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World War Two Trivia Quiz

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From 1935 to 1937, Italy proved its intention of conquest by invading and conquering what country in northern Africa?
Syria
Egypt
Algeria
Ethiopia

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What famous officer served as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War Two?
Douglas MacArthur
Chester Nimitz
George Patton
Audie Murphy

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What is the English name of the 1,350-ton railway cannon built by the Germans that was utilized to destroy fortifications that other artillery couldn't dent?
Gargantuan Oliver
Heavy Gustav
Massive Henrick
Big Bill

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Which of the following nations remained neutral throughout the whole of World War Two?
Greece
Switzerland
Brazil
Canada

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Operation Barbarossa was the operational codename that the Germans attached to their invasion of what other country?
Italy
France
The United Kingdom
The Soviet Union

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On the same morning as the Pearl Harbor Attack, the Japanese armed forces also invaded what British colony/city that is an administrative district inside of China?
Hong Kong
Beijing
Canton
Maizei

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What is the name of this plane which helped Japan dominate the skies early in World War Two but which was easily outclassed by Allied planes toward the war's end?
The Shuichi Hurricane 1109
The Hyundai Cross D12 V
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero
The Amaterasu B9

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At what World War Two battle was this famous image captured?
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Okinawa
The Battle of Iwo Jima
The Battle of the Coral Sea

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What is the name of the fascist paramilitary men who enforced the will of Benito Mussolini domestically throughout World War Two?
The Blazing Swords
The Iron Cross
The Blackshirts
The Gestapo

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The Nachthexen were a group of female pilots who flew on behalf of the Soviet Union during World War Two. What does the name Nachthexen mean in English?
Ominous Wind
Nine Cursed
Not Afraid
Night Witches

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Many of the war crimes perpetrated by Imperial Japan during World War Two are at least partially the fault of what infamous Prime Minister who encouraged such brutality in his military officers?
Go Takeyashi
Hideki Tojo
Suzuru Kamiya
Jei Yoritomo

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The alleged Nazi superweapon Die Glocke was a massive device which conspiracies claim could do anything from manipulate gravity to travel in time even though historians debate whether or not the device was real in the first place. The name Die Glocke, when translated to English, means to which of the following?
The End
The Bell
The Voice
The Bomb

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What nation reported the highest number of deaths caused by World War Two including those caused by famine and disease in addition to those caused directly by the violence?
Greece
France
The Soviet Union
Germany

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What country's military shattered the Blitzkrieg of Nazi Germany in 1940 by fighting off the Luftwaffe which was attempting to cross their border?
Poland
Spain
France
The United Kingdom

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Japan is suspected to have staged a false-flag operation to begin their invasion of China at what 1937 battle?
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident
The Nanjing Trial
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The Tiananmen Square Massacre

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The English mathematician Alan Turing helped the Allies to crack what famous coding system used by the Nazis to gain intel on Axis activities?
The Maze
The Uriah
The Enigma
The Malleable

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What is the name of the atrocity in 1942 where the Japanese Army forced around 70,000 prisoners of war to march in barbaric conditions for 65 miles to move camps?
The Bataan Death March
The Sarrin Crossing
The Tiamas Cull
The Philippine Trek

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What Japanese word meaning "Divine Wind" refers to the suicide bombers utilized by Imperial Japan during World War Two?
Serazawa
Kamikaze
Kyoji
Uwatani

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What author of To Hell and Back became one of the most decorated soldiers of the war because of his constant heroism on behalf of the U.S. Army?
Terrence Fields
Audie Murphy
Nederick Rohrbacker
Eric Portman

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Which of the following countries was NOT a combatant member of the Allied Powers?
World War Two Trivia Quiz
Spain
Brazil
South Africa
New Zealand

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What is the name of the man who was the King of Italy throughout World War Two and who supported the fascist and imperialist elements of his country as an administrator?
Victor Emmanuel III
Renne Foucault IV
Massimo Pepin I
Alexandros Farthing II

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In July, 1945, the Allies issued what declaration which outlined the terms of surrender for Japan should they agree to end the war?
The Potsdam Proclamation
The Malta Decree
The Edicts of Milan
The Tripoli Terms

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What man was the Emperor of Japan throughout World War Two and was also the final Emperor of Japan?
Tokugawa
Tachibana
Hirohito
Yoshimoto

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On the 1st of September 1939, Germany officially began World War Two by invading what nation to their east?
Turkey
Poland
Austria
France

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What Allied nation fought against its Vichy puppet government by utilizing a complex underground resistance in order to harm the Axis Powers?
Portugal
France
Poland
The Soviet Union

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What is the name of this American tank which was the most commonly used medium tank by the western Allied Nations during World War Two?
The Sherman M4
The Ford Armor IV
The Kingmaker 2M
The Velocity 1-5

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What 1942 conflict in the Pacific Ocean was the first major battle where aircraft carriers engaged one another and also the first major battle where opposing naval vessels didn't even spot one another let alone fire on one another?
The Battle of Coral Sea
The Battle of Okinawa
The Battle of the Philippines
The Battle of the Indian Gulf

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In 1943, 2 to 4 million citizens of what British colonial property starved to death because of the U.K. government's failure to provide relief as opposed to increasing their military spending?
India
The Philippines
South Africa
Egypt

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After it delivered parts to build Little Boy, what American vessel infamously sank on July 30, 1945, only to expose its surviving crew members to days of exposure and shark attacks before they could be rescued?
The U.S.S. Indianapolis
The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt
The U.S.S. Chicago
The U.S.S. Virginia

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What is the name of the infamous defensive border which the government of France built along the country's eastern edge in order to deter a German invasion but which the Germans simply went around during World War Two in their conquest of France?
The Maginot Line
The Lambert Fields
Fort Flambeau
The Casseuilles Passage

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