US History Unit 2

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  • 1. 

    Who was Mickey McVeigh in World War II?

    • A.

      German Spy Of Irish Descent

    • B.

      Captain Of The Arizona

    • C.

      Ike's Orderly

    • D.

      Ireland's Top Ace

    Correct Answer
    C. Ike's Orderly
    Explanation
    Mickey McVeigh was Ike's orderly in World War II. This means that he served as General Dwight D. Eisenhower's personal assistant, responsible for carrying out various tasks and duties for the general. As an orderly, McVeigh would have had a close working relationship with Eisenhower, assisting him in managing his daily activities and ensuring that everything ran smoothly.

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  • 2. 

    Where did Vice President Spiro Agnew serve in World War II?

    • A.

      Stationed In New Jersey

    • B.

      In Greece As A Spy

    • C.

      Mostly In A POW Camp

    • D.

      In The 10th Armored Division

    Correct Answer
    D. In The 10th Armored Division
    Explanation
    During World War II, Vice President Spiro Agnew served in the 10th Armored Division. This division was a part of the United States Army and was involved in various military campaigns during the war. Agnew's service in the 10th Armored Division demonstrates his involvement in combat operations and his contribution to the war effort.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the U.S. submarine that sank three Japanese submarines in four days?

    • A.

      Batfish

    • B.

      Tang

    • C.

      Torsk

    • D.

      Barb

    Correct Answer
    A. Batfish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Batfish. Batfish was the name of the U.S. submarine that sank three Japanese submarines in four days.

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  • 4. 

    What was name of the last "Liberty ship" constructed for World War II?

    • A.

      Patrick Henry

    • B.

      Booker T. Washington

    • C.

      Benjamin Warner

    • D.

      Joseph Teal

    Correct Answer
    C. Benjamin Warner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Benjamin Warner. Benjamin Warner was the last "Liberty ship" constructed for World War II.

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  • 5. 

    What unit was called "Bloody Bucket" in WWII?

    • A.

      U.S. 28th Infantry Division

    • B.

      79th Armored Division

    • C.

      101st Airborne

    • D.

      SS Groups In Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. U.S. 28th Infantry Division
    Explanation
    The U.S. 28th Infantry Division was called "Bloody Bucket" in WWII. This nickname was given to them due to their involvement in several major battles and their high casualty rate. They fought in the Battle of the Bulge and endured heavy losses, which led to their reputation as a tough and resilient division.

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  • 6. 

    When did Charles Lindbergh die?

    • A.

      1974

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1954

    • D.

      1944

    Correct Answer
    A. 1974
    Explanation
    Charles Lindbergh died in 1974.

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  • 7. 

    What was the first U.S. built corporate business jet?

    • A.

      Sabreliner

    • B.

      Lockheed Jetstar

    • C.

      Jet Commander

    • D.

      Lear Jet

    Correct Answer
    B. Lockheed Jetstar
    Explanation
    The first U.S. built corporate business jet was the Lockheed Jetstar.

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  • 8. 

    Besides bombs, what did Jimmy Dolittle's bombers drop on Tokyo?

    • A.

      A Sack Of Baseballs

    • B.

      Bags Of Rotting Fish

    • C.

      5 Japanese Medals

    • D.

      40,000 Leaflets

    Correct Answer
    C. 5 Japanese Medals
    Explanation
    During the Doolittle Raid in World War II, Jimmy Dolittle's bombers not only dropped bombs on Tokyo but also dropped 5 Japanese medals. This was done as a symbolic gesture to show the Japanese that they were vulnerable and that their own medals were being returned to them as a sign of disrespect. The dropping of the medals served as a psychological blow to the Japanese morale and further humiliated them.

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  • 9. 

    What phrase did some Americans want to use instead of "hamburger" during World War II?

    • A.

      Better Burger

    • B.

      Defense Steak

    • C.

      Frankfurter

    • D.

      Victory Sandwich

    Correct Answer
    B. Defense Steak
    Explanation
    During World War II, some Americans wanted to use the phrase "Defense Steak" instead of "hamburger." This was likely due to the patriotic sentiment during the war, where using a phrase like "Defense Steak" would emphasize the importance of supporting the war effort through food consumption. The phrase "Defense Steak" could have been seen as more appealing and motivating to the public, as it conveys a sense of strength and resilience.

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  • 10. 

    What was the quickest constructed liberty ship in World War II?

    • A.

      Robert Perry

    • B.

      Nathaniel Crosby

    • C.

      Joseph Teal

    • D.

      John Harvey

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Perry
  • 11. 

    Who was the only American female captured by the Germans in World War II?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Thorpe

    • B.

      Elizabeth Korensky

    • C.

      Mildred Mcafee

    • D.

      Reba Tobiasen

    Correct Answer
    D. Reba Tobiasen
    Explanation
    Reba Tobiasen was the only American female captured by the Germans in World War II.

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  • 12. 

    Who was the 2nd leading Marine pilot of WWII?

    • A.

      Robert Hansen

    • B.

      Donald Aldrich

    • C.

      Joseph Foss

    • D.

      Kenneth Walsh

    Correct Answer
    C. Joseph Foss
    Explanation
    Joseph Foss was the 2nd leading Marine pilot of WWII because of his exceptional skills and achievements during the war. He served as a Marine Corps aviator and was credited with shooting down 26 enemy aircraft, making him one of the top American fighter aces of the war. Foss also received the Medal of Honor for his bravery and leadership in aerial combat. His impressive record and contributions to the war effort solidify his position as the 2nd leading Marine pilot of WWII.

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  • 13. 

    What former U.S. President made a cameo appearance on the Dec. 20, 1983 episode of "Dynasty"?

    • A.

      Ronald Reagan

    • B.

      Gerald Ford

    • C.

      Richard Nixon

    • D.

      Jimmy Carter

    Correct Answer
    B. Gerald Ford
    Explanation
    Gerald Ford made a cameo appearance on the Dec. 20, 1983 episode of "Dynasty."

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  • 14. 

    Where was future President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, born?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Kentucky

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    C. Kentucky
    Explanation
    Jefferson Davis, the future President of the Confederacy, was born in Kentucky.

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  • 15. 

    What U.S. general was ranked last in his class at West Point in 1861?

    • A.

      William Tecumseh Sherman

    • B.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • C.

      George Armstrong Custer

    • D.

      George B. McClellan

    Correct Answer
    C. George Armstrong Custer
    Explanation
    George Armstrong Custer is the correct answer because he was ranked last in his class at West Point in 1861. This indicates that he had the lowest academic performance among his peers during his time at the military academy.

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