Dhsnjrotc Ns-2 WWII: The Pacific War

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A dhsnjrotc NS-2 WWII: The Pacific War quiz


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  • 1. 
    1.      Admiral Yamamoto was Commander in Chief of Japan's    
    • A. 

      Combined Fleet.

    • B. 

      Tactical Command.

    • C. 

      Strike Task Force.

    • D. 

      Submarine Fleet.

  • 2. 
    1.      The Japanese code words which meant that surprise attack had been achieved at Pearl Harbor were    
    • A. 

      May day! May day!

    • B. 

      Climb Mount Niitaka!

    • C. 

      Tora...Tora...Tora.

    • D. 

      Nagumo! Tiaka!

  • 3. 
    1.      After the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, the United States    
    • A. 

      Assessed the damages and immediately began salvage operations.

    • B. 

      Immediately launched a counterattack against Japan.

    • C. 

      Tried to negotiate with Japan.

    • D. 

      Voted for a new president.

  • 4. 
    1.      When the Japanese attacked, most of the U.S sailors were preparing for    
    • A. 

      Sea duty.

    • B. 

      Liberty.

    • C. 

      An inspection.

    • D. 

      n attack drill.

  • 5. 
    1.      The Japanese targets were pre-designated to  
    • A. 

      Avoid confusion at the last minute.

    • B. 

      Show Japanese tactical superiority.

    • C. 

      Strike all parts of the harbor at once.

    • D. 

      Hit only the off-duty patrol.

  • 6. 
    1.      During the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor one U.S. battleship exploded after a bomb set off her ammunition magazines.  That ship was the  
    • A. 

      USS Reuben James.

    • B. 

      USS Arkansas.

    • C. 

      USS Repulse.

    • D. 

      USS Arizona.

  • 7. 
    1.      The ships out to sea during the attack at Pearl Harbor were  
    • A. 

      Destroyers.

    • B. 

      Carriers.

    • C. 

      Escort ships.

    • D. 

      Ammunition ships.

  • 8. 
    1.      Japanese planes missed the tank farm where fuel oil had been stored. How much fuel oil was stored in the tank farm when the attack occurred?  
    • A. 

      1/2 million barrels

    • B. 

      1 1/2 million barrels

    • C. 

      4 1/2 million barrels

    • D. 

      6 3/4 million barrels

  • 9. 
    1.      The loss of the U.S. battleships caused U.S. Pacific naval policy to be  
    • A. 

      Discontinued.

    • B. 

      Reassessed.

    • C. 

      Slightly improved.

    • D. 

      Left alone.

  • 10. 
    1.      The fight against Japan became known as the  
    • A. 

      Pacific War.

    • B. 

      Oriental Conflict.

    • C. 

      Atlantic-Pacific Battle.

    • D. 

      Kamikaze Conflict.

  • 11. 
    1.      After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese felt they had established  
    • A. 

      A war "name" for their country.

    • B. 

      Equality.

    • C. 

      Air power.

    • D. 

      Superiority.

  • 12. 
    1.      The name of the U.S. Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, was  
    • A. 

      Admiral Chester Nimitz.

    • B. 

      Admiral Albert Fisher.

    • C. 

      Admiral James Thompson.

    • D. 

      Admiral Robert Mitscher.

  • 13. 
    1.      The U.S. was going to have to put forth an effort in the Atlantic throughout World War II to keep the  
    • A. 

      Lines of communication open between Berlin and Pearl Harbor.

    • B. 

      Japanese from establishing bases on Bermuda.

    • C. 

      Germans U-boats from joining forces with Japanese submarines.

    • D. 

      Sealanes open to Britain.

  • 14. 
    1.      The Dutch admiral who commanded the ABDA naval force was  
    • A. 

      Theo Van Gogh.

    • B. 

      Karel Doorman.

    • C. 

      Pym Fortuyn.

    • D. 

      Jan Vermeer.

  • 15. 
    1.      What American general was ordered out of the Philippines in March 1942 to take command of the defense of Australia?  
    • A. 

      Halsey

    • B. 

      Nimitz

    • C. 

      Fletcher

    • D. 

      MacArthur

  • 16. 
    1.      What locale in the Carolines did Japan make into her "Pearl Harbor"?  
    • A. 

      Truk

    • B. 

      Rabaul

    • C. 

      Midway

    • D. 

      Wake

  • 17. 
    1.      What locale did the Japanese develop into their major forward base for further expansion southwestward?  
    • A. 

      Truk

    • B. 

      Rabaul

    • C. 

      Midway

    • D. 

      Wake

  • 18. 
    1.      The key to America's offense in the Pacific was  
    • A. 

      Quick reinforcements from the mainland.

    • B. 

      Well-trained pilots.

    • C. 

      U.S. intelligence.

    • D. 

      More strategic weapons.

  • 19. 
    1.      One advantage the Japanese had at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 was  
    • A. 

      The element of surprise.

    • B. 

      They had broken the U.S. code.

    • C. 

      They saw the American carrier force first.

    • D. 

      Their pilots had more combat experience.

  • 20. 
    1.      The turning point in the Pacific War in June 1942 was the battle of  
    • A. 

      The Coral Sea.

    • B. 

      The Philippines.

    • C. 

      Midway.

    • D. 

      The Java Sea.

  • 21. 
    1.      Who led a force of all-volunteer pilots in a raid against Tokyo in April 1942?  
    • A. 

      Doolittle

    • B. 

      Nimitz

    • C. 

      Halsey

    • D. 

      Fletcher

  • 22. 
    1.      In the Indian Ocean, the Japanese perimeter was anchored by  
    • A. 

      Rangoon, Burma.

    • B. 

      Darwin, Australia.

    • C. 

      Truk in the Carolines.

    • D. 

      Rabaul on New Britain.

  • 23. 
    1.      On the south, the Japanese perimeter included the  
    • A. 

      British Gilbert Islands.

    • B. 

      Dutch East Indies.

    • C. 

      Kurile Islands.

    • D. 

      Aleutian Islands.

  • 24. 
    1.      The first great combat between carrier forces with neither fleet ever coming into sight of the other was the battle of  
    • A. 

      The Coral Sea.

    • B. 

      The Philippines.

    • C. 

      Midway.

    • D. 

      The Java Sea.

  • 25. 
    1.      The primary cause of Japan's ultimate defeat at sea was  
    • A. 

      Lack of experience in naval combat.

    • B. 

      The loss of her most experienced pilots.

    • C. 

      The death of Yamamoto.

    • D. 

      Reinforcement of the ABDA defense command.

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