World War II and The United States of America



World War II Unit Test
 (You will be given a paper copy of this unit test to complete and submit to the teacher).

Select the best answer below for each question.  
1). What day was Pearl Harbor attacked by the Japanese?
  1. September 1, 1939
  2. December 7, 1941
  3. July 4, 1942
  4. June 6, 1944     
2). Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?
  1. Because they wanted to prevent the U.S. from attacking Japan
  2. Because they wanted to continue to take over countries
  3. Because they wanted to cripple the U.S. Navy
  4. All of the above 
3). What was the reaction of the United States to the attack?
  1. They fled back to the U.S. coast and let Japan have Southeast Asia
  2. They asked Great Britain for help
  3. They waited several months to see what would happen next
  4. They declared war on Japan the next day 
4). True or False: The Japanese achieved their objective of crippling the U.S. Navy and keeping the U.S. from helping other countries in Southeast Asia.
  1. True
  2. False
5). Which nation below was NOT a member of the Allied Powers?
  1. Great Britain
  2. France
  3. Russia
  4. Germany 
6). What was the group of nations called that fought against the Allied Powers?
  1. The Nazis
  2. The Axis Powers
  3. The Big Three
  4. The European Alliance 

7). Which of the following countries was NOT a member of the Axis Powers?
  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Japan
  4. Italy
8). What was the document that all three Axis Powers signed in 1940?
  1. The Pact of Blood
  2. The Axis Agreement
  3. The Pact of Steel
  4. The Tripartite Pact 
9).  What important role did women play on the U.S. home front?
  1. They stayed at home
  2. They worked in factories making weapons and ammunition
  3. They made baked goods to send to the troops
  4. They taught young boys how to fight and shoot a gun
10). Which of the following was NOT an area where women served in the U.S. armed forces?
  1. Nurses in army hospitals
  2. Repair mechanics for various vehicles
  3. Fighter pilots running bombing raids in Germany
  4. Pilots of cargo planes 
11). True of False: Women played a large role in World War II, both in the armed forces and at the home front.
  1. True
  2. False 
12). How did the United States Government try to keep moral up at home during the war?
  1. With posters showing patriotism
  2. With movies about heroic soldiers
  3. With posters showing how people could help the war effort
  4. All of the above
13). How many American men were members of the armed forces by the time World War II ended in 1945?
  1. Ten million
  2. 150,000
  3. 500,000
  4. Three million
  14). What did rationing stamps do?
  1. Let you send items to soldiers at war
  2. Allowed people to buy only a limited amount of a product
  3. Forced people to buy certain products
  4. Generals gave them to soldiers as a reward for bravery
15). What items were rationed in the U.S. during World War II?
  1. Butter and sugar
  2. Cars and gasoline
  3. Coal and meat
  4. All of the above

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