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So You Think You Know About World War II

written by: thaibob
 
Here are some questions about WWII and I'm positive that it won't be as difficult as you might think. Just use some common sense.

Question 1:


World War II was the most destructive conflict in history.
True
False

Question 2:


For every five German soldiers who died in WWII, how many died on the Eastern front?
3
4
2
1

Question 3:


What percentage of Soviet males born in 1923 didn't survive WWII?
80
60
70
50

Question 4:


Who was Max Heiliger?
Himmler's second in command
commandant of Dachau
a fictitious name the SS used
an aide to Joseph Goebbels

Question 5:


The word “Nazi” derives from a Bavarian word that means “simple minded”.
False
True

Question 6:


40,000 men served on U-Boats during World War II. How many survived?
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000

Question 7:


During the Siege of Leningrad, more Russians, both military and civilian, lost their lives than all of the soldiers from Britain and the USA combined.
True
False

Question 8:


From 1940 to 1945, the US defense budget went from around $2 billion to approximately how much?
20
60
80
40

Question 9:


In 1941, a private earned $21 a month. How much did he earn in 1942?
$40
$50
$30
the same amount $21

Question 10:


During World War II, hamburgers were named "Liberty Steaks", German measles were called "Liberty Measles", frankfurters became hot dogs and, dachshunds were liberty pups.
False
True

Question 11:


From which university did the Nazis pirate their fight song to compose their Sieg Heil March?
Cornell
Yale
Princeton
Harvard

Question 12:


William Hitler, Adolph's nephew, was in what branch of the US military during World War II?
Marines
Army
Navy
Air Force

Question 13:


The greatest tank battle ever occurred between Russia and Germany at the Kursk salient from 4 to 22 July 1943. Approximately how many tanks were involved?
3,600
5,600
2,600
1,600

Question 14:


Where was the largest Japanese spy ring located during World War II?
Australia
Canada
USA
Mexico

Question 15:


Before Nazi Germany decided to eliminate the Jews by gassing them, it had considered sending them to the island of Madagascar.
False
True

Question 16:


If a third atomic bomb had been necessary during WWII, which Japanese city would have been the recipient?
Nagoya
Tokyo
Osaka
Yokohama

Question 17:


How old was Calvin Graham when he enlisted in the US Navy?
15
14
12
13

Question 18:


Most historians agree that WWII began when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939.
False
True

Question 19:


Some historians say that World War II started when Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931.
True
False

Question 20:


Some scholars suggest that WWII is actually a continuation of WWI, with a break in between.
False
True

 


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