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More WW 2 Trivia

written by: borough
 
Consider yourself an expert on WW 2 history? Take this challenge and see if you really are! Enjoy!

Question 1:


WW II started on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded which country?
Austria
The Soviet Union
Poland
Czechoslovakia

Question 2:


At the beginning of WW II, The British and the French were so surprised by the swiftness of the German attack on its neighbor that for some time no response ensued. This period lasted till May, 1940 and is known by what name?
Blitzkrieg
Anschluss
Phony War
Boer War

Question 3:


In February 1945, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met in Yalta to discuss the future of post - war Europe. The Yalta Conference produced important decisions, one of which stated that there would be free elections in Czechoslovakia.
True
False

Question 4:


This operation, led by General Dwight Eisenhower, was launched on 8 November 1942 and it was aimed at gaining control over Morocco and Algeria.
Operation Overlord
Operation Torch
Operation Countenance
Operation Anthropoid

Question 5:


The Tripartite Pact was signed on September 27, 1940 by Germany, Italy and Japan. Later, three more countries joined - Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. When did Bulgaria join the pact?
November 23, 1940
March 1, 1941
November 20, 1940
March 3, 1941

Question 6:


This May 1942 battle was the first one to be fought only by aircraft carriers.
Battle of the Aleutian Islands
Battle of the Leyte Gulf
Battle of the Coral Sea
Battle of Midway

Question 7:


Even though mainland Britain was not actually invaded in World War II, it had prepared a resistance movement, known under what name?
Home Guard
Dukes
Partisans
Auxiliary Units

Question 8:


Who accepted the surrender of the German military forces in Northwest Germany, Holland and Denmark on May 4, 1945?
General Jacques Leclerc
General George Marshall
General Zhukov
General Montgomery

Question 9:


Before committing suicide, Adolf Hitler appointed his successors. Schwerin von Krosigk was one of them.
True
False

Question 10:


Which plane was the first operational turbojet to take part in WW II?
Arado Ar 234
Heinkel He 178
Messerschmitt 262
Gloster Meteor

 


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