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  • 1. 

    Which country did the "Zimmerman Note" directly affect?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Poland

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexico
    Explanation
    The "Zimmerman Note" directly affected Mexico. The Zimmerman Note was a secret diplomatic communication sent by Germany to Mexico during World War I. In the note, Germany proposed an alliance with Mexico against the United States, offering support in recovering lost territories in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. This note was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence, leading to its public release in 1917. The Zimmerman Note greatly angered the American public and played a significant role in the United States' decision to enter World War I.

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  • 2. 

    What country lost the most people in WWII?

    • A.

      Poland

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    B. Russia
    Explanation
    During World War II, Russia, also known as the Soviet Union, suffered the highest number of casualties. The country faced massive losses due to the brutal and prolonged conflict with Nazi Germany. The Eastern Front, where the majority of the fighting took place, witnessed intense battles and heavy casualties on both sides. The Soviet Union's population was significantly impacted, with estimates of around 27 million people losing their lives, including soldiers and civilians. This makes Russia the country that lost the most people during World War II.

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  • 3. 

    Which marshal was head of Soviet forces at the end of WWII?

    • A.

      G.F. Zakarov

    • B.

      A.S. Timofeyev

    • C.

      P.M. Zkyov

    • D.

      G.K. Zhukov

    Correct Answer
    D. G.K. Zhukov
    Explanation
    G.K. Zhukov was the head of Soviet forces at the end of WWII. He was a prominent Soviet military leader and played a crucial role in the victory over Nazi Germany. Zhukov was known for his strategic brilliance and his leadership in major battles such as the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Berlin. He was highly respected by both his troops and his superiors, and his contributions to the Soviet Union's victory in WWII were significant.

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  • 4. 

    Which killers were known as the "Hillside Stranglers"?

    • A.

      Nathan Leopold And Richard Loeb

    • B.

      Dean Corll And Wayne Hindley

    • C.

      Ian Brady And Myra Hindley

    • D.

      Kenneth Bianchi And Angelo Bueno

    Correct Answer
    D. Kenneth Bianchi And Angelo Bueno
    Explanation
    Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Bueno were known as the "Hillside Stranglers".

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  • 5. 

    Who was the Colorado socialite who survived the Titanic and had a Broadway play written about her shortly after her death?

    • A.

      Mary Tyler Moore

    • B.

      Marlene Dietrich

    • C.

      Molly Brown

    • D.

      Mary Miles Minter

    Correct Answer
    C. Molly Brown
    Explanation
    Molly Brown was a Colorado socialite who famously survived the sinking of the Titanic. After her death, a Broadway play was written about her life, highlighting her remarkable story and her role in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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  • 6. 

    Which was the first nation with a predominantly black population to gain freedom from European colonial rule?

    • A.

      Ethiopia

    • B.

      Nigeria

    • C.

      Jamaica

    • D.

      Haiti

    Correct Answer
    D. Haiti
    Explanation
    Haiti was the first nation with a predominantly black population to gain freedom from European colonial rule. This Caribbean country achieved independence from France in 1804 after a successful slave rebellion. Led by Toussaint Louverture and later Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the Haitian Revolution not only resulted in the abolition of slavery but also established Haiti as the first black-led republic in the world. Its liberation had a significant impact on the fight against colonialism and the struggle for racial equality globally.

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  • 7. 

    Where did Christopher Columbus die?

    • A.

      Kingston, Jamaica

    • B.

      Valladolid, Spain

    • C.

      Genoa, Italy

    • D.

      Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Correct Answer
    B. Valladolid, Spain
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus died in Valladolid, Spain. After his final voyage to the Americas, Columbus returned to Spain and spent his last years in Valladolid. He died there in 1506.

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  • 8. 

    What was the name of the plane former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt used on his first flight to Casablanca?

    • A.

      Silver Goddess

    • B.

      Dixie Clipper

    • C.

      Southern Angel

    • D.

      Lizzie

    Correct Answer
    B. Dixie Clipper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dixie Clipper. The Dixie Clipper was a Boeing 314 flying boat that was used by Franklin D. Roosevelt on his first flight to Casablanca. It was one of the most famous aircraft of its time and played a significant role in transatlantic air travel during the 1940s.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize for literature in 1909?

    • A.

      Sadie D. Samuels From United States

    • B.

      Amy Leah Toups From United States

    • C.

      Gerd Erikkson From Sweden

    • D.

      Selma Lagerlof From Sweden

    Correct Answer
    D. Selma Lagerlof From Sweden
    Explanation
    Selma Lagerlof from Sweden was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize for literature in 1909.

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  • 10. 

    How long was Leningrad held under siege by the Nazis during WWII?

    • A.

      Exactly 2 Years

    • B.

      900 Days

    • C.

      2 Months

    • D.

      45 Days

    Correct Answer
    B. 900 Days
    Explanation
    During World War II, Leningrad was held under siege by the Nazis for a prolonged period of time. The correct answer is 900 Days. This signifies the duration of the siege, highlighting the extreme hardship and suffering endured by the residents of Leningrad. The prolonged blockade resulted in severe food and supply shortages, leading to starvation and death for many. The 900-day siege of Leningrad is considered one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history.

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  • 11. 

    What was the first U.S. warship sunk during WWII?

    • A.

      Reuben James

    • B.

      The Dorcester

    • C.

      The Bibb

    • D.

      The Pillsbury

    Correct Answer
    A. Reuben James
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Reuben James. The Reuben James was a U.S. Navy destroyer that was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat on October 31, 1941. This incident occurred before the United States officially entered World War II, as it happened over a month prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The sinking of the Reuben James was a significant event as it highlighted the dangers and risks faced by American ships even before the country's direct involvement in the war.

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  • 12. 

    What was dropped on Japan on July 27, 1945 during WWII?

    • A.

      6,658 Tons Of Bombs

    • B.

      Leaflets

    • C.

      Incendiary Bombs

    • D.

      Food Parcels

    Correct Answer
    B. Leaflets
    Explanation
    Leaflets were dropped on Japan on July 27, 1945 during WWII. Leaflets were commonly used as a form of psychological warfare during the war, aiming to demoralize the enemy and encourage surrender. By dropping leaflets, the Allied forces hoped to convey messages to the Japanese population, such as warnings about impending bombings or information about the war. This tactic was used to try and reduce casualties and destruction by giving the Japanese people an opportunity to surrender and avoid further harm.

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  • 13. 

    What U-boat captain sank the most ships during WWII?

    • A.

      Erich Severeid

    • B.

      Otto Kretschmer

    • C.

      Richard Cunningham

    • D.

      Wolfgang Luth

    Correct Answer
    B. Otto Kretschmer
    Explanation
    Otto Kretschmer is the correct answer because he was a highly successful U-boat captain during World War II. He sank a total of 47 ships, making him the most successful U-boat captain in terms of tonnage sunk. Kretschmer was known for his tactical skills and ability to evade detection, which allowed him to carry out numerous successful attacks on enemy vessels. His achievements earned him the nickname "Silent Otto" and he was highly respected among his fellow submariners.

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  • 14. 

    What U.S. submarine captain sunk the most ships during WWII?

    • A.

      Samuel Dealey

    • B.

      Shade Cutter

    • C.

      Eugene Fluckey

    • D.

      Richard O'Kane

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard O'Kane
    Explanation
    Richard O'Kane is the correct answer because he was a highly successful U.S. submarine captain during World War II. O'Kane commanded the USS Tang and was credited with sinking a total of 33 enemy ships, making him the most successful submarine captain in terms of ship sinkings. His tactics and leadership were instrumental in the success of his missions, and his achievements earned him the Medal of Honor.

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  • 15. 

    What was the first national capital liberated from Axis rule in WWII?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Addis Ababa

    • C.

      Budapest

    • D.

      Paris

    Correct Answer
    B. Addis Ababa
    Explanation
    During World War II, the first national capital to be liberated from Axis rule was Addis Ababa. This city, located in Ethiopia, was occupied by Italian forces under the rule of Benito Mussolini. However, in 1941, the Ethiopian and Allied forces launched a successful counteroffensive known as the East African Campaign. As a result, Addis Ababa was liberated from Axis control, marking a significant victory for the Allies and a turning point in the war.

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