World War II
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Okay, an easy one to begin with. The Second World War lasted between which years:
1931 - 1940
1935 - 1941
1938 - 1942
What historic event is generally regarded as the trigger for the beginning of the war?
Hitler’s rise to power in 1933
Japanese invasion of China
The bombing of Pearl Harbour
The invasion of Poland
In June 1941, the three ‘Axis Powers’ invaded the Soviet Union. The Powers were made up of Germany, Japan and which other nation?
In April 1940, why did Hitler decide to invade Norway and Denmark?
It was because of the large Jewish populations in these countries
It would be easy to invade the Soviet Union from there
To help transport iron ore from Sweden
To set up possible invasion fleets to be used against Britain
Who did Churchill replace as Prime Minister in May 1940?
David Lloyd George
Throughout the war, the Germans continuously used blitzkrieg. What was this?
Eradication of the Jews
Use of chemical agents
Which North African country did Italy invade in September 1940?
Continuing with the African theme, who commanded German ground forces in Africa?
What was the origin of the swastika?
It characterised highest spiritual attainment of the Pharaohs
A Romanic symbol of evil and hate
It was an ‘inverse’ symbol of a tantric charm in Hinduism
A symbol of bravery in North Indian folklore
The United States joined the war after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Where is Pearl Harbour located?
In 1957, David Lean’s celebrated movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai, was released. In which country is the bridge located?
In 1940, Japan occupied French Indochina (Vietnam) in concurrence with what agreement?
League of Nations Concord
French Vichy Government Dictate
During the war, which country underwent a civil war with General Franco as the subsequent Head of State?
The Battle of Britain Bunker was the base for information gathering from radar stations. Where was it based during the war?
Bernard Montgomery took command of the British Eighth Army in August 1942 after the first Battle of El Alamein. What was his military rank at this juncture?
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies began the invasion of Normandy, France. What was the title given to the invasion?
Towards the end of the war the Western Allies were crossing which river on their way into Western Germany?
On August 15, 1945, the Japanese finally surrendered to the Allies led by the United States. Aboard which ship was the surrender documents signed?
The USS Missouri
The USS North Carolina
The USS Arizona
The USS Nevada
After the war, the Marshall Plan was instigated by the United States. What was the Marshall Plan?
A plan to help control the spread of Communism in the West
A military plan to rebuild Western forces in Europe
An economic plan to help Europe recover from the war
A plan to abolish nuclear weapons throughout Europe
The post-war Yalta Conference was attended by Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin to discuss the post-war reorganisation of Europe. In which modern-day territory is the resort of Yalta located?
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