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World War II Quiz

1939-1945, no tap-ins or timer. 30 Questions.

 
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Which German pocket battleship broke out into the Atlantic in 1939 and took part in the 'Battle Of The River Plate' before being scuttled?

  • Bismarck
  • Tirpitz
  • Admiral Graf Spee
  • Scharnhorst

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Which Baltic country did Russia invade in November 1939?

  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia

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A World War 1 veteran, who was the leader of Vichy France between 1940-1944?

  • Jacques Doriot
  • Maxime Weygand
  • Charles de Gaulle
  • Phillippe Petain

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'Adler Tag' was the first of the mass attacks by the Luftwaffe in the 'Battle Of Britain', what does 'Adler' mean?

  • Eagle
  • Hawk
  • Falcon
  • Osprey

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What name was given to the primary war plan of the German army for the invasion of France in 1940?

  • Schlieffen Plan
  • Manstein Plan
  • Operation Weserubung
  • Operation Fallweiss

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Which coastal town in N. France witnessed the mass evacuation of allied troops in May-June 1940?

  • Dieppe
  • Calais
  • Ostend
  • Dunkirk

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Approximately how many troops did Germany invade Russia with in June 1941?

  • 1 million
  • 2 million
  • 3 million
  • 4 million

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On the 10th April 1941, which country was occupied by the U.S.A. in order to build naval and air bases?

  • Mexico
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Canada

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On 24th May 1941 the Royal Navy lost which ship after a short engagement with the Bismarck?

  • H.M.S. Ark Royal
  • H.M.S. Rodney
  • H.M.S. Hood
  • H.M.S. Norfolk

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In retaliation for the Lubeck raid, the Luftwaffe started a series of 'Baedeker raids' in 1942 which targeted what sites in the UK?

  • R.A.F. airfields
  • Arms & munitions factories
  • Tourist or historic sites
  • Ports & docks

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Which U.S.N. aircraft carrier was sunk in the 'Battle Of Coral Sea' on the 8th May 1942?

  • U.S.S. Boston
  • U.S.S. Washington
  • U.S.S. Yorktown
  • U.S.S. Lexington

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Operation 'Anthropoid' mounted by Czech soldiers in Prague was an attempt to kill the head of Reich Security, who was he?

  • Josef Goebbels
  • Heinrich Himmler
  • Reinhard Heydrich
  • Hermann Goering

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In Nov. 1942 what was the name given to the allied invasion of Vichy held Morocco and Algeria in N. Africa?

  • Operation Market Garden
  • Operation Citadel
  • Operation Overlord
  • Operation Torch

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The "Five Sullivan Brothers" lost their lives on board U.S.S. Juneau during which naval engagement with Japanese forces in 1942?

  • Guadalcanal
  • Iwo Jima
  • Midway
  • Leyte Gulf

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What term best describes the role of the 'Chindits' under General Orde Wingate in Burma?

  • A night reconnaissance unit
  • A long range penetration group
  • A saboteur unit
  • A special parachute division

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Who, in command of German U-Boat U-47, sank H.M.S. Royal Oak in Scapa Flow on 14th Oct. 1939?

  • Gunther Prien
  • Otto Kretschmer
  • Viktor Schutze
  • Joachim Schepke

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On 2nd August 1943 whose Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 was rammed in two and sunk off the Solomon Islands?

  • Tony Curtis
  • Clark Gable
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Ronald Reagan

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'John has a long moustache' and 'The dice are on the mat' were code-words used by the BBC to alert the French Resistance to what imminent event in 1944?

  • The raid on St. Nazaire
  • The bombing of Paris
  • The raid on Dieppe
  • D-Day

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Which beach suffered the heaviest casualties for U.S. troops on the morning of D-Day, with 3,000 casualties?

  • Gold
  • Omaha
  • Juno
  • Utah

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Which island battle saw the largest 'Banzai' attack on U.S. troops by Japanese soldiers, some 3,000 in 1944?

  • Tinian
  • Guam
  • Iwo Jima
  • Saipan

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Who was elected President of the U.S.A. for a fourth term on 6th Nov. 1944?

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Henry A. Wallace

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During the siege of Bastogne by the Wehrmacht in 1944, what was Gen. Mc.Auliffe's reply to the German invitation to surrender the town?

  • "Nope"
  • "Nuts"
  • "Never"
  • "Negative"

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In March 1945 which was the last Western hemisphere country to declare war on Germany?

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Venezuela

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Which U.S.N. battleship witnessed the signing of the Japanese surrender on 2nd September 1945?

  • U.S.S. Wisconsin
  • U.S.S. Oregon
  • U.S.S. Missouri
  • U.S.S. Nebraska

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The allied leaders met together in Germany at which conference in July-August 1945?

  • Frankfurt
  • Bremen
  • Hannover
  • Potsdam

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On 23rd April 1945, who sent a radiogram to Hitler asking to be made his successor?

  • Heinrich Himmler
  • Hermann Goering
  • Joachim Von Ribbentrop
  • Martin Bormann

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When did Imperial Japanese Army Intelligence Officer Hiro Onoda finally surrender (on the Island of Lubang)?

  • April 1st 1950
  • March 9th 1974
  • July 31st 1947
  • December 18th 1961

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Who was Britain's top flying ace in WWII with 38 confirmed victories?

  • James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson
  • William Vale
  • Robert Roland Stanford Tuck
  • "Ginger" Lacy

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The German Fiesler Fi-103 (pictured) was better known by what name?

  • V-1 Rocket
  • V-2 Rocket
  • 'Storch'
  • 'Nebelwerfer'

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And finally, who, briefly, became head of the German Reich after Hitler's demise in 1945?

  • Martin Bormann
  • Heinrich Himmler
  • Karl Doenitz
  • Alfred Jodl

 

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