WWII: War in the Pacific.

WWII: War in the Pacific.

Test you're knowledge on one of the most ruthless theatres of war in all history.

published on July 10, 201351 responses 0

At Pearl Harbor, what caused the U.S.S. Arizona to sink?

At Pearl Harbor, what caused the U.S.S. Arizona to sink?
A crashing wreckage exploded onto the deck
A torpedo hit the port bow
A bomb hit the powder room
A turret backfired exploding the powder room below it.

Which of these guns were used by Japanese soldiers?

Which of these guns were used by Japanese soldiers?
Select the three correct answers
Webley (Pistol)
Arisaka (Bolt Action)
Lee-Enfield (Bolt Action)
Type 99 (Sub Machine gun)
Nambu (Pistol)

At the Battle of Iwo Jima, what two Japanese Generals were in command of Japanese soldiers?

At the Battle of Iwo Jima, what two Japanese Generals were in command of Japanese soldiers?
Select the two correct answers
Takeichi Nishi
Isoroku Yamamoto
Tadamichi Kuribayashi
Chuichi Nagumo

In Burma some British soldiers came across 3 Burmese men and a boy. The British soldiers knew they were spies for the Japanese, and the Officer ordered them to be shot. What did one of the soldiers who were part of the firing squad do?

In Burma some British soldiers came across 3 Burmese men and a boy. The British soldiers knew they were spies for the Japanese, and the Officer ordered them to be shot. What did one of the soldiers who were part of the firing squad do?
Shoot them all
Agree to shoot the men but plead to let the boy live
Refuse to shoot any of them
Point his rifle at the Officer.

Where did the battle dubbed "The Battle of the Admin Box" take place?

Where did the battle dubbed "The Battle of the Admin Box" take place?
Japan
China
Burma
Solomon Islands

What was the name of the only non-Marine, to raise the second flag at Iwo Jima?

What was the name of the only non-Marine, to raise the second flag at Iwo Jima?
Ira Hayes
Franklin Sousley
James Bradley
John Bradley

At the battle of Peleliu, what did the American soldiers use as weapons?

At the battle of Peleliu, what did the American soldiers use as weapons?
Select the two correct answers
Fists & Knives
Helmets and shards of grenades
Coral rocks & empty ammo tins
Dead bodies and water bottles

What did President Roosevelt say the date of Pearl Harbor would live in?

What did President Roosevelt say the date of Pearl Harbor would live in?

What was the only battle of the Pacific where American casualties (killed and wounded) were higher than Japanese?

What was the only battle of the Pacific where American casualties (killed and wounded) were higher than Japanese?
Battle of Peleliu
Battle of Guadalcanal
Battle of Midway
Battle of Iwo Jima

Which of these Airborne divisions served in the Pacific?

Which of these Airborne divisions served in the Pacific?
Select the two correct answers
503rd (American)
9th (British)
82nd (American)
11th (American)

At the battle of Midway, Admiral Spruance gave the command to "Proceed to Target"
What does this mean?

At  the battle of Midway, Admiral Spruance gave the command to "Proceed to Target"
What does this mean?
Proceed straight to target do not stop to get into formation.
Proceed straight to target but wait for further instruction upon arrival.
Proceed to target in formation.
Proceed to target, take photographs, return to base.

What is the more common name for Operation Galvanic

What is the more common name for Operation Galvanic
Battle of Iwo Jima -1945-
Battle of Midway -1942-
Battle of Peleliu -1944-
Battle of Tarawa -1943-