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April 1942
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1. Sick and starving troops (American and Filipino) are now trapped on Bataan On April 1942. What is the estimated number of troops?

  • Over 24,000
  • Over 54,000
  • Over 104,000

2. On April 8, heavy RAF bombing of what German city?

  • Hamburg
  • Berlin
  • Stuttgart

3. On April 8, the German summer offensive in the Crimea opens up.

  • True or False?

4. On April 8, were was American forces are strained for one last offensive?

  • Guam
  • Bataan.
  • Wake Island

5. April 9: Bataan falls to the Japanese. The "Bataan Death March" begins, as the captives are taken off to detention camps in the north. What is island in the middle of Manila Bay, that remains a final point of resistance?

  • Corregidor
  • Myra
  • Macís Fort

6. What does King George VI award Malta for "heroism and devotion" on April 15?

  • George Cross
  • Medal of Freedom
  • Victoria Cross

7. On April 18, the air force launches an attack on Nagoya, Tokyo and Yokohama.  The B25 bombers take off from the USS Hornet. The raids are a great boost of morale for Americans whose diet has been mostly bad news. Who lead the attack?

  • Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
  • Major Richard Bong
  • Capt. David M. Jones

8. On April 23, the Luftwaffe begins raids on English provincial towns like Bath, Norwich, and York. The attacks continue sporadically until June 6. What was the name of raids

  • Baedeker Raids
  • Luftwaffe Assaults
  • Goring Raids

9. Who assumes a kind of supreme authority over Germany on April 26?

  1. Hitler
  2. Stalin
  3. Goring

10. On April 27, a national plebiscite is held in Canada on the issue of conscription. French Canadians are main, though not the only, objectors to the draft.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Over 24,000
  • 2. Hamburg
  • 3. True
  • 4. Bataan
  • 5. Corregidor
  • 6. George Cross
  • 7. Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
  • 8. Baedeker Raids
  • 9. Hitler
  • 10. True

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