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World War Two

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Soviet forces fought the Axis Powers and, in late January 1943, won the
A.
Battle of Leningrad.
C.
Battle of St. Petersburg.
B.
Battle of Stalingrad.
D.
Battle of the Ukraine.
 

 2. 

An important Allied victory that stopped the Japanese advance on Australia was the
A.
Battle of the Coral Sea.
C.
Battle of Leyte Gulf.
B.
Battle of the Atlantic.
D.
Battle of Okinawa.
 

 3. 

Who was given command of all U.S. Army units in the Pacific?
A.
George S. Patton
C.
Douglas MacArthur
B.
Bernard Montgomery
D.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 

 4. 

The place linked to the promise “I shall return” is
A.
Midway.
C.
the Coral Sea.
B.
Bataan.
D.
Okinawa.
 

 5. 

Who commanded the German Afrika Korps and was known as the Desert Fox?
A.
Chester Nimitz
C.
Douglas MacArthur
B.
Erwin Rommel
D.
Irving Berlin
 

 6. 

Germany’s final counterattack was
A.
D-Day.
C.
the Battle of Midway.
B.
the Battle of the Atlantic.
D.
the Battle of the Bulge.
 

 7. 

On D-Day, the Allies landed at
A.
Calais.
C.
Normandy.
B.
Belle Isle.
D.
Anzio.
 

 8. 

Which was perhaps the bloodiest battle of the war in the Pacific?
A.
Okinawa
C.
Iwo Jima
B.
Midway
D.
Coral Sea
 

 9. 

Who led British forces to victory in North Africa?
A.
Bernard Montgomery
C.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
B.
Erwin Rommel
D.
Douglas MacArthur
 

 10. 

Who was the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet?
A.
Chester Nimitz
C.
George S. Patton
B.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
D.
Bernard Montgomery
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement.
A.
V-2s
L.
Iwo Jima
B.
Carlos E. Castañeda
M.
Harry S Truman
C.
War Production Board
N.
internment
D.
Yalta Conference
O.
Elie Wiesel
E.
Fair Employment Practices Committee
P.
Hiroshima
F.
genocide
Q.
Auschwitz
G.
Office of War Mobilization
R.
Battle of Midway
H.
Selective Training and Service Act
S.
A. Philip Randolph
I.
V-E Day
T.
island-hopping
J.
Holocaust
U.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
K.
Berlin
V.
Manhattan Project
 

 11. 

long-range German rockets fired at cities in England and Belgium
 

 12. 

city on which the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb
 

 13. 

survived the death camps and became a famous writer
 

 14. 

had to decide whether to use the atomic bomb against Japan
 

 15. 

marked the formal end of the war in Europe
 

 16. 

the slaughter of Jews in Europe
 

 17. 

the intentional annihilation of an entire people
 

 18. 

where postwar peace was discussed
 

 19. 

protested discrimination against African Americans by leading a march on Washington, D.C.
 

 20. 

Japanese Americans were forced into camps
 

 21. 

fought for better working conditions for Mexican Americans
 

 22. 

created the first peacetime draft in U.S. history
 

 23. 

created to increase military production
 

 24. 

won by the United States after they broke the Japanese secret code
 

 25. 

coordinated all government agencies involved in the war effort
 

 26. 

created to enforce Roosevelt’s order banning racial discrimination in defense plants and government offices
 

 27. 

major Nazi death camp
 

 28. 

location of bunker where Hitler died
 

 29. 

U.S. strategy of seizing only strategic Japanese-held lands
 

 30. 

islands on which U.S. Marines victoriously planted the American flag after a hard-fought battle
 



 
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