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Western use of the Swastika in the early 20th century: Quiz


Question 1: The 45th Infantry Division of the ________ used a yellow swastika on a red background as a unit symbol until the 1930s, when it was switched to a thunderbird.
United States armed forcesUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States ArmyUnited States Army Africa

Question 2: [64] Controversy arose in 1937 when they appeared on ________ sample election ballots.
Elizabeth, New JerseyPassaic, New JerseyClifton, New JerseyPaterson, New Jersey

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Seals from the Indus Valley Civilization preserved at the British Museum
  Postcard sent in June 1910
  Karlowicz's stone in the Tatra Mountains, 2006
  ASEA logo used from the late nineteenth century until 1933

Question 4: The Augustan Society Headquarters and Library, built in 1916 in the ________ in Daggett, California, includes Native American swastika designs.
Mojave DesertGreat BasinSonoran DesertColorado Plateau

Question 5: In January 1999, Civil Rights groups asked the Jefferson County, Alabama Commission to remove nine swastikas carved into stone pillars at the county courthouse in ________.
Birmingham, AlabamaHoover, AlabamaLeeds, AlabamaVestavia Hills, Alabama

Question 6: In Windsor, ________, there was an ice hockey team from 1905 to 1916 named the Swastikas, and their uniforms featured swastika symbols.
CanadaBritish ColumbiaNova ScotiaNewfoundland and Labrador

Question 7: During ________, the swastika was used as the emblem of the British National War Savings Committee.
Caucasus CampaignWestern Front (World War I)Armenian GenocideWorld War I

Question 8: The Laguna Bridge in ________ was built in 1905 by the U.S. Reclamation Department and is decorated with a row of swastikas with right-facing arms.
Tucson, ArizonaPrescott, ArizonaYuma, ArizonaPhoenix, Arizona

Question 9: The tracks were torn up for scrap during ________ when "Swastika Line iron was used to fight a different kind of swastikas in Europe."[58]
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Postcard sent in June 1910
  A Christmas greeting card issued to German POWs in the UK in 1918. Note the left facing symbol partially obscured by the helmeted head profile
  The blue Swastika emblem was the insignia of the Polish League of Anti-air and Anti-gas Defence (Liga Obrony Przeciw Lotniczej i Przeciwgazowej).
  Chilocco Indian Agricultural School basketball team in 1909.

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