The Battle of Midway
What do you know about
The Battle of Midway?
US World War II
History Made Easy Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.
1) Isoroku Yamamoto was the commander of the Japanese fleet on the
attack of the Midway Atoll.
Who commanded the American forces?
- Douglas McArthur
- William Halsey
- Chester W. Nimitz
2) USS Enterprise and USS Hornet were Navy
aircraft carriers used during the Battle of Midway.
What was the
Navy's third carrier?
3) What help did the American commander have before the
- Secret agent with Yamamota
- Battle plan left in bathroom in Philippines
- Broke the JN-25 Naval Code
4) For the Battle of Midway, the Japanese planned a diversion
with an invasion.
Where was the invasion?
- Aleutian Islands
- Vancouver Island
- Port Moresby
5) What day did the battle begin with B-17 operating from
Midway bomb the Japanese transport group?
- June 4, 1942
- July 4, 1942
- July 8, 1942
6) At 06:20, Japanese carrier aircraft bombed and heavily
damaged the U.S. base on Midway. Most were downed in the first few
minutes, and only two remained flyable. American anti-aircraft
fire was accurate and intense, damaging many Japanese aircraft and
claiming a third of the Japanese planes destroyed.
7) How many aircraft carriers did the Japanese Navy loss
during the battle?
8) How many American Navy aircraft carriers were lost during
the Battle of Midway?
9) The first film about the battle was a documentary directed
by a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve at the time, and on
temporary duty at Midway Island during the battle as a
photographic and intelligence officer. While shooting 16mm color
motion picture footage from atop the island's power plant, he was
exposed to enemy fire by attacking aircraft and wounded in the arm
by shrapnel. He received a Purple Heart and later, the Legion of
Merit for his actions. The film he shot during the actual battle
is included in his 1942 Academy Award winning documentary, The
Battle of Midway.
Who was the director?
- Jack Smight
- Horace Mann
- John Ford
10) The battle has often been called "the turning point
of the Pacific".