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WWII Epic Battles

written by: silveto
 
Trivia questions on important battles, critical in determining the outcome of World War II.

Question 1:


In which battle between Germans and Russians, the Germans had the largest number of military machinery during WWII?
Battle of Lenino
Battle of Kursk
Battle of Smolensk
Battle of Oder-Neisse

Question 2:


Which Soviet espionage organisation warned the Soviet Front commanders about the German offensive, planned to begin between July 3rd and July 6th, 1943?
KGB
NKVD (Narodnyi Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del)
The Red Orchestra
Gestapo

Question 3:


During WW II, Italy invaded Greece on October 28th, 1940. The Italians attacked Greece through which country?
Albania
Bulgaria
Turkey
Cyprus

Question 4:


Who headed the Anglo-American invasion, known as Operation Torch, which began on November 8th, 1942?
Marshal Georgi Zhukov
General Dwight Eisenhower
Admiral Andrew Cunningham
General Henri Giraud

Question 5:


In 1941, the Second Sino-Japanese war became part of the Second World War. What was the name of the British Major-General who defended Hong Kong when the Japanese attacked the colony in December, 1941?
William Hartnet
Mark Aitchison Young
Edward Deveraux
Christopher M. Malby

Question 6:


Which Japanese Vice Admiral commanded the Japanese military planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941?
Jamaguchi Tamon
Suziki Kantaro
Chuichi Nagumo
Anami Korechika

Question 7:


This battle which took place in May, 1942 was a prelude to the Battle of Midway.
Battle of Taranto
Battle of Monte Cassino
Battle of Coral Sea
Second Battle of El Alamein

Question 8:


How many nations altogether fought on the side of the Allies in the Battle of Normandy that took place on June 6th, 1944?
9
12
3
7

Question 9:


Battle of the Aleutian Islands or "The Forgotten Battle" was fought from June 6th, 1942 to August 15th, 1943. This battle was part of the Pacific Campaign and it was the last that was fought till the end of the WWII on which country's land?
Canada
the Soviet Union
the USA
United Kingdom

Question 10:


What was the first attack in the Pacific Campaign, launched by the US forces on an island occupied by the Japanese?
the Battle of Taranto
the Battle of Guadalcanal
the Battle of Makassar Strait
the Battle of Midway

 


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