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The Day of Infamy Arrives

What do you know about The Day of Infamy Arrives
Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) By December 1941, the United States and its allies had about 350,000 troops to fight against Japanese troops.  Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.
How large was the potential Japanese force?

  1. 100,000 men

  2. 500,000 men

  3. 2,400,000 men

2) On January 27, 1941, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew sent a cable to the State Department about a "wild rumor" that the Japanese planned a surprised attack. 
What was the target?

  1. Manila, Philippines

  2. Guam

  3. Pearl Harbor

3) The United Sates had already broken the Japanese code.  One translator discover a suspicious message. 
When did U.S. Intelligence intercept the message?

  1. December 6, 1941

  2. December 7, 1941

  3. December 8, 1941

4) At about 7 AM, a US minesweeper found and sunk a submarine.  They sent a message to the commanding admiral. 
Who was the commanding admiral?

  1. Adm. Husband Kimmel

  2. Adm. Troy Short

  3. Adm. William Halsey

5) When was the Arizona Memorial dedicated?

  1. 1945

  2. 1962

  3. 1976

6) On December 8, 1941, Congress declared war on Japan. 
How many dissenting votes?

  1. 1

  2. 3

  3. 5

7) Pearl Harbor was not the only place attacked on December 7th. 
What target was NOT attacked on December 7th.

  1. Wake Island

  2. Philippines

  3. New Zealand

8) On the Island of Guam, 430 U.S. Marines and sailors held off 5,400 Japanese troops. 
How long did they fight before surrendering?

  1. 2 hrs.

  2. 5 hrs.

  3. 9 hrs.

9) What battleship did the British lose in an attempt to defend Malago?

  1. Prince of Wales

  2. Prince Charles

  3. Prince of York

10) Some believe Hitler made his biggest mistake by declaring war on the United States. 
What was the date of his declaration?

  1. December 7, 1941

  2. December 11, 1941

  3. December 22, 1941


The Day of Infamy Arrives (Answers)

1) C. 2) C. 3) A. 4) A. 5) B. 6) A. 7) C. 8) C. 9) A. 10) B.

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