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World War II – Men of Power

written by: Lucia
 
Test your knowledge on important leaders in WWII. I’ll give you some clues about those influential historical figures and you have to guess their names.

Question 1:


The Allies and Axis were the two main opponent powers in the Second World War. Which of these leaders and his country were on the side of the Axis powers?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Winston Churchill
Benito Mussolini
Dwight Eisenhower

Question 2:


This politician was the British Prime Minister who declared war on Germany in 1939.
Winston Churchill
Erwin Rommel
Kurt Student
Neville Chamberlain

Question 3:


Operation Torch was planned to bring Morocco and Algiers under the Allies’ domination. Who was the general in charge of the operation?
Chuichi Nagumo
Erwin Rommel
Dwight Eisenhower
Paul Tibbets

Question 4:


The attack on Pearl Harbour was carried out on December 7, 1941, causing the United States to enter the war on the side of the Allies. Who was president of the USA at that time?
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
William McKinley
Winston Churchill

Question 5:


Which of the following leaders was not present at The Yalta Conference that took place in February 1945.
Mao Zedong
Joseph Stalin
Winston Churchill
Franklin Roosevelt

Question 6:


This German military leader led the Sixth Army at the siege of Stalingrad. After months of siege, he was defeated and surrendered to the Russians.
Friedrich Paulus
Joseph Goebbels
Karl Donitz
Heinrich Himmler

Question 7:


In August 1944, the German forces in Paris surrendered to this French general who led a military unit from Normandy.
Leclerc
Patton
Zedong
Darlan

Question 8:


This major Nazi leader, called by his supporters “Fuhrer” ("leader"), committed suicide in his bunker on April 30, 1945 in order not to be caught by the Allied forces.
Friedrich Paulus
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini
Reinhard Heydrich

Question 9:


During World War II, this politician was the powerful leader of the Soviet Union, the country which suffered a record death toll in the war.
Leonid Brezhnev
Vyacheslav Molotov
Nikita Khruschev
Joseph Stalin

Question 10:


This man became U.S. Secretary of State after the Second World War. He developed a reconstruction plan, later named after him, to help the European countries recover after the war.
Dwight Eisenhower
George Marshall
F. D. Roosevelt
Karl Donitz

 


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