The Ultimate World War II Quiz

What plan by allied forces were a ruse that threw off Germany so that the allies could invade Normandy?
Operation Fortitude
Operation Victory
Operation Smoke
Operation Roundabout

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Who took over as US President after Franklin Roosevelt’s death?
Harry Truman
Herbert Hoover
Dwight Eisenhower
Calvin Coolidge

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What did the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 set out to do?
Draft Americans into the war
Train military members of allied forces
Recruit younger people into the military
Allow troops to deny deployment to foreign countries

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What battle that resulted in American victory in June 1942 happened just six months after the Pearl Harbor attacks and was a turning point in the war.
Battle of Midway
Battle of Indochina
Battle of Malaya
Battle of New Guinea

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How many people of Japanese ancestry were placed into internment in the United States?
Around 115,000
Around 50,000
Around 70,000
Around 180,000

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The aerial battle known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot was part of which battle?
Battle of the Philippine Sea
Battle of the Java Sea
Battle of the Coral Sea
Battle of Leyte Gulf

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What was the final major battle of World War II?
Battle of Berlin
Battle of Versaille
Battle of Nuremberg
Battle of Frankfort

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What was the name of the ship that took nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees out of Germany?
MS St. Louis
MS Hamburg
SS Voyager
SS Bremerhaven

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The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a non-aggression pact between what two countries?
Germany-Soviet Union
USA-Japan
Germany-France
Poland-Soviet Union

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What executive order prohibited racial discrimination in the United States military?
8802
6183
4430
9020

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Which country wasn’t one of the “Big Four” of the Allied forces?
Norway
United States
Soviet Union
China

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What was the nickname of the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944?
D-Day
V-Day
C-Day
F-Day

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What name for Germany’s attack on Great Britain is now a common term in American football?
Blitz
Sack
Hail Mary
Flanker

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What treaty ended World War I that laid the groundwork to European unrest resulting in World War II?
Treaty of Versailles
Paris Peace Accord
Geneva Convention
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

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On April 9, 1940, which country did Germany invade?
Denmark
Norway
France
Poland

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How did Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler die?
Suicide
Execution
Assassination
Bombing

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The infamous photo of American soldiers raising the flag on Iwo Jima was taken by which photographer?
Joe Rosenthal
Richard Avedon
Dorothea Lange
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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What year was Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany?
1933
1929
1935
1931

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What was the final conference held between Allied leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin?
Yalta Conference
Tehran Conference
Potsdam Conference
Moscow Conference

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Who announced that December 7, 1941 would be “a date which will live in infamy?”
Franklin Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Winston Churchill
Dwight Eisenhower

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What conference in 1938 attempted to diffuse the tensions in Europe, but ultimately failed, before World War II?
The Munich Conference
The Geneva Convention
The Olympic Conferences
The Paris Accords

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What was the longest military campaign during the war?
Battle of the Atlantic
Battle of the Pacific
Battle of the Baltic
Battle of the South Seas

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What country did Germany invade to officially begin World War II?
Poland
France
Norway
Sweden

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What was the object of the Land-Lease Policy?
To provide allied countries with supplies
To increase production in the United States
To borrow land from foreign countries
To give allies American land

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What was the established line of fortification between Germany and France?
The Maginot Line
The Seigfried Line
The Verdun Line
The Marseilles Line

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What part of France was not occupied by Nazi Germany?
Vichy France
Petain Zone
French Republic
Travail Patrie

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What was the first US Naval ship sunk in the European theater during World War II?
USS Reuben James
USS Barbary
USS New York
USS Rhode Island

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V-E Day (or V-Day) celebrated the end of World War II. What day in 1945 did this occur on?
May 8
May 23
May 15
May 30

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Nagasaki was one of the two Japanese city that had a nuclear bomb dropped on it by the United States. What was the other city?
Hiroshima
Tokyo
Osaka
Kyoto

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What event was the official signing of Japan’s surrender in 1945?
The Potsdam Declaration
The Kyoto Conference
The Luxembourg Conference
The Kyushu Declaration

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How much in estimated money did it cost the United States to participate in World War II?
Around $340bn
Around $100bn
Around $220bn
Aroundn $550bn

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Who was the mastermind behind Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor?

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What deadly concentration camp was the site of where more than 1 million Jewish people were killed?
Auschwitz
Dachau
Buchenwald
Flossenburg

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Did Italy turn sides and wage war on Germany?
Yes
No

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The Enola Gay was the plane that dropped the first bomb on Japan. What was the other?
Bock's Car
Hell's Angel
Death From Above
Merciless Skies

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What was the result of the Casablanca Conference?
The allies would only accept unconditional Axis surrender
Japan becoming an allied country
Italy withdrew from the war
The USA was joining the war

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Which figurehead in World War II was named Time Magazine Person of the Year three times?
Franklin Roosevelt
Adolf Hitler
Winston Churchill
Benito Mussolini

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What Battle resulted in the most American deaths?
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of Berlin
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of Midway

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Which of these countries was neutral during World War II?
Switzerland
Canada
Norway
China

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What act by Germany was credited with their downfall in the war?
Invading Russia
Occupying France
Occupying Poland
Allying With Italy

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