• 1.  What was the response of the Germans to the new Weimar Republic?

  • They held the new Weimar Republic responsible for Germany’s defeat and the disgrace at Versailles
  • The republic carried the burden of war guilt and national humiliation
  • It became the target of attacks in the conservative national circles
  • All the above
  • 2.  Which of the following statements is false about soldiers in the World War I?

  • The soldiers, in reality, led miserable lives in trenches, survived with feeding on the copra’s
  • They faced poisonous gas and enemy shelling and loss of comrades
  • All soldiers were ready to die for their country’s honour and personal glory
  • Aggressive propaganda glorified war
  • 3.  The Treaty of Versailles (1920) signed at the end of World War I, was harsh and humiliating for Germany, because

  • Germany lost its overseas colonies, and 13 per cent of its territories
  • It lost 75% of its iron and 26% of its coal to France, Poland, Denmark and Lithuania, was forced to paycompensation of 6 billion pounds
  • The western powers demilitarised Germany and they occupied resource-rich Rhineland in the 1920s
  • All the above
  • 4.  What was Hitler’s historic blunder and why?

  • Attack on Soviet Union in 1941 was a historic blunder by Hitler
  • He exposed his western front to British aerial bombing
  • The Soviet Red Army inflicted a crushing and humiliating defeat on Germany atStalingrad
  • All the above
  • 5.  Why did Helmut’s father kill himself in the spring of 1945?

  • He was depressed by Germany’s defeat in Second World War
  • He feared that common people would mishandle him and his family
  • He feared revenge by the Allied Powers
  • He wanted to die because of the crimes he had committed during Nazi rule
  • 6.  Which of the following bodies was set up to try and prosecute the Nazi war criminals at the end of World War II?

  • International Military Tribunal
  • British Military Tribunal
  • Allied Military Tribunal
  • Allied Judicial Court
  • 7.  Why did the Nuremburg Tribunal sentence only 11 Nazis to death for such a massive genocide?

  • Only these 11 Nazis were found guilty
  • The Allies did not want to be harsh on the defeated Germany as they had been after WorldWar
  • Germany promised never to repeat such an act
  • Germany was ready to pay a huge compensation to the Allied countries for these killings
  • 8.  What was the most important result of the Spartacus League uprising in Germany in 1918-19?

  • The Weimar Republic crushed the rebellion
  • The Spartacists founded the Communist Party of Germany
  • The Weimar government accepted the demands of the Spartacus League
  • Both (a) and (b)
  • 9.  War in 1917 led to the strengthening of Allies and the defeat of Germany because of entry of

  • China
  • Japan
  • the USA
  • Spain
  • 10.  What was ‘Dawes Plan’?

  • A plan which imposed more fines on Germany
  • A plan which withdrew all punishment from Germany
  • A plan which reworked the terms of reparation to ease financial burden on the Germans
  • None
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