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Quiz about World War Two Pacific
Quiz about World War Two Pacific

World War Two Pacific Trivia Quiz


Here is a quiz about World War Two in the Pacific. I tried to make it simple, but interesting. So do enjoy.

A multiple-choice quiz by Regor. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Regor
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
18,490
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
Plays
4410
Last 3 plays: Guest 71 (5/10), Guest 136 (2/10), Guest 129 (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which naval battle is considered the greatest in history? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which is the first U.S. Navy ship named in honor of an African-American? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which was the last U.S. airfield to be captured by the Japanese? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which U.S. submarine is credited with sinking the largest aircraft carrier in the Japanese fleet? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which was the first Japanese aircraft carrier sunk by the U.S. Navy in World War Two? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Name the major Midwestern U.S. City that named an airport in honor of the first U.S. Navy ace of World War Two.

Answer: (One word (Think windy))
Question 7 of 10
7. Identify the highest ranking U.S. Navy officer killed in World War Two. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which battle holds the distinction of being the biggest aircraft carrier engagement of World War II? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. How many U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and escort carriers were sunk in World War Two? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Name the only state in the lower 48 that has never had a battleship named after it?

Answer: (Think big sky country)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which naval battle is considered the greatest in history?

Answer: Leyte Gulf

The Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Japanese lost thirty-four ships, including four aircraft carriers and three battleships. The U.S. lost six ships, including one light aircraft carrier (USS Princeton) and two escort carriers (USS Gambier Bay and USS St. Lo).
2. Which is the first U.S. Navy ship named in honor of an African-American?

Answer: USS Harmon DE-72

A mess attendant killed saving his shipmate's life during the Guadalcanal campaign, Leonard Roy Harmon was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross and was the first black to have a ship named in his honor. His mother christened the destroyer escort USS Harmon DE-72 on July 25, 1943.
3. Which was the last U.S. airfield to be captured by the Japanese?

Answer: Laohokow, China, 1945

Laohokow, China, was captured near the end of March 1945. The U.S. Fourteenth Air Force destroyed anything of value prior to withdrawing, to deny Japanese use of the base.
4. Which U.S. submarine is credited with sinking the largest aircraft carrier in the Japanese fleet?

Answer: USS Archerfish SS-311

The largest aircraft carrier of any navy, became part of the Japanese fleet on 11 November 1944, when the Shinano (with a thirty-centimeter-thick deck over concrete) went on-line. However, this ship recorded the briefest period of sea duty of any major ship in the war.

The U.S. submarine Archerfish SS-331 torpedoed her and she sank on November 29 in the Kumano Sea. The sinking of the 59,000-ton leviathan was the largest submarine kill of World War Two.
5. Which was the first Japanese aircraft carrier sunk by the U.S. Navy in World War Two?

Answer: Shoho

The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first naval battle in which opposing forces fought solely with carrier aircraft, the Shoho was sank on May 7, 1942.
6. Name the major Midwestern U.S. City that named an airport in honor of the first U.S. Navy ace of World War Two.

Answer: Chicago

Chicago's O'Hare Airport was named for Lt. Edward 'Butch' O'Hare, who downed five Japanese planes on February 20, 1942. O'Hare was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington. While flying from the USS Enterprise during combat in the Central Pacific in 1944, he lost his life.
7. Identify the highest ranking U.S. Navy officer killed in World War Two.

Answer: Admiral Isaac C. Kidd

Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, died manning a machine gun aboard his flagship, the USS Arizona, on December 7, 1941.
8. Which battle holds the distinction of being the biggest aircraft carrier engagement of World War II?

Answer: The Battle of the Philippine Sea

Much larger than the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Coral Sea combined, the Battle of the Philippine Sea was the largest carrier duel of World War Two. The Allied fleet had fifteen carriers against the Japanese fleet strength of nine, overall fleet sizes were the Allies 112 ships, the Japanese 55 ships.
9. How many U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and escort carriers were sunk in World War Two?

Answer: Twelve

Five fast U.S. aircraft carriers, the Hornet, Lexington, Princeton (CVL 23), Wasp and Yorktown. Six escort carriers the Bismarck Sea, Block Island, Gambier Bay, Liscome Bay, Ommany Bay and St. Lo. In addition, the navy's first carrier, the USS Langley, was sunk in the battle of the Java Sea, for a total of twelve U.S. carriers sunk in World War Two. (Technically, when the Langley was sunk she had been reclassified as a seaplane tender and was no longer classed as a carrier).
10. Name the only state in the lower 48 that has never had a battleship named after it?

Answer: Montana

Work was started on a battleship to be named USS Montana for World War One, and in World War Two a Montana-class was also begun, but in both cases the wars ended before the ships were built and christened. Plus there never was a battleship named for Alaska or Hawaii.
Source: Author Regor

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