The Pacific War to
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US World War II History Made Easy Quiz.
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Even with 28 submarines, American submarines had a major problem.
What was the problem?
- Torpedoes were
- Subs unable to handle
long distance commutations
- Subs had a very
2) On February 23,
1942, a Japanese sub shelled the California coast.
When was the last time a foreign nation attacked the United States
3) The Japanese attacked
Singapore on February 8, 1942.
did the commander General Arthur Percival surrender?
- February 15, 1942
- March 15, 1942
- April 14, 1942
4) When did President
Roosevelt order General Douglas MacArthur to Australia?
- February 11, 1942
- March 11, 1942
- April 11, 1942
5) On April 18, 16 B-25
bombers took off from the deck of the carrier USS Hornet.
These bombers flew 800 miles to drop bombs on the Japanese
Who commanded the
- Col. James Doolittle
- Maj. Van Johnson
- Col. Spencer Tracy
6) What was the two-day
May naval battle with carrier planes fighting each other?
The battle force Japan to abandon their invasion of Port Moresby
and the first battle they lost.
- Battle of Bongo
- Battle of Luzon
- Battle of the Coral
7) From intercepts and
code braking, the U.S. Navy knew of Japanese's Admiral Isoroku
Yamamoto's plans to attack Midway Island.
The U.S. Navy destroyed the Japanese fleet that attacked Pearl
After spotting the
Japanese aircraft carriers, how long did it take to accomplish the task?
- 5 minutes
- 5 hours
- 5 days
8) On August 7, the U.S.
1st Marine Division landed on Guadalcanal.
The marine's quickly captured the airfield.
What is the name of the airfield after
- McCain Field
- Henderson Field
- Wright Field
9) The Japanese wanted to
delay any American advance on Guadalcanal.
They started using fast destroyers, which would drop supplies on
What did the
American's call this strategy?
- The Moonless Night
- Tokyo Express
10) When did fighting
stop on Guadalcanal?
- February 6, 1943
- February 9, 1943
- February 9, 1945