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Ian and Callum's History Quizzes To Get Your Brain Cells Working - Part 3 - World War 2 in Europe

Updated on May 13, 2012
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World War 2 in Europe Quiz


Hello there - the two cheeky chappies from the UK are here again with the third quiz in our series. This one is about World War 2 in Europe.

So we hope you get strapped in and have a go. The questions are all multiple choice and there are 10 of them.

We hope you enjoy interacting and learning with us.

Ian and Callum.

(alian346 and calpol25)


Here Are The Instructions :

1 - Get a pen or pencil and a piece of paper, if you're technologically challenged like me or open a document if you're not!

2 - Answer the questions below on your piece of paper or in your document. There is only ONE correct answer.

3 - Then check your answers at the bottom of the Hub.

4 - Answer the poll and tell us how many you really got right.

Please don't lie and cheat by going to the answers straight away or look them up on the net - have a go and if you dont know the answer, move on to the next question - or just GUESS!

Come on this is fun and we are sure you will all enjoy it.


Question 1

Reinhard Heydrich, who was responsible for the Wansee Conference, was severely injured in 1942 in his open-topped Mercedes. He subsequently died. As a reprisal for this a village was raised to the ground and the inhabitants murdered. In which city was Heydrich killed and what is the name of the village which was obliterated?


A Prague and Oradour

B Vienna and Lidice

C Vienna and Oradour

D Prague and Lidice.


Heydrich's Mercedes after the attempt on his life
Heydrich's Mercedes after the attempt on his life | Source

Question 2

After the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on 1941 the Einsatzgruppen followed on after the Wermacht and murdered countless civilians. Which of the following commanded one of these groups?


A Friedrich Paulus

B Erwin Rommel

C Arthur Nebe

D Heinrich Himmler.



Question 3

In which year did the UK, France and Poland declare war on Nazi Germany?


A 1938

B 1939

C 1940

D 1941


Question 4

When D-Day occurred in June 1944, what was the codename of one of the Normandy beaches the US troops landed on?


A Juno

B Sword

C Utah

D Illinois.


Vienna after the Anschluss
Vienna after the Anschluss | Source


Question 5

In which year did the Germans march into Austria and sign the Anschluss?


A 1936

B 1937

C 1938

D 1939.



Question 6

Which country was responsible for the capture of Berlin in April/May 1945?


A Soviet Union

B UK

C US

D France




Himmler and Quisling
Himmler and Quisling | Source


Question 7

The name Quisling has become synonymous with collaboration and betrayal. He was the puppet leader of which country?


A Finland

B Denmark

C Norway

D Estonia



Question 8

Hitler ordered the execution of Operation Barbarossa against which country


A Poland

B Soviet Union

C Belgium

D Hungary.

Siege of Leningrad (St Petersburg)
Siege of Leningrad (St Petersburg) | Source


Question 9

The siege of Leningrad lasted for


A 1 year

B 900 days

C 500 days

D 6 months.


Question 10

Who was the driving force of the assassination attempt on Hitler’s life at the Wolf’s Lair, East Prussia in July 1944?


A Claus von Stauffenberg

B Erwin Rommel

C Wilhelm Keitel

D Hermann Goering


Well done!! The end!!

You've reached the end of the quiz. Now all you have to do is mark it. But before you do go and have a relax and lie down in a darkened room as if you're anything like me (after having written this) you'll have a 'heid like mince' and be waiting for the men in white coats to come and take you away - haha!!

So here are the correct answers - BE HONEST, please.

Answers:

1 D

2 C

3 B

4 C

5 C

6 A

7 C

8 B

9 B

10 A

Answer Honestly!

How many did you get correct?

See results

You have done so well to get this far - as a reward we will be sending you a cheque in Martian dollars within the next 50 years. While you wait for that to arrive why don't you have a go at our other history quizzes? Links are here:

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    • alian346 profile image
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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thanks for your visit and your compliments, joanveronica.

      Very well done - you are absolutly correct about WW2 still being a worldwide issue. We must never ever forget what happened then.

      We (calpol25 and I) have more quizzes to tax your brain!

      Ian.

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Very well done, Ryan. As a historian of that period I would have expected nothing less of you!

      Thanks for your visit.

      Ian.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, I didn't guess, and I missed only one, which was number 2. I think WW2 really is a world wide issue still, I say that because I come from Chile, and I nearly got them all right. Congratulations, wonderful material!

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      rlbert00 5 years ago from USA

      I'm not gonna lie, I had to guess on more than one of these. Luckily they were educated guesses and I managed to get em right. 10 out of 10. Nicely done again.

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Very well done, Alastar! They're great fun to write but very time consuming. We have a new one about 'Ancient Egypt' for you to try and also some more on calpol25's page.

      Thanks for your visit.

      Ian.

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      The first hundred on a quiz in quite awhile alian. Read everyone of those WW2 TimeLife books as a teenager, several times through lol. Keep the quiz's coming!

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thankyou for your visit and your comment, Ninabrooks736.

      Ian.

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I am not in the least surprised you got them all correct! The 2 guesses would have been inspired ones!

      Well done.

      Ian.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Well done JKenny will add you to my facebook list of 10 out of 10s :)

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Wow 10/10, great quiz guys. I did have to guess on a couple of them though. Quite chuffed :)

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      No doubt they will, they are not easy to write I have to admit but we are getting there :)

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thanks, Cal - that by FAR was the most time-consuming Hub I have ever written! Hope everyone loves it - and indeed them all!

      Ian.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      I love the martian dollars cheque hahahahah.

      Absolutely brilliant quiz Ian and love the usage of pictures may follow suit in the next one :)

      Brilliant x

      Callum x