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  • 1. 

    What country ordered 2 days of national mourning after news of Hitler's suicide?

    • A.

      Switzerland

    • B.

      Portugal

    • C.

      Sweden

    • D.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    B. Portugal
    Explanation
    Portugal ordered 2 days of national mourning after news of Hitler's suicide.

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  • 2. 

    What was the worst maritime disaster in World War II?

    • A.

      The Sinking Of The Arizona

    • B.

      The Sinking Of The Yamamoto

    • C.

      The Sinking Of The Wilhelm Gustloff

    • D.

      The Sinking Of The Bismarck

    Correct Answer
    C. The Sinking Of The Wilhelm Gustloff
    Explanation
    The Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff is considered the worst maritime disaster in World War II. On January 30, 1945, the German ship was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 9,000 people, including civilians, military personnel, and refugees. The ship was overcrowded with people fleeing the advancing Red Army, and the majority of passengers did not survive the sinking. This tragedy remains one of the deadliest maritime incidents in history.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the German commander of Army Group Vistula during WWII?

    • A.

      Heinz Guderian

    • B.

      Kurt Zeitzler

    • C.

      Heinrich Himmler

    • D.

      Ernst Rohm

    Correct Answer
    C. Heinrich Himmler
    Explanation
    Heinrich Himmler was not the German commander of Army Group Vistula during WWII. He was actually the leader of the SS and one of the key figures in the Nazi regime, responsible for the implementation of the Holocaust. Army Group Vistula was commanded by Heinrich Gotthard von Vietinghoff during WWII.

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  • 4. 

    Who was Hugo Johannes Blaschke in WWII?

    • A.

      Hitler's Lawyer

    • B.

      Hitler's Luftwaffe Adjutant

    • C.

      Hitler's Dentist

    • D.

      Hitler's Butler

    Correct Answer
    C. Hitler's Dentist
    Explanation
    Hugo Johannes Blaschke was Hitler's dentist during World War II. As Hitler's personal dentist, Blaschke provided dental care to the dictator and was responsible for maintaining his oral health. This role gave Blaschke close access to Hitler and allowed him to observe and interact with the dictator on a regular basis. Blaschke's position as Hitler's dentist highlights the importance placed on maintaining Hitler's physical well-being, even down to his dental hygiene.

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  • 5. 

    What was called the "Big Apple" in WWII?

    • A.

      An Escarpment On Okinawa

    • B.

      Malta

    • C.

      The King Tiger Tank

    • D.

      Luft Stalag 17

    Correct Answer
    A. An Escarpment On Okinawa
    Explanation
    During World War II, the term "Big Apple" was not used to refer to any of the options provided. The correct answer, "An Escarpment On Okinawa," is unrelated to the nickname "Big Apple." The question seems to be incorrect or incomplete as it does not provide a suitable answer option.

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  • 6. 

    Where was Chocolate Drop Hill in WWII?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Okinawa

    • C.

      Southern France

    • D.

      Guadalcanal

    Correct Answer
    B. Okinawa
    Explanation
    Okinawa was the location of Chocolate Drop Hill during WWII.

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  • 7. 

    What alliance of Greek city-states helped bring greater defense and greater trade to the Aegean Sea area?

    • A.

      The Peloponnesian League

    • B.

      The Delian League

    • C.

      The Athenian Confederation

    • D.

      The Ionian League

    Correct Answer
    B. The Delian League
    Explanation
    The Delian League was an alliance of Greek city-states that helped bring greater defense and trade to the Aegean Sea area. It was formed after the Persian Wars to protect against further Persian invasions and to promote economic cooperation among its members. The league was led by Athens and had a strong naval force that patrolled the sea, ensuring safe trade routes and deterring potential attackers. The league also established a treasury on the island of Delos, where member states contributed funds for the common defense and development of the region.

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  • 8. 

    What was the Hamilcar in WWII?

    • A.

      Private Train Of Himmler

    • B.

      German Spy In England

    • C.

      U.S. Submarine That Sank Ships Outside Tokyo Bay

    • D.

      Largest Glider Of WWII

    Correct Answer
    D. Largest Glider Of WWII
    Explanation
    During WWII, the Hamilcar was the largest glider used. Gliders were aircraft that were not powered by engines and were used to transport troops, equipment, and supplies. The Hamilcar glider was specifically used by the British Army and could carry heavy loads, such as tanks and artillery. It played a crucial role in major airborne operations, such as the D-Day invasion in Normandy, by delivering troops and equipment to the battlefield. The Hamilcar glider was an important asset for the Allies during WWII.

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  • 9. 

    How many leaflets did the Allies drop on Europe during World War II?

    • A.

      6 Trillion

    • B.

      6 Million

    • C.

      600,000

    • D.

      6 Billion

    Correct Answer
    D. 6 Billion
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Allies dropped approximately 6 billion leaflets on Europe. This massive amount of leaflets was used as a propaganda tool to disseminate information, demoralize enemy troops, and encourage civilians to support the Allied cause. The leaflets contained various messages, such as news updates, warnings, and calls for surrender. The sheer quantity of leaflets dropped highlights the strategic importance placed on psychological warfare during the war.

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  • 10. 

    Where was Longstop Hill in WWII?

    • A.

      Iwo Jima

    • B.

      Tunisia

    • C.

      Southern France

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. Tunisia
    Explanation
    Longstop Hill was located in Tunisia during World War II. This strategic hill was a key position in the Battle of Tunisia, which took place between November 1942 and May 1943. The hill provided a vantage point for observing and controlling the surrounding area, making it a crucial objective for both Allied and Axis forces. The Battle of Longstop Hill was a fierce and bloody engagement, with multiple attempts by both sides to capture and hold the strategic position. Ultimately, it was the Allied forces who were successful in securing Longstop Hill, contributing to their victory in the North African campaign.

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  • 11. 

    What U.S. submarine sank one Japanese carrier and severely damaged another in December 1944?

    • A.

      Redfish

    • B.

      Walrus

    • C.

      Tang

    • D.

      Shark

    Correct Answer
    A. Redfish
    Explanation
    In December 1944, the U.S. submarine Redfish sank one Japanese carrier and severely damaged another. This suggests that Redfish was successful in its mission and played a significant role in the naval warfare during that time. The other options, Walrus, Tang, and Shark, do not provide any information or context that suggests their involvement in this particular event.

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  • 12. 

    Who was Hanna Reitsch in WWII?

    • A.

      Hitler's Private Secretary

    • B.

      Goebbels' Mistress

    • C.

      Decorated German Female Pilot

    • D.

      Russian Spy

    Correct Answer
    C. Decorated German Female Pilot
    Explanation
    Hanna Reitsch was a decorated German female pilot during WWII. She was one of the most prominent female aviators of her time and achieved several aviation records. Reitsch was known for her exceptional flying skills and bravery. She flew a wide range of aircraft, including helicopters and experimental planes. Reitsch's contributions to aviation during the war earned her various awards and recognition, making her a highly respected pilot in Germany.

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  • 13. 

    Who was Julius Schaub in WWII history?

    • A.

      Adolf Hitler's Aide

    • B.

      Adolf Hitler's Chauffeur

    • C.

      Adolf Hitler's Attempted Assassin

    • D.

      Adolf Hitler's Lawyer

    Correct Answer
    B. Adolf Hitler's Chauffeur
    Explanation
    Julius Schaub was Adolf Hitler's chauffeur during World War II. He was responsible for driving Hitler to various locations and ensuring his safety during transportation. As a chauffeur, Schaub had close proximity to Hitler and was involved in his daily activities. This role allowed him to witness and be part of significant events in Hitler's life during the war.

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  • 14. 

    What was the "White Rose" in WWII?

    • A.

      A Japanese Spy Group

    • B.

      Large U.S. Hospital Ship

    • C.

      Nickname Of Rommel

    • D.

      Anti-Nazi Student Movement

    Correct Answer
    D. Anti-Nazi Student Movement
    Explanation
    The "White Rose" was an anti-Nazi student movement during World War II. They were a group of young students and intellectuals in Germany who opposed the Nazi regime and its policies. They distributed leaflets calling for resistance against Hitler and his government. The members of the White Rose were eventually arrested and executed by the Nazis for their activities.

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of one of the planes Clark Gable flew missions in during WWII?

    • A.

      Gone With The Wind

    • B.

      Ain't It Gruesome

    • C.

      Lady Be Good

    • D.

      Murder, Inc.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ain't It Gruesome
    Explanation
    "Ain't It Gruesome" is not the correct answer. The question is asking for the name of one of the planes Clark Gable flew missions in during WWII, and "Ain't It Gruesome" does not fit this criteria.

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