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Trivia Quiz - Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway was the defining naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II whose result saw Japan in constant retreat. Test your knowledge of this epic conflict.

Quiz Number: 5257
Date Submitted: January 23, 2014
Quiz Categories: American History, World War II
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 58.7 percent
Times Taken: 498 times
Taken by Registered Users: 11

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Battle of Midway

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1. In what year did the Battle of Midway take place?
  A.   1941
  B.   1942
  C.   1943
  D.   1944

2. The island of Midway is situated closest to which of the following?
  A.   Hawaii
  B.   New Guinea
  C.   Philippines
  D.   Marshall Islands

3. Who was the commander of the Japanese Fleet at the Battle of Midway?
  A.   Takeo Kurita
  B.   Raizo Tanaka
  C.   Isoroku Yamamoto
  D.   Chuichi Nagumo

4. Who was appointed by Chester Nimitz to be the Pacific Fleet Commander of the United States Fleet at the Battle of Midway?
  A.   William Halsey
  B.   Joseph Rochefort
  C.   Frank Jack Fletcher
  D.   Raymond Spruance

5. The Battle of Midway was commenced by what action?
  A.   The U.S. Fleet attacking the island
  B.   Both forces accidentally intercepting each other
  C.   The Japanese Imperial Navy attacking the island
  D.   An attempt by the Japanese Navy to remove stranded soldiers

6. What was the name of the Japanese Navy Flagship sunk at the Battle of Midway?
  A.   Hiryu
  B.   Soryu
  C.   Kaga
  D.   Agaki

7. How many Japanese aircraft carriers were sunk at the Battle of Midway?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   5

8. What was the sole U.S. carrier sunk by the Japanese at the Battle of Midway?
  A.   Princeton
  B.   Saratoga
  C.   Lexington
  D.   Yorktown

9. In spite of the heavy loss of ships, Japanese deaths were relatively light in the Battle of Midway. Approximately how many Japanese were killed?
  A.   2000
  B.   3000
  C.   4000
  D.   5000

10. Which of the following is not true of the Battle of Midway?
  A.   It was the first time rival aircraft carriers had engaged in battle.
  B.   Code-breaking gave the U S a considerable advantage.
  C.   Neither fleet engaged with the other except through air attacks.
  D.   The U.S. Commander was criticized for not pursuing the defeated Japanese.®   

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