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World War II Test

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
Why did the U.S. enter WWII? Japan attacked Pearl Harbor
Why did the U.S. remain neutral when WWII began? they chose to follow isolationism
When did the U.S. become involved in WWII? December 7, 1941
How did the U.S. help the Allied Powers at the beginning of the war? Lend-Lease Act
Why was Japan upset with the U.S.? the U.S. stopped selling them supplies
Which alliance did the U.S. join in WWII? Allied Powers
Why did Japan choose Pearl Harbor? it was a U.S. naval base and many large battleships were stationed there
What were the two fronts in WWII called? European and Pacific Theaters
Explain the island-hopping plan the Allied Powers would move from island to island in the Pacific, slowly gaining back territory that had been taken by Japan
What was the turning point in the Pacific Theater? Battle of Midway
What was the turning point in the European Theater? D-Day
Which Axis country surrendered in 1943? Italy
How was fighting in Europe different from fighting in the Pacific? in the European Theater there were land and air battles using tanks and airplanes, in the Pacific Theater there were mostly water battles using ships and airplanes
When did Germany surrender? May 7, 1945
Why did Truman decide to use the atomic bomb? to save American lives that would be lost in an invasion of Japan
Where was the first atomic bomb dropped? Hiroshima
Where was the second atomic bomb dropped? Nagasaki
When did Japan surrender? September 2, 1945
Which side won WWII? Allied Powers
What was the final solution? a plan of genocide to rid the world of the Jews
What happened in Nuremberg, Germany? war crimes trials to hold the Nazis responsible for crimes against humanity related to the Holocaust
How were civilians affected by WWII? more civilians died than soldiers
What does it mean when a country is occupied the military of one country is in control of another country
What happened on VE Day? Germany surrendered
What happened on VJ Day? Japan surrendered
What is the United Nations? a worldwide peacekeeping organization formed after World War II
When did the Holocaust happen? during World War II
Who was involved in the Holocaust? the Nazis targeted Jews and other groups such as gypsies, slavs, homosexuals, and people with mental or physical disabilities
Why was Douglas MacArthur important? he was the U.S. commander in the Pacific Theater who oversaw the island hopping plan
Why was Dwight D. Eisenhower important? he was the U.S. commander in the European Theater who oversaw the D-Day invasion
Why was Franklin Roosevelt important? he was president of the U.S. for most of WWII
Why was Harry S Truman important? he was president of the U.S. after Roosevelt died and made the decision to use the atomic bombs on Japan
Define isolationism closing itself off from the rest of the world
Define turning point an event that changes the outcome of a situation
Define front location of fighting
Define neutral not on either side
Define genocide killing an entire race of people
Define civilian a person who is not in the military
Which two countries were occupied after World War II? Germany and Japan
Created by: lcarson