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WH Mod 17 WWII

World War II

1. What war allowed the Nazis to test out new weaponry and new tactics? 2. Spanish Civil War
3. What country did Italy invade in 1935? 4. Ethiopia
5. What did the League of Nations do about Italian aggression? 6. Sanctions that had little effect
7. What does Blitzkrieg mean? 8. Lightning war
9. What was the first stage of the typical Blitzkrieg attack? 10. The Luftwaffe (air force) attacked ground targets
11. How did Hitler violate the Versailles Treaty in 1936? 12. Sent troops to the Rhineland
13. What was the name of the 1938 conference that led to Britain and France pressuring the Czechs to give up the Sudetenland? 14. Munich Conference
15. What agreement allowed Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union to invade Poland? 16. Nazi-Soviet Pact or Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
17. What was the capital city of the puppet-state Nazi Germany set up in southern France? 18. Vichy
19. In what 1940 battle did the British successfully retreat across the English Channel? 20. Dunkirk
21. What did Nazi Germany do to set up for Operation Sea Lion? 22. The Blitz (bombed British cities)
23. Why did Hitler want to invade the Soviet Union? 24. To use its natural resources for Germans
25. What stopped the German advance into Russia in 1941? 26. Winter
27. In what battle did the British stop the German advance in North Africa in 1942? 28. B. El Alamein
29. What priority did FDR, Churchill, and Stalin set in 1942? 30. Victory in Europe first
31. What did FDR and Churchill reluctantly accept at the 1943 Tehran Conference with Stalin? 32. The Soviet borders of the Nazi-Soviet Pact
33. What U.S. policy convinced Japan it was time to attack? 34. American ban on selling iron, steel, or oil to Japan
35. What U.S. strategy allowed a relentless American advance toward Japan? 36. Island-hopping
37. What do we call the pilots who flew their planes into American vessels in a suicide attack? 38. Kamikazes
39. What was the symbol of U.S. women working in factories? 40. Rosie the Riveter
41. What kept most of the remaining German air force on the ground on D-Day? 42. Allied bombing limited German fuel
43. What slowed the advance on the Western Front ensuring Soviets got to Berlin first? 44. Battle of the Bulge
45. What country had the highest casualties in World War II? 46. Soviet Union
47. What was Stalin’s goal in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II? 48. Create a buffer zone to protect Russia
49. What Western action led Stalin to increase the Russian presence in East Germany? 50. Aid in rebuilding the Western German economy
51. What was the code name for U.S atomic bomb research? 52. Manhattan Project
53. What cities were attacked with Atomic Bombs? 54. Hiroshima and Nagasaki
55. Why did Truman decide to use Atomic Bombs? 56. The belief that it would ultimately save lives
57. What doctrine held that communism should be contained to prevent its international spread? 58. Truman Doctrine
59. What international organization was founded after World War II to promote peace? 60. United Nations
Created by: Mr McNair