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World War II Commanders Quiz

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What American commander distinguished himself enough throughout World War Two that he was named Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe?
Harry S. Truman
Raymond Ogden
Dwight Eisenhower
George S. Patton

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Dwight Eisenhower, along with other commanders like Bernard Montgomery, orchestrated the Normandy invasion of 1944 that is known by what famous shorthand codename?
D-Day
I-Day
J-Day
V-Day

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What is the name of the German commander who planned out the "sickle cut" conquest of France and who had good fortunes on the Eastern Front until the Battle of Kursk in 1943 largely led to his dismissal from service?
Manfred von Richthofen
Erich von Manstein
Heinrich Himmler
Martin Bormann

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What Japanese commander was known as the "Tiger of Malaya" because he conquered that region as well as Singapore in less than seventy days due to his brutal and merciless orders?
Matsuo Fujiwara
Makoto Iwamami
Hideki Musashi
Tomoyuki Yamashita

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What American leader left his command in the Philippines at the war's outset only to then liberate the region a couple years later?
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton
James Doolittle
Alexander Penn

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Guy Simonds was one of the most accomplished commanding officers to lead divisions of what nation's armed forces during World War Two?
Australia
India
Canada
Turkey

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What commander led the Red Army during World War Two through some of the bloodiest battles of the whole conflict?
Vladimir Lenin
Georgy Zhukov
Leonid Brezhnev
Vyacheslav Molotov

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Georgy Zhukov commanded the Soviet forces who captured what capital city of Nazi Germany to effectively end the European theater of World War Two?
Munich
Berlin
Cologne
Stuttgart

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What American commander led death-defying and namesake air raids on Tokyo following the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
Henry Stephens
James Doolittle
Porter W. Potter
Maximillian Keaton

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What "Spartan General" led the British Eighth Army to victory during the Tunisian Campaign and struck a definitive blow to the Axis by winning the Second Battle of El Alamein?
Audie Murphy
Walter Long
Alexander Crossley
Bernard Montgomery

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What German commander called the "Desert Fox" was known for his tenacious fighting in North Africa during the first half of World War Two?
Erwin Rommel
Heinrich Himmler
Manfred von Richthofen
Martin Bormann

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How did Erwin Rommel die?
He was shot by his own men.
He died of heatstroke in the desert.
He committed suicide.
His plane was shot down by Allied forces as he fled.

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What leader of the French resistance became the country's unofficial leader once the Nazis installed the Vichy puppet government?
Charles de Gaulle
Emile Tolivert
Napoleon Bonaparte III
Guy de Maupassant

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Charles de Gaulle is also noteworthy for founding what government of France in the decades following World War Two?
The Fifth Republic
The Ancien Regime
The Constitutional Monarchy
The 1st Republic

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Alexandros Papagos led the military of what country through its furious resistance during World War Two?
Poland
Finland
Georgia
Greece

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What is the name of this commanding officer who was the commander-in-chief of Japan's combined fleet during World War Two?
Tokugawa Iyasu
Isoroku Yamamoto
Shinzo Abe
Shiroyama Gendo

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How did Japan's Isoroku Yamamoto die in 1943?
He killed himself after losing his first battle.
He was executed by Japan for refusing to fire on civilians.
He fell off his command vessel and drowned.
His plane was shot down by the Allies.

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What American commander led the U.S. Fifth Army to capture Rome in 1944 but was widely criticized for ignoring his orders in order to accomplish this goal?
John Lonn
Ashton Saxton
Frederick Nederick
Mark Clark

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What man led Germany's Wermacht under Hitler during World War until he was executed in 1946 for his war crimes?
Marcus Lundt
Otto von Bismarck
Siegfried Konstantin
Wilhelm Keitel

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What is the name of this Italian leader who commanded much of the nation's armed forces through the invasion of Greece in 1940 after which he resigned because of his opposition to allying with the Nazi Party?
Antonin Sabatini
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Benito Mussolini
Pietro Badoglio

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In 1943, after the fall of what Fascist dictator of Italy did Pietro Badoglio become the Prime Minister of the country?
Benito Mussolini
Francisco Franco
Antonin Sabatini
Victor Emmanuel

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What American general was known for his command of the Third United States Army in Europe and especially his development of tank related tactics?
Zachary Taylor
Herman Klein
Howard Klinger
George Patton

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What is the name of the 1944-1945 battle where Patton made a name for himself by decisively routing the last German offensive campaign near the city of Bastogne?
World War II Commanders Quiz
The Battle of Ypres
The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of Berlin
The Battle of Midway

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What Polish-Soviet officer was released from prison to lead troops in World War Two and helped the U.S.S.R. to claim victories at Stalingrad, Kursk, and Operation Bagration?
Konstantin Rokossovsky
Allegar Ershling
Massimo Peterschmidt
Oskar Lesdenenkov

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What man was the Prime Minister of Japan who approved of multiple atrocities throughout the war as he doubled as the leader of the country's armed forces?
Makoto Tabei
Hideki Tojo
Kurai Watanabe
Shinzo Ashiro

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Hideki Tojo ordered what infamous 1942 incident where American and Filipino prisoners of war were marched for three months to transfer prison camps under harsh conditions that resulted in anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 deaths?
The River Kwai Incident
The Bataan Death March
The Pogrom
The Millennium Sacrifice

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What German commander of the country's air force ended the war by telegramming Hitler to request being made the new dictator of Germany only to have Hitler respond by stripping him of all rank?
Hermann Goring
Heinrich Himmler
Martin Bormann
Otto Skorzeny

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What was the name of the German air force that was led by Hermann Goring during World War Two?
The Panzerfaust
The Luftwaffe
The Oberkommander
The Reichstag

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What leader of China's Nationalist Movement was responsible for commanding most of the country's resistance against Imperial Japan during World War Two?
Zhao Ziyang
Cao Cao
Chiang Kai-Shek
Mao Zedong

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Due to the exhaustive nature of World War Two, Chiang Kai-Shek and his men were forced to flee China and ended up forming their new republican government in what modern country?
Indonesia
India
South Korea
Taiwan

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