Quiz Me! - Era: World War II Test your knowledge about the World War II era. 1 / 10 Which was the biggest challenge when the U.S. entered World War II? Insufficient weapons to fight Fighting a war in two theaters Lack of support from the American people Insufficient manpower without a draft 2 / 10 Which occurred as a result of Truman’s decision to drop two atomic bombs? The Japanese planned a second surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan dared the United States to invade mainland Japan. Japan surrendered to Admiral Nimitz on the USS Missouri. The Japanese refused to surrender and continued to fight against the Allies. 3 / 10 Which event occurred last in the beginning years of World War II? Winston Churchill becomes the British Prime Minister Battle of Britain Germany invades Poland Germany ignores the non-aggression pact and invades the Soviet Union 4 / 10 The main features of the GI Bill of Rights were designed by which entity? The Department of Defense The American Legion The Department of State The Department of Labor 5 / 10 For his bravery as a First Lieutenant in World War II, Vernon Baker was awarded all of the following except: The Distinguished Service Cross The Distinguished Flying Cross The Purple Heart The Medal of Honor 6 / 10 Because of his care and compassion for those under his command, Omar Bradley was known as “the soldier’s general”. Which event happened as he commanded the soldiers of the 1st US Army? D-Day Invasion Bay of Pigs Invasion Tet Offensive Battle of Midway 7 / 10 Which best describes the importance of the success of D-Day?. The Soviet Union held Stalingrad forcing the Germans to retreat. Truman made the decision to drop an atomic bomb to bring an end to the war.. Allied forces led by Eisenhower landed on the beaches of Normandy and pushed toward Berlin MacArthur pushed Japanese forces out of China 8 / 10 Prior to 1991, the Flying Tigers had not received U.S. military credit for their time fighting the Japanese in World War II. They had not received this credit because They were considered volunteers at the time of their service They did not win any victories against Japanese forces They flew for China, which was one of the Axis powers They were not American citizens and could not be granted credit 9 / 10 Historians determined that this person was wrongly denied the U.S. military’s top honor because of his race. In 1997, he became one of only seven African Americans to have ever received the military’s Medal of Honor. Thurgood Marshall Doris “Dori” Miller Cesar Chavez Vernon Baker 10 / 10 Which statement best explains the historical significance of the Holocaust? Nazi leaders planned the Final Solution while World War II was taking place. Nazi persecution resulted in the mass extermination of over 6 million Jews during World War II. U.S. and other Allied troops liberated Jews from the Nazi death camps after Germany retreated. The Nazi regime began persecuting Jews when the Party came to power in 1933. Your score is Try another 10!