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The Battle of the Coral Sea

What do you know about The Battle of the Coral Sea
Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) In April 1942, Japanese forces left their stronghold to attack both American and Australian forces.
What was the Japanese stronghold?Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...

  1. Rabaul
  2. Port Morseby
  3. King of Prussia

2) The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first fleet action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other. It was also the first naval battle in history in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.

  • True or False?

3) What was NOT a carrier at the Coral Sea?

  1. USS Lexington
  2. USS Enterprise
  3. USS Yorktown

4) Who commanded the Allied forces?

  1. Chester A. Nimitz
  2. John C. McCain
  3. Frank Jack Fletcher

5) How many Japanese carrier(s) were destroyed at the Coral Sea?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

6) How many Allied carrier(s) were destroyed at the Coral Sea?

  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 2

7) The Battle of the Coral Sea was a victory for the Japanese forces?

  • True or False?

8) Who commanded the Japanese forces?

  1. Hideki Tōjō
  2. Takeo Takagi
  3. Kimo Neosho

9) The Battle of the Coral Sea ended on what date?

  1. May 13, 1942
  2. May 8, 1942
  3. June 4, 1942

10) It was only minutes after the Japanese raid on Task Force 44 under Australian Rear Admiral John Crace. His force was inadvertently attacked by friendly B-17s.
What was the name of one of the cruisers that had to (besides attack by enemy forces) face damage by friendly fire?

  1. USS Farragut
  2. USS Viking
  3. USS Ranger

The Battle of the Coral Sea

1) A. 2) True 3) B. 4) C. 5) A. 6) B. 7) True and False. It was a tactical victory but a strategic lose. (1 small carrier lost and a large carrier severely damaged against the Americans loss of a large carrier and significant damage to another)  However, in strategic terms, the Allies had won because the seaborne invasion of Port Moresby was averted.. 8) B. 9) B. 10) A.

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