|Adolf Hitler Questions Name:
Answer the following questions while reading the article provided. You do NOT have to write in complete sentences, but you do need to fully answer each question.
1. What 2 things led to Hitler’s 12 year reign?
Dreams of becoming an artist
2. What was Hitler’s father’s job? _________________________________
3. What did his mother do before marrying Hitler’s father?
4. Describe the personalities of each of Hitler’s parents and Hitler’s feelings towards each parent.
Hitler’s feelings toward him/her
5. How many children did Hitler’s mother have? _________
6. How many children survived infancy? _____________
7. What did Hitler want to be when he grew up? ____________________
8. What caused Hitler to rebel when he was young and in school?
9. How old was Hitler when his father died? _______________
10. What did Hitler convince his mother to let him do?
An aimless life in Vienna
11. What “shocked and disappointed” Hitler?
12. What did the director suggest Hitler do instead?
13. Why did he decide not to do this?
14. What was a “heartbreaking loss” for Hitler?
Learning to hate
15. What is a socialist society?
16. Who did Hitler blame for his own lack of success? __________________________
17. What is propaganda?
A German soldier in World War I
18. What did Hitler spend four years doing during the war?
19. What did Hitler like about the army?
20. Paraphrase the event that “changed the course of his life.”
21. How did Hitler feel about the end of the war? What 3 groups did he blame the defeat on?
1._________________________ 2._________________________ 3._________________________
The German Workers’ Party
22. What skill did Hitler excel at? _______________________________________
23. What is communism?
24. How was Hitler able to take over leadership of the Nazi Party?
The Munich Beer Hall “Putsch”
25. What is a “putsch”? _______________________________________________________________
26. Paraphrase the event that caused Hitler to go be sentenced to jail for five years.
27. What was to become “the most important document of Nazism” and what was it about?
Rebuilding the Nazi Party
28. Name 2 reasons why Hitler was successful in rebuilding the Nazi Party?
29. What did Hitler realize he needed to do to achieve his goals?
Chancellor of Germany
30. What is a chancellor and why did Hitler get this job?
31. What did Hitler’s emergency decree allow him and the government to do?
The Nazis in control of Germany
32. Name 2 things the Nazis eliminated when they came to power.
33. What was the Hitler Youth movement?
At the peak of popularity
34. What percent of the population agreed with Hitler’s policies? ______________
35. Name 2 reasons why people agreed with him?
36. What were the Gestapo free to do?
Germany invades nearby countries
37. Who were the Axis nations? _________________ ____________________ _________________
38. Why did France and Britain declare war on Germany?
Hitler’s “Final Solution”
39. Before World War II was over, how many Jews were murdered by the Nazis?______________________
40. How many others (those that weren’t Jews) were killed? _____________________________
The war goes downhill
41. Paraphrase what Hitler’s “fatal mistake” was.
42. How did the Americans help defeat Germany?
Trapped in the bunker
43. What happened to cause Hitler to order the death of 5,000 people?
44. Who did Hitler blame for the defeat of Germany and why?
45. What was the “scorched earth” policy?
46. Who was Eva Braun?__________________________________________________________________
47. What happened to Hitler and Eva?
48. What rumors persisted and how were these rumors proved to not be true?