HIEU 390 Quiz 7,8

HIEU 390 Quiz 7

  1. Which nation suffered the most deaths in the Second World War?
  2. What was the first act of aggression by a European Fascist power?
  3. One of the reasons why an estimated 60 million civilians died in World War II was that it was the first conflict in which non-combatants were deliberately and systematically targeted.
  4. One of the primary reasons for Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union was to carry out the genocide of the Jews and other races under the cover of war and military occupation.
  5. Which of the following battles and campaigns helped turn the tide of World War II in Europe?
  6. The Allied landings on D-Day in Normandy were closely followed by a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (Operation Bagration), crushing Hitler’s forces in a vise.
  7. According the webpage, “The Holocaust: The Vichy French Regime,” which of the following is true of Vichy France?
  8. Which of the following is true of Gen. Charles de Gaulle?
  9. What was the Kristallnacht?
  10. What were the Nuremberg Laws of 1935?
  11. How did Stalin react to intelligence reports and other warnings that Germany was going to attack?
  12. The Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia had been a part of Germany taken away by the Versailles Treaty.
  13. The role of Nazi propaganda in setting the stage for the Holocaust was to condition the German people to think of Jews as dangerous outsiders.
  14. The issue of Vichy collaboration remains a controversial issue in both history and French politics.
  15. What was “blitzkrieg?”
  16. Winston Churchill’s strong leadership rallied the British people after the fall of France.
  17. The French Resistance waged a civil war against the supporters of the Vichy government.
  18. An important aspect of preparing the way for the Nazi genocide was having the education system promote the concept that non-German racial groups were inferior.
  19. Consequences of World War II (and its aftermath) included:
  20. Stalin’s great purge of the Soviet Army officer corps was one of the factors persuading Hitler he could attack the USSR and win.
  21. Mussolini’s attacks on Greece and Egypt met with great success.
  22. After Hitler occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, Britain and France did what regarding Poland?
  23. According to the video, “The Path to Nazi Genocide,” which of the following were part of the background of the Holocaust?
  24. The victors of World War II in Europe were actually “outsiders,” the United States and the Soviet Union.
  25. According to the video, “Russia’s War: The Hour Before Midnight,” the Nazi-Soviet Pact:

HIEU 390 Quiz 8

  1. What event marked France’s withdrawal from its Southeast Asian colonies (French Indochina)?
  2. What were the Helsinki Accords?
  3. What act formally created the European Union?
  4. After World War II, the “German Problem” included:
  5. Because of the devastation of World War II, most of Western Europe did not recover economically until the mid-1950s.
  6. The “Brezhnev Doctrine” gave the Kremlin the right to intervene in any country in the Soviet bloc to prevent the deterioration of Communist Party control.
  7. Which of the following is true regarding the Berlin Blockade?
  8. At the Yalta conference, Stalin made no promises concerning free elections in Poland.
  9. The formation of the European Coal and Steel Community led to:
  10. As dictator of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin did all of the following EXCEPT:
  11. In R. Harrison Wagner’s article, “The Decision to Divide Germany and the Origins of the Cold War,” we learn:
  12. When Britain sought to join the European Community in the late 1960s, French President Charles de Gaulle was eager for its participation.
  13. Regardless of the outcome of things in Germany, France’s postwar situation was quite secure.
  14. The first rumblings in Eastern Europe that would bring down the Berlin Wall in 1989 began in which country?
  15. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had the Belin Wall built to keep people from escaping the Soviet bloc through Allied-occupied West Berlin.
  16. After Stalin’s death in 1953, what relaxation of controls took place in the Soviet sphere?
  17. Regarding Germany, Stalin ultimately wanted:
  18. Mikhail Gorbachev intended perestroika as a number of liberalizing changes to the economic system without ever abandoning socialism.
  19. The German people supported the division of Germany.
  20. The Marshall Plan was the Western Allies’ strategy for a new war with the Soviet Union.
  21. By the 1970s, the countries of Eastern Europe were experiencing significant prosperity as part of the Soviet bloc.
  22. The Indian struggle for independence from British rule was long, violent, and bloody.
  23. Events and circumstances leading to the Cold War included all of the following EXCEPT:
  24. In actual practice, the Communist political and economic system closely resembled that of Fascism and National Socialism.
  25. According to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Communism would
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