Dhsnjrotc Ns-2 WWII Atlantic

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A NS-2 Maritime HIstory WWII Atlantic quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.      A logistic support system was devised to
    • A. 

      keep all U.S. naval forces sustained

    • B. 

      Create attack strategies

    • C. 

      Assist ships in distress

    • D. 

      Determine fuel supplies at sea

  • 2. 
    1.      Japan agreed to the Naval Disarmament Treaty when1 
    • A. 

      The United States agreed not to fortify Pacific bases west of Hawaii

    • B. 

      the British agreed not to strengthen bases north of Australia or east of Singapore.

    • C. 

      the territorial integrity of China was "guaranteed" against encroachments by foreign powers.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct because the Japanese felt they were being made a third-rate naval power by the ratio provisions of the treaty

  • 3. 
    1.      Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe was    
    • A. 

      Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

    • B. 

      General Dwight Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Admiral Kent Hewitt

    • D. 

      British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

  • 4. 
    1.      Operation Torch was the code word for the planned invasion of    
    • A. 

      French North Africa.

    • B. 

      Salerno, Italy.

    • C. 

      Anzio, Italy

    • D. 

      Sicily

  • 5. 
    1.      The term "Axis" was used to refer to    
    • A. 

      The United States, England, and Russia

    • B. 

      Germany, Japan, and Italy

    • C. 

      The German Afrika Korps only

    • D. 

      The Vichy French only

  • 6. 
    1.      The Vichy French forces of World War II were referred to as French forces aligned with    
    • A. 

      the French underground

    • B. 

      Allied forces

    • C. 

      The Axis powers

    • D. 

      The USSR

  • 7. 
    1.      The primary objective of Operation Torch was to capture ports in    
    • A. 

      "Festung Europa."

    • B. 

      Stalingrad

    • C. 

      French Morocco and Algeria

    • D. 

      Salerno

  • 8. 
    1.      The Russians defeated the Germans and turned the tide on the Eastern European Front in the    
    • A. 

      Invasion of Sicily

    • B. 

      Invasion of Casablanca

    • C. 

      Battle of the Bulge

    • D. 

      Battle of Stalingrad

  • 9. 
    1.      Who were the participants in the famous Casablanca Conference?    
    • A. 

      Churchill and Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Eisenhower and Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Churchill, Mussolini, and Eisenhower

    • D. 

      Roosevelt and Hitler

  • 10. 
    1.      What operation was the first major attempt by the Allies to take home territory of an Axis nation?    
    • A. 

      Operation Avalanche

    • B. 

      Operation Shingle

    • C. 

      Operation Husky

    • D. 

      Operation Overlord

  • 11. 
    1.      What was the significance of the battle at Anzio?  
    • A. 

      It was the first major attempt to take home territory of an Axis nation

    • B. 

      It was the last German offensive in the European-North African theater

    • C. 

      It allowed the Allies to occupy Rome and break the German stranglehold on the Italian peninsula.

    • D. 

      It was the first Allied offensive operation in the European-North African theater

  • 12. 
    1.      Operation Overlord was the code word for the invasion of  
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Normandy

    • C. 

      Casablanca

    • D. 

      Rome

  • 13. 
    1.      The principal objective of the landings at Normandy, beyond establishing the beachhead itself, was to    
    • A. 

      Capture Cherbourg so supplies could be handled quickly

    • B. 

      Regain territories lost in the Soviet winter campaign

    • C. 

      Hold off the Axis until Allied reinforcements arrived

    • D. 

      Detain the German Afrika Korps

  • 14. 
    1.      Where was Normandy?  
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 15. 
    1.      What was the single most dangerous weapon of defense used by the Germans along the Normandy beaches?    
    • A. 

      Strategic aircraft

    • B. 

      Mines

    • C. 

      Destroyers

    • D. 

      U-boats

  • 16. 
    1.      The rapid movement of Allied forces through France was possible mainly because of    
    • A. 

      Complete Allied control of the air.

    • B. 

      The introduction of radio-controlled glide bombs which caused severe damage to the Germans.

    • C. 

      The surrender of the Italians at Malta

    • D. 

      Secure overland railroads

  • 17. 
    1.      The German West Wall was known as the    
    • A. 

      Siegfried Line

    • B. 

      Gustav Line

    • C. 

      Festung Europa

    • D. 

      Iron Curtain

  • 18. 
    1.      The U.S. Navy made its last direct contribution to the fight against Germany by    
    • A. 

      Capturing the Italian fleet at Malta

    • B. 

      Transporting troops across the Rhine River in West Germany

    • C. 

      Transporting men and supplies to the beaches at Normandy

    • D. 

      Capturing Mussolini.

  • 19. 
    1.      In what city did the German delegation sign the unconditional surrender document?    
    • A. 

      Anzio, Italy

    • B. 

      Bastogne, Belgium

    • C. 

      Reims, France

    • D. 

      Berlin, Germany

  • 20. 
    1.      Where was the last German offensive of the war?    
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Belgium

  • 21. 
    1.      What was the name of the group that could attack with depth bombs or call for surface attack support?    
    • A. 

      Hunter-killer group

    • B. 

      Search and destroy team

    • C. 

      Strike force

    • D. 

      Kamikaze commandos group

  • 22. 
    1.      Who was in charge of Germany's U-boat attack?    
    • A. 

      Admiral Gettes

    • B. 

      Commodore Hertz

    • C. 

      Admiral Donitz

    • D. 

      Captain Stutgartt

  • 23. 
    1.      The tactic of several U-boats converging on a merchant ship from all directions at one time was known as the    
    • A. 

      Hunt to kill tactic

    • B. 

      Wolfpack tactic

    • C. 

      Circle and destroy procedure

    • D. 

      "bear hug" operation

  • 24. 
    1.      Which of the following DID NOT help in defeating the "wolfpack" offensive?    
    • A. 

      Radar

    • B. 

      Hunter-killer groups

    • C. 

      Kamikazi striking force

    • D. 

      High-frequency direction finding equipment

  • 25. 
    1.      A boarding party from what U.S. ship captured and boarded a German U-boat?    
    • A. 

      USS Guadalcanal

    • B. 

      USS Hornet

    • C. 

      USS King

    • D. 

      USS Yorktown

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