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May 1942
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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.

Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...1. On May 1, the Japanese take Mandalay and other ports. What was the country?

  • Burma
  • Taipei
  • Vietnam

2. It is May 4, The Battle of the Coral Sea begins: it will last four days and is a first in that the ships on both sides never are in sight of the other; but the Americans can claim an overall victory. What aircraft carrier is sunk?

  • USS Mannington
  • USS Alexis
  • USS Lexington

3. On May 5, heavy Japanese artillery attack on Corregidor.

  • True or False?

4. On Corregidor, the last U.S. forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese. About 12,000 are made prisoners. What was the day?

  • May 5th
  • May 6th
  • May 7th

5. It is May 8th. The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end. This is the first time in naval history where two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other. What badly damaged aircraft carrier returns to Pearl Harbor for repairs?

  • USS Williamsburg
  • USS Yorktown
  • USS Jamestown

6. On May 11th, an allied ship on the St. Lawrence River, Canada is sunk. Who sinks the ship?

  • German U-boat
  • Japanese Submarine
  • Italian Submarine

7. In the United States on May 15th, a bill creating the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.

  • True or False?

8. On May 25, in preparation for the next battle, the Japanese naval strategists send diversionary forces. Where do they send the forces?

  • Aleutians
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

9. On May 26, Rommel begins a Spring offensive at the Gazala line (west of Tobruk). The battle lasts well into June and ends with a total victory for British Field Marshal Montgomery.

  • True or False?

10. On May 29, what are the Jews in France ordered to wear?

  • yellow Star of David
  • Yom Kippur
  • Monica

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Burma
  • 2. USS Lexington
  • 3. True
  • 4. May 6th
  • 5. USS Yorktown
  • 6. German U-boat
  • 7. True
  • 8. Aleutians
  • 9. False. It is a victory for Rommel.
  • 10. yellow Star of David

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