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The World of World War II

written by: lydiapetkova
 
Check your knowledge of one of the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Question 1:


Which one of these countries was not one of the Allies during WW II?
Italy
United Kingdom
Poland
France

Question 2:


WW II broke out in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. What month did this invasion take place?
December
September
February
March

Question 3:


The North African Campaign, also known as The Desert War, began in 1940. It included campaigns fought in several African countries. Which of the following was not one of the locations of the North African Campaign?
Egypt
Libya
South Africa
Algeria

Question 4:


Operation Barbarossa, which began on June 22, 1941, was the code name of the German invasion of which country?
the Netherlands
Denmark
the Soviet Union
Luxembourg

Question 5:


What does the German word "Blitzkrieg" mean?
patriotic war
lightning war
holy war
speed war

Question 6:


When did the United States enter World War II?
1943
1940
1941
1942

Question 7:


In 1945, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt made arrangements for post-war Europe. Where did the conference take place?
Hawaii
Warsaw
Versailles
Yalta

Question 8:


On 6 August 1945 the B-29 "Enolo Gay", piloted by Colonel Paul Tibet, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, effectively destroying it. What was that bomb called?
Little Boy
August Storm
Flying Tiger
Torch

Question 9:


What term is generally used to describe the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II?
Death-camp
the Holocaust
Einsatzgruppen
the Enigma

Question 10:


According to statistics, approximately how many people lost their lives in World War II?
72 million
52 million
62 million
42 million

 


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