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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?
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
There was a disorganization in the armor units
All of these

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?
Black Christmas
None of these
Sad Christmas
Bloody 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?
Reichstag Building
Berliner Dom
Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Sportpalast

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
Heinrich Himmler
Reinhard Heydrich

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.
First Battle of El Alamein
Second Battle of El Alamein
Attack on Pearl Harbor
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 in Berlin
Operation Bagration in Belarus
The battle of Kursk
The battle of Normandy

Question 7:


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

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?
We are strong!
Women support the war effort!
We can do it!
Women can work!

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 Coal and Steel Community
European Anti War Committee
European Commission
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?
Molotov and Roosevelt
Eisenhower and Stalin
Truman and Stalin
Eisenhower and Kruschev

 


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