Practice Test #36

Practice Test #36 - Use the practice questions below to...

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 36: America in World War II 1941-1945 1. As World War II began for the United States in 1941, President Roosevelt A. Led a seriously divided nation into the conflict. B. Endorsed the same kind of government persecution of German-Americans as Wilson had in World War I. C. Called the American people to the same kind of idealistic crusade with the same rhetoric that Wilson had used in World War I. D. Decided to concentrate first on the war in Europe and to place the Pacific war on hold. 2. Once at war, America's first great challenge was to A. Pass a conscription law. B. Retool its industry for all-out war production. C. Extend aid to the Soviet Union. D. Develop atomic weapons. 3. Overall, most ethnic groups in the United States during World War II A. Were rapidly assimilated into American society. B. Were not allowed to server in the military. C. Had their patriotism questioned as in World War I. D. Cast their vote for Republican candidates opposed to the war. 4. Japanese-Americans were placed in concentration camps during World War II A. Due to numerous acts of sabotage. B. In retaliation for the placement of Americans in concentration camps by the Japanese. C. As a result of anti-Japanese prejudice and fear. D. All of the above. 5. The minority group most adversely affected by Washington's wartime policies was A. German-Americans. B. Blacks. C. Japanese-Americans. D. American communists. 6. In the 1800s the Japanese government drove Japanese farmers off their land by A. Confiscating property for military bases. B. Forcing them to work in factories. C. Conscripting them into the military. D. Imposing a steep land tax. 7. In the period from 1885 to 1924, Japanese immigrants to the United States were A. Poorly educated. B. Select representatives of their nation. C. Some of the poorest people to enter the country. D. Exclusively farmers. 8. When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, A. It took nearly two years for the country to unite. B. The conflict soon became an idealistic crusade for democracy. C. The government repudiated the Atlantic Charter. D. A majority of Americans had no clear idea of what the war was about. 9. During World War II, the United States government commissioned the production of synthetic _______ in order to offset the loss of access to prewar supplies in East Asia. A. Textiles B. Rubber C. Tin D. Coal 1
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10. Match each of the wartime agencies below with its correct function: A. War Production Board 1. Assigned priorities with respect to the use of B. Office of Price Administration raw materials and transportation facilities 2. Controlled inflation by rationing essential goods C. War Labor Board 3. Imposed Ceilings on wage increases 4. Saw to it that no hiring discrimination practices were used
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