Review Package WWII

World War II=Review Package
World War II Test-Due Monday, April 20th
Exam will be on Tuesday, April 21st
 Terminology (study your vocab)
Multiple Choice portion:
1. Study the path that Canadians took from the Normandy
Landing towards the Liberation of Holland into Germany (do
activity in the book=figure 5.17-Describe the route that
Canadians took on their way to liberating the Netherlands)
2. When was the D-Day Landing? Which beach did Canadians land
3. What was the Holocaust
4. Describe Canada’s involvement in the battle of Hong Kong (by
the way a lot of you should know that this battle was fought on
Christmas Day, December 25th, 1941)-Lost! And POWs
5. Which term describes Canada’s foreign policy during the
1930s? isolationism
6. The St. Louis incident and the many signs on factory doors,
which stated “No Jews allowed” were both examples of practices
7. With which two counties was Canada allied at the outbreak of
World War II?
Use the following statement to answer question 8.
The Allies had two advantages. The first was sheer numbers.
The second was that they managed to keep details of the landing
a secret from the Germans.
8. To what military invasion does this statement refer?
9. Describe the principal difference between how we entered
WWI as compared with WWII? (Did we go to war because
Britain did?)
10. Which countries comprised the Allied Powers?
11. Which countries comprised the Axis Powers? (Make sure you
can find them on a map-except for Japan that is!)
12. What was Mackenzie King’s famous quote on conscription? p.
13. Make sure you know the battles of World War II=the keys
ones involving Canada=how they affected Canada=the dates=code
names (i.e. Operation Sea Lion for Battle of Britain)
Here is a list – try to place them in Chronological order-Dieppe,
Hong Kong, Battle of the Atlantic, Ortona, D-Day (Normandy
Landing), Liberation of Holland (make sure you can identify these
places on map!)
14. Which of the following convinced the Canadian government an
attack on Canada by Japan was probable?
A. the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
B. evidence of Japanese spying in Canada
C. Japan’s military alliance with Germany
D. capture of Canadians in Hong Kong by the Japanese
15. Topic World War Two Government Documents-Match the
description in Column I with the correct Act in Column II.
25. required able bodied male and female workers to
War Measures Act
register for essential war work
B. Lend-Lease
26. allowed Britain to receive war goods from
Military Voters Act
Canada and the US
D. National
Mobilization Act
27. suspension of civil liberties in times of
national emergency
E. National
Selective Services Act
28. required adult males to register for military service
within Canada
16. Describe the importance of rationing and saving resources
during a time of war.
The following newspaper headline reads “King returns home from
overseas meeting: ‘I’m convinced his goal is world peace.”
17. To which world leader is PM Mackenzie King referring?
Place the following WWII events in chronological order:
1. Canadians troops push Germans back across the Rhine River
2. Canadians lose an important battle in Hong Kong
3. Conscription is implemented in Canada
18. What is the Chronological order of these World War Two
19. Describe Canada’s army, navy, and air force at the outset of
the war (Were they quite powerful? Could they defend the
20. Which province opposed to conscription?
21. How did the Canadian government treat Japanese Canadians
after the bombing of Pearl Harbour?
21. Where did the Canadian government place Japanese
Canadians? (read pages 126-127)
22. Describe the importance of the BCATP.
Written Portion
Short Answer (4 marks each-total 16 marks)
1 Canadians made a major contribution to the Allied war effort in
WW II. Discuss the role Canadians played in some of the major
battles in the war. How was Canada viewed on the international
stage by the end of this conflict?
2. World War II affected Canada in a number of important ways.
Describe how the war changed Canada both domestically and in
terms of international affairs.
3. In WW II, women became an active part of the armed forces
for the first time. Assess the contribution that women made to
Canada's war effort both at home and overseas.
4. "During the 1930s in a political and military sense, it seemed
Canada was sleeping." Why was Canada unprepared for the out
break of war in 1939? What steps were quickly taken to mobilize
the country into a new war effort?
5. By 1942, Canada was involved in a "total war" effort. Explain
how the Canadian economy was mobilized for military production.
How did the war affect the lives of people across the country?
Essay: -Look at Topics-The essay will be tricky-Create a Venn
To what extent did World War I and World War II have a
negative impact on Canada.
Casualties-Returning war
Canadian autonomy –
amputees: hospitalization and
independence because we won
retraining costs
key battles like Vimy, Pass,
Conscription (Military Service
Act) divides French/English:
Women gain the vote in 1918
protests killed
and during the war with Military
Halifax Disaster: Mont Blanc
Voters Act and Wartime
carrying explosives destroys
Elections Act
Importance of women in
Loss of income (over 66, 000
Cdns dead)-loss of fathers and Economy gets better
War bonds help Canadians learn
Economic costs of the war
to save; and help the war effort
Censorship – telling half the
story (only part of truthWWII
casualties – is told to Canadians Continuation of nationhood
War Measures’ Act passed(autonomy-independent) – won
enemy aliens – civil liberties lost key battles in Normandy and
World WarII
Massive industrial increase in
War Measures Act some
Germans and Italians are
Status of women in workforce
Canada begins its welfare
Japanese Canadians-internment system – Unemployment
Insurance (1945); Family
National Resources Mobilization Allowance (1940)
Act-King’s conscription promise Ogdensburg Agreement-made
leads to plebiscite (public vote) us closer allies with US
tension between French and
Aboriginal Pride: Tom Prince
was a great Aboriginal warrior
Various industries increase
Rationing and ration cards
limited goods civilians could buy
Lack of consumer goods
available due to military
(steel, aluminum, uranium)
War brides and children
contribute to Canada’s
population growth (baby