WW2 Powerpoint Questions

World War Two Power Point Questions
Rise of Dictators to the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Instructions: Open the World War 2 power point found on my website
under the week on March 16-20. Answer the following questions:
1. What factors led to the rise of dictators in Europe and Asia
following WW1?
2. List the five dictators and the country they are from that came to
power between 1921-1940.
3. What three countries made up the Axis Powers by 1940?
4. What evidence is provided to show that the Allied Powers (US, GB,
France) were not interested in fighting another war?
5. What was The Munich Pact of 1939? What was another name for
this pact?
6. What was The Non-Aggression Pact of 1939? (who signed it and
what were the agreements?)
7. What country’s invasion marks the start of World War 2?
8. What is blitzkrieg? How is this different from previous fighting?
9. Why is the Battle of Britain considered to be the first turning
point for the war in Europe?
How were the British able to stop Hitler’s assault on
What was the purpose of The Lend Lease Act passed by
Congress in 1941. What three countries benefitted from Lend
Name three different things the U.S. did to demonstrate we
were moving towards war BEFORE the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Before answering the last few questions, go to your textbook and
read pages 771-773. Also refer to slides 36-47 in the WW2
What are some ways the U.S. responded to Japanese
aggression in the Pacific prior to Pearl Harbor?
How did the U.S. know an attack against the U.S. by Japan
was coming? Where did we believe the attack would occur?
What means did the Japanese use to conduct the attack
against the U.S.? Why did Japan select Pearl Harbor?
How many attacks were launched against the U.S.? Where
did they occur?
What were the results of the attack (both militarily-how
much damage and psychologically?) Use the two links below to
help answer this question.
Watch the 9 minute video clip about Pearl Harbor taken from Time
Newsreel: The Attack on Pearl Harbor:
Be sure and view in full screen.
Read the following information on Pearl Harbor from Digital History: