Making History Fun!

‘a’ questions

1. What was the Reichstag Fire?

2. What were the results of the March 1933 elections?

3. What was the Enabling Bill/Act?/ What powers did the Enabling Bill/Act give Hitler?

4. What was the Night of the Long Knives?

‘b’ questions

1. Why was the Reichstag Fire important?

2. Why was the Enabling Bill/Act important?

3. Why did Hitler arrange the Night of the Long Knives?

4. Why was the Night of the Long Knives important?

5. Why was the death of Hindenburg important?

‘c’ questions

1. ‘The Night of the Long Knives was the most important step in Hitler’s consolidation of power in the period 1933-1934.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer.

WEIMAR REPUBLIC QUESTIONS

‘a’ questions

1. What was the impact of the First World War on Germany?

2. Describe how World War I still affected the lives of German people in the years 1919-1923.

3. What territorial terms were imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles?

4. What were the main features of the Weimar Republic?

5. What were the main weaknesses of the Weimar Republic?

6. What were the following: a) Article 48?

b) System of Proportional Representation?

7. Describe the role of the Chancellor and the President?

8. What problems existed in Germany 1918-20?

9. Describe the attempts to overthrow the Weimar Republic made in 1919-1920.

10. Describe the Spartacist Rising.

11. Who were the Spartacists?

12. Describe the activities of the Freikorps in Germany, 1919-20.

13. Describe the Kapp Putsch.

14. Describe the occupation of the Ruhr in 1923.

15. Describe the effects of the hyperinflation of 1923 on the German people.

16. Describe the Munich Putsch./ What was the Munich Putsch?

17. What did Hitler learn from the Munich Putsch?

‘b’ questions

1. Why did the Germans hate/ resent the Treaty of Versailles?

2. Why were there so many uprisings in Germany in the years 1919-22?

3. Why were the Freikorps important?

4. Why was 1923 a year of crisis for the Weimar Republic?

5. Why did France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr in 1923?

6. Why was there an economic crisis in 1923?

7. Why was there hyperinflation in Germany in 1923?/ Why did Germany suffer hyperinflation in 1923?

8. Why did Hitler organise the Munich Putsch in 1923?

9. Why was the Munich Putsch important?

10. Why was Stresemann important?

10. Why was Stresemann’s foreign policy a success?

11. Why has the period 1923-29 been described as the ‘Golden Years’?

‘a’ questions

1. What was the Domino Theory?

2. Describe the US tactics in Vietnam.

3. Who were the Vietcong?

4. Describe the role of the Vietcong.

5. What was the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

6. Describe the My Lai incident.

7. What was the Tet Offensive?

8. Describe the policy of Vietnamisation.

‘b’ questions

1. Why did the USA become involved in Vietnam?

2. Why did the USA become increasingly involved in Vietnam?

3. Why did the Vietnam War become increasingly unpopular with the people in America?

4. Why was the Ho Chi Minh Trail important?

5. Why did the USA find it impossible to defeat the Vietcong?

6. Why was the Tet Offensive important?

7. Why did the USA withdraw from the Vietnam War?

8. Why was the policy of Vietnamisation introduced?

‘c’ questions

1. How successful was the USA in Vietnam in the period 1963-1975?

2. How far was US public opinion the most important reason for America’s withdrawal from Vietnam?

3. How far can the American withdrawal from Vietnam be blamed on military failure?

4. ‘ The USA’s policy of containment was a complete failure in Vietnam’. How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer.

5. ‘The USA was unsuccessful in Vietnam because of the opposition’s use of guerrilla tactics’. How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer.

‘a’ questions

1. What was the ‘Cold War’?

2. What was the Yalta Conference?

3. What was agreed at the Yalta Conference in 1945?

4. What was agreed at the Potsdam Conference in 1945?

5. Describe how Poland and Czechoslovakia became communist after 1945.

6. What was the ‘Iron Curtain’?

7. What was the ‘Truman Doctrine’?

8. What was the purpose of the ‘Truman Doctrine’?

9. What was ‘Marshall Aid’?

10. Describe the events of the Berlin Blockade of 1948-1949?

11. What was the ‘Berlin Airlift’?

12. What was ‘NATO’?

 

‘b’ questions

1. Why did the wartime unity of the Allies break down in the period 1945-1947?

2. Why did the tension between the Soviet Union and the West increase after the Potsdam Conference?

3. Why were Western governments suspicious of the USSR in the period 1945 -1948?

4. Why was Eastern Europe largely in the hands of the USSR by 1946?

5. Why was the Truman Doctrine introduced?

6. Why did the USA adopt a policy of Containment?

7. Why was Marshall Aid offered to countries in Europe?

8. Why was Berlin a cause of tension between East and West after World War II? /

Why was there continuing tension over Berlin in the years 1945-1949?

9.  Why did the USSR blockade Berlin?

10. Why did the Berlin Blockade fail?

 

‘c’ questions

1. How successful was the West in containing communism in Europe up to 1949? Explain your answer.

2. ‘The attitudes of Churchill and Truman not Stalin caused the Cold War’. How far do you agree with this statement?

3. ‘It was Truman not Stalin who brought about the Cold War’. How far do you agree with this statement?

4. ‘The Soviet Union was to blame for the Cold War’. How far do you agree with this statement?

5. ‘Only Stalin of the Allies achieved what he wanted as a result of the war with Germany’? Do you agree?

6. ‘The Berlin Blockade brought Europe close to war’. How far do you agree with this statement?