SAT II World History : Germany in World War II

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Germany In World War Ii

Which of the following individuals was called the "Desert Fox" and fought for Germany in North Africa during the Second World War?

Possible Answers:

Joseph Goebbels

Erwin Rommel

Hienrich Himmler

Hermann Goring

Rudolph Hess

Correct answer:

Erwin Rommel

Explanation:

Erwin Rommel, usually referred to as just Rommel or the "Desert Fox," was a German military leader during the Second World War. He became famous among the Allied powers for his brilliant leadership and diplomatic decorum. He was a war hero to Nazi Germany, but he also loathed Hitler, and when his loathing became public knowledge, he was pressured to commit suicide by the German high command on pain of having his family executed and took his own life.

Example Question #2 : Germany In World War Ii

The Nuremberg Laws __________.

Possible Answers:

installed Hitler as leader of the German nation

declared antisemitism illegal in German territory

ordered the systematic execution of all German Jews

None of the other answer choices is correct. 

deprived German Jews of citizenship

Correct answer:

deprived German Jews of citizenship

Explanation:

The Nuremberg Laws were established in 1935 by the German Nazi Party. The laws declared that all Jews in Germany were no longer German citizens and deprived Jews of certain human rights. It was not until the so-called "Final Solution" that the systematic execution of Jews began.

Example Question #3 : Germany In World War Ii

The 1939 Nonagression Pact was signed between Germany and which of the following countries?

Possible Answers:

Italy

The Soviet Union

The United States

Britain

Japan

Correct answer:

The Soviet Union

Explanation:

In 1939, the Germans and the Soviet Union signed a nonagression pact promising that they would not attack each other during the Second World War. The secret treaty was effective for a time but was ended by Hitler's planned invasion of Russian territory. 

Example Question #61 : 1900 C.E. To Present

In 1923, Adolf Hitler called for an overthrow of the German government by the Nazi party. This attempt resulted in __________.

Possible Answers:

Hitler assuming Chancellorship of Germany and preparing the German nation for war

the complete suspension of freedoms of press, speech, and assembly in Germany

the assassination of the German King and the royal family 

civil war in Germany that would wage for several years in the lead up to World War Two

failure and imprisonment for Hitler

Correct answer:

failure and imprisonment for Hitler

Explanation:

In 1923 Hitler was a well-known and charismatic political speaker in Germany, but he was not yet the powerful leader that popular history remembers. He attempted to organize an overthrow of the German government by the Nazi Party, but he misjudged the moment and the revloution was a spectacular failure. Hitler was tried and imprisoned, but the momentum for his cause continued to build as many millions of Germans began to sympathize with Hitler. He spent his time in prison writing Mien Kempf which clearly outlines his horrifying philosophy. 

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