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Twice the Service Trivia Quiz


Many of the leading political and military figures of the Second World War had a common experience: the First World War! Answer the questions to find out who did what in World War One.

A multiple-choice quiz by guitarman96. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
guitarman96
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
307,298
Updated
Jun 18 23
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
12 / 15
Plays
2280
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 15
1. A pioneer of instrument flying who organized and led one of the first counter-attacks on the Japanese Empire in a daring aerial raid in April, 1942. Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. This promising young West Point officer was so skilled in his duties that he "leaped" to the position of Supreme Commander, European Theater of Operations, distinguishing his leadership abilities during the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge. Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. This Austrian-born German "stormed" to power in the 1930s making Fascism the only choice for Germany. He also discouraged the use of tobacco and alcohol and passionately opposed animal testing.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 4 of 15
4. This Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 was known for his motivating and inspiring speeches. During the Battle of Britain (1940) he said, "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few." Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. This U.S. Army officer headed the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) beginning in 1942. He would eventually be promoted to Major General, over-seeing successful espionage and sabatoge operations in Europe and selected parts of Asia. Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. This French general came to lead the Free French Forces in World War II, later becoming the President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic shortly after the Liberation of Paris in 1944. Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. This top-ranking American general had already enjoyed a full military career before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As Allied Commander of the Philippines, he escaped the initial Japanese onslaught and evaded capture. When he left the Phillipine Islands he vowed to the world, "I shall return!" Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. This obese German officer became Marshal of the Luftwaffe in 1938. He was Hitler's designated successor during the Second World War and tried at Nuremburg in the wake of the German defeat and sentenced to death. Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. This Vice Admiral was underway on the USS Enterprise during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He later supplied the carrier USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid, and contributed to victories at Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Leyte, and Luzon. He ended the war as a five-star Admiral and witnessed the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, his flagship, on September 2, 1945. Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. This British Army Field Marshal assumed command of the British Eighth Army during the North African Campaign, defeating the Germans in the first decisive allied victory of the war at the Battle of El Alamein in 1942. He went on to great success in the Second World War, though his brainchild, Operation Market Garden, was less successful in 1944. Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. This aspiring Italian dictator marched on Rome with his Blackshirt allies, the National Fascist Party, in 1922, which brought him to power. Owing to his past experience as a journalist, his use of propaganda was key to maintaining his control over the Italian people. The people eventually had enough, and on April 28th, 1945 he was executed with his mistress.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 12 of 15
12. This colorful and dashing U.S. Army General rose to fame and success in North Africa and Sicily. Though a "slapping incident" nearly threatened his career, he restored his reputation during Operation Cobra in France, 1944. His Third Army advanced on the heels of the Germans until a fuel shortage cut short their momentum. Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Known as the "Desert Fox," this German General was a rising star in World War 2. He led the famed Afrika-Korps to initial successes in the North African Campaign and was responsible for the construction and defense of the Atlantic Wall on the English Channel coast of France. Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. This 33rd President of the United States took the oath of office upon the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in April, 1945. He hailed from Missouri and had much to contend with as the Second World War was winding down.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 15 of 15
15. This Russian general claimed numerous successes during "The Great Patriotic War" with the defenses of Moscow and Stalingrad. He coordinated the destruction of the German Sixth Army, oversaw the successful Battle of Kursk, lifted the Siege of Leningrad, and commanded the final assault on Berlin in April, 1945, finally overseeing the city's capture. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A pioneer of instrument flying who organized and led one of the first counter-attacks on the Japanese Empire in a daring aerial raid in April, 1942.

Answer: General James Doolittle

James "Jimmy" Doolittle spent World War I as a flight instructor throughout the United States. The man who recieved the Medal of Honor for the 1942 raid on Tokyo kept the U.S. Army supplied with fresh, trained pilots.
2. This promising young West Point officer was so skilled in his duties that he "leaped" to the position of Supreme Commander, European Theater of Operations, distinguishing his leadership abilities during the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge.

Answer: General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Young Eisenhower, a 1915 West Point graduate, wanted nothing more than to serve in the trenches of France; however, he became one of the top instructors in the U.S. Army's new Tank Corps. He trained tank crews in Pennsylvania during World War 1, never to see action during the war.
3. This Austrian-born German "stormed" to power in the 1930s making Fascism the only choice for Germany. He also discouraged the use of tobacco and alcohol and passionately opposed animal testing.

Answer: Hitler

Hitler, the scourge of Europe who took the lives six million Jews and, as the Soviet Army closed in on his bunker, also of his bride, his dog, and himself, saw extensive service in the First World War. For nearly the entire course of the war, 1914-1918, he served with the 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment receiving the First and Second Classes of the Iron Cross, and being wounded at least twice and gassed once.

He ended the war as a Corporal.
4. This Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 was known for his motivating and inspiring speeches. During the Battle of Britain (1940) he said, "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few."

Answer: Winston Churchill

Young "Winnie" began World War 1 as First Lord of the Admiralty; however, as one of the key architects of the failed Gallipoli Campaign (1915), he left the war cabinet. In 1916, he was appointed a Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers in an attempt to salvage his reputation. He saw action on the Western Front throughout the rest of the war.
5. This U.S. Army officer headed the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) beginning in 1942. He would eventually be promoted to Major General, over-seeing successful espionage and sabatoge operations in Europe and selected parts of Asia.

Answer: William Joseph "Wild Bill" Donovan

"Wild Bill" was a Colonel in command of the 165th Infantry Regiment, of the 42nd Infantry Division and served with distinction in France. While leading the 165th Infantry, the famed "Fighting 69th" New York Volunteers, during The Great War Colonel Donovan was awarded the Medal of Honor.
6. This French general came to lead the Free French Forces in World War II, later becoming the President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic shortly after the Liberation of Paris in 1944.

Answer: Charles de Gaulle

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a young officer in the French Army's 33rd Infantry Regiment during World War 1. He was captured at the Battle of Verdun in 1916, living out the rest of the war in German captivity.

He remained a professional officer after 1918 and energetically argued the case for much greater reliance on tanks.
7. This top-ranking American general had already enjoyed a full military career before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As Allied Commander of the Philippines, he escaped the initial Japanese onslaught and evaded capture. When he left the Phillipine Islands he vowed to the world, "I shall return!"

Answer: General Douglas MacArthur

MacArthur was the most decorated American officer of the First World War. He ended the war as the 42nd Infantry Division commander with the rank of Brigadier General. He was known for leading his men "from the front," frequently exposing himself to enemy fire. He also has the distinction of being the only American to serve as a general officer in both World Wars!
8. This obese German officer became Marshal of the Luftwaffe in 1938. He was Hitler's designated successor during the Second World War and tried at Nuremburg in the wake of the German defeat and sentenced to death.

Answer: Hermann Goering

Goering began the First World War as an infantry soldier, but transferred to the aviation branch and ultimately became a successful fighter pilot. He was wounded and awarded many decorations, including the Iron Cross and Pour le Merite (the "Blue Max"), finishing the war with 22 confirmed kills.

He also had the distinction of commanding the late Manfred von Richthofen's (the "Red Baron") squadron at one time during the war.
9. This Vice Admiral was underway on the USS Enterprise during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He later supplied the carrier USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid, and contributed to victories at Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Leyte, and Luzon. He ended the war as a five-star Admiral and witnessed the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, his flagship, on September 2, 1945.

Answer: William F. Halsey

"Bull" Halsey was a 1904 U.S. Naval Academy graduate. During World War 1, Lieutenant-Commander Halsey commanded the destroyer USS Shaw and was awarded the Navy Cross while performing various patrolling and convoy escort duties.
10. This British Army Field Marshal assumed command of the British Eighth Army during the North African Campaign, defeating the Germans in the first decisive allied victory of the war at the Battle of El Alamein in 1942. He went on to great success in the Second World War, though his brainchild, Operation Market Garden, was less successful in 1944.

Answer: Bernard Law Montgomery

Montgomery began the First World War as an officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1914. In October of that year he was seriously wounded, and returned to action on the Western Front in 1916. He participated in the battles of the Somme, Arras, and Passchendaele. He finished the war, after much combat, as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British 47th Division.
11. This aspiring Italian dictator marched on Rome with his Blackshirt allies, the National Fascist Party, in 1922, which brought him to power. Owing to his past experience as a journalist, his use of propaganda was key to maintaining his control over the Italian people. The people eventually had enough, and on April 28th, 1945 he was executed with his mistress.

Answer: Mussolini

During the First World War Benito Mussolini spent the majority of a year in front line trenches, fighting the Austrians on the Allied side. He was commended for his fighting ability and promoted to Corporal. He was severely wounded by the accidental explosion of a trench mortar in 1917, and discharged from service.
12. This colorful and dashing U.S. Army General rose to fame and success in North Africa and Sicily. Though a "slapping incident" nearly threatened his career, he restored his reputation during Operation Cobra in France, 1944. His Third Army advanced on the heels of the Germans until a fuel shortage cut short their momentum.

Answer: General George S. Patton, Jr.

Patton began World War 1 as a captain in the new United States Tank Corps. At Langres, France he was repsonsible for the organization and success of a training school for American tank operators, and was eventually promoted to colonel and placed in charge of the 304th Tank Brigade in November, 1918.

At the Battle of Saint-Mihiel, Patton was wounded while leading a six-man team in an attack on a German machine-gun position. He and one other man survived.
13. Known as the "Desert Fox," this German General was a rising star in World War 2. He led the famed Afrika-Korps to initial successes in the North African Campaign and was responsible for the construction and defense of the Atlantic Wall on the English Channel coast of France.

Answer: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Rommel was a highly successful infantry officer during the First World War, fighing extensively in France, Romania, and Italy. He was wounded three times and awarded the First and Second Classes of the Iron Cross, as well as the Pour le Merite (the "Blue Max"). During the Battle of Isonzo, near Slovenia, he was captured by Italian forces.

He later escaped and was able to make it back to German lines in about two weeks thanks to his Italian language skills!
14. This 33rd President of the United States took the oath of office upon the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in April, 1945. He hailed from Missouri and had much to contend with as the Second World War was winding down.

Answer: Truman

When the U.S. became involved in World War 1, Truman became a captain in the Missouri Army National Guard. He served in France as commander of Battery D, 129th Field Artillery, 35th Infantry Division. During a German attack in the Vosges Mountains Captain Truman rallied his men from confusion when they began to retreat.

He held the distinction of not losing a single man in his battery to the Germans, and his unit is credited with firing some of the last shots of the war on November 11th, 1918.
15. This Russian general claimed numerous successes during "The Great Patriotic War" with the defenses of Moscow and Stalingrad. He coordinated the destruction of the German Sixth Army, oversaw the successful Battle of Kursk, lifted the Siege of Leningrad, and commanded the final assault on Berlin in April, 1945, finally overseeing the city's capture.

Answer: Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov

Zhukov served with distinction on the Eastern Front in World War 1 as a non-commissioned officer in the Czar's cavalry. He fought first with the 106th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, then with the 10th Dragoon Novgorod Regiment, and was awarded the Cross of St. George on two occasions for bravery. He joined the Red Army after the October, 1917 Revolution and fought in the Russian Civil War.
Source: Author guitarman96

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