World War II Test Review Name ________________________________
TEST - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 World War II - Causes, Battles, Effects .
Sharedar II (Causes)
Topic 1 – Cause, practices, and effects of war – What are the long and short term causes of the wars?
Impact of technology? Impact on societies? How were they fought? Impact of the wars?
Results? Role of leaders and diplomacy? Limited, revolutionary and guerilla wars?
Wars covered: WWI, Russian Civil War, WWII, Chinese Civil War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Suez
Crisis, Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War. Iraq War, State of Israel
Topic 3 – The rise and rule of single-party states – What conditions allowed for the development of the single
party state? What is the ideology, goals, and support for the movement? How was power acquired? What are the impacts regionally and globally? Role of minorities or women? Leaders: Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Juan Peron, Mao, Nasser, Castro, Nyerere, Minh, Gorb.
Topic 5 – The Cold War – What are the origins of the conflict? How did it begin? Impact on different
regions of the world? Direct and indirect conflicts? How did the US-USSR relationship evolve?
Impact of other nations like China on conflict? How did it end? Effects of various presidents?
Effects of Soviet leaders?
Policies and Events: Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, containment, Yalta, Potsdam, Tehran Conferences,
Greece, Turkey Iran, Berlin, Split of Germany, Iron Curtain, NATO, Warsaw Pact, CIA,
Eisenhower Doctrine, brinkmanship, U-2, Berlin Wall, Bay of Pig, Cuban Missile Crisis,
hotline, Alliance for Progress, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Grenada, Panama, Non-aligned
movement, Sino-Soviet split, arms race, SALT, détente, Reagan Doctrine, Solidarity, Soviet
break up, Terrorism
§ Book List: Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger; The Twentieth Century: a Brief Global History by Goff/Moss/Terry/Upsher (Textbook provided);
- POSSIBLY - The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington, The World Since 1945 by T.E. Vadney
Unit 1: Nationalism, Imperialism, International Development
Unit 2: World War I: Tech developments, Treaties, Economics, Social trends, and Aftermath (1)
Unit 3: Origins of Communism, Fascism, Nazism; Germany, Hitler, Italy, Mussolini, Russian Civil
War, USSR, Lenin, Stalin; Global and regional impacts, (3)
Unit 4: World War II: Failure of League of Nations, Euro and Pacific theaters, formation of the UN,
Social and cultural effects, origins of Cold War, Berlin Airlift, Split of Germany, Iron
Curtain, emergence of US as world superpower, impact on third world. (1)
Unit 5: Yalta and Potsdam; Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan,
NATO/Warsaw Pact, Non-Alignment. (5)
Unit 6: Rise of Mao/China; Castro/Cuba, Peron/Argentina, Ho Chi Minh/Vietnam, (3)
Unit 7: East – West relations 1945 – 1991 COLD WAR , containment; Early confrontation –
Greece, Turkey, Iran, Tehran Conference, U-2 incident, CIA Covert Actions (5)
Unit 8: Cold War realities: Korea.Vietnam , CIA Covert Operations, Latin America,
Arbenz/Guatemala, Nicaragua, Grenada, Panama, Castro/Cuba, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile
Crisis, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Peron/Argentina, Kenyatta/Kenya (1,3,5)
Hungary/Czechoslavakia(1968 Prague,) Poland/Solidarity (1,3,5)
Unit 9 Arms Race and limitation agreements/détente/Reagan Doctrine; Reagan, Gorbechev, Soviet
break up, Berlin Wall (1,5)
Unit 10 Arab-Israeli Crisis: Nasser, State of Israel, Sino Soviet split, Suez Crisis, Six Day War, Yom
Kippur War, Iraq War, Terrorism
Internal Assessment Due by the End of 1st Semester – Exact date determined during 1st quarter
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - Class Details
- Each quarter - at least two papers and two major tests.
- The test format - similar to the tests in Year 1 with ID’s and essay questions. The essays will be divided between extemporaneous in class essay and outside class historical essays.
- Homework – will focus on reading.
- Quizzes – preannounced on days that reading is due. Reading quizzes will focus mainly on the major topics and themes of the reading (the big picture) and less on the details (which we will focus more on in class).
- Classroom participation will enhance your performance in this class. Thinking involves questioning, answering, discussing, and evaluating. ALWAYS be thinking! Extensive class participation is strongly encouraged. This class should be a place where all students feel comfortable exchanging ideas without fear of ridicule or derision. Everyone should respect his or her fellow classmates.
- Projects assignments - finding, annotating and summarizing primary sources and documents.
- The class grades are as follows:
Independent Projects, General Assignments (Summer Reading, etc.) 20%
- Classroom participation will enhance your performance in this class. Thinking involves questioning, answering, discussing, and evaluating. ALWAYS think! Extensive class participation is strongly encouraged. This class should be a place where all students feel comfortable exchanging ideas without fear of ridicule or derision. Everyone should respect his or her fellow classmates.
- Please be on time for class, notebooks open, materials out, writing utensils ready, etc. in order to make the most of class time.
- The most successful students in this class have maintained organized notes in a notebook specifically for this class OR have used personal laptops/ tablets for careful note taking. There is a lot of material and it is very difficult to pull it all together for the IB Exam without year-long organization.
- You will be expected to keep up with current events through a current events section in your notebook as we relate many of the topics of study in our class to the events transpiring around the world today. You should have a great start with the summer work. If not, take advantage of this time to improve upon your summer work efforts.
- Restroom – One Hall Pass in tray; leave cell phone in tray. Please go quietly and with minimal disruption to the class. I will trust your judgment on what you feel is an emergency. Remember school rule - 10 min after/before bell.
- Check your email!
- All school rules apply…of course…
- WHEW….off we go!