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Trivia Quiz - World War II 1945 - The Pacific Campaign


The war in the Pacific in 1945 was not a foregone conclusion due to Japanese fanaticism designed to protect the homeland at all costs. Take ten questions on this bloody year to end a campaign that took millions of lives.

Quiz Number: 5744
Date Submitted: April 21, 2018
Quiz Categories: History, World War II
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 55 percent
Times Taken: 4 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. What Japanese homeland island was attacked and taken by US marines in February, 1945?
  A.   Okinawa
  B.   Saipan
  C.   Iwo Jima
  D.   Taiwan

2. In March, 1945 a fire-bomb attack by the US on Tokyo resulted in the deaths of how many?
  A.   25,000
  B.   50,000
  C.   75,000
  D.   100,000

3. In April, 1945 what Japanese island was attacked and taken by US forces?
  A.   Formosa
  B.   Wakasu
  C.   Etajima
  D.   Okinawa

4. What was the cause of the only US deaths due to Japanese hostility on the US mainland on May 5, 1945?
  A.   air balloons carrying bombs
  B.   Japanese espionage agents poisoning water supplies
  C.   Soldiers killed by Japanese POWs attempting to escape
  D.   Midget submarine attack on Portland, Oregon

5. In May, 1945 what Asian nation was divided into two as part of a strategy to eradicate Japanese forces?
  A.   Malaya
  B.   Cambodia
  C.   Vietnam
  D.   Korea

6. On August 6 and 9, 1945 what two Japanese cities were attacked with atomic bombs?
  A.   Kobe and Kyoto
  B.   Hiroshima and Kawasaki
  C.   Nagano and Nagasaki
  D.   Hiroshima and Nagasaki

7. The Soviet invasion of what area also prompted the Japanese leaders to accept surrender terms?
  A.   Korea
  B.   Manchuria
  C.   Hokkaido
  D.   Formosa

8. What was the Kyujo Incident that took place on the night of August 14, in Tokyo?
  A.   A right-wing attempt to overthrow the government
  B.   An attempt to spirit the Emperor out of Japan
  C.   A plea by the Emperor to King George VI to save him and the monarchy
  D.   A deputation led by Prime Minister Suzuki trying to convince the Emperor not to surrender.

9. On September 2, 1945 the Japanese surrender was signed on board what U S ship?
  A.   Yortown
  B.   Missouri
  C.   California
  D.   Nevada

10. Which U S General took command of the Japanese government in September, 1945?
  A.   Patton
  B.   Eisenhower
  C.   Bradley
  D.   Macarthur


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