APUSH US lead-up and WWII
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  • Question 1
    300 seconds
    Q. In 1939, Congress passed the *, which permitted nations to buy American armaments as long as they paid cash and carried the goods home in their own ships:
    answer choices
    Isolation Act
    Neutrality Act
    War Act
    Atlantic Charter
  • Question 2
    300 seconds
    Q. What did the Selective Service System oversee?
    answer choices
    drafting of soldiers
    rationing of goods
    building of weapons
    all foreign policy
  • Question 3
    300 seconds
    Q. By signing the Munich Pact, Britain and France agreed to take this policy toward German aggression:
    answer choices
    isolationism
    neutrality
    aggression
    appeasement
  • Question 4
    300 seconds
    Q. D-Day was the code name for the Allied invasion of
    answer choices
    Japan
    Africa
    Europe
    Australia (Coral Sea)
  • Question 5
    300 seconds
    Q. The purpose of the Manhattan Project was to
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    stop the Holocaust
    invade Europe
    end rationing
    build atomic weapons
  • Question 6
    300 seconds
    Q. Which nation signed a nonaggression pact with Germany that led to the invasion and division of Poland? 
    answer choices
    Italy
    USSR
    Japan
    Great Britain
  • Question 7
    300 seconds
    Q. This was created by Congress to fight the threat of inflation
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    Office of Price Administration
    War Production Board
    Selective Service Act
    United Nations
  • Question 8
    300 seconds
    Q. This was a new type of warfare that the Germans used to run through France and Poland in the early parts of WWII
    answer choices
    blitzkrieg
    atomic war
    kristallnacht
    total war
  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q. President Truman justified the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan by
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    claiming that America was at risk of being invaded.
    arguing that communists would abuse the technology if they found it first.
    explaining the monetary cost of the project to build the bomb.
    estimating loss of American lives if Japan was invaded
  • Question 10
    300 seconds
    Q. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 because Japanese Americans
    answer choices
    had publicly supported the Japanese government.
    had offered asylum to Japanese sailors fleeing Hawaii.
    were not protected under the U.S. Constitution.
    because of concerns of future acts of espionage to aid Japan
  • Question 11
    300 seconds
    Q. In Korematsu v. United States , the Supreme Court ruled that
    answer choices
    the shipping of grain to Japan should immediately cease.
    the government was responsible for reimbursing Japanese Americans for lost wages.
    the internment of Japanese Americans was justified.
    Japanese Americans were ineligible to serve in the armed forces.
  • Question 12
    300 seconds
    Q. America during World War II was characterized by all of the following EXCEPT
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    an attack by Japan
     large number of women in the workforce.
    low levels of unemployment.
    an invasion by Germany 
  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q. The political cartoonist questioned what long standing theme in United States' foreign policy?
    answer choices
    isolationism
    racism
    internationalism
    interventionism
  • Question 14
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    Q.

    "The Committee finds, under the head of sales methods of the munitions companies, that almost without exception, the American munitions companies investigated have at times resorted to such unusual approaches, questionable favors and commissions, and methods of "doing the needful" as to constitute, in effect, a form of bribery of foreign governmental officials or of their close friends in order to secure business.

    The committee realizes that these were field practices by the agents of the companies, and were apparently in many cases part of a level of competition set by foreign companies, and that the heads of the American companies were, in cases, apparently unaware of their continued existence and shared the committee's distaste and disapprobation of such practices.

    The committee accepts the evidence that the same practices are resorted to by European munitions companies, and that the whole process of selling arms abroad thus, in the words of a Colt agent, has "brought into play the most despicable side of human nature; lies, deceit, hypocrisy, greed, and graft occupying a most prominent part in the transactions."

    Who chaired the committee from which the quote above is taken?

    answer choices
    Nye
    Lindbergh
    Long
    Wallace
  • Question 15
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    Q.

    "The Committee finds, under the head of sales methods of the munitions companies, that almost without exception, the American munitions companies investigated have at times resorted to such unusual approaches, questionable favors and commissions, and methods of "doing the needful" as to constitute, in effect, a form of bribery of foreign governmental officials or of their close friends in order to secure business.

    The committee realizes that these were field practices by the agents of the companies, and were apparently in many cases part of a level of competition set by foreign companies, and that the heads of the American companies were, in cases, apparently unaware of their continued existence and shared the committee's distaste and disapprobation of such practices.

    The committee accepts the evidence that the same practices are resorted to by European munitions companies, and that the whole process of selling arms abroad thus, in the words of a Colt agent, has "brought into play the most despicable side of human nature; lies, deceit, hypocrisy, greed, and graft occupying a most prominent part in the transactions."

    What prominent historical phrase was created from the report from which this excerpt is taken?

    answer choices
    "cash and carry"
    "merchants of death"
    "lend lease"
    "arsenal of democracy"
  • Question 16
    300 seconds
    Q. This map depicts the results of what presidential action/policy?
    answer choices
    lend/lease
    watchful waitedness
    internment
    isolationism
  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q. Which best describes Germany’s standard invasion strategy at the beginning of World War II?
    answer choices
    Attack with a combination of speed and overwhelming force
    Intimidate the enemy by first amassing a large force along the enemy’s border
    Begin with acts of sabotage behind enemy lines
    Draw out battles for as long as possible to wear the enemy out
  • Question 18
    60 seconds
    Q. In the cartoon, Uncle Sam questions the advice of what previous president?
    answer choices
    Wilson
    Teddy Roosevelt
    Hoover
    Washington
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.  What was the “London Blitz”?
    answer choices
    Germany’s plan for a blitzkrieg on London
    A term used for Germany’s bombing campaign on London
    A series of German missile attacks late in the war
    A series of German missile attacks late in the war
  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q. Overall, the Battle of Britain is considered to be
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     A victory for Germany
    A victory for Britain
    A victory for neither
     A minor conflict
  • Question 21
    60 seconds
    Q. Which country was the site of most of the Nazi extermination camps?
    answer choices
    The USSR
     Czechoslovakia
     Poland
    Hungary
  • Question 22
    60 seconds
    Q. What Japanese action created tension with the United States?
    answer choices
    attack on Pearl Harbor
     Its seizure of territory in Russia
     Its seizure of territory in Korea
     Its decision to block American shipping routes
  • Question 23
    60 seconds
    Q. What was unique about the Doolittle Raid?
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    The bombers attacked the main islands of Japan
     It was the first raid to employ jet aircraft
    The bombers flew to Japan all the way from Hawaii
    The bombers flew to Japan all the way from Hawaii
  • Question 24
    60 seconds
    Q. Which battle is considered to be the turning point for the war in the Pacific?
    answer choices
    The Battle of the Coral Sea
    The Battle of Guadalcanal
     The Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Midway
  • Question 25
    60 seconds
    Q.  Which statement best characterizes the series of battles in the Pacific following the Battle of Guadalcanal?
    answer choices
    With each battle, the Allies became increasingly disheartened until they finally gave up
    With each battle, the Japanese surrendered in large numbers
    With each battle, the Japanese soldiers increasingly fought to the death
    With each battle, civilian inhabitants of the islands joined the Allies in battle
  • Question 26
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the code name for the Allied invasion of Europe?
    answer choices
     Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Watchtower
    Operation Overlord
    Operation Bagration
  • Question 27
    60 seconds
    Q. The Holocaust occurred during which war?
    answer choices
    World War I
    Civil War
    World War II
    Cold War
  • Question 28
    60 seconds
    Q. What race did the Nazi's proclaim as the "master race"?
    answer choices
    Americans
    Japanese
    Aryan
    Japanese
  • Question 29
    60 seconds
    Q. Which term means prejudice against or hatred of Jews?
    answer choices
    Semitism
    Anti-semitism
    ghetto 
    Holocaust
  • Question 30
    60 seconds
    Q. What is this?
    answer choices
    Star of David
    Symbol representing helpful people.
    Tattoo all Jewish people
    were given
    good luck charm
  • Question 31
    60 seconds
    Q. Hitler's plan to systematically kill are Jews was called ____ .
    answer choices
    Night of Broken Glass
    Kristallnacht
    The Final Solution
    Holocaust
  • Question 32
    60 seconds
    Q. How many Jews were killed during the Holocaust?
    answer choices
    6 hundred thousand
    6 million
    6 hundred million
    it is not known how many people were killed.
  • Question 33
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the name of the largest death camp located in Poland?
    answer choices
    Auschwitz
    Bergen-Belsen
    Belzec
    Treblinka
  • Question 34
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the time period of the Holocaust?
    answer choices
    1933 - 1945
    1910 - 1915
    Early 1800's
    1989 - 1994
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q. A Dictator of Germany who was the mastermind behind the Holocaust.
    answer choices
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Adolph Hitler
    Joseph Stalin
    Winston Churchill
  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. The Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII who vowed never to surrender.
    answer choices
    Winston Churchill
    Harry Truman
    Adolph Hitler
    Benito Mussolini
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. The President who made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
    answer choices
    Benito Mussolini
    Hirohito
    Winston Churchill
    Harry Truman
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. This figure succeeded in getting thousands of women to join the war effort.
    answer choices
    Tuskegee Airmen
    Harry Truman
    Rosie the Riveter
    Joseph Stalin
  • Question 39
    60 seconds
    Q. The dictator of Italy during WWII, who joined Adolph Hitler in trying to take over Europe and Northern Africa.
    answer choices
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Winston Churchill
    Joseph Stalin
    Benito Mussolini
  • Question 40
    30 seconds
    Q. Dictator of the Soviet Union who had more than 20 million of his own people killed. He also helped defeat Adolph Hitler.
    answer choices
    Hirohito
    Joseph Stalin
    Adolph Hitler
    Benito Mussolini
  • Question 41
    30 seconds
    Q. Fought bravely against the Nazis in WWII and were still fighting for equal rights in the US.
    answer choices
    Harry Truman
    Tuskegee Airmen
    Rosie the Riveter
    Winston Churchill
  • Question 42
    30 seconds
    Q. The U.S. president who declared war on Japan in 1941.
    answer choices
    Winston Chruchill
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Tuskegee Airmen
    Adolph Hitler
  • Question 43
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the effect of the bombing of Peal Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941?
    answer choices
    Canada attacked Japan
    The US military was destroyed
    The United States joined WWII
    Great Britain attacked Germany
  • Question 44
    30 seconds
    Q. This event was a turning point in the war in Europe. In this successful attack, the Allied Forces were able to push German Nazis out of France.
    answer choices
    D-Day
    Iwo Jima
    Concentration Camps
    The Tuskegee Air Assault
  • Question 45
    30 seconds
    Q. Through rationing, Americans limited their supply of various goods in order to save them for their troops. Giving up something like this so that you can get something else is an...
    answer choices
    economic benefit
    opportunity cost
    specialization
    price incentive
  • Question 46
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the effect of Germany's aggression against other European countries using "Blitzkrieg" attacks?
    answer choices
    The League of Nations increased fines against Germany
    Australia refused to trade with Germany
    WWII began
    Europe entered in a Civil War
  • Question 47
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the purpose of rationing?
    answer choices
    Having a limited supply in America would save goods to send to troops
    Keeping goods in America kept citizens from suffering
    To keep everything fair for citizens
    To make sure every American had milk and eggs
  • Question 48
    30 seconds
    Q. This organization replaced the League of Nations. It was created to help keep peace after WWII and prevent another World War.
    answer choices
    The Peace Corps
    The United Nations
    The FBI
    The Habitat for Humanity
  • Question 49
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following events sparked U.S. involvement in World War II? 
    answer choices
    Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
    Germany used a poisonous gas attack in France
    Germany invaded Poland
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated
  • Question 50
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following events sparked England and France to enter World War II?
    answer choices
    Germany used a poisonous gas attack in France
    Germany invaded Poland
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated
    Japan attacked Pearl Harbor
  • Question 51
    30 seconds
    Q. This is the name remembered for the Allied attack on France on June 6, 1944: 
    answer choices
    Operation Dumbo Drop
    Operation Torch
    D-Day
    Omaha
  • Question 52
    30 seconds
    Q. Americans from this ethnic group were forced into internment camps during the war:
    answer choices
    German-Americans
    Polish-Americans
    Italian-Americans
    Japanese-Americans
  • Question 53
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the code name for the program that was secretly developing the atomic bomb?
    answer choices
    Paris Project
    Manhattan Project
    Pittsburgh Protocol
    Atlanta Assessment
  • Question 54
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following terms describes giving in to aggressive demands in order to maintain peace?
    answer choices
    lebensraum
    appeasement
    capitulation
    blitzkrieg
  • Question 55
    30 seconds
    Q. As a neutral country prior to 1941, the United States supported the Allied effort through the
    answer choices
    Fair Trade Act.
    Freedom of the Seas Act.
    Smoot-Hawley Tariff.
    Lend-Lease Act.
  • Question 56
    30 seconds
    Q. What finally brought an end to World War II?
    answer choices
    a massive Soviet invasion of the Japanese islands
    the appeasement of Germany
    a U.S. naval blockade of Japan
    the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Question 57
    30 seconds
    Q. An important strategy used by American forces in the Pacific was
    answer choices
    blitzkrieg.
    island-hopping.
    kamikaze attacks.
    the Bataan Death March.
  • Question 58
    30 seconds
    Q. What US ship received a direct hit and sank in less than 9 minutes at Pearl Harbor? (There is a memorial for this ship still there today)
    answer choices
    USS Oklahoma
    USS Maine
    USS Arizona
    USS Maryland
  • Question 59
    60 seconds
    Q. Which was true about women in World War II? 
    answer choices
    They did not help the war effort
    Served in combat roles in the military
    Helped only in industry
    Served in non-combat roles in the military
  • Question 60
    60 seconds
    Q. World War II was fought mainly in the:
    answer choices
    1930's
    1920's
    1940's
    1950's
  • Question 61
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the mission of a Kamikaze pilot?
    answer choices
    To bomb key targets and then escape
    To fly their plane into key targets
    To attack American bombers
    To deliver goods to Japanese troops
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