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The War in the Pacific

What do you know about The War in the Pacific?  Try this US World War 2 History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1. Some historians consider Japan's 1931 conquest of what Chinese region to be the true start of World War II?Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.

  1. Xinjiang

  2. Manchuria

  3. Mongolia

2. How many war planes did Japan launch against the U.S. fleet in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941?

  1. 130

  2. 350

  3. 530

3. In 1942, the British suffered their worst military defeat ever when Japanese forces captured about 85,000 British soldiers in what Pacific region?

  1. Hong Kong

  2. Malaya

  3. Singapore

4. What country was U.S. General Douglas MacArthur referring to when he famously proclaimed "I shall return"?

  1. Burma

  2. China

  3. The Philippines

5. What was the first clear Allied victory over Japan in World War II?

  1. The Battle of the Coral Sea

  2. The Battle of Midway

  3. The Doolittle raid

6. On what date did an American B-29 bomber drop the first atomic bomb used in warfare?

  1. August 6, 1945

  2. August 9, 1945

  3. August 14, 1945

The War in the Pacific

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