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Attack on Pearl Harbor trivia ultimate quiz! This attack by the empire of Japan was designed to set back the United States of America, but although it was a surprise, they fought back hard and led to the U. S entering World War II. Did you know that this attack only lasted two hours and the Japanese trained for it for almost a year? Do take up the quiz and see if you actually do know all there is to this attack, parties involved and effects.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year did the attack on Pearl Harbor take place?

    • A.

      1938

    • B.

      1939

    • C.

      1940

    • D.

      1941

    Correct Answer
    D. 1941
    Explanation
    The attack on Pearl Harbor at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii took place on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941.

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  • 2. 

    What navy led the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor?

    • A.

      Japanese

    • B.

      German

    • C.

      Russian

    • D.

      Italian

    Correct Answer
    A. Japanese
    Explanation
    It was a surprise military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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  • 3. 

    How many U.S. Navy battleships were sunk during the attack?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships (two of which were raised and returned to service late in the war) and damaged four more.

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  • 4. 

    How many people were killed in the attack?

    • A.

      1,950

    • B.

      2,032

    • C.

      2,402

    • D.

      3,051

    Correct Answer
    C. 2,402
    Explanation
    There were 2,402 killed and 1,282 wounded.

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  • 5. 

    The attack led to the U.S. becoming militarily involved in what war?

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      Korean War

    • D.

      Vietnam War

    Correct Answer
    B. World War II
    Explanation
    The attack referred to in the question is most likely the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred on December 7, 1941. This attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii was a pivotal event that led to the U.S. becoming militarily involved in World War II. The attack prompted the U.S. to officially enter the war, joining the Allied forces in their fight against the Axis powers.

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  • 6. 

    Who called the attack a "day which will live in infamy"?

    • A.

      Woodrow Wilson

    • B.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • D.

      Harry Truman

    Correct Answer
    C. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Franklin D. Roosevelt called the attack a "day which will live in infamy." This statement refers to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Roosevelt delivered this famous line during his speech to Congress the day after the attack, emphasizing the severity and lasting impact of the event.

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  • 7. 

    Did Japan's 1931 invasion of Manchuria lead to heightened tensions between Japan and the United States?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931 did lead to heightened tensions between Japan and the United States. The invasion violated the principles of international law and sparked international condemnation. The United States, along with other Western powers, criticized Japan's aggressive actions in Manchuria and imposed economic sanctions. This led to a deterioration in diplomatic relations between Japan and the United States, ultimately contributing to the escalation of tensions that would later lead to the Pacific War.

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  • 8. 

    Where had the U.S. Pacific Fleet been stationed before its move to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii?

    • A.

      San Francisco

    • B.

      San Diego

    • C.

      Long Beach

    Correct Answer
    B. San Diego
    Explanation
    The transfer of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from its previous base in San Diego to its new base in Pearl Harbor was seen by the Japanese military as the U.S. readying itself for a potential conflict between the two countries.

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  • 9. 

    How many planes were included in the first attack wave?

    • A.

      99

    • B.

      150

    • C.

      183

    • D.

      210

    Correct Answer
    C. 183
    Explanation
    The first attack wave of 183 planes was launched north of Oahu, commanded by Captain Mitsuo Fuchida. Six planes failed to launch due to technical difficulties.

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  • 10. 

    Is it true that Matt Damon and Minnie Driver were the stars of the 2001 movie "Pearl Harbor"?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Matt Damon and Minnie Driver were not the stars of the 2001 movie "Pearl Harbor." The main stars of the movie were Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, and Kate Beckinsale. Matt Damon and Minnie Driver did not have roles in this film.

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  • 11. 

    How many investigations were there of the Pearl Harbor attack?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Eight

    Correct Answer
    D. Eight
    Explanation
    The Pearl Harbor attack led to eight investigations between December 22, 1941 and July 15, 1946 to establish responsibility for the disaster.

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  • 12. 

    Is it true that the United States declared war on Japan the day after the Pearl Harbor attack?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The answer "yes" is correct because the United States did declare war on Japan the day after the Pearl Harbor attack. On December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The following day, December 8, 1941, the United States officially declared war on Japan, marking the country's entry into World War II. This declaration was a direct response to the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent threat posed by Japan.

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