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The Real Bridge over the River Kwai
"It was great movie but a far cry from the real bridge building by those unfortunates who were prisoners of the Japanese. This is for the survivors of that experience."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What nationality were the majority of the POWs who worked on the 'Death Railway'?
What heavy equipment did the Japanese supply the POWS in construction of the Death Railway?
heavy duty trucks
What percentage of the POWs had malaria before construction began on the railroad?
Who did the Japanese blame for failures during the construction of the railroad?
they blamed the weather
they blamed the POWs
they blamed the terrain
they blamed the war
What was the basic cause of tropical ulcers in construction of the Death Railroad?
Filthy conditions and lack of food
Filthy conditions only
Filthy conditions and malaria
What happened to a POW doctor who did not supply enough ambulatory patients for work details on the Death Railroad?
he was beaten
the Japanese supplied medicine and returned later
he was beheaded
the Japanese never sought sick patients for work
The Japanese used romusha to work on the railroad. What are 'romusha'?
local forced labor
Which disease was the biggest killer during construction of the Death Railroad?
Which was the best solution thought of by the POWs concerning the building of the railroad?
ignore the Japanese
get it built fast
It was dangerous to defy the Japanese. However, two famous officers did so. What became of them?
they were beheaded
no one would dare defy the Japanese
they were beheaded and their men shot
they were not punished
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