jewish question"? A. deporting Jews to North Africa B. confining Jews to urban ghettos C. exterminating Jews in death camps D. encouraging Jews to emigrate to the United States 10. Which of the following military options did the Allies choose in the Pacific war? A. launch a massive invasion of the Japanese islands from China B. limit Japan's expansion but do little more until the war in Europe is won C. build bases in the Aleutian Islands from which to launch an air war against Japan D. follow a leapfrogging campaign to secure bases leading across the ocean to Japan
  • 13. 11. What prompted Japan to surrender to the Allies on August 14, 1945? A. the Doolittle raid on the city of Tokyo B. the fire bombing of major Japanese cities C. the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki D. the loss of more than 100,000 troops in the Battle of Okinawa 12. Which of these organizations was created after World War II to, "reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small." A. World Bank B. United Nations C. League of Nations D. International Monetary Fund 13. Which of these statements best describes how the Allies dealt with Japan after World War II? A. The Japanese islands were divided among the Allies to rule as mandates. B. The Japanese were forced to make crippling reparations payments to the Allies. C. The Allies helped restore the emperor to power as the constitutional ruler of Japan. D. The Allies helped Japan rebuild its economy and establish a democratic government. 14. Which of the following helped over 2 million U.S. veterans attend college after World War II? A. World Bank B. GI Bill of Rights C. Manhattan Project D. War Production Board
  • 14. 15. Which of these statements best describes the situation after World War II of many women who had worked in war-related industries? A. They shifted to lower-paying service jobs. B. They were eager to stop working for wages. C. They refused to give up their jobs to returning veterans. D. They competed successfully with men for jobs in heavy industries. 16. What was the name of the project to build a nuclear bomb? A. Roswell Project B. Jersey Project C. Hanford Project D. Manhattan Project 17. Incendiary, or firebombs, caused devastation and tens of thousands of civilian casualties in these cities. A. Casablanca and Tangiers B. Dresden and Tokyo C. Rotterdam on Florence D. London and Paris 18. What was the main effect of Executive Order 9066? A. the establishment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps B. the evacuation of Japanese Americans to internment camps C. the opening of centers for Jewish refugees in former army camps D. the creation of the first African American combat unit in the army air corps
  • 15. 19. This famous photograph was taken during a battle in which theater (zone) of the war? In Focus – The Atlantic Monthly
  • 16. Further Bonus Questions: 20. What was the Treaty of Versailles? What effect did it have on WWII? 21. What is Fascism? 22. Which of Hitler’s beliefs were shared by the Italians and Japanese? 23. Who led Italy in WWII? 24. What was the significance of the Munich Pact of 1938? 25. What were the main alliances of WWII? Who were the members? 26. What is the best WWII movie ?

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