6 Written Questions
6 Multiple Choice Questions
- He was the U. S. general who led the attack in North Africa in Nov. of 1942.He was the master organizer of the D-Day invasion in Europe (June 6, 1944). He ran for the Republican ticket in the 1952 and the1956 elections and won.
- US Controlled country that was a group of islands in Southeast Asia. This country was captured by Japan in April 1942 but was recaptured by the US in March 1945
- The prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
- Irregular forces which use guerrilla tactics when operating in enemy-occupied territory. During the Holocaust, partisans operated secretly in their efforts to assist Jews and others persecuted by the Nazis. They eventually killed Mussolini.
- Japan offered to liberate Southeast-Asian countries from western colonial rule but instead used them as conquered land for natural resources
- A noted British statesman who led Britain throughout most of World War II and along with Roosevelt planned many allied campaigns. He predicted an iron curtain that would separate Communist Europe from the rest of the West.
6 True/False Questions
Harry Truman → President of the US after Roosevelt's death; approved the use of the atomic bomb against Japan
Blitzkrieg → German word meaning lightning war. It was a German army tactic during World War II which called for quick moving, hard hitting drives into enemy territory.
Stalingrad → Fought during the winter of 1942, it was the first major Soviet victory of World War II and a turning point for the Allies. It claimed more lives than any other singles conflict in the War but prevented the Nazis from capturing Russia and was a crucial factor in their eventual defeat.
Vichy France → Southern Pro-Nazi French; govern themselves as loyal to Nazis; traitors to the Free French in Northern France
Douglas MacArthur → American commander in Pacific campaign of World War II; headed American occupation government of Japan after the war; later commanded international forces during Korean War.
Midway Island → Irregular forces which use guerrilla tactics when operating in enemy-occupied territory. During the Holocaust, partisans operated secretly in their efforts to assist Jews and others persecuted by the Nazis. They eventually killed Mussolini.