Chapter 13: Essay Questions
Please choose ONE of the following questions to answer in an essay
form. The criteria for an acceptable essay must include: a topic sentence,
three supporting arguments with examples and a conclusion. The outline
below may be used during the quiz but only the outline.
- How did the Treaty of Versailles sow the seeds of instability
in Europe? Support your answer with examples! Hint: effects of the treaty
on Germany and the Soviet Union, effects of the treaty on national pride
and the economic legacy of the war. GIVE EXAMPLES
- To what extent do you think lies and deception played
a role in Hitler's tactics? Support your answer with examples! Hint:
diary entries, Soviet-German relations and Hitler's justification for
- Do you think that the United States was justified in
not allowing more Jewish refugees to emigrate? Why or why not? Support
your opinion with three arguments. Hint: views of isolationists, Americans'
prejudices and fears and the incident of the St. Louis.
- Do you think that the United States should have waited
to be attacked before declaring war? Support your answer with examples!
Hint: reputation of the U.S., influence of isolationist and the event
of Pearl Harbor and events leading up to Pearl Harbor.