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An Attempt at Peace

What do you know about An Attempt at Peace?  Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) Anschulss was Hitler's attempt to combine Germany and Austria.  The personal story has been told in a musical play and movie about a real-life family that escaped Austria through the Alps and to the U.S. Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.
What is the play and film?

  1. My Fair Lady
  2. The Sound of Music
  3. The High and the Mighty

2) A famous Austrian psychologist was suffering from cancer.  President Roosevelt and Mussolini paid a ransom to get permission for this psychologist to leave.  However, in 1939, he died in London before reaching America.  His four sisters would die in concentration camps. 
Who was this world-renowned psychologist?

  1. William James
  2. Sigmund Freud
  3. Carl Rogers

3) Hitler's next objective was Czechoslovakia.  Many Germans lived in the Sudentenland region. 
When did the Czech President Eduard Benes cede the region to Hitler?

  1. September 1, 1938
  2. September 30, 1938
  3. October 10, 1938

4) At a conference between Britain, France, Italy, and Germany in Munich. 
Who after the conference after returning home declared, "I believe that it is peace for our times"?

  1. Benito Mussolini
  2. Edouard Daladier, French Prime Minister
  3. Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister

5) On March 16, 1939, Germany took control of what country?

  1. France
  2. Spain
  3. Czechoslovakia

6) With pressure increasing with Poland, the Soviet Union became a major player. 
Who is Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili?

  1. Polish Prime Minister
  2. Stalin's real name
  3. Swedish Prime Minister

7) To attack, Hitler want to take what country out of the equation and make them an his side?

  1. British
  2. United States
  3. Soviet Union

8) Mussolini and Hitler cemented an alliance in which both promised to go to war together. 
What is the pact known as?

  1. Pact of Munich
  2. Il Duce
  3. Pact of Steel

9) In August 1939, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop meets with his Soviet counterpart.
Who was the Soviet counterpart?

  1. Vyacheslav Molotov
  2. Victor Hugo
  3. Nikita Khrushchev

10) On August 31, 1939, Germans wearing Polish uniforms attacked a German radio station in Gleiwitz.  Germany blamed the Polish for the attack. 
What began the next day?

  1. Sino-Soviet War
  2. Soviet Union Invasion
  3. World War II

An Attempt at Peace (Answers)

1) B. 2) B. 3) B 4) C. 5) C. 6) B. 7) C. 8) C. 9) A. 10) C.

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