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Quiz about Aircraft Carriers
Quiz about Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft Carriers Trivia Quiz


Let's see what you know about Aircraft Carriers.

A multiple-choice quiz by dukefan73. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
dukefan73
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
37,182
Updated
Apr 20 22
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
7 / 15
Plays
3124
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Question 1 of 15
1. What is the only USN pre-war built fleet carrier not to see combat in the Pacific during WWII? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. At the time of her entry into service in 1961, what was the longest warship in the world? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. What was the name of the United States Navy's first aircraft carrier to be designed and built as a carrier? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. What Royal Navy carrier served with the USN in the Pacific in 1943?

Answer: (Not the Ark Royal)
Question 5 of 15
5. What was the name of the first USN carrier sunk during WWII? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Of the six IJN carriers that attacked Pearl Harbor, which was the last one to be sunk? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. What was the only IJN carrier commissioned pre-war to survive WWII? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. What was the first Royal Navy (RN) carrier designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. What was the largest aircraft carrier built during WWII? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. True or False - The USSR built an aircraft carrier during WWII.

Answer: (easy)
Question 11 of 15
11. Which country experimented with the first mirror landing system? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. How many aircraft carriers were laid down by Germany during WWII?

Answer: (more than 1)
Question 13 of 15
13. True or False: The USN is the only navy to operate nuclear powered carriers.

Answer: (as of 2001)
Question 14 of 15
14. What 2 carriers were involved in the Doolittle Raid on Japan? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. What country commissioned Hosho, which was initially laid down as a tanker and converted to a carrier during construction? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the only USN pre-war built fleet carrier not to see combat in the Pacific during WWII?

Answer: USS Ranger

The USS Ranger was considered too undersized and short ranged to serve in the vast Pacific, and spent most of the war operating with the Royal Navy in the Atlantic.
2. At the time of her entry into service in 1961, what was the longest warship in the world?

Answer: USS Enterprise

At the time of her decommissioning, the USS Enterprise was still the longest warship ever built, at 1123 feet long.
3. What was the name of the United States Navy's first aircraft carrier to be designed and built as a carrier?

Answer: USS Ranger

The USS Ranger was the first USN carrier to be designed and built as a carrier.
4. What Royal Navy carrier served with the USN in the Pacific in 1943?

Answer: HMS Victorious

After damage and losses suffered during the Guadalcanal campaign, the USN asked the RN to loan them a carrier.
5. What was the name of the first USN carrier sunk during WWII?

Answer: USS Lexington

The USS Lexington was the first USN carrier sunk during WWII, at the Battle of Coral Sea.
6. Of the six IJN carriers that attacked Pearl Harbor, which was the last one to be sunk?

Answer: Zuikaku

7. What was the only IJN carrier commissioned pre-war to survive WWII?

Answer: Hosho

The first IJN carrier commissioned was also the only one to survive the war.
8. What was the first Royal Navy (RN) carrier designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier?

Answer: HMS Hermes

9. What was the largest aircraft carrier built during WWII?

Answer: IJN Shinano

The Shinano was converted from a Yamato class battleship, which were the largest battleships ever built.
10. True or False - The USSR built an aircraft carrier during WWII.

Answer: False

The Russians didn't build anything resembling an aircraft carrier until they commissioned the Kiev in 1975, and she was more of a hybrid cruiser-carrier.
11. Which country experimented with the first mirror landing system?

Answer: Japan

The Japanese first used a mirror landing system on the IJN Hosho.
12. How many aircraft carriers were laid down by Germany during WWII?

Answer: 2

The Germans laid down the Graf Zeppelin and the Peter Strasser but didn't complete either one.
13. True or False: The USN is the only navy to operate nuclear powered carriers.

Answer: False

False. France's "Charles De Gaulle" carrier is powered by twin K15 pressurised water reactors, 150MW each.
14. What 2 carriers were involved in the Doolittle Raid on Japan?

Answer: Enterprise, Hornet

The Hornet carried 16 B-25 bombers that were launched against Tokyo. Enterprise was her escort.
15. What country commissioned Hosho, which was initially laid down as a tanker and converted to a carrier during construction?

Answer: Japan

The IJN Hosho was the first ship designed and completed as a carrier in 1922.
Source: Author dukefan73

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