SAT World History Practice Test 7: Early Twentieth Century

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1. Why were Hitler's attacks on Great Britain during World War II ultimately unsuccessful?

A. The Luftwaffe was unable to inflict significant damage.
B. American forces came to Britain's aid.
C. The attacks were too costly for the Nazis to sustain.
D. German forces could not carry out a ground attack.
E. The British were able to track Nazi planes with radar.

2. In 1917, the United States entered World War I after learning of a German plot to

A. seize control of U.S. territories in Southeast Asia
B. launch a surprise attack on U.S. naval forces
C. help Mexico retake land it had lost to the United States
D. attack several U.S. major coastal cities
E. destroy any U.S. ocean liners encountered

3. During the civil war in Russia, most of the people supported Lenin's Red Army because they

A. feared the White Army would return the czar to power
B. were promised great economic prosperity by Lenin
C. wanted to isolate themselves from Western influences
D. were coerced by aggressive communist propaganda
E. believed the Red Army would attack them otherwise

4. What did the term Anschluss mean to Hitler and the Germans?

A. A surprise attack on enemy forces
B. The purification of the Aryan race
C. An invasion of France and Britain
D. The unification of Germany and Austria
E. A secret police force

5. The American military resorted to the use of atomic weapons because

A. American troops had no way to enter the Japanese mainland
B. a ground invasion would result in too many casualties
C. American forces would not be able to access necessary resources on the mainland
D. Japanese ground forces were supported by additional Korean forces
E. the American public wanted the war to end as quickly as possible