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Britain Takes a Toll

What do you know about Britain Takes a Toll?  Try this US World War 2 History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) Isolationism had a strong presence in the United States. 
Who was a leader in the Keeping the U.S. Out of the European War?Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.

  1. Russ Lamburgh

  2. Homer Mann

  3. Charles Lindbergh

2) The German U-boats took their toll on Allied shipping.  By the end of the war, they sunk 175 warships. 
How many merchant ships were sunk by the U-boats?

  1. 1,231 ships

  2. 2,452 ships

  3. 4,904 ships

3) Charles de Gaulle's Free French set up a base in Fort Lamy. 
Where was Fort Lamy?

  1. Chad

  2. Wales

  3. South Africa

4) Sweden remained a neutral country through out World War II. 
What is the other European country that was allowed to remain neutral?

  1. Luxembourg

  2. Switzerland

  3. Vichy France

5) As the German army occupied Europe, especially France, they confiscated art objects.  The U.S. National Archives, in 1945 dollars, estimated the value of these art objects. 
What was the amount?

  1. $.5 billion

  2. $1.5 billion

  3. $2.5 billion

6) The German Luftwaffe attacks Britain.  Their first primary objective was British ports and shipping.  The Royal Air Force suffers heavy losses in the first month of fighting.
What was the percentage that the RAF lost?

  1. 20%

  2. 50%

  3. 70%

7) Operation Eagle began on August 13, 1940.  This plan�s objective was RAF airfields and British aircraft factories.  However, the RAF begins to inflict heavy loosed on German bombers and fighters. 
When does the German air force target civilian areas?

  1. September 7, 1940

  2. December 7, 1940

  3. February 6, 1941

8) What new invention aided the British to defeat the German Luftwaffe over Britain?

  1. Computer

  2. Radar

  3. Speed gun

9) On September 27, 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed the Axis agreement. 
What was it called?

  1. GIJ Pact

  2. Tripartite Pact

  3. Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Agreement

10) After the U.S. draft was instituted, the first day for Americans to register for served was October 16, 1940. 
How many signed up that day?

  1. 6 million

  2. 16 million

  3. 26 million

Britain Takes a Toll (Answers)

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

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