Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Hitler's Rise to Power?
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How Much Do You Know about Hitler's Rise to Power?
By: John Miller
Image: Georg Pahl

About This Quiz

Now remembered as a maniacal dictator who led his country into some of the most shameful events in human history, Hitler started out as a much more average man. He served his country in war but then didn’t know what to do with himself. And then one day he encountered a group of political extremists … and their ideas made perfect sense to him. The young Adolf took those views and ran with them, using his distinctive and powerful speaking style to attract attention from other Germans. What do you really know about Hitler’s inevitable rise to power before the Second World War?

Hitler was always kind of an odd duck. While other soldiers traded dirty jokes, he kept it clean. He preferred discipline and tidiness and eschewed dirty jokes for lofty talk about politics and ideas. Do you recall any of the details of Hitler’s life as a young adult?

After WWI, Hitler witnessed Germany’s slow, steady decline into poverty and humiliation, and he regarded it as a supreme injustice. With fanatical dedication, he swore to help his nation regain its status and power.

In a time of extreme turmoil, his racist rhetoric and violent overtones made sense to Germany’s citizens. Dodge the SS troops in this Third Reich quiz and we’ll find out how much you really know about Hitler’s rise to power!

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Where was Adolf Hitler born?
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How did Hitler perform as a soldier during World War I?
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From an early age, Hitler had very vocal view against which ethnic group?
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As a young soldier, how did Hitler feel about the way World War I ended?
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In 1919, when he was 30 years old, Hitler joined the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which was what?
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As a young man in the military, Hitler demonstrated exceptional abilities with which skill?
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Hitler was supposed to spy on the German Workers' Party. In reality, what happened?
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The German Workers' Party eventually became known as what?
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What was the Twenty-Five Point Program of the German Workers' Party?
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In 1923, Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. He decided to attempt which bold action?
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What was the result of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch, an attempt to overthrow the government?
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True or false, did Hitler design the Nazi Party's iconic banner?
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After the failed Beer Hal Putsch, what sort of punishment was Hitler given?
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During his time in prison, what did Hitler realize about his dreams of seizing power?
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Which major world event helped to popularize the Nazi Party?
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During Hitler's rise to power, which party also competed for the same seats in government?
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What was the Sturmabteilung, or SA?
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Once the Nazis gained numerical superiority in the government, what did Hitler demand?
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What was one of Hitler's first projects as Chancellor of Germany?
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A communist extremist tried to set fire to the Reichstag building. How did this affect Hitler's rise to power?
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In 1934, who died, leaving Germany's fate entirely in Hitler's hands?
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In 1941, Hitler made himself the head of which organization?
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In June 1941, Hitler ordered an attack on which nation?
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