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8th grade hx

8th grade hx test
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  1. What was Hitler's book called?
    Mein Kampf
  2. Who was the dictator in Russia in 1917? Who became dictator after him?
    • Lenin
    • Stalin
  3. Who was head of Hitler's SS and the head of all police in Germany?
    Heinrich Himmler
  4. Who was Hitler's minister of propaganda (responsible for "selling" the lies about the Third Reich)?
    Joseph Goebbels
  5. Who was arrested and exectuted during the Night of the Long Knives?
    Ernst Rohm and 200 other SA men
  6. When was the Night of the Long Knives?
    June 30, 1934
  7. What was the full name of the alliance between Italy, Germany, and Japan?
    the Anti-Comintern Axis
  8. Who was the fascist leader in Spain?
  9. What does DMZ stand for?
    DeMilitarized Zone
  10. Who was the Prime Minister of England at the start of the war?
    Neville Chamberlain
  11. When was the attack on Pearl Harbor?
    December 7, 1941
  12. Who was the new prime minister in England?
    Winston Churchill
  13. What did Hitler call his plan to invade England?
    Operation Sea Lion
  14. What was the German air force called?
  15. What was the English air force called?
  16. What was the official name of the Nazi party?
    National Socialist Democratic Working Party
  17. What was the party in Russia that spread communist propaganda to other nations?
    Comintern (COMmunist INTERNational Party)
  18. What was the code name for Hitler's plan to invade Russia?
    Operation Barbarossa
  19. Who ordered the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?
    General Tajo
  20. Who came up with a radical plan of air attack against Japan?
    Leut. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
  21. Who was the commander-in-chief of the American Pacific Fleet?
    Admiral Chester Nimitz
  22. Who was the Commander-in-chief of the Allied Invasion Forces?
    Dwight Eisenhower
  23. What happened on June 5, 1944
    the liberation of Rome
  24. When was D-Day?
    June 6, 1944
  25. What were the code names of the 5 beach landings at Normandy?
    • Omaha
    • Gold
    • Juno
    • Sword
    • Utah
  26. When did Hitler die?
    April 30 1945
  27. When did the war with Germany end?
    • Surrender signed on May 7, 1945
    • V-E day: May 8, 1945
  28. Black Thursday and Black Friday were raids on ___________, Germany, using _________ planes
    • Schweinfurt
    • B-17 and B-24 bombers
  29. When did the targeting on Iwo Jima begin?
    February 19, 1945
  30. Who was Joe Rosenthal?
    Dude who took the famous picture of Iwo Jima Marines
  31. Who succeeded President Roosevelt?
    President Truman
  32. What was the final and longest meeting of the three major Allies? When and where did it take place?
    • Potsdam conference
    • July 17 to August 2, 1945
    • in Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin
  33. Who were the big dudes at the Potsdam conference? (big three)
    • President Truman
    • Winston Churchill
    • Josef Stalin
  34. When is V-J day?
    September 2, 1945 - when the surrender papers were signed
  35. When is V-J day actually celebrated and why?
    August 15th - this is when the announcement was made
  36. Where did the War Crimes Trials take place?
    • Nuremberg, Germany
    • Tokyo, Japan
  37. What were the outcomes of the War Crimes Trials?
    • German: 12 put to death, 7 received prison terms, 3 set free
    • Japanese: 20 year sentences
  38. Who led the Manhatten Project?
    Robert Oppenheimer
  39. When was the bomb on Hiroshima dropped?
    August 6, 1945
  40. When was the bomb on Nagasaki dropped?
    August 9, 1945