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George S. Patton Jr. (World War II - Part 2)

What do you know about George S. Patton Jr. (World War II - Part 2)?  Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) In December 1944, the German army attacked Allied forces in the Battle of the Bulge.  Twenty-nine German divisions (250,000 troops) attacked this Allied weak point. It was one of the worst Winters in years. What was Patton's request of Third Army Chaplain, (COL) James O'Neill?George S. Patton Jr.  - Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Write a prayer for clear weather
  2. Give communion to his officers
  3. Visit the Vatican

2) Patton moved his Army northward.
What Army unit did he relieve in Bastogne, Belgium?

  1. 3rd Cavalry
  2. 102nd Tank Division
  3. 101st Airborne Division

3) Patton's Third Army was battling to relieve Bastogne.  At 16:50 (4:50 PM) on December 26, the lead division element reached Bastogne, ending the siege.
What was the unit?

  1. 1st Infantry Battalion of the 1st Infantry Division
  2. 107th Tank Battalion of the 8th Armored Division
  3. 37th Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division

4) On June 9, 1945, Patton and another officer were honored in a parade through downtown Los Angeles. Who was the other officer?

  1. Dwight Eisenhower
  2. James Doolittle
  3. Omar Bradley

5) On December 9, 1945, in Germany a day before he was due to return to the United States, Patton was severely injured in a road accident.  He and his chief of staff, Major General Hobart R. "Hap" Gay, were on a daytrip to hunt pheasants in the country outside Mannheim.
What was the vehicle?

  1. 1939 Lincoln Model 75
  2. 1939 Cadillac Model 75
  3. 1940 Mercedes Benz

6) Paralyzed from the neck down, George Patton died of an embolism at the military hospital in Heidelberg, Germany with his wife present.
What was the date?

  1. December 12, 1945
  2. December 19, 1945
  3. December 21, 1945

7) Patton deliberately cultivated a flashy, distinctive image in the belief that this would motivate his troops.  He was usually seen wearing a highly polished helmet.
What was other item was
NOT in his wardrobe?

  1. riding pants
  2. high cavalry boots
  3. nickel-plated Winchester 1875

8) Patton had a bull terrier.
What was the dog's name?

  1. William the Conqueror (Willy)
  2. Hannibal (Hanny)
  3. Cesar

9) Where is the General George Patton Museum?

  1. Fort Knox, Kentucky
  2. San Gabriel, California
  3. Indio, California

10) After the close of World War II, Patton (now a full General) became the occupation commander of Bavaria, and made arrangements for saving what organization?

  1. the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions of Vienna
  2. the world famous wild horses of the Tampas
  3. the wild elephants of Hannibal

11) Where was  George S. Patton Jr. buried?

  1. Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester city, Virginia,
  2. Luxembourg American (ABMC) Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Luxembourg
  3. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

George S. Patton Jr. (World War II - Part 1) [Answers]

1) A. 2) C. 3) C. 4) B. 5)B. 6) C. 7) C. 8) A. 9) A. 10) A. 11) B.

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