Do You Know The Pacific Theater?

In history class, we're often taught a lot about the European theater of World War II, yet we're not always taught about the Pacific! How much do you know about the Pacific theater of this massive war? Take these 10 quiz questions and find out!
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Question 1/10

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On what island in the Central Pacific did US Marines make an heroic stand in December 1941?
Wake Island
Guadalcanal
Midway
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Question 2/10

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On what date did combined Japanese land, air, and naval forces assault the Philippine Islands?
December 23, 1941
December 8, 1941
January 8, 1942
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Which US General was the overall commander of US Army, Navy, and Air Corps personnel in the Philippines?
MacArthur
Wainwright
Eisenhower
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Dive bomber pilots from which US aircraft carrier drew first blood against two the Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway?
USS Hornet
USS Enterprise
USS Yorktown
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When did the Battle of Midway occur?
June 4-6, 1942
April 14 -16, 1942
December 7 - 9, 1941
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What was the name of the US airfield on Guadalcanal?
Henderson
Edwards
Ebbets
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Name the battle at which the Japanese first used the 'kamikaze'.
Saipan
Okinawa
Leyte Gulf
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Question 8/10

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Which of the following islands in the Pacific took the US Marines or combined Marine and Army Forces the longest to secure?
Iwo Jima
Saipan
Guadalcanal
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Question 9/10

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Who was the US Army Air Corps pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan?
Maj. Tony Henderson
Gen. Curtis LeMay
Col. Paul Tibbets Jr
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Question 10/10

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What was the codename for the invasion of Guadalcanal?
Operation Cactus
Operation Watchtower
Operation Shoestring
Result
Like many Americans, you know all about World War II and Europe, but you're not quite keen on what happened during the Pacific Theater. Even though you didn't pass this quiz, you still established a great foundation to keep building your World War II knowledge upon!

C+, Pacific Theater Passive

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Based on the results of this quiz, you know the Pacific Theater of World War II far better than the average American. It's obvious that you fancy yourself a bit of a history buff who likes to learn as much about the past as possible.

B+, Pacific Theater Pert

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You're Pacific Theater perfect! While most Americans know what happened in Europe during World War II, few know the goings ons of the Pacific Theater. As a total history buff, you'd never neglect the sacrifices that the men in this theater made to help secure freedom all around the world.

A+, Pacific Theater Perfect

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1
On what island in the Central Pacific did US Marines make an heroic stand in December 1941?
Wake Island
Guadalcanal
Midway
2
On what date did combined Japanese land, air, and naval forces assault the Philippine Islands?
December 23, 1941
December 8, 1941
January 8, 1942
3
Which US General was the overall commander of US Army, Navy, and Air Corps personnel in the Philippines?
MacArthur
Wainwright
Eisenhower
4
Dive bomber pilots from which US aircraft carrier drew first blood against two the Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway?
USS Hornet
USS Enterprise
USS Yorktown
5
When did the Battle of Midway occur?
June 4-6, 1942
April 14 -16, 1942
December 7 - 9, 1941
6
What was the name of the US airfield on Guadalcanal?
Henderson
Edwards
Ebbets
7
Name the battle at which the Japanese first used the 'kamikaze'.
Saipan
Okinawa
Leyte Gulf
8
Which of the following islands in the Pacific took the US Marines or combined Marine and Army Forces the longest to secure?
Iwo Jima
Saipan
Guadalcanal
9
Who was the US Army Air Corps pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan?
Maj. Tony Henderson
Gen. Curtis LeMay
Col. Paul Tibbets Jr
10
What was the codename for the invasion of Guadalcanal?
Operation Cactus
Operation Watchtower
Operation Shoestring