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Trivia Quiz - The Dambusters - Audacious Military Mission


A quiz on the World War II mission that was a combination of bravado, heroism and science.

Quiz Number: 5063
Date Submitted: May 18, 2013
Quiz Categories: World War II, German History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 84.8 percent
Times Taken: 85 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3

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1. In what year and month did the raid take place on the German dams?
  A.   May, 1943
  B.   September, 1942
  C.   June, 1944
  D.   March, 1943

2. Who was the leader of the Dambusters mission?
  A.   Grant Graham
  B.   George Greene
  C.   Guy Gibson
  D.   Graham Gregory

3. What type of bomber was used for the Dambusters mission?
  A.   Wellington
  B.   Vickers
  C.   Halifax
  D.   Lancaster

4. Who was the designer of the famous "bouncing bomb" used to destroy the dams?
  A.   Wallis Simpson
  B.   Barnes Wallis
  C.   Simpson Barnes
  D.   Wallis Barnes

5. What was the name of the squadron that launched the Dambusters attack?
  A.   617
  B.   325
  C.   745
  D.   921

6. How many dams were attacked in the mission?
  A.   3
  B.   4
  C.   5
  D.   6

7. What was the code name of the Dambusters mission?
  A.   Operation Punish
  B.   Operation Punitive
  C.   Operation Chastise
  D.   Operation Discipline

8. How many of the German dams were breached?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   5

9. The Dambusters mission was a success because of expert low-level flying. What device was used to tell pilots they were flying at the correct height to deliver the bomb?
  A.   Radar
  B.   Newly developed altimeter
  C.   A sonar device which sounded when the correct height was reached
  D.   Dual lights aligned to show the correct height

10. Of the 19 planes that left on the Dambusters mission, how many returned?
  A.   10
  B.   11
  C.   8
  D.   13


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