What Were the Events Leading up to
the Surprise Attack?
What do you know about the
Pearl Harbor Attack
Take this World War II History Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end
of the page.
Take 2 points for each right
answer. Maximum this page: 20 points!
1) The day the Hull note was received from
United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull, which the Japanese
leaders saw as an unproductive and same old proposal, the carrier
battle group under the command of then Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo,
already assembled in Hitokappu Wan in the Kurile Islands, sortied
for Hawaii under strict radio silence.
What was the day?
- November 25, 1941
- November 26, 1941
- November 27, 1941
- November 28, 1941
2) The Kido Butai, the Combined
Fleet's main carrier force of six aircraft carriers.
3) What were the 359
airplanes, organized as?
- First Air Force
- First Air Fleet
- Emperors Air Fleet
- Combined Air Force
4) What aircraft carrier
was the flag ship?
5) The fleet had 135 Mitsubishi A6M Type 0
fighters (Allied codename "Zeke")
What was the common name of the
6) The fleet had 171 Nakajima B5N Type 97
torpedo bombers. The Allied codename was "K-9".
7) The fleet had Aichi D3A Type 99 dive
bombers (Allied codename "Val") aboard.
How many Valís were aboard?
8) The fleet contained battleships, two heavy
cruisers, one light cruiser, nine destroyers, and three fleet
submarines provided escort and screening.
How many battleship were contained in
9) Finally, Osami Nagano issued order number 9
on December 1, 1941. He instructed Admiral Yamamoto to crush
hostile naval and air forces in Asia, the Pacific and Hawaii,
promptly seize the main U.S., British, and Dutch bases in East
Asia and "capture and secure the key areas of the southern
What was the
- order number 9
- order number 18
- order number 27
- order number 36
10) Upon completion, the force was to return
to Japan, re-equip, and re-deploy for "Second Phase Operations".
On the home leg, the force was ordered to be alert for tracking
and counterattacked by the Americans, and to return to the
friendly base, rather than the Home Islands.
Where was the friendly base?
- Iwo Jima
- Marshall Islands