World War II Trivia Quiz

Think you're an expert on World War II? Test your knowledge with this fun trivia quiz!


1. Which of the following events led to the United States’ entry into WWII?

The Bataan Death March
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Sinking of the Lusitania
The Battle of Midway

2. Who was the President of the United States when war was declared on Japan on December 8, 1941?

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

3. In 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany in direct response to the invasion of which country?

Poland
Austria
Italy
Sweden

4. The valor of which of the following groups of pilots during WWII helped pave the way for racial integration of the Armed Forces after the war?

The Flying Aces
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Hornets
The Blue Angels

5. The failure of what offensive, launched by Hitler on June 22, 1941, into Soviet Territory, eventually forced Germany to fight a two-front war that it could not win?

Operation Attilla
Battle of Stalingrad
First Battle of Kharkov
Operation Barbarossa

6. Who was the emperor of Japan during WWII?

Mutsuhito
Yoshihito
Hirohito
Akihito

7. What battle, lasting from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control?

The Battle of Normandy
The Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of the Atlantic

8. The field marshal for Germany's Afrika Korps during WWII was nicknamed the "Desert Fox". His real name was:

Klaus Barbie
Hermann Goring
Karl Kaufmann
Erwin Rommel

9. On April 18, 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers launched from the carrier Hornet and bombed the Japanese capital of Tokyo and the city of Nagoya. This incident was called:

The Doolittle Raid
Operation Cartwheel
Raid on Cabanatuan
Baedeker Raids

10. What was the code name given to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945?

Enola Gay
Little Boy
Old Man
El Diablo