WWII Canadian Battles Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Dieppe

    • B. 

      Battle of Hong Kong

    • C. 

      Battle of Britain

    • D. 

      Battle of the Atlantic

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      They defeated enemy forces.

    • B. 

      They held onto strategic locations.

    • C. 

      They liberated Chinese internment camps.

    • D. 

      They were taken prisoner by the Japanese.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The Allies used floating harbours to create temporary ports where ships could unload.

    • B. 

      The Allies were able to stop the threat of submarine warfare to trans-Atlantic shipping.

    • C. 

      The Allies learned valuable lessons to assist them in planning the Normandy Landings.

    • D. 

      The Allies successfully prevented Canadian troops from being captured early in the war.

  • 4. 
    Which newspaper headline accurately describes the experience of Canadian troops in Italy during World War Two?
    • A. 

      “Invasion attempt abandoned”

    • B. 

      “Progress is slow and gruelling”

    • C. 

      “Rescue operation saves Allies from beaches”

    • D. 

      “Troops surrender; surrounded by Axis powers”

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Juno

    • B. 

      Omaha

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Sword

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The location of a failed invasion attempt

    • B. 

      A country liberated by Canadian soldiers

    • C. 

      An area extensively bombed by the Allies

    • D. 

      The first battle involving Canadian soldiers

  • 7. 
    What is the correct chronological order of these events?1.Battle of Britain2. Dieppe3. Battle of Hong Kong
    • A. 

      1, 2, 3

    • B. 

      1, 3, 2

    • C. 

      2, 1, 3

    • D. 

      2, 3, 1

  • 8. 
    Which campaign involved Canadians easing a population going hungry?
    • A. 

      Dieppe

    • B. 

      D-Day

    • C. 

      Hong Kong

    • D. 

      Netherlands

  • 9. 
    The significance of D-Day was:
    • A. 

      It ended the war

    • B. 

      It helped Allies land back in Northern France

    • C. 

      It was the first time Allies fought their way back to mainland Europe

    • D. 

      It was the largest failure for the Allies

  • 10. 
    “We make this wide encircling movement in the Mediterranean having for its primary objective the recovery of the command of that vital sea, but also having for its object the exposure of the underbelly of the Axis” – Winston ChurchillChurchill is referring to what country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Vichy France

    • C. 

      North Africa

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 11. 
    “Canada’s first European battle ends in disaster”Which of the following events is being described? 
    • A. 

      Ortona

    • B. 

      Dieppe

    • C. 

      Dunkirk

    • D. 

      Normandy

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Canadian troops liberated the colony.

    • B. 

      Canada gained a new ally in the United States.

    • C. 

      Canadian prisoners of war were treated inhumanely.

    • D. 

      Canada was able to secure the island for the rest of the war.

  • 13. 
    “the only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril” – Winston Churchill.Churchill was referring to:
    • A. 

      Dieppe

    • B. 

      The Battle of Britain

    • C. 

      The Battle of the Atlantic

    • D. 

      D-Day

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      A major supply route was cut off.

    • B. 

      It provided a foothold for the Allies in Europe.

    • C. 

      France was lost as a valuable ally to Britain and Canada.

    • D. 

      The majority of Canadian troops involved were killed or captured.

  • 15. 
    Which statement describes Canada’s role in the Battle of Hong Kong?
    • A. 

      Canadian troops fought a significant naval battle.

    • B. 

      Canadian troops conducted an amphibious assault.

    • C. 

      Canadian troops had a decisive victory in the battle.

    • D. 

      Canadian troops fought alongside Commonwealth troops in the campaign.