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World War 2 Introduction

What do you know about World War II Introduction?  Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) Sixty countries (3/4 of the world population) fought in World War II.  It is estimated that 57 million people die, and more than half of these were civilians.  The Soviet Union lost 21.3 million with 7.7 million of them being civilians.  Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.
What was the estimated loss from the United States?

  1. 295,000
  2. 500,000
  3. 1,000,000

2) Of the 57 million causalities, what is the percentage that came from the Soviet Union, China, Germany, and Poland?

  1. 30%
  2. 50%
  3. 80%

3) Poison gas was first used in World War I to break the trench warfare stalemate.  During World War II, all the powers had chemical weapons. 
Which is NOT where it was used during World War II?

  1. Japan (in China)
  2. Italy (in Ethiopia)
  3. German (in Greece)

4) In 1936, Germany hosted the Olympic Games in Berlin.  Hitler wanted to prove the superiority of pure Aryans.  However, an African American won 4 gold medals. 
Who was this American?

  1. Martin Luther King
  2. Jackie Robinson
  3. Jesse Owens

5) Which country barred the gates of Palestine to Jews fleeing the Nazis?

  1. Argentina
  2. United Kingdom
  3. German

6) One of Hitler's early theories that during World War I, German forces fought on too many fronts. 
Which world region did he NOT have troops?

  1. Europe
  2. Soviet Union
  3. Southeast Asia

7) American society changed because of World War II. 
Which is NOT a change?

  1. Women began to work
  2. Baby Boomers from returning troops
  3. The U.S. reduced all its nuclear power

8) From the start, Hitler's primary target was what country?

  1. United Kingdom
  2. France
  3. Soviet Union

9) After World War II, U.S. officials used certain leaders as intelligence agencies and sources in the cold war.  What group were these leaders from?

  1. Communist
  2. Nazis
  3. Wigs

10) What South American country offered safe haven for one of the worst war criminals in Adolf Eichmann?

  1. Brazil
  2. Peru
  3. Argentina

World War II Introduction [ANSWERS]

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