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World War II

World War II Quiz 1

QuestionAnswer
How did Hitler violate the Treaty of Versailles Stopped paying reparations, built up military and moved military into demilitarized zone
What policy did Great Britain and France use when Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles? appeasement
Why did Great Britain and France use appeasement? World War I had ended just a few years before and they wanted to avoid another war
What event started World War II? Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939
What was Hitler and Stalin's agreement regarding Poland? Germany would attack from the west and the U.S.S.R. would attack from the east and they would split it
Name the fighting tactic Germany used during World War II. blitzkrieg
What does blitzkrieg mean? lightning war
What Allied country surrendered to Germany in 1940? France
Why was Germany unsuccessful in the Battle of Britain? Great Britain had radar and was able to tell when the Germans were coming so they could prepare
Why did the Soviet Union switch alliances? they were betrayed by Hitler when Germany invaded the U.S.S.R.
What were the two alliances in World War II? Axis Powers and Allied Powers
Which alliance did Italy join in World War II? Axis Powers
Which alliance did Great Britain join in World War II? Allied Powers
Which alliance did France join in World War II? Allied Powers
Which alliance did Japan join in World War II? Axis Powers
Which alliance did Germany join in World War II? Axis Powers
The Soviet Union was originally a member of the ____ alliance Axis Powers
In 1940, the U.S.S.R. switched to the ____ alliance Allied Powers
Benito Mussolini was the leader of ___ during World War II. Italy
Hideki Tojo was the leader of ___ during World War II. Japan
Josef Stalin was the leader of ___ during World War II. Soviet Union
Winston Churchill was the leader of ___ during World War II. Great Britain
Charles DeGaulle was the leader of ___ during World War II. France
Franklin Roosevelt was the leader of ___ during World War II. The United States
Adolf Hitler was the leader of ___ during World War II. Germany
Chiang Kai-shek was the leader of ___ during World War II. China
Created by: lcarson