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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 Smolensk
Battle of Kursk
Battle of Lenino
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?
Gestapo
The Red Orchestra
KGB
NKVD (Narodnyi Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del)

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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?
Edward Deveraux
William Hartnet
Mark Aitchison Young
Christopher M. Malby

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
3
7
12

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?
the Soviet Union
the USA
United Kingdom
Canada

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 Midway
the Battle of Guadalcanal
the Battle of Makassar Strait
the Battle of Taranto

 


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