World War II - Pre-Assessment
  • 1. World War II started in Europe when Germany invaded
A) Poland
B) France
C) Russia
D) Czechoslovakia
  • 2. What year did World War II begin?
A) 1945
B) 1914
C) 1929
D) 1939
  • 3. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during World War II?
A) Adolf Hitler
B) Vladimir Lenin
C) Joseph Stalin
D) Benito Mussolini
  • 4. Who was the leader of Germany during World War II?
A) Otto von Bismarck
B) Adolf Hitler
C) Joseph Stalin
D) Benito Mussolini
  • 5. Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II?
A) Winston Churchill
B) David Lloyd George
C) Woodrow Wilson
D) Margaret Thatcher
  • 6. Who was the President of the United States during most of World War II?
A) Franklin D. Roosevelt
B) Harry S. Truman
C) Woodrow Wilson
D) Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 7. A method of German warfare meaning "lightning war" that involved air raids and quick take-overs.
A) Rattenkrieg
B) Kristallnacht
C) Lebensraum
D) Blitzkrieg
  • 8. The name for the German air force during World War II
A) Panzers
B) Luftwaffe
C) Kristallnacht
D) The Blitz
  • 9. The President of the United States at the END of World War II who decided to drop the atomic bomb on Japan
A) Franklin D. Roosevelt
B) Harry S. Truman
C) Dwight D. Eisenhower
D) Woodrow Wilson
  • 10. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese unexpectedly attached the American naval fleet at __________________.
A) Virginia Beach
B) Guantanamo Bay
C) Pearl Harbor
D) Charleston Harbor
  • 11. Hitler's "Final Solution" referred to the _________________.
A) Holocaust
B) Armenian Genocide
C) Rwandan Genocide
D) Japanese Internment
  • 12. The Battle of ____________ represented Hitler's last desperate attempt to win World War II.
A) France
B) The Bulge
C) Stalingrad
D) Britain
  • 13. ____________ referred to the Pearl Harbor bombing as "a day that will live in infamy."
A) Woodrow Wilson
B) Winston Churchill
C) Franklin D. Roosevelt
D) Harry S. Truman
  • 14. The name of the Allied military strategy in the Pacific
A) Attrition warfare
B) Blitzkrieg
C) Island-hopping
D) Trench warfare
  • 15. Codename of the operation planned by General Dwight D. Eisenhower to invade France and take back Western Europe from Germany
A) Operation Overlord
B) Operation Fortitude
C) Operation Sea Lion
D) Operation Downfall
  • 16. Special nickname given to the date June 6, 1944 when the Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy France to begin their invasion.
A) VJ Day
B) D-Day
C) VE Day
D) A-Day
  • 17. A term used for Japanese suicide pilots
A) Cyclones
B) Kamikazes
C) Tsunamis
D) Geronimos
  • 18. The name of the political party in Germany lead by Hitler
A) Weimar Republic
B) Nazi Party
C) Communist Party
D) Bolshevik Party
  • 19. Special prisons used by the Nazis for political prisoners and Jews
A) Concentration Camps
B) Internment Camps
C) Gulags
D) Gestapos
  • 20. During World War II Americans placed people of _____________ descent into special Internment Camps
A) Japanese
B) German
C) Russian
D) Chinese
  • 21. Which countries were the three AXIS POWERS during World War II?
A) Germany, Italy, Soviet Union
B) Japan, China, Soviet Union
C) Japan, Germany, North Korea
D) Japan, Germany, Italy
  • 22. Which countries were the three main Allied Powers?
A) USA, Japan, Soviet Union
B) Great Britain, USA, Soviet Union
C) Great Britain, France, Germany
D) Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
  • 23. When was VE-Day (Victory in Europe)?
  • 24. When was VJ-Day (Victory in Japan)?
  • 25. Which of the two alliances is considered the victor in World War II?
A) Allied Powers
B) Axis Powers
  • 26. What was the largest concentration camp in use during the Holocaust?
A) Treblinka
B) Dachau
C) Auschwitz
D) Sobibor
  • 27. The two cities where the United States dropped atomic bombs in Japan
A) Hiroshima and Osaka
B) Yokohama and Osaka
C) Hiroshima and Nagasaki
D) Tokyo and Kyoto
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