History Chapter 30 eBook Quiz

“Right-to-work” laws
a) protected the employment rights of African Americans.
b) prevented discrimination against women in industry.
c) hurt labor unions.
d) were the New Deal’s last major achievement for labor.
c) hurt labor unions.
During World War II, the fastest rate of urban growth occurred in the
a) Northeast.
b) Midwest
c) South.
d) Far West.
d) Far West.
Germany took priority in the fighting because
a) Nazi forces posed a greater threat to the western hemisphere.
b) German science had greater potential for devising a devastating weapon.
c) the Atlantic was crucial to victory.
d) All of the above
d) All of the above
The Revenue Act of 1942
a) raised sufficient revenue to pay for World War II.
b) greatly increased the number of income taxpayers.
c) placed a federal sales tax on most rationed goods.
d) All of the above
b) greatly increased the number of income taxpayers.
The decisions made at the Yalta Conference did not include agreement that
a) Russia would have three votes in the U.N. General Assembly.
b) Russia would have an occupation zone in the nonindustrialized area of East Germany as well as in part of Berlin.
c) both the Soviet Union and the United States would reduce their armaments by half after the war ended.
d) free elections would be held in Poland to select a government.
c) both the Soviet Union and the United States would reduce their armaments by half after the war ended.
Germany lost the Battle of the Atlantic because
a) the Allies had radar.
b) it lost all of its U-boats.
c) the Allies had broken the Germans’ secret code.
d) it withdrew its navy to fight in the Mediterranean.
c) the Allies had broken the Germans’ secret code
The Battle of Midway demonstrated the decisive role of
a) submarines.
b) bombers.
c) aircraft carriers.
d) battleships.
c) aircraft carriers.
Wartime rationing included
a) cars and washing machines.
b) sugar, coffee, and gasoline.
c) private housing construction.
d) All of the above
b) sugar, coffee, and gasoline.
The largest naval engagement in history occurred at
a) Pearl Harbor.
b) Leyte Gulf.
c) Corregidor.
d) Midway.
b) Leyte Gulf
Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt first met at
a) Teheran.
b) Casablanca.
c) Potsdam.
d) Yalta.
a) Teheran
U.S. officials were slow to aid Jewish refugees because
a) they feared anti-Semitism in the United States.
b) experience with wartime propaganda created doubts about reports of the Holocaust.
c) reported evidence of genocide seemed beyond belief.
d) All of the above
d) All of the above
One reason Operation Overlord succeeded was
a) the Allies attacked at the narrowest point in the English Channel.
b) the Germans were completely unprepared for an invasion.
c) perfect weather—clear skies and calm seas.
d) Eisenhower surprised the Germans by attacking at Normandy.
d) Eisenhower surprised the Germans by attacking at Normandy.
U.S. military forces halted Japanese advances at the battles of
a) Corregidor and Iwo Jima.
b) Coral Sea and Midway.
c) Okinawa and Guadalcanal.
d) Solomons and New Guinea.
b) Coral Sea and Midway.
At the conference in Casablanca, Churchill and Roosevelt decided to
a) attack in North Africa.
b) assault Sicily and Italy.
c) launch the Normandy invasion.
d) use the atomic bomb against Japan.
b) assault Sicily and Italy.
In World War II, the greatest number of casualties were suffered by
a) Germany.
b) Japan.
c) the Soviet Union.
d) Great Britain.
c) the Soviet Union
Strategic bombing played a major role in the destruction of Germany’s military production.
a) True
b) False
b) False
The tactic of “leapfrogging” was used to pursue Hitler in the last days of World War II.
a) True
b) False
b) False
The basic economic problem during World War II was finding workers to fill the jobs available.
a) True
b) False
a) True
During World War II, Congress readily renewed and extended such New Deal programs as the National Youth Administration.
a) True
b) False
b) False
The invasion of Sicily came only six weeks after the Normandy invasion.
a) True
b) False
b) False
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the turning point in the war in the Pacific.
a) True
b) False
b) False
Native Americans were segregated in the military.
a) True
b) False
b) False
Expenditures by the federal government during World War II exceeded the total of all previous federal spending.
a) True
b) False
a) True
The War Refugee Board was amazingly successful at rescuing Jews from Europe.
a) True
b) False
b) False
African Americans were used as codebreakers in the military.
a) True
b) False
b) False
World War II caused the deaths of fifty million people worldwide.
a) True
b) False
a) True
The Supreme Court’s decision in Smith v. Allwright approved the internment of Japanese Americans.
a) True
b) False
b) False
The government paid for three-fourths of the war’s cost through taxes.
a) True
b) False
b) False
The Manhattan Project developed the atomic bomb.
a) True
b) False
a) True
During World War II, women were barred from serving in the army.
a) True
b) False
b) False

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