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The Not So Phony War

What do you know about The Not So Phony War?  Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) At the beginning of the war, Germany quickly realized that their navy was not match to the British and French.  The Germans began with 57 submarines (or U-boats [Unterseeboot]).  Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.
What did the size of the U-boat fleet grow too?

  1. 150
  2. 300
  3. 500

2) German Admiral Karl Donitz came up with a u-boat strategy. 
What was the strategy known as?

  1. Das Boot
  2. Wolf packs
  3. Dog nights

3) On April 9, 1940, Germany invaded Denmark. 
How long did it take for Demark to surrender?

  1. 1 day
  2. 2 weeks
  3. 1 month

4) Hitler launched a massive attack on Belgium and the Netherlands with 136 divisions. 
What was the date of the attack?

  1. May 1, 1940
  2. May 10, 1940
  3. May 20, 1940

5) On May 10, 1940, with war coming, Britain decided to form an emergency coalition government.  They replaced Neville Chamberlain with a new Prime Minister. 
What became the new Prime Minister?

  1. Clement Attlee
  2. Manfred Mann
  3. Winston Churchill

6) Hitler attacked France with his Blitzkrieg. 
Where did the German troops attack to outflank the Maginot line?

  1. Switzerland
  2. Ardenness
  3. Sigried Line

7) As German troops powered its way into France.  However, one of the men who was valiantly trying to counter attack. 
Who was this French soldier?

  1. Pierre LaMont
  2. Charles de Gaulle
  3. Maurice Gamelin

8) The German army forced the British and French troops to retreat towards Dunkirk.  Between May 26 to June 4, 1940, Allied troops were evacuated by 800 vessels ferried o safety. 
How many Allied soldiers were evacuated?

  1. 40,000 soldiers
  2. 140,000 soldiers
  3. 340,000 soldiers

9) When did Italy declare war on France and Great Britain?

  1. June 10, 1939
  2. June 10, 1940
  3. June 10, 1941

10) With the French surrender, Germany forced the French to form a new government. 
Where was the new capitol?

  1. LaMond
  2. Vichy
  3. Paris

The Not So Phony War (Answers)

1) B. 2) B. 3) A. 4) B. 5) C. 6) B. 7) B. 8) C. 9) B. 10) B.

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