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101 World War II Trivia Questions To Exercise Your Historical Knowledge Base

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July 19, 2022

How many fronts was WW II fought on? What was the 442 Infantry Regiment of the United States? Which country suffered the most casualties during the war? What were Little Boy and Fat Man? Who ultimately broke the Enigma code? If those questions are right up your alley, you will ace this World War II quiz.

It’s possible that you learned about World War II because you studied about the Holocaust in school. This was the bloodiest war in history. Or maybe you’re more interested in military strategy. Some of the greatest military minds participated in the battles of WW II. George Patton and Erwin Rommel both claimed battlefield glory.

For some, the fascination comes from what life was like for the civilians at home. Rationing and selling war bonds. The essential role of women in the Allies claiming victory. Test your military knowledge with our set of World War II trivia questions and answers. Let’s go!

If you like our World War II quiz, you will love our other history trivia quizzes. Try your luck at our War quiz, World War I trivia, or Ancient & Medieval trivia quiz. 

1. Who was US Ambassador to the UK at the outbreak of World War II?

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2. What was the codename for the Allied Invasion of Normandy in 1944?

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3. America's top secret Manhattan Project actually began In what year?

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4. Who attacked Russia in the Battle of Lake Khasan?

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5. What was the name of the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

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6. The Yalta Conference in Crimea took place in which month in 1945?

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1. In which country were the majority of the Nazi extermination camps during World War 1I?

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2. In what year did Winston Churchill make his ' Never was so much owed by so many to so few' speech?

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3. How did the U.S. officially enter World War II and specifically with Germany?

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4. Which party won the UK General Election of 1945, shortly before the war ended?

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5. In April 1945 Benito Mussolini was executed in which city?

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6. In WW II, What was the main discussion point at the Tehran Conference?

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1. What is the name of the project that built the first nuclear weapon?

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2. The first 'Thousand Bomber Raid' in May 1942 was targeted against which German city?

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3. Which US President authorized the atomic bombing of Japan?

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4. Which American aircraft had the nickname Stratofortress?

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5. In 1944, what was the July 20 Plot?

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6. In what year was the famous Dambuster Raid carried out?

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1. The D-Day landings in Normandy took place on which date in 1944?

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2. How long did World War II last for?

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3. What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

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4. In what year did Italy invade Greece?

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5. Greenland was occupied by which country in April 1941?

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6. What was the codename for the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico?

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1. Which country suffered the largest number of civilian deaths?

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2. Where was the Dambuster Squadron based?

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3. Which of these countries was not a combatant during World War II?

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4. In World War II what type of ship was Germany's Admiral Graf Spee?

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5. In August 1942 General Bernard Montgomery was appointed commander of which British Army Division in North Africa?

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6. The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed aboard which ship?

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1. Britain declared war on Nazi Germany In what year?

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2. In which country was the formal surrender of all German forces accepted by the Allies?

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3. During World War II The Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) was made Governor of where?

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4. What was the name of the Japanese destroyer that rammed and sank John F Kennedy's PT boat in 1943?

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5. Which action by Germany in 1939 prompted Britain and France to declare war?

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6. On which date in 1945 was the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki?

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1. In what year did Japan begin its invasion of Russia?

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2. Which of the following countries was not invaded by the Axis Powers during the war?

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3. Neville Chamberlain resigned as UK Prime Minister In what year?

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4. Mussolini was arrested and relieved from office In what year?

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5. What was the code name given to Germany's plan to invade the Russia?

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6. Which were the first two Western European countries invaded by Germany in World War II?

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1. Where did the signing of the Japanese surrender take place, bringing the close World War 1I?

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2. Winston Churchill first became UK Prime Minister in what year?

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3. During World War II what did British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's 'V' sign symbolize?

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4. In 1940 Germany's Jews were ordered to wear what color stars for identification?

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5. Who was Pope at the outbreak of World War II in 1939?

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6. In May 1945 Heinrich Himmler committed suicide by which method?

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1. Which two countries were first to declare war on Germany in 1939?

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2. Which heavyweight boxer famously fought in the US Army during World War II?

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3. The Battle of Midway occurred in which month in 1942?

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4. Winston Churchill became the UK's First Lord of the Admiralty In what year?

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5. What title did Adolf Hitler bestow on himself after gaining power in Nazi Germany?

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6. What was the name of the British establishment where German codes were broken?

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1. In June 1945 where was the United Nations Charter signed?

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2. What was the codename for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945?

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3. Which battle was considered the main turning point for the USA in the war in the Pacific?

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4. Which Soviet general led the West Front counterattack against Germany?

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5. Which of these countries was the last to surrender to the Allies?

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6. What was the name of an atomic bomb that was dropped over Japan?

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1. On the day Winston Churchill became Prime Minister Britain invaded which country?

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2. In February 1942 SS Normandie caught fire and capsized in which harbour?

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3. In what year did Russia make the infamous Molotov Ribbentrop pact?

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4. In World War II, what where the V1 and V2?

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5. Franklin D Roosevelt died suddenly in which month of 1945?

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6. Which of these countries was not a combatant during World War II?

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1. How did Adolf Hitler die?

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2. What was the number of John F Kennedy's PT Boat that was rammed and sunk by a Japanese Destroyer in 1943?

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3. Italy declared war on Germany In what year?

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4. U-boat was the code name for a type of what?

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5. What was Admiral Yamamoto's first name?

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6. In which city was the formal surrender of all German forces accepted by the Allies?

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1. During World War II the German cruiser Graf Spee was scuttled outside which harbour?

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2. At which World War 1I Conference did the allies set the terms of the Japanese surrender?

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3. In October 1941 US President Roosevelt approved $1billion Lend-Lease loan to which country?

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4. Paris was liberated in which month in 1944?

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5. Which Prime Minister informed the British public that the country was at war with Germany, in a radio announcement?

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6. The people of which island were awarded the George Cross by King George VI?

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1. What was the code name for the first atomic bomb ever detonated?

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2. On which date in 1945 was the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?

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3. In World War II Adolph Hitler arranged for the French surrender to take place where?

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4. Which ship was sunk by the Japanese shortly after delivering nuclear material to Tinian?

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5. What was the codename given to Germany's plan to invade Russia?

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6. Because Churchill lost the British General Election in July 1945, who replaced him at Potsdam

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1. The Potsdam Conference began in which month in 1945?

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2. Operation Typhoon was the codename for Germany's all-out offence against which city?

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3. What was Germany's main strategy for trying to conquer Britain in World War 1I?

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4. What were the V1 and V2?

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5. In which country was Rudolf Hess captured by Allied Forces in May 1941?

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6. In February 1942 President Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur to invade which county?

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1. What was the name given by the British to the period in World War 1I between declaration of war and outbreak of major military operations?

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2. The Tehran Conference between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin started in which month of 1943?

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3. After the Japanese surrender, who took command of the Japanese Government?

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4. Which officer headed the American occupation of Japan at the conclusion of the war?

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5. The Battle of Kursk is best described as which of these?

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6. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour took place in December of which year?

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1. In May 1941 British battle cruiser HMS Hood was attacked and destroyed by which German ship?

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2. What was the codename for the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki?

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3. In World War II Operation Sea Lion was Adolph Hitler's plan to invade which country?

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4. In August 1941 Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D Roosevelt secretly met - where?

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5. In World War II what type of ships were Germany's Gneisenau and Scharnhorst?

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