Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of World War II Trivia

How does your Second World War knowledge stack up?

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When the Great War, World War I, ended in 1918, war-torn countries around the world could not have anticipated that a second world war would follow just over two decades later.

World War II lasted six years, officially, involving more than 20 countries and leading to an estimated 60 to 80 million deaths worldwide. Given the massive destruction, it’s no surprise the war has remained a topic in classrooms and media seven decades later.

This quiz will put your World War II knowledge to the test. How much do you know about the places, people and events that were key to World War II?

PERM, RUSSIA – JULY 30, 2016: Historical reenactment of World War II, summer, 1942. Soviet soldier with rifle
The two Asian countries fought in the Second Sino-Japanese War starting in July 1937, two full years before WWII battles began in Europe.

1. At the start of the European part of WWII in 1939, which two countries were already engaged in war?

Germany and Russia
Japan and China
Braun/U.S. Army
The famous general George S. Patton led the 3rd Army Division through the German battle lines on Dec. 26, 1944, essentially ending the battle.

2. Which general led the U.S. in the Battle of the Bulge?

Gen. George S. Patton
Gen. Harold Alexander
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True! Believe it or not, the then-Princess Elizabeth served as a car mechanic for the Royal Armed Forces. She asked to serve once she turned 18 years old and received special permission from her father to join the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women’s auxiliary branch of the army.

3. Queen Elizabeth II served in the armed forces during WW II