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George S. Patton Jr. (World War II - Part 1)

What do you know about George S. Patton Jr. (World War II - Part 1)?  Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) In July 1932, Patton served under Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur, as a major leading 600 troops, including the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, in an action to disperse the protesting veterans in Washington, DC. George S. Patton Jr.  - Trivia powered by ABE
What was the protesting group known as?

  1. Bonus Army

  2. Veterans for Aid

  3. Veterans of Foreign Wars

2) In 1940, Congress authorized the creation of the 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions.  Col. Patton became a brigade commander.  The unit was 2nd Armored Brigade, US 2nd Armored Division.

  • True or False?

3) On October 2, 1940, what rank was Patton promoted to?

  1. Brig. General

  2. Lt. General

  3. Major General

4) In April 1941, George was made Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Corps. 2nd Air Force.

  • True or False?

5) In 1943 and 1943, Patton served with the U.S. Army in North Africa.
What happened on March 6, 1943?

  1. Replaced Major-General Lloyd Fredendall as commander of the II Corps

  2. After his World War I injury reoccurred, he was sent home

  3. Replaced Gen. Dwight Eisenhower as commander of the U.S. troops in North Africa

6) As a result of his accomplishments in North Africa, Patton was given command of the Seventh Army in preparation for the 1943 invasion of Sicily. The Seventh Army's mission was to protect the left (western) flank of the British Eighth Army as both advanced northwards towards Messina.

  • True or False?

7) In August 1943, Patton slapped two soldier at the army hospital. The soldiers claimed "shell shock." 
What did Eisenhower do?

  1. Relieved Patton from commanding U.S. 7th Army

  2. Sent Patton home

  3. Given command of the invasion of southern France

8) In August 1944, what unit was Patton given command?

  1. First U.S. Army Group

  2. U.S. Third Army

  3. U.s. Fifteenth Army

9) General Patton's offensive, however, came to a screeching halt on August 31, 1944, as the Third Army literally ran out of gas near the Moselle River, just outside of Metz, France.

  • True or False?

10) The time needed to resupply was just enough to allow the Germans to further fortify the fortress of Metz. In October and November, the Third Army was mired in a near-stalemate with the Germans, with heavy casualties on both sides. By November 23, however, Metz had finally fallen to the Americans.
When was the last time the city had been taken?

  1. Franco-Prussian War

  2. Seven Year War

  3. World War I


George S. Patton Jr. (World War II - Part 1) [Answers]

1) A. 2) True. 3) A. 4) False.  It was the 2nd Armored Division. 5) A. 6) True. 7) A. 8) B. 9) True. 10) A.



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