World War II Assessment Question Preview (ID: 59013)

Unit 6 Assessment - Georgia.

The United States became directly involved in World War II following which event?
a) Germany's attack on Britain
b) the German invasion of Poland
c) Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor
d) the sinking of the Lusitania

Which group was the MAIN target of the Nazis during the Holocaust?
a) Christians
b) Jews
c) immigrants
d) Women

Which are the BEST examples of the prominent role played by minorities in the U.S. military during World War II?
a) The Big Red One and The Spitfires
b) The Stonewall Brigade and Phillips Legion
c) The Rough Riders and the 54th Massachusetts
d) The Tuskegee Airmen and the Navajo Code talkers

Who was the powerful and ruthless leader of the Soviet Union from 1929-1953 who also ordered the Great Purge in which he had his real and imagined enemies arrested?
a) Adolf Hitler
b) Joseph Stalin
c) Vladimir Lenin
d) Benito Mussolini

Which of these is the BEST reason as to why the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941?
a) The U.S. had seized Japanese territories in Hawaii.
b) Japan wanted to retaliate for the U.S.'s assault on islands in the Pacific
c) Japan hoped to destroy the U.S.'s will and ability to fight a war.
d) American politicians had walked out on peace talks with the Japanese emperor in Tokyo.

The first atomic bomb ever dropped in warfare was dropped on the city of
a) Hiroshima.
b) Munich.
c) Nagasaki.
d) Tokyo.

In World War II, the United Kingdom and U.S. forces launched an invasion, crossing the English Channel and landing on the French coast at Normandy. This military action in 1944 is referred to as _____
a) V- Day
b) D-Day
c) VJ-Day
d) Cinco De Mayo Day

The Axis Powers in World War II included all of the following EXCEPT
a) Poland.
b) Germany
c) Italy
d) Japan

Which of these events occurred LAST?
a) Germany invades Poland.
b) Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.
c) United States drops the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
d) Soviet army defeats the German army at the Battle of Stalingrad.

The Manhattan Project was the code name for the
a) U.S. plan to invade Japan.
b) German use of jet aircraft.
c) Allied plan to invade Europe.
d) U.S. plans to make an atomic bomb.

Which U.S. President spoke these words Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
a) Harry S Truman
b) Richard Milhous Nixon
c) Dwight David Eisenhower
d) Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Who was the dictator of Germany during World War II?
a) Franz Josef
b) Adolf Hitler
c) Joseph Stalin
d) Otto von Bismarck

Why did President Harry S. Truman decide to hit the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with two atomic bombs in 1945?
a) He knew doing so would win him another term as U.S. President.
b) He wanted revenge of the Japan's use of atomic bombs on Pearl Harbor.
c) He agreed to do it because Germany was ready to use an atomic bomb on England.
d) He hoped to prevent a ground invasion of Japan and save the lives of American soldiers.

Which United States President guided the country through most of World War II?
a) Franklin D. Roosevelt
b) Lyndon Johnson
c) Harry S Truman
d) Richard Nixon

Which statement BEST describes the status of women during World War II?
a) They were not permitted to be in the military.
b) They were active on the front lines in Europe.
c) They earned as much as their male counterparts during the war.
d) They found greater employment opportunities in industrial jobs.

What was the purpose of the World War II poster of Rosie the Riveter
a) to pressure women to make their own clothes
b) to convince women to join the armed services
c) to persuade women to stay at home and care for children
d) to encourage women to work in making material for the war

Without rationing ___________________. Rationing was encouraged during WWII because there were fewer goods at home that needed to be shared fairly by all.
a) Some people might not have any goods.
b) The shelves might be fully stocked with goods.
c) Everyone might get all the supplies they wanted.
d) The store owner might have enough supplies for all.

Which of these was a major reason for the creation of the United Nations?
a) to prevent the outbreak of more world wars
b) to create a government to rule the world
c) to look after the economic conditions of colonies
d) to make sure poor nations would get richer

Which organization was created as a result of World War II?
a) The United Nations
b) The League of Nations
c) The U.S.S.R.
d) The N.A.A.C.P.

What was the main purpose of the United States in helping form the United Nations?
a) to end world hunger
b) to promote world peace
c) to stop Japanese expansion
d) to prevent Hitler from invading Britain

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