Can You Answer These 10 World War II Questions Everyone Should Know?

World War II fatality statistics estimate that the number of deaths was between 70 million and 85 million, or around 3% of the total 1940 population (2.3 billion). That makes it the deadliest war of all time, outnumbering World War I by 40 million people.

That is just a tremendous and sickening loss of life, and it is a war to be remembered so that we can learn from it. How much do you know about it?

How long did World War II last?
4 years
5 years
6 years
7 years
What is the name of U.S. battleship that accounted for almost half the casualties at Pearl Harbor?
USS Nevada
USS Missouri
USS Arizona
USS Oklahoma
Which U.S. president took part in the Potsdam Conference, where the Allies reached a peace settlement with Germany?
Harry S. Truman
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Herbert Hoover
Adolf Hitler was tried at the Nuremberg trials.
True
False
How many women joined the Armed Services during World War II?
100,000
225,000
350,000
500,000
Which of the following countries was not an axis power?
Germany
Italy
Soviet Union
Japan
Franklin D. Roosevelt was president when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, followed by Nagasaki.
True
False
During which World War II battle did an Associated Press photographer take a famous photograph of five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising an American flag?
Battle of Okinawa
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Battle of Iwo Jima
Battle of the Bulge
Britain and France declared war on Germany after Hitler invaded which country?
Hungary
Poland
Austria
Czechoslovakia
Which famous general commanded the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day?
Douglas MacArthur
George C. Marshal
Omar Bradley
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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