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World War II Trivia Quiz

Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1. It was January 1, 1945: The Germans begin a surprise offensive Operation Nordwind along the Saar River. What city do they aim to retake?

  • Hanna
  • Strasbourg
  • Meccan

2. It was January 2, 1945: The Japanese increasingly use what tactics against the US naval forces?

  • Kamikaze
  • Dive Bombers
  • Human torpedoes

3. It was January 3, 1945: The Allies take the offensive east of the Bulge but they fail to close the pincers (which might have surrounded large numbers of Germans) with Patton's tanks.

  • True or False?

4. It was January 9, 1945: Americans land on the central island of the Philippines. What is the island?

  • Luzon
  • Camper
  • Bernard

5. It was January 12, 1945: The first convoy moves on the Ledo road in northern Burma, linking India and China. What did the Americanís call the road?

  • Stilwell Road
  • Route 66 Asia
  • Scottís Route

6. It was January 17, 1945: What was the concentration camp is liberated by Soviet troops?

  • Auschwitz
  • Buchenvolt
  • Armageddon

7. Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in as President (his fourth term). Harry Truman is sworn in as Vice President. What was the date?

  • January 20, 1945
  • January 25, 1945
  • January 30, 1945

8. It was January 25, 1945: Where does the American navy bombard in preparation for invasion?

  • Iwo Jima
  • Manila
  • Tokyo

9. It was January 31, 1945: Soviets cross the Oder River into Germany. How many miles are they away from Berlin?

  • Less than 50 miles
  • Less than 75 miles
  • Less than 100 miles

10. It was January 31, 1945: The whole Burma Road is now opened as the Ledo Road linkage with India is complete.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Strasbourg
  • 2. Kamikaze
  • 3. True
  • 4. Luzon
  • 5. Stilwell Road
  • 6. Auschwitz
  • 7. January 20, 1945
  • 8. Iwo Jima
  • 9. Less than 50 miles
  • 10. True

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