Answers to the Quiz on World War II

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1. Japan had been at war for four years prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor with which country?

a. China

2. After the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared that Dec. 7, 1941, was "a date which will live in":

b. infamy

3. The Pearl Harbor attack took place on what day?

c. Sunday

4. About how long did the attack take?

a. two hours

5. Pearl Harbor is on which Hawaiian island?

c. Oahu

6. The Japanese emperor during World War II was

a. Hirohito

7. This word was repeated three times by attacking Japanese pilots at 7:53 a.m. to announce that they had succeeded in the surprise attack:

c. Tora!

8. The number of Americans who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor:

d. 2,403

9. The number of Japanese fighters and bombers involved in the attack

c. 181

10. Which one of the following countries was a member of the Axis Powers?

a. Italy

11. Which of these cities was NOT destroyed by bombing during World War II?

b. Athens

12. France fell to the Nazis in

a. six weeks

13. Which of the following was a Nazi extermination camp?

c. Auschwitz

14. The Abraham Lincoln Brigade fought in the

a. Spanish Civil War

15. This key Pacific battle which gave the United States naval supremacy against Japan:

b. Midway

16. Which of these Allies suffered the most military dead in World War II:

b. The Soviet Union

17. Which of these three Nazi leaders was not born in Germany?

c. Hitler

18. Which of these Chinese cities suffered the rape and murder of hundreds of thousands of its residents by invading Japanese troops?

a. Nanking

19. Toward the end of the war, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was

b. captured and shot by Italian partisans

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