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 #181 : War And Civil Conflict

During World War II, what general promised the Philippines that he was not deserting them but that he "would return" to their rescue from the Japanese?

Possible Answers:

General Washington

General MacArthur

General Eisenhower

General Pershing

Correct answer:

General MacArthur

Explanation:

General MacArthur initially evacuated the Philippines upon Japanese invasion during War World II on the Pacific front. He promised them he would return later in the war to deliver them from the Japanese -and he did, regaining the territory from the Japanese in 1944.

Example Question #12 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

Which of the following was not a way that Americans on the Home Front contributed to the war effort during World War II?

Possible Answers:

Planting victory gardens

Sending emails to soldiers

Collecting scrap metal

Enforcing certain food rations

Correct answer:

Sending emails to soldiers

Explanation:

Americans contributed to the war effort in many ways; however, the internet was not available at this time so emails could not be sent to soldiers.

Example Question #191 : War And Civil Conflict

What event convinced the United States to join the rest of the Allies in War World II?

Possible Answers:

The loss of the Philippines to Japan

 

The explosion in New York City

The bombing of Pearl Harbor

The D-Day invasion

 

Correct answer:

The bombing of Pearl Harbor

Explanation:

It was not until the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941 that the United States officially joined World War II. The Allied powers war with Germany begin in late 1939.

Example Question #14 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

All of the following can be associated with World War I warfare except ________________.

Possible Answers:

the development of the tank

the use of gas and other chemicals as weapons

trenches

nuclear weapons

Correct answer:

nuclear weapons

Explanation:

All of the mentioned answers were seen during World War One, except for the use of nuclear weapons, which were developed later.

Example Question #15 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

The bombing of what cities led to the conclusion of World War II in the Pacific front?

Possible Answers:

Tokyo and Nagasaki

Hiroshima and Tokyo

Tokyo and Beijing

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Correct answer:

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Explanation:

It was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that, debatably, led to or hastened the conclusion of World War II on the Pacific front.

Example Question #16 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

What country was ruled by Mussolini during World War II?

Possible Answers:

France

Russia

Prussia

Italy

Correct answer:

Italy

Explanation:

Italy was led by Mussolini during World War II.

Example Question #17 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

What French general led the French Resistance during World War II?

Possible Answers:

De Gaulle

Chateaux

Petain

Gandhi

Correct answer:

De Gaulle

Explanation:

General De Gaulle was the leader of the French Resistance during World War II. He was in charge of a secret radio program through which he communicated with the Resistance. He also assisted in the organization and carrying out of the invasion of Normandy, now known as D-Day.

Example Question #18 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

What female character portrayed the spirit of many female Americans during World War II as women began filling traditionally men's work positions while the men were away to battle?

Possible Answers:

Rosie the Riveter

Joanne of Arc

Rebecca St. James

Molly Pitcher

Correct answer:

Rosie the Riveter

Explanation:

Rosie the Riveter symbolized the American female spirit as many women began working at traditionally male-run jobs such as work in the factories.

Example Question #19 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

What was the name of Nazi policy towards Jews called that resulted in concentration and death camps?

Possible Answers:

Last way

Last solution

Final solution

Only way

Correct answer:

Final solution

Explanation:

The Nazis believed that the Jewish race was inferior to their own Aryan race so plotted to destroy all Jews through a strategy called the "final solution."

Example Question #20 : War And Civil Conflict 1900 To Present

Who was the leader of Great Britain at the end of World War II?

Possible Answers:

Churchill

Eisenhower

Chamberlain

Wayne

Correct answer:

Churchill

Explanation:

Although Neville Chamberlain was the leader of Great Britain at the beginning of World War II, Winston Churchill soon took over the post after Chamberlain's resignation.

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