HISTORY 1302 – World War II started when

HISTORY 1302 – World War II started when

Subject: History / General History
World War II started when

the Germans invaded Poland.

the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

France was defeated by Germany.

the United States declared war on Japan.

England declared war on Germany after they invaded French.

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Question 21 pts

In response to Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia, the United States passed

the Hot Oil Law.

the Neutrality Acts.

the Isolationism Law.

the Anti-Immigration law.

the Nye Committee’s findings.

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Question 31 pts

In 1937, President Roosevelt announced that if a nation were to try and purchase military goods from the United States, they should expect to

pay cash for the items, and find a way to carry it back to their nation.

run into problems with German submarines.

pay a war tax, since the United States was neutral.

put a sizeable down payment on their purchases.

get a good line of credit from the United States.

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Question 41 pts

In 1939, FDR had Congress modify the Neutrality Acts to allow

France and England to send their ships to get American goods.

China to receive weaponry for free.

Allied nations to receive credit to buy American war material.

Americans to volunteer to fight the Axis for other nations.

Japan to be barred from trading with the United States.

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Question 51 pts

In 1940, FDR

convinced Stalin to switch sides and join the Allies.

declared war on Poland.

called for an increase in the U.S. military forces, so that if war came, we would be prepared.

tried to negotiate a cease-fire with Germany.

declared war on Japan.

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Question 61 pts

To assist Great Britain and their need for supplies, FDR secured an agreement to patrol more of the Atlantic in exchange for

increased British patrol of the areas infested with German U-boats.

$5 million.

British bases in the Atlantic.

an agreement to join with the United States to defeat the Japanese after Germany was defeated.

increased British attempts to stop Hitler’s massacre of the Jews in Germany.

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Question 71 pts

What decision did FDR make in September 1940 that even his wife disagreed with?

He allowed American banks to loan money to the Allies.

He called for a peacetime draft.

He escorted British ships across the Atlantic.

He declared war on Germany.

He ended segregation in the military.

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Question 81 pts

In-Depth Study from Learning Module 7: When confronted with deciding how best to use the atomic bomb, President Truman opted to:

bomb Tokyo so as to wipe out Japan’s civil and military leadership.

keep the bomb’s existence a secret from the Soviets until the weapon had been used.

bomb one city and give Japanese leaders time to react.

drop the bombs on previously undamaged cities.

stage a trial demonstration by bombing an uninhabited area so the Japanese would know what they were up against.

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Question 91 pts

What inspired FDR to set up the Manhattan Project?

He wanted to be able to provide clean, cheap energy.

Einstein warned him that the Germans were working on the same project.

He saw it as a way to get revenge on Japan for the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

He saw it as a way to scare Stalin after the war was over.

He wanted to use it against the Germans to end the war quickly.

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Question 101 pts

American isolationists in 1940 were primarily located

in the Northeast.

in the Northwest.

in the Southeast.

in the Southwest.

in the Midwest.

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Question 111 pts

To help finance the war, Congress

raised the income tax.

borrowed money from Germany.

raised tariffs.

lowered taxes so people would spend more thus generating more revenue.

passed the Revenue Act.

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Question 121 pts

In-Depth Study from Learning Module 7: Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black used each of the following arguments to justify the relocation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast except:

the relocation was not based on racial hostility.

calm hindsight is a poor judge of actions taken under extreme stress.

most Japanese Americans were deemed to be disloyal and thus a security risk.

the hardships faced by the relocated Japanese-Americans were a necessary part of the burdens of warfare borne by all citizens.

the necessity of national defense can sometimes override individual liberties.

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Question 131 pts

By the end of 1942, U.S. war production exceeded the combined output of what three nations?

Germany, Italy, Japan

Russia, England, France

Germany, Spain, Ireland

Russia, Germany, Brazil

China, Japan, Korea

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Question 141 pts

To combat inflation during World War II,

Roosevelt placed the National Recovery Administration in charge of rationing items to prevent it.

Congress established the Office of Price Administration.

Roosevelt abolished price controls.

Congress authorized more production of household goods.

American industry shifted away from war production to provide for consumer demand.

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Question 151 pts

What was a major factor in the Allies’ victory in Europe?

Spain’s switch from neutral to joining with the Allies

A two-front war

The low morale of German troops

Easy access to supplies in England

Well-maintained roads

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Question 161 pts

Upon reaching the interior of Germany, American soldiers discovered

Hitler’s experimental laboratory.

the Germans’ last ditch effort to drive the Allies back into the sea.

signs of Hitler’s nuclear program.

that the Soviets had beat them to capturing Hitler.

the Jewish concentration camps.

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Question 171 pts

In-Depth Study from Learning Module 7: Justice Frank Murphy cited each of the following in his dissent from Korematsu v. United States except:

Japanese Americans were virtually unanimous in their loyalty to the United States.

forced relocation was not only unconstitutional but racist as well.

unless martial law has been declared, the norms of civilian government should apply.

the rationale used to justify relocation was consistent with the philosophies of the dictatorships we were fighting against.

examples of individual disloyalty did not prove group guilt.

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Question 181 pts

Which of the following was not a target of Hitler’s Nazi party?






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Question 191 pts

What event helped the United States defeat the Japanese at Midway?

American submarines had discovered the flotilla and radioed Midway that they were about to be attacked.

Radar alerted the forces there to the impending invasion.

The Japanese military code had been deciphered by the Americans.

Russian intelligence provided key information about the Japanese battle fleet.

A flight of B-17s discovered the invasion force.

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Question 201 pts

The Japanese Army’s first defeat during World War II occurred at the Battle of




New Guinea.

Coral Sea.

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Question 211 pts

The process employed in the Pacific during World War II in which an island under occupation by the Japanese was ignored in favor of an island closer to the Japanese homeland was called

aggressive diplomacy.




daisy chain.

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Question 221 pts

In-Depth Study from Learning Module 7: The most famous photograph of World War II depicted:

the battleship U.S.S. Arizona exploding at Pearl Harbor.

the U.S. flag being raised at Iwo Jima.

General MacArthur wading ashore in his long-delayed return to the Philippines.

the atomic bomb blast that destroyed Hiroshima.

the signing of the Japanese surrender on the battleship U.S.S. Missouri.

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Question 231 pts

Why did the Japanese often experience such high casualty rates during World War II?

They didn’t; they rarely experienced losses more than the Americans did.

They refused to surrender.

Americans refused to accept their surrender.

They were forced to fight and did not have the heart to do so effectively.

They were barely trained and often ran into gunfire.

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Question 241 pts

The largest naval engagement in history occurred at the Battle of


Pearl Harbor.

Leyte Gulf.

Coral Sea.


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Question 251 pts

Which of the following statements is not true?

For every American killed in World War II, the Russians lost 59.

World War II was the largest and costliest war in human history.

After World War II, Stalin did not live up to the agreements he made at Yalta.

After the Second World War, the United States returned to isolationism.

After World War II, the cold war began.

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Question 261 pts

Based on Assignment 3 in Learning Module 7: Read the following statements and determine if they are TRUE or FALSE:

• (Statement A) World War II would be the most terrible war, maybe the most terrible catastrophe, in the history of humanity. Over 50 million people died, most of them civilians. Six million of them killed in a Holocaust that had no direct connection to the fighting. And over 400,000 American servicemen lost their lives as well.

• (Statement B) Henry Ford’s gigantic new plant at Willow Run, outside Detroit, an assembly line a mile long poured out B-24 bombers at a rate of a plane every 63 minutes.

• (Statement C) While out on the West Coast, the industrialist Henry J. Kaiser used women welders and Ford’s assembly line techniques to build Liberty Ships.

• (Statement D) Roosevelt believed that the German people must be compelled, this time, as opposed to the last war, to recognize their defeat and accept responsibility for the horrors their country had inflicted on the world.

• (Statement E) The ultimate weapon of strategic bombing was the B-l7 Bomber, the Flying Fortress.

Only statement D is FALSE

All of the statements are TRUE

Only statement E is TRUE

Statement A, B, and E are FALSE

All of the statements are FALSE

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Question 271 pts

As Chancellor, Hitler created a secret police force known as






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Question 281 pts

At this conference, representatives from Russia, England, and the United States proposed the division of Europe after World War II ended.



New Zealand



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Question 291 pts

In-Depth Study from Learning Module 7: Critics of President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bombs argue each of the following except:

use of the bombs may have saved as many as one million American lives.

the bombing of Nagasaki, the second city to be hit, was unnecessary.

the use of the bombs was partly meant to discourage Soviet aggression in the post-war world.

the war could have been won with conventional weapons without a military invasion of Japan.

had the United States abandoned its demand for unconditional surrender sooner, the Japanese might have surrendered sooner.

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Question 301 pts

Which of the following statements is correct?

After World War II, the United States experienced an economic recession.

During World War II, the United States experienced a minor economic recession.

After World War II, the United States refused to join the United Nations.

After World War II, presidential authority increased at the expense of congressional and state power.

After World War II, Stalin lived up to his promises to respect his Eastern European neighbors’ borders.

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