Final Quiz


You may take the quiz as many times as you like, but only your highest score will be recorded.

  1. Great Britain declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, soon after Germany invaded _____.

  2. _______ was prime minister of Great Britain at the beginning of World War II.

  3. Winston Churchill wrote that Soviet society is modeled after the ______.

  4. The term "Phony War" describes _____.

  5. Bolshevik leaders were injected into Russia during World War I by which foreign power?

  6. The Allied theory of air power emphasized ______.

  7. The name for the German air force is ______.

  8. Germany invaded the Soviet Union in _____.

  9. The Axis powers attempted to counter Allied air superiority through ________.

  10. In early 1945, General _______ took over the XXI Bomber Command, based on the Mariana Islands, and introduced low-altitude napalm bombing raids.

  11. ________ was the nineteenth century American naval strategist whose theories regarding the importance of battleships were influential before World War II.

  12. The Germans attempted to make up for their lack of aircraft carriers by increasing their production of _______.

  13. The Allies countered the success of the 1942 German U-boat campaign by ______.

  14. In 1944, the Allies achieved naval _____ in the waters surrounding Europe.

  15. According to Dr. Hanson, Admiral ________ made important tactical mistakes during the attack on Pearl Harbor and at the Battle of Midway.

  16. In 1941, the universal soldier was equipped with _____.

  17. As chief of staff of the United States Army, _____ was responsible for organizing the expansion of U.S. armed forces.

  18. Operation ______ was the name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June of 1941.

  19. The most successful airborne operation of World War II occurred during ______.

  20. Admiral Chester Nimitz conducted an American offensive strategy that proceeded from Guadalcanal to _________.

  21. In World War I, the strategic importance of armored vehicles was demonstrated at the Battle of ______.

  22. The German word for a tank is _______.

  23. The reliable and versatile American _______ tank was produced in large quantities.

  24. At the ________ in the winter of 1944, the Germans attempted to recalibrate the Western front by sending a thin thrust of armored forces through the Allied lines.

  25. The majority of American tanks destroyed in World War II were a result of ____.

  26. Many German death camps, including Auschwitz and Treblinka, were located in occupied _______.

  27. During World War I, Franklin D. Roosevelt served as _______.

  28. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini both held the rank of ______ in World War I.

  29. The highest death tolls of World War II were recorded in which two countries?

  30. Historians now estimate that roughly _______ people died during World War II.

  31. _________ was the international organization created in the aftermath of World War I.

  32. Adolf Hitler declared that he would give an estate to _______ when Germany won World War II.

  33. The ________ divided post-war Germany into four zones.

  34. The United States government gave power and freedom to steel magnate and shipbuilder ______ in order to increase American ship production.

  35. According to Dr. Hanson, the tragedy of World War II can be summarized as the result of _______, which allowed fascism to thrive and grow.