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Quiz about The Second World War
Quiz about The Second World War

The Second World War | 10 Question History Multiple Choice Quiz


A difficult quiz for those who think they know WWII.

A multiple-choice quiz by pattons3rd. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
pattons3rd
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
233,817
Updated
Jun 09 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1800
Last 3 plays: Guest 207 (6/10), Guest 1 (6/10), Guest 96 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What was the codename for the breakout at St Lo, Normandy? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who commanded the German 6th paratroop (Fallshirmjäger) regiment in Normandy on D-day? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which German U-Boat Commander sunk the most ships? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which American submarine commander sunk the most ships? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Victor was FDR's codename.


Question 6 of 10
6. What was the name of the Allied operation to Capture Sardinia? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor what was the first target hit by a Japanese bomb? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What was the nickname for paradummies used on D-day? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Whom did some Germans (mainly Berliners) sarcastically refer to as "Groefaz"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Allied plane did bomber crews nickname "Little Friend"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What was the codename for the breakout at St Lo, Normandy?

Answer: Cobra

General Omar Bradley came up with Operation Cobra in July, 1944.
2. Who commanded the German 6th paratroop (Fallshirmjäger) regiment in Normandy on D-day?

Answer: Baron von der Heydt

The 6th Paratroop regiment was an elite parachute regiment belonging to the German 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division.
3. Which German U-Boat Commander sunk the most ships?

Answer: Otto Kretschmer

Otto Kretschmer sunk 45 ships in 16 patrols.
4. Which American submarine commander sunk the most ships?

Answer: Richard O'Kane

O'Kane was the commander of the Submarine TANG with 31 kills in five patrols.
5. Victor was FDR's codename.

Answer: True

He was also known as Admiral Q.
6. What was the name of the Allied operation to Capture Sardinia?

Answer: Brimstone

On July 20th of 1943 Operation Brimstone was cancelled in favor of alternate landings in the area S of Naples (Anzio).
7. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor what was the first target hit by a Japanese bomb?

Answer: Ford Island

Ford Island was at the center of the Pearl Harbor attack, because of the battleship moorings surrounding the island.
8. What was the nickname for paradummies used on D-day?

Answer: Ruperts

The first known use of paradummies was during the German invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium in 1940.
9. Whom did some Germans (mainly Berliners) sarcastically refer to as "Groefaz"?

Answer: Adolf Hitler

On the whole, Berliners who were never as fond of Hitler as many people from other parts of Germany and they sometimes referred to Hitler as "Groefaz". This stood for "groeßter Feldherr aller Zeiten", which means "greatest general of all times", a description given him by sycopathants after the victory over France. But since Stalingrad it had a rather less flattering flavor.
10. Which Allied plane did bomber crews nickname "Little Friend"?

Answer: Mustang

The Mustang was the longest range fighter escort that saw action during the war.
Source: Author pattons3rd

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