Hitler. D-Day. Malta Conference. These are just a few of the most iconic events or names in the World War 2 – one of the largest wars in our history. Take the following World War 2 quiz questions and answers to see how well your history knowledge is.
World War 2 Quiz Questions and Answers
1. What was the name of the final meetings of the heads of government of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States in 1945?
A. Yalta Conference
B. Argonaut Conference
C. Both names are applicable
2. What were the two opposing alliances of nations involved in the World War II?
A. The Allies and the Axis
B. The Freemen and the Nazis
C. The Confederacy and the Homeland
3. The World War II last in …
A. 4 years
B. 6 years
C. 8 years
4. Who was the president of the United States when Pearl Harbor was attacked?
A. Herbert Hoover
B. Franklin D. Roosevelt
C. Calvin Coolidge
5. During the World War II, were there more battle-related or civilian deaths?
A. Battle-related deaths
B. Civilian deaths
C. The same
6. Many historians believe that which of the following factor contributed to the onset of the World War II?
A. Instability in Europe after World War I
B. Class struggles in many European countries
C. Widespread drought and famine in Europe.
7. Germany invaded Poland in which year?
8. Adolf Hitler predicted the World War II in his 1925 memoir. What was it called?
B. Meinem Triumph
C. Mein Kampf
9. Which came first victory in Japan (V-J Day) or victory in Europe (V-E Day)?
A. V-J Day
B. V-E Day
C. Both events occurred at the same time
10. In 1945, the United States dropped 2 nuclear bombs on two Japanese cities, resulting in the surrender of the Japanese forces? What are the names of these cities?
A. Tokyo and Hiroshima
B. Nagasaki and Kyoto
C. Nagasaki and Hiroshima
11. On which day the Japanese Navy attacked the Pearl Harbor?
A. February 8, 1939
B. June 20, 1940
C. December 7, 1941
12. How many nations were involved in the World War II?
13. At which location was the D-Day invasion to retake Europe from the German forces launched?
A. The Normandy coast
B. The Pas-de-Calais
14. It is estimated that there were about … battle-wounded people all over the world during the World War II?
A. 10 million
B. 25 million
C. 40 million
15. On which date the D-Day invasion occurred?
A. May 22, 1944
B. June 6, 1944
C. July 13, 1944
16. How long did it take after the Pearl Harbor attack for the US Congress to approve the request of President Roosevelt to declare war on Japan?
A. 1 day
B. 1 week
C. 1 month
17. The radio-wave device was originally designed by Robert Watson-Watt to be a weapon, but it actually became which of the following technologies?
18. The Soviet Union and Japan were on opposite sides during the World War II conflict. They signed a peace treaty in what year?
19. What did Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt announce in the Casablanca Conference?
A. The Allies were surrendering
B. They would only accept an “absolute surrender” from the Axis forces
C. They no longer considered Germany to be a threat
20. Which Native American language was used by the US Marines as a code language during the World War II?
21. What treat was first introduced during the World War II to compensate for the shortages of chocolates?
A. Peanut butter
22. “The war to end all wars” was said by which politician?
A. Winston Churchill
B. Joseph Stalin
C. Woodrow Wilson
23. Of the 8 battleships destroyed or damaged after the Pearl Harbor bombing, how many were placed into service later?
24. The British called German civilians and soldiers by which of the following nicknames?
25. How did Hitler die?
A. He shot himself
B. He was killed by a bomb
C. He was captured and then executed by Russian soldiers
26. Before Japan surrendered, there was a plan to launch a third atomic bomb on which city?
27. What was called a “Liberty Steak” during the World War II?
C. A hamburger
28. World War II resulted in the formation of an international organization devoted to worldwide security and peace. What is it?
A. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
B. The League of Nations
C. The United Nations
29. What was the name of the plane which dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima?
A. Enola Gay
C. Big Boots
30. Around how many kamikaze pilots crashed their aircraft intentionally into enemy targets during the World War II?
Whether you an amateur enthusiast or a history professor, this trivia quiz can be a great test on your knowledge about the World War 2. If you want more, then try this similar one on the World War 1.