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World War 2 Quiz

Answer the multiple choice questions to test your knowledge on WW2
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Last updated: June 8, 2023
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1. Who was the president of the USA when Nuclear Bombs were dropped on Japan?
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
Donald Trump
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman was president of the USA during August 1945, not Franklin D. Roosevelt. That was the time when the USA dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan.
2. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during World War 2?
Vladimir Lenin
Georgy Malenkov
Joesph S. Stalin
Leonid Brezhnev
It was Joseph S. Stalin. Don't know how that is not obvious.
3. What modern-day country is the person you chose above from?
Russia
North Macedonia
Georgia
Ukraine
You were supposed to choose Joseph S. Stalin - he is from Georgia. His original name is not even Joseph S. Stalin - he changed his name from Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili. He is a Georgian even though many think he is Russian.
4. On what day did D-Day happen?
June 5th, 1944
June 6th, 1944.
August 6th, 1944
May 4th, 1939
It was June 6th 1944, also known as the "Landing of Normandy"
5. Select a country that was not part of the Allies.
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Mongolia
Bulgaria
Bulgaria opted to join Axis rather than be invaded when the Axis wanted to get to Greece.
6. What were the 3 ideologies for the 3 main Axis powers?
Communism, Democracy, Monarchy
Imperialism, Fascism, Nazism
Anarchy, Communism, Autocracy
Imperialism, Socialism, Nationalism
Imperialism for Imperial Japan, Fascism for Fascist Italy, Nazism for Nazi Germany
7. Which country opted to be invaded rather than join the axis when the axis needed to move their troops down to get to Greece?
Yugoslavia
Bulgaria
Italy
Switzerland
It was Yugoslavia. When the Axis Powers needed to get their troops through the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia were each given a choice - join the Axis or be invaded. Bulgaria opted to join the Axis while Yugoslavia refused and chose to be invaded.
8. What country joined the axis because they wanted protection from the USSR?
Sweden
Poland
USA
Romania
Romania joined for protection, as it was afraid that the Soviet Union would soon invade them. It signed the Tripartite Pact.
9. What was the code name for the Axis (mostly Nazi Germany's) invasion of the Soviet Union?
Operation Invasion
Operation Overlord
Operation Moscow
Operation Barbarossa
It was Operation Barbarossa, named after Frederick Barbarossa ("red beard"), a 12th-century Holy Roman emperor and German king
10. Which Battle was the turning point on the Pacific Front of WW2?
Battle of Midway
Iwo Jima
Guadalcanal
Pearl Harbor bombings
It was the Battle of Midway. No, it was not Iwo Jima.
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