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World War II - Interesting Facts

written by: cadillac
Take a little rest from the bloody battles, death and politics that accompany all wars, especially World War II. Focus on those small and interesting details, that represent the human side.

Question 1:

During Operation Barbarossa, which began on June 22, 1941, the Red Army was found unprepared for a possible attack for what reason?
All of these
There was a disorganization in the armor units
The aviation units were not dispersed and ready for a battle
Stalin didn't believe that the Third Reich was going to attack only two years after signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Question 2:

The British colony of Hong Kong was finally defeated by Japanese Forces in December, 1941 on Christmas day. The locals called that day by what name?
Sad Christmas
None of these
Bloody Christmas
Black Christmas

Question 3:

On 18 February 1943, Joseph Goebbels gave a speech, aiming to persuade the Germans not to give up Nazi idealism. The speech was delivered in front of which building, located near Potzdamer Platz?
Berliner Dom
Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Sportpalast
Reichstag Building

Question 4:

Which top Nazi Leader, considered a possible successor of Hitler, chief of the Reich Main Security Office, and Reich governor of Bohemia and Moravia, was killed during Operation Anthropoid?
Martin Bormann
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Reinhard Heydrich
Heinrich Himmler

Question 5:

Winston Churchill made the following statement about the battle that occurred between October 23 and November 3, 1942: "Now this is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Name the battle.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
First Battle of El Alamein
Second Battle of El Alamein
Operation Anthropoid

Question 6:

This major battle that the Germans failed during WW II became the largest armored engagement of all time, and included the most costly single day of aerial warfare in history.
The battle of Kursk
Operation Bagration in Belarus
The battle of Normandy
The battle in Berlin

Question 7:

What was the name of the bomb dropped over Nagasaki during WW II?
Small Head
Little Boy
Fat Man
None of these

Question 8:

Rosie the Riveter was a character that represented all the women joining the workforce during World War II, when the factories were empty and needed staff. The picture of Rosie could be seen on many posters and stamps all of which had what slogan?
Women support the war effort!
Women can work!
We are strong!
We can do it!

Question 9:

This organization, often referred to as a predecessor of the European Union, was founded after WW II to prevent the outbreak of such conflicts.
European Commission
European Anti War Committee
European Coal and Steel Community
European Peace Institute

Question 10:

The Cold war, which began in 1947 was a consequence of World War II. Who were the leaders of the two superpowers (The USA and the Soviet Union) at the beginning of the Cold War?
Eisenhower and Stalin
Molotov and Roosevelt
Truman and Stalin
Eisenhower and Kruschev


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