5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Maginot Line
- Operation Overlord
- the Great Migration
- Tet Offensive
- Robert McNamara
- a a massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities in early 1968.
- b The US Secretary of Defense during the battles in Vietnam. He was the architech for the Vietnam war and promptly resigned after the US lost badly
- c a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border
- d The migration of thousands of African-Americans from the South to the North. African Americans were looking to escape the problems of racism in the South and felt they could seek out better jobs and an overall better life in the North.
- e the code name for the Allied invasion of Europe at Normandy on June 6, 1944; also known as D-Day
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- the French military base fell after a 56-day siege by Vietnam troops
- United States diplomat who served under President Nixon and President Ford (born in 1923)
- 1940 - U.S. agreed to "lend" its older destroyers to Great Britain. (Destroyers were major warships that made up the bulk of most countries' navies.) Signaled the end of U.S. neutrality in the war.
- United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
- 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.
5 True/False Questions
liberty ships → large, sturdy merchant ships that usually carried supplies or troops, but were sometimes converted to hospital ships
Adlai Stevenson → Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR (1870-1924)
Alger Hiss → A former State Department official who was accused of being a Communist spy and was convicted of perjury. The case was prosecuted by Richard Nixon.
Douglas MacArthur → United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II
Mein Kampf → 'My Struggle' by hitler, later became the basic book of nazi goals and ideology, reflected obsession