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January 1942
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Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...1. January 1: The "United Nations" is established: 26 Allied nations sign a Joint Declaration against the Axis. The term "United Nations" is first officially used to describe the Allied pact.

  • True or False?

2. January 2: Japanese forces capture Manila. They also take Cavite naval base, and the American and Filipino troops continue the retreat. Where are they retreating too?

  • Hong Kong
  • Guam
  • Bataan

3. Heavy air attacks on Malta on January 7. It is estimated that the bomb tonnage dropped on the island is twice that dropped on what city?

  • Berlin
  • Moscow
  • London

4. On January 12, Japanese invade Indonesia. What island do they initially land landing on?

  • Celebes
  • Montgomery
  • Mannington

5. The German U-boat offensive comes closer to the US shores on January 13.

  • True or False?

6. January 19: Japanese forces take prisoner large numbers of British troops north of what city?

  • Singapore
  • Rangoon
  • Mecca

7. On January 21, Rommel begins a surprising counter-offensive. His troops, with new reinforcements and tanks, capture Agedabia, then push north to Beda Fomm. Where Rommel begin his counter-offensive?

  • El Agheila
  • El Tovar
  • El Mannington

8. What country declares war on the United States and United Kingdom on January 25?

  • Indian
  • Iran
  • Thailand

8. On January 26, the first American forces arrive in Europe. Where do these early troops land? 

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

9. On December 31, The last organized Allied forces leave Malaya. How long did the battle last?

  • 15-days
  • 54-days
  • 75-days

Check Your Answers

  • 1. True
  • 2. Bataan
  • 3. London
  • 4. Celebes
  • 5. True
  • 6. Singapore
  • 7. El Agheila
  • 8. Thailand
  • 9. Northern Ireland
  • 10. 54-days

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