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World War II Interactive Webquest. Origins of World War II 1) The origins of World War II can be traced back to the end of ____________. A = WWI 2) What.

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1 World War II Interactive Webquest

2 Origins of World War II 1) The origins of World War II can be traced back to the end of ____________. A = WWI 2) What event signaled the beginning of WWII? A = Germany invading Poland (9/1/39) 3) What type of attack did Hitler use against Poland? A = Blitzkrieg 4) What did the United States do in response to Japan’s aggression in the Pacific? A = Stop exporting oil and steel to Japan 5) What event forced the United States to enter the war? A = Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor

3 American Home Front 6) How did American industries help in the war effort? A = Begin manufacturing war equipment 7) How did the war effort effect unemployment? A = Reduced unemployment 8) What was the name given to the character that represented the thousands of women that went to work in the industries during World War II? A = “Rosie the Riveter” 9) What items did the United States force American citizens to ration during the war? A = water, meat, steel, gas, sugar, and etc. 10) How did Hollywood help in the war effort? A = Made movies, entertained the troops and sold war bonds 11) In 1942, President Roosevelt signed a law that would force the removal of Japanese and Japanese Americans from the Pacific coast to ____________________. A = Internment Camps

4 Major Battles of World War II Battle of the Bulge A = December 16, 1944 – January 16, 1945 –United States & Germany –The last major German offensive Midway A = June 4, 1942 – June 7, 1942 –United States & Japan –Japanese would use this Midway to attack the West Coast of America. Guadalcanal A = August 1942 – January 1943 –United States & Japan –US set up a Marine base on this island.

5 Major Battles of World War II Normandy / D – Day A = June 6, 1944 –Allies & Germany –The turning point of World War II Iwo Jima A = February 19, 1945 – March 27, 1945 –The United States & Japan –Iwo Jima would be used by the Americans to fly missions to mainland Japan. Battle of the Atlantic A = 1939 – 1945 –Great Britain, United States & Germany –U-boats were used to attack American and British ships.

6 Major Battles of World War II Pearl Harbor A = December 7, 1941 –United States & Japan –This attack brought the US into the war Battle of Britain A = August 13, 1940 – September 17, 1940 –Great Britain & Germany –German Luftaffe’s Blitzkrieg assault of England. Okinawa A = April 1, 1945 – June 2, 1945 –United States & Japan –The closest fighting to Japanese Mainland Stalingrad A = September 12, 1942 – January 31, 1943 –Germany & Soviet Union –The harsh winter prevented Germany from defeating the Russian troops.

7 At War’s End 12) What was Hitler’s “Final Solution” to the Jewish problem? A = Exterminate all Jews 13) What was the most common way that Jews were killed? A = Gas Chambers 14) Name other ethnic groups, other than Jewish, that Hitler killed in the Death Camps. A = Slavs, Gypsies, Handicapped, Russian, Catholics, etc… 15) Name three Nazi Concentration Camps. A = Dachau, Sobibor, Auschwitz, etc…

8 At War’s End 16) What was the name of the project to develop the nuclear bomb? A = Manhattan Project 17) When was the first nuclear bomb test (Trinity) detonated? A = July 16, ) Which President ordered the dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Japan? A = Harry S. Truman 19) What two cities were the targets chosen for the Atomic Bombs? A = Hiroshima and Nagasaki 20) Name the two bombs that were dropped on Japan. A = Little Boy (Hiroshima) / Fat Man (Nagasaki)

9 At War’s End 21) What was the name of the B-29 plane that carried the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima? A = Enola Gay 22) What happened to Germany following World War II? A = Split into East and West Germany 23) What were the Nuremburg Trials? A = Former Nazi Officers on trial for War Crimes 24) On May 8th, 1945, Germany surrenders to the Allies. This day is known as _______________. A = V – E Day

10 At War’s End 25) On August 15, 1945, Japan surrenders to the Allies. This day is known as _______________. A = V – J Day 26) On what battleship did Japan surrender to the United States? A = USS Missouri 27) What was the Marshall Plan? A = Plan to rebuild Europe 28) Who were the four countries that signed the Declaration of the United Nations? A = United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union and China

11 World War II Leaders _____ He was commander-in-chief of the German Luftwaffe or Air Force. _____ He was commander-in-chief of the German Luftwaffe or Air Force. A = Hermann Goering A = Hermann Goering

12 World War II Leaders _____ He was a Japanese Naval Officer who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor. _____ He was a Japanese Naval Officer who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor. A = Yamamoto A = Yamamoto

13 World War II Leaders _____ Known as the “Desert Fox”, he was commander of the German Afrika Corps and in charge of defending the Atlantic Wall. _____ Known as the “Desert Fox”, he was commander of the German Afrika Corps and in charge of defending the Atlantic Wall. A = Erwin Rommel A = Erwin Rommel

14 World War II Leaders _____ He was the Japanese Army Minister who led Japan in battles in the Pacific. _____ He was the Japanese Army Minister who led Japan in battles in the Pacific. A = Hideki Tojo A = Hideki Tojo

15 World War II Leaders _____ He was emperor of Japan during World War II. _____ He was emperor of Japan during World War II. A = Hirihito A = Hirihito

16 World War II Leaders _____ Nicknamed “Old Blood and Guts”, he was the commander of the 3rd Army Division during WWII. _____ Nicknamed “Old Blood and Guts”, he was the commander of the 3rd Army Division during WWII. A = General George Patton A = General George Patton

17 World War II Leaders _____ He led the US forces in the Pacific. Following the early defeat at the Philippines, he made the statement, “I’ll shall return”. _____ He led the US forces in the Pacific. Following the early defeat at the Philippines, he made the statement, “I’ll shall return”. A = General Douglas MacArthur A = General Douglas MacArthur

18 World War II Leaders _____ He was commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II and the architect of D-Day. _____ He was commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II and the architect of D-Day. A = General Dwight D. Eisnhower A = General Dwight D. Eisnhower

19 World War II Leaders _____ He was Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. _____ He was Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. A = Winston Churchill A = Winston Churchill

20 World War II Leaders _____ He was head of the Nationalist Government of China during World War II where he led troops against the Japanese. _____ He was head of the Nationalist Government of China during World War II where he led troops against the Japanese. Chiang Kai Shek Chiang Kai Shek


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