A little WWII Trivia

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  1. Just for fun, a little World War II trivia. :D

    The pre-war military buildup helped lift the United States out of the Great Depression. In 1939, how many Americans were unemployed?

    4.5 million

    9 million

    18 million

    2) Lend-Lease was approved by Congress on March 11, 1941 in support of Great Britain. By the end o 1941, about 12% of Britain’s military equipment came from the United States. By the end of the war, the percentage was 30%. During the war, what is the percentage of food for Britain came from the United States?

    10%

    20%

    30%

    3) Yugoslavia resisted joining Hitler in he Tripatite Pack. On April 6, 1941, Germany sent troops into Yugoslavia. When did they sign the armistice agreement?

    April 10, 1941

    April 17, 1941

    April 30, 1941

    4) Besides beginning their attack on Yugoslavia, what other country did they attack on April 6, 1941?

    Turkey

    Greece

    Egypt

    5) In April 1941, fearing war with Hitler, where did President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent troops and extended United States naval operations?

    Greenland

    Iceland

    Bermuda

    6) Hitler feared two outposts in the Mediterranean. He began an attack on Malta. What was the other outpost?

    Sicily

    Crete

    Egypt

    7) What was the German battleship sunk on May 27, 1941?

    Lipzig

    Bismarck

    Manfred

    8) What was the name of the United States destroyer sunk by a German U-boat on October 31, 1941, killing 115 sailors?

    Mark Knofler

    Reuben James

    James Smith

    9) What German General arrived in Africa and let his Afrika Corp against the British?

    Orde Wingater

    Peter Becker

    Erwin Rommel

    10) British and Free French troops attacked garrisons in Syria and Lebanon. What country backed the garrisons in these countries and other parts of the Middle East?

    Vichy – France

    Italy

    Soviet Union
  2. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    Ok Pistol. Here are a few answers off the top of my head.

    2) Lend-Lease was approved by Congress on March 11, 1941 in support of Great Britain. By the end o 1941, about 12% of Britain’s military equipment came from the United States. By the end of the war, the percentage was 30%. During the war, what is the percentage of food for Britain came from the United States?

    20%


    4) Besides beginning their attack on Yugoslavia, what other country did they attack on April 6, 1941?

    Greece


    5) In April 1941, fearing war with Hitler, where did President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent troops and extended United States naval operations?

    Iceland


    6) Hitler feared two outposts in the Mediterranean. He began an attack on Malta. What was the other outpost?

    Crete


    7) What was the German battleship sunk on May 27, 1941?

    Bismarck


    8) What was the name of the United States destroyer sunk by a German U-boat on October 31, 1941, killing 115 sailors?

    Reuben James


    9) What German General arrived in Africa and let his Afrika Corp against the British?

    Erwin Rommel

    10) British and Free French troops attacked garrisons in Syria and Lebanon. What country backed the garrisons in these countries and other parts of the Middle East?

    Italy
  3. JohnK3

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    3) Yugoslavia resisted joining Hitler in he Tripatite Pack. On April 6, 1941, Germany sent troops into Yugoslavia. When did they sign the armistice agreement?

    April 17, 1941
  4. Some right, some wrong for you, USMC, but more right than wrong. John, you are right on the money with that one. I will post all the answers in a day or so. ;)
  5. USMC-03

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    Not to bad then for refraining from using Google.
  6. OK, here are the answers:

    1. 9 million
    2. 30%
    3. April 17, 1941
    4. Greece
    5. Greenland
    6. Crete
    7. Bismarck
    8. Reuben James
    9. Erwin Rommel
    10. Vichy France
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