How Did Hitler Happen? Article Questions

Read the Junior Scholastic article, “How did Hitler Happen?” on page 14-17.
Write the two definitions on page 15.
True or False: About 8.5 million soldiers were killed in WWII.
When did Japan attack the US Naval Base of Pearl Harbor?
When did Adolf Hitler become leader of the Nazi party?
Which of these events happened four months prior (before)the Allies defeated Japan in WWII?
a. Germany invaded Poland
b. Germany surrendered correct
c. The US entered the war
True or False: Portugal remained neutral during WWII.
Which of these countries is farthest east?
a. Poland
b. France
c. Romania
Which of these countries that fought with the Axis powers during WWII had coastline along the
Mediterranean Sea?
a. Germany
b. Italy
c. Japan
Stalingrad was located in what country?
True or False: The Treaty of Versailles allowed Germany to expand its military.
Which statement best supports Ian Kershaw’s claim that WWII was the “greatest explosion of
…violence the world has yet known”?
a. “A charismatic leader, Hitler attracted growing crowds by attacking those
b. “As many as 50 million people died during WWII. About 6 million of them were
Jews, murdered in Germany’s mass slaughter called the Holocaust.”
c. “At the start of the war, Hitler’s military gambles paid off in a string of victories.”
Which statement best explains the article’s main idea?
a. “Hitler’s accusations about Poland were lies. His attack was simply the latest
move in a campaign of aggression that would leave Germany in control of most
of Europe.”
b. “Now, on the 75th anniversary of the start of WWII, historians are still wrestling
with how the man most responsible for these horrors came to power. And they
ask: could it happen again?”
c. “Once in power. The Nazis systematically stripped German Jews of their property
and freedom.”
What is the main purpose of the section titled, “A Raw Wound”?
a. To explain how Germany’s defeat in WWI contributed to Hitler’s rise.
b. To explain how the Great Depression of the 1930s affected Germany
c. To explain the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.