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The Second World War Quiz

As wars go, this one was pretty much as big as they come. 15 Questions.

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Which of the choices given best describes the two sides that fought in the 2nd World War?

  • Germany v The Rest
  • West v East
  • The Allies v The Axis
  • America plus a few more v the Germans AND Japanese

Question 2 Photo

If Adolf Hitler kept a "to do" list, what will have been top of it on 1st September 1939?

  • Go to Saintzburyz for big shop
  • Car in for service
  • Golf with Herman and Heinrich
  • Invade Poland


German advances throughout the first year led to the successful evacuation of whom from where?

  • The British Forces from Dunkirk
  • The French from France
  • The Russians from Scandanavia
  • The Dutch from Belgium

Question 4 Photo

Who is this?

  • US President Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
  • British General Bernard Montgomery
  • Russian leader Josef Stalin


The Battle of Britain was fought out where?

  • In the North Sea
  • In the skies over Southern England
  • In Devon and Somerset
  • In the streets of Brussels


The Allies decisive victory in the Battle of Britain stopped Adolf Hitler from launching Operation Sealion .What was Operation Sealion?

  • Using trained sealions to guide torpedoes
  • An amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain
  • The German invasion of Greece
  • The invasion of Scotland by German Paras

Question 7 Photo

Of the 1400 made, this is the only surviving working example left of what was the main battle tank of the German Panzer Divisions. What was it called?

  • Tiger Tank
  • Leopard Tank
  • Gazelle Tank
  • Armadillo Tank


Late in 1942, the Allies won another major victory in what Churchill described as "the end of the beginning". Where did this occur?

  • The Battle of the Bulge
  • Arnhem
  • The Battle of El Alamein
  • Southern Italy

Question 9 Photo

Which country launched an unprovoked attack on the US Navy Fleet anchored in Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941?

  • Germany
  • China
  • Japan
  • Russia

Question 10 Photo

Of the 39000 German sailors who put to sea in U boats during WW2, how many were killed in action?

  • 4000
  • 14000
  • 26000
  • 30000


By 1942, the US forces were ready to strike back at the Japanese and sank 4 of their aircraft carriers during the most important naval battle of the war. It was known as the Battle of ?

  • Iwo Jima
  • Midway
  • Okinawa
  • Leyte Gulf


June 6th 1944 became known simply as ___ Day. Can you type the appropriate capital letter only?

Type in the correct answer

Question 13 Photo

This picture was taken at the Yalta Conference in 1945. Who is sat in the middle, in between Churchill and Stalin?

  • Eisenhower
  • Johnson
  • de Gaulle
  • Roosevelt

Question 14 Photo

The USA dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japanese city's within 3 days of each other. Which city was hit first?

  • Nagoya
  • Yokohama
  • Hiroshima
  • Kobe

Question 15 Photo

Germany finally surrendered to the Allies on 8th May . The Japanese surrendered on 2nd Sept 1945. What was the estimated number of fatalities on all sides resulting from WWII?

  • 20 million
  • 40 million
  • 60 million
  • 80 million