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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?
Winston Churchill
Dwight Eisenhower
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Benito Mussolini

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


Operation Torch was planned to bring Morocco and Algiers under the Allies’ domination. Who was the general in charge of the operation?
Erwin Rommel
Chuichi Nagumo
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?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
William McKinley
Winston Churchill
Theodore Roosevelt

Question 5:


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

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.
Joseph Goebbels
Friedrich Paulus
Heinrich Himmler
Karl Donitz

Question 7:


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

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.
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini
Reinhard Heydrich
Friedrich Paulus

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
Joseph Stalin
Vyacheslav Molotov
Nikita Khruschev

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.
F. D. Roosevelt
George Marshall
Karl Donitz
Dwight Eisenhower

 


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