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Trivia Quiz - The Sullivan Brothers: Military Heroes


This is one of my favorite stories of heroism. It serves to remind us that the FREEDOM we enjoy today is not and has never been free. Many families sacrificed and continue to sacrifice.

Quiz Number: 2935
Date Submitted: December 06, 2008
Quiz Categories: World War II, American Military
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: scarlettem
Average Score: 49.5 percent
Times Taken: 147 times
Taken by Registered Users: 12

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The Sullivan Brothers Military Heroes
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1. The Sullivan brothers were World War II seamen. What was their fate?
  A.   They were taken prisoner by the Japanese and died during the Bataan death march
  B.   They died when their ship was sunk by the Japanese
  C.   They all died when the plane that was transporting them home was shot down 3 days after the Japanese surrender
  D.   they were all killed by friendly fire in battle

2. Which of the brothers was the only one to marry and have a child?
  A.   George
  B.   Madison
  C.   Francis
  D.   Albert

3. Where were the Sullivans from?
  A.   Fairmont, WV
  B.   Bennington, VT
  C.   Waterloo, IA
  D.   Sulligent, AL

4. On what date were the Sullivan's reported missing in action?
  A.   Nov 14, 1942
  B.   Aug 8, 1942
  C.   Dec. 7, 1941
  D.   March 21, 1943

5. Who were the Sullivan's parents?
  A.   Frank and Norma
  B.   Jim and Jean
  C.   Thomas and Alleta
  D.   Lankford and Ellen

6. Who had to tell the Sullivan's parents they were missing in action?
  A.   Father Damian Drass
  B.   Lieutenant Commander Truman Jones
  C.   Sherrif Ronald Mouser
  D.   Doctor Elvin Repass

7. On what ship did they serve?
  A.   USS Waterloo
  B.   USS Arizona
  C.   USS Mississippi
  D.   USS Juneau

8. What was the Sullivan's family motto?
  A.   We stick together
  B.   All as one
  C.   All or none
  D.   Nothing separates us

9. What were the first names of the Sullivan Brothers?
  A.   Gilbert, Allan, Henry, John and Anthony
  B.   Thoedore, Henry, James, Michael and Gregory
  C.   George, Francis, Joseph, Madison, and Albert
  D.   Kenneth, Howard, Homer, James and Robe

10. In addition to the Sullivan brothers, how many other sets of brothers were killed in the same incident?
  A.   0
  B.   3
  C.   7
  D.   2


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