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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Germany and the Soviet Union

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Why was Stalin surprised by Hitler’s attack?

A

German land forces were losing strength just prior to the attack.

B

German forces were stuck in a stalemate in France and attacking the Soviet Union split their forces.

C

The Soviet Union had adopted an isolationist policy and had made no aggressive actions in Europe.

D

The Soviet Union was an Axis Power.

E

The Soviet Union and Germany had signed the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact before the War began.