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Grade 11 World War II
This President ordered the dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Japan
  1. Harry Truman
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. George Washington
  5. None of the above
Grade 11 World War II
Which military leader commanded the U.S. military in the Pacific right before and during World War II.
  1. George S. Patton
  2. Douglas MacArthur
  3. George Marshall
  4. Dwight Eisenhower
Grade 11 World War II
Grade 11 World War II
The United States during World War II adopted all of the following strategies EXCEPT?:
  1. unconditional surrender.
  2. an eventual second front by invading Europe.
  3. victory in the European area first.
  4. support of de Gaulle's Free French forces.
  5. use of atomic bombs on Germany and Japan.
Grade 11 World War II
Executive Order 9066 dealt with...
  1. construction of defense plants
  2. internment of Japanese Americans
  3. racial discrimination in the armed forces
  4. emergency defense spending
  5. rationing
Grade 11 World War II
America's neutrality effectively ended when
  1. Italy "stabbed France in the back."
  2. France fell to Germany.
  3. the conscription law was passed in 1940.
  4. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
  5. Germany attacked Poland.
Grade 11 World War II
The objective of the Manhattan Project was to develop
  1. the atomic bomb
  2. synthetic rubber
  3. a system of costal defenses
  4. a system for dispersion of civilian urban populations
  5. relocation centers for Japanese Americans
Grade 11 World War II
Grade 11 World War II
In the final months of World War II in Europe, American and British forces
  1. pushed into the heart of Germany while Soviet troops bogged down in Poland.
  2. entered Germany from the west and Soviet troops entered Germany from the east and occupied Berlin.
  3. stalled along the Rhine River just outside Germany until they linked with Soviet forces.
  4. rushed toward Berlin to gain a "knock-out punch" on Hitler before the Soviet troops could arrive in the capital city.
  5. were unable to break into France through Normandy.
Grade 11 World War II
Which of the following was the MAJOR reason President Truman used to justify his decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945?:
  1. he felt it would shorten the war and eliminate the need for an invasion of Japan.
  2. he wanted to send a strong warning message to the Russians to watch their step in the Pacific after Japan was defeated.
  3. he believed it would be an appropriate revenge for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
  4. he felt it would end up saving Japanese civilian lives, when compared to the casualties expected from an invasion of Japan.
  5. once the bomb was completed, Truman felt he had to use it in order to justify the huge investments in time, resources, scientific expertise, and expense involved in developing it.
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