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WWII - A General Quiz

A general quiz about World War Two - nothing specific about weaponry etc but about who and what was involved. 15 Questions.

 
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1

From whom did Montgomery take over command of the Eight Army's desert operations in 1942?

  • Wavell
  • Auchinlech
  • Bradley
  • Haig

2

What was "Eagle Day" for the Germans?

  • Start of the air offensive against mainland Britain
  • The invasion of Poland
  • The military reoccupation of the Rhineland
  • The invasion of Greece

3

Who was Sprague?

  • A German Panzer General
  • A British spymaster
  • An Australian Air Commander
  • A US Naval Commander

4

The USSR sent troops into which country in August 1945?

  • Japan
  • China
  • Mongolia
  • Tibet

5

What was the wartime programme of US Aid to the Soviets and British called?

  • Give Guns
  • Shunt Shoot
  • Lend Lease
  • American Aid

6

The crossroad town of Bastogne featured most prominently in which major campaign?

  • Battle of the Rhine
  • Battle of Normandy
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Market Garden

7

The Dutch renamed Arnhem bridge after WWII. It's now named after the commander of the doomed mission to capture it in 1944. Who was he?

  • John Foster
  • John Frost
  • John Forrester
  • John Forster

8

Wing Commander Guy Gibson led the "Dambusters" - What was the actual squadron number?

  • 617 Squadron
  • 606 Squadron
  • 633 Squadron
  • 609 Squadron

9

Okinawa, scene of ferocious fighting in 1945, was an island belonging to which country?

  • Thailand
  • The Philippines
  • Java
  • Japan

10

In which year of WWII did the most Germans die?

  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945

11

Put the following battles in chronological order.

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  • Battle of Kursk
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Battle of Guadalcanal
  • Battle of Dakar

12

As part of the Allied ruse leading up to D-Day, which General commanded the fictitious American First Army?

  • Patton
  • Bradley
  • Michaels
  • Eichelberger

13

Dresden was bombed by the Allies when?

  • November 1944
  • January 1945
  • August 1943
  • April 1945

14

At which river did the Allied and Soviet armies meet in 1945?

  • The Marne
  • The Rhine
  • The Elbe
  • The Danube

15

And finally, what natonality was the highest scoring air ace of WWII with 352 confirmed kills?

  • Soviet
  • German
  • British
  • American

 

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