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Name: _______________________________________________
Date: __________
Select the letter of the term, name, or phrase that best matches each description. Note: Some letters may not
be used at all. Some may be used more than once.
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC)
George Marshall
Manhattan Project
A. Philip Randolph
War Production Board (WPB) and Development
Selective Service System
Office of Price Administration (OPA)
Office of Scientific Research
____ 1. This is the code name for the atomic bomb program.
____ 2. This was created by Congress to fight the threat of inflation.
____ 3. This expanded the draft and eventually provided 10 million soldiers.
____ 4. This was the method used to decrease the use of scarce and essential wartime goods.
____ 5. The law establishing this gave its members official status and salary, and, a year later, granted them
full U.S. Army benefits.
____ 6. This Army Chief of Staff general pushed for the formation of a Women's Auxiliary Army Corps.
____ 7. This labor leader strongly encouraged President Roosevelt to issue an executive order
discouraging discrimination in the workplace.
____ 8. This assumed the responsibility for converting industry from peacetime to wartime production and
distributing raw materials to key industries.
____ 9. This was responsible for improvements in radar and sonar and the development of "wonder drugs"
such as penicillin that saved countless lives.
Select the letter of the term, name, or phrase that best matches each description. Note: Some letters may not
be used at all. Some may be used more than once.
V-E Day
George Patton
Operation Torch
Harry S. Truman
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of the Atlantic
Dwight D. Eisenhower
____ 10. He was Roosevelt's vice-president.
____ 11. This day marked the end of the war in Europe.
____ 12. This death camp was the first liberated by the Allies.
____ 13. This general commanded Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Europe.
____ 14. This day marked the invasion of Nazi-controlled Europe.
____ 15. This was the code name for the invasion of Axis-controlled North Africa.
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____ 16. Convoys, sonar, and radar helped the Allies to win this battle.
____ 17. This general led the American troops that liberated Paris from German occupation.
____ 18. The initial success of this German offensive battle was due mainly to the Allies' being caught off
Choose the letter of the best answer.
____ 19. In December of 1941, who commanded the Allied forces in the Philippines?
A. Chester Nimitz
B. William Manchester
C. Douglas MacArthur
D. J. Robert Oppenheimer
____ 20. What was the Manhattan Project?
A. the plan to crash Japanese suicide planes into Allied ships
B. the plan to develop the atomic bomb
C. the historic meeting of the "Big Three"
D. the training of the Navajo code talkers
____ 21. Which nation was defeated at the Battle of Midway after its plans of an attack were intercepted?
A. the Soviet Union
B. the United States
C. Japan
D. Great Britain
____ 22. Where did the United States drop the atomic bomb?
A. Hiroshima and Nagasaki
B. Hiroshima and Okinawa
C. Okinawa and Iwo Jima
D. Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal
____ 23. Which of the following leaders did not attend the Yalta Conference?
A. Joseph Stalin
B. Winston Churchill
C. Harry S. Truman
D. Franklin D. Roosevelt
____ 24. Who were the defendants at the Nuremberg trials?
A. Soviet occupants of Eastern European countries
B. the developers of the atomic bomb
C. Nazi leaders
D. Japanese war criminals
If the statement is true, write "true" on the line. If it is false, change the underlined word or words to make it true.
__________ 25.
The "zoot-suit" riots that erupted in Los Angeles in 1943 were directed against Mexican
__________ 26.
The GI Bill of Rights increased the standard of living of many defense workers by providing
free education and job training as well as federal loan guarantees for buying homes and
farms and starting businesses.
__________ 27.
In 1942, civil rights leader James Farmer founded the Congress of Racial Equality.
__________ 28.
After WWII, the Serviceman's Readjustment Act pushed the U.S. government to
compensate Japanese Americans for their lost property.
__________ 29.
To confront urban segregation in the North, the Legal Aid Society was organized, staging
its first sit-in at a segregated Chicago restaurant in 1942.
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__________ 30.
In Korematsu v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that the government's policy of
drafting Japanese Americans into the military was justified on the basis of "military
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