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World War II, The Pacific Theater

written by: ksumadness
 
From Pear Harbor to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, test your knowledge on the war in the Pacific.

Question 1:


While the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was extremely successful, it could have been much worse. Which of these statements is not a reason why?
All 3 US Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers were not in port and were undamaged
Half of the U.S. Battleships were on maneuvers in Alaska at the time of the attack
The Oil Tank farms and Machine shops were left undamaged
The Submarine Base was never hit

Question 2:


Who was the US Naval Commander in charge at Pearl Harbor, at the time of the attack?
William "Bull" Halsey
Walter Short
Husband Kimmel
Chester Nimitz

Question 3:


While it can be argued, most historians agree that this major naval conflict was the turning point in the war in the Pacific for the Allied Forces.
Battle of the Coral Sea
Wake Island
Midway
Okinawa

Question 4:


What word in Japanese means "Way of the Warrior"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:

View the provided image.
What island was this photograph taken on?
Wake Island
Okinawa
Guadalcanal
Iwo Jima


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Question 6:

View the provided image.
General Douglas Macarthur never actually said "I shall return" when withdrawing from the Philippines.
False
True


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Question 7:


Most people are familiar with the Japanese suicide pilots "Kamikaze" that harassed allied ships toward the end of the war. However, the Japanese had another form of suicide attack that was less well known. Which of the following were they called?
Yamamoto
Kabuki
Banzai
Kaiten

Question 8:


What was the name of the offensive strategy that the allied forces used in the Pacific, against the Japanese?
Island Jumping
Island Sweeping
Clean Sweep
Island Hopping

Question 9:


Little Boy and Fat Man were the nicknames given to the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
True
False

Question 10:


Had the atomic bombs not been dropped and the Japanese not surrendered, a planned invasion by the Allies would have commenced. What was the code name for this planned invasion?
Payback
Dynamo
Revenge
Downfall

 


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