AP World History : War and Civil Conflict 1900 to Present

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #91 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

On what ship was the Japanese surrender signed?

Possible Answers:

USS Columbia

USS Constitution

USS Mississippi

USS Missouri

Correct answer:

USS Missouri

Explanation:

When the Japanese signed their surrender on the USS Missouri, they concluded World War II in the Pacific. This day is known as Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day).

Example Question #1541 : Ap World History

What American general signed the Japanese surrender on Victory over Japan Day?

Possible Answers:

General Douglas MacArthur

General Charles De Gaulle

General Davis George

General Dwight Eisenhower

Correct answer:

General Douglas MacArthur

Explanation:

General Douglas MacArthur was the American general who presented the United States at the Japanese surrender.

Example Question #91 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

What major aerial battle involved Germany and Great Britain?

 

Possible Answers:

The Battle of London

The Battle of Great Britain

The Battle of Hamburg

The Battle of Berlin

Correct answer:

The Battle of Great Britain

Explanation:

One of the most important and major aerial battles of World War II involving Germany and Great Britain was the the Battle of Great Britain. Germany military planes, known as the Luftwaffe, targeted major areas of Great Britain in order to destroy and terrorize the British people so much they would beg for surrender.

Example Question #821 : Political History

What was the name of the Germany air force during World War II?

Possible Answers:

Royal German Air

Luftwaffe

Royal Air Force

Nazi Army Air

Correct answer:

Luftwaffe

Explanation:

The German Air Force was known as the Luftwaffe. The Germans had very advanced aerial technology and attempted to use it in their favor to destroy the Allies, particularly Great Britain, which was the last Allied strongpoint in Europe. 

Example Question #273 : War And Civil Conflict

What was the name of the nuclear bomb project developed by the United States?

Possible Answers:

The Manhattan Project

The Nagasaki Project

The Arizona Project

The New York Project

Correct answer:

The Manhattan Project

Explanation:

The Manhattan Project was the code name for the American project that developed the atomic bomb. They tested it in the Nevada desert before launching more on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cities of Japan.

Example Question #274 : War And Civil Conflict

What was the code name given to the atomic bomb tested in Nevada before used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Possible Answers:

Trinity

Manhattan Project

Tribune Project

Trinidad

Correct answer:

Trinity

Explanation:

"Trinity" was the code name of the nuclear atomic bomb tested in Nevada as part of the Manhattan Project, the American development of the bomb.

Example Question #272 : War And Civil Conflict

What bombing in 1941 led to the United States officially joining the Allies in World War II?

Possible Answers:

Great Britain

Philippines

Hiroshima

Pearl Harbor

Correct answer:

Pearl Harbor

Explanation:

It was the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 against the United States that encouraged the United States to join the Allies in War World II. Up to that point, the United States had only been unofficially supporting the Allied Powers.

Example Question #273 : War And Civil Conflict

The division of what city was a reflection of the European and world division during the Cold War?

Possible Answers:

Brussels

Berlin

Hamburg

Paris

Correct answer:

Berlin

Explanation:

After World War II, during the Cold War, Berlin was split between the Communist and the Free Worlds. It accurately represented the division of the world between communism and free enterprise. 

Example Question #822 : Political History

What was the first attempt to stop Saddam Hussein in Iraq?

Possible Answers:

Yom Kippur War

Jordanian War

 

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Persian Gulf War

Correct answer:

Persian Gulf War

Explanation:

The Persian Gulf War was the first attempt to stop Saddam Hussein from invading neighboring country Kuwait. It was mainly United States led, with the support of NATO and the UN.

Example Question #92 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

What two countries participated in the Falklands War of 1982?

Possible Answers:

Argentina and The United States

Spain and Brazil 

the United Kingdom and Argentina

Chile and the United Kingdom

the United Kingdom and Brazil 

Correct answer:

the United Kingdom and Argentina

Explanation:

The Falklands war, which was a short war (2 months and 1 week in length), that was fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom. It was caused by a disagreement over the sovereignty of the small islands off the coast of Argentina and resulted in a British victory, in which the UK maintained control of the islands. 

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