NS2-M1C9 World War II: The Pacific War, 1941-1945 (Exam)



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NS2-M1C9 - World War II: The Pacific War, 1941-1945 (Exam) Page 1
Name:______________________________ Date:_______________________________
1 Put the following events in the order in which they happened. (Input the answers in the

correct sequence, then push the ENTER button.)


A President Roosevelt ordered the Pacific Fleet to remain stationed in Hawaii.

B The Japanese civilian government fell.

C Operation “Magic” was a success.

D A Japanese Task Force heads, undetected, for Pearl Harbor.


2 Who said, “I fear that all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant, and fill it with a desire

for vengeance”?


A Admiral Nimitz

B General Tojo

C President Roosevelt

D Admiral Yamamoto

E None of the above
3 Which of the following is true about the Battle of the Coral Sea? (Input all that apply, then

push the ENTER button.)


A It was the first time the Japanese intercepted U.S. code.

B It took place completely from the air.

C After landing at Port Moresby, American troops suffered massive losses.

D The Japanese lost approximately 500 men.

E None of the Above
4 Japanese strategy was for a short war with definitive __________ battles before U.S.

__________ strength could build.


A sea; industrial

B air; naval

C air; industrial

D sea; naval


5 In fighting for Guadalcanal the U.S. wanted to _________________ and establish a(n)

_________.


A conquer Rabaul; airfield to attack New Guinea

B protect Rabaul; airfield to attack Port Moresby

C protect Port Moresby; forward base to attack Rabaul

D conquer Port Moresby; forward base to attack New Guinea

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6 Concerning submarine warfare, in the Atlantic it was the ______ goal to prohibit Allied

shipping.

In the Pacific it was the _______ goal to prohibit________ shipping.
A U.S.; German; Japanese

B German; U.S.; Japanese

C Japanese; U.S.; German

D German; Japanese; U.S.


7 After Admiral Halsey successfully attacked the central Philippines, convinced they were

weakly defended, which of the following were objectives? (Input all that apply, then push

the ENTER button.)
A The Allies would target the Philippines instead of Formosa.

B Leyte Island would be the first area of attack.

C Nimitz would invade Iwo Jima early the following year.

D None of the Above


8 How did the efforts of “softening up” Iwo Jima hinder the Americans?
A It beat up the beaches, making inland movement difficult.

B Troops were limited to an area around Kitano Point.

C Japanese soldiers were in full sight.

D It destroyed all airfields.

E All of the above.
9 In the Battle of Okinawa, __________ lost approximately 4,000 __________.
A Japan; civilians

B U.S.; warships

C Japan; troops

D US; sailors


10 The first atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. was nicknamed __________ and targeted

__________. Three days later __________ was dropped on __________.


A Little Boy, Hiroshima; Fat Man, Nagasaki

B Little Boy, Nagasaki; Fat Man, Hiroshima

C Fat Man, Hiroshima; Little Boy, Nagasaki

D None of the Above

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11 Put the following events in the correct sequence:

(Input the answers in the correct sequence, then push the ENTER button.)


A Soviets declared war on Japan.

B Doolittle raided Japan.

C Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

D Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.


12 A defense without an exposed flank, consisting of forces deployed along the outermost portions of

the defended area


A Defense Perimeter

B Outer Defense

C Defense Line
13 Japanese pilots who committed suicide by crash-diving their planes into their targets
A Suicide Pilots

B Terror Pilots

C Kamikaze Pilots

D Target Pilots


14 How many aircraft carriers were lost during the battle of Midway?
A The Japanese lost 4 and the U.S. lost 1.

B The U.S. lost 3 and the Japanese lost 2.

C The Japanese lost 3 and the U.S. lost 1.

D None of the Above


15 What U.S. military leader spoke the famous words "I shall return!"
A Vice Admiral Halsey

B Rear Admiral Fletcher

C Admiral Nimitz

D General MacArthur

E None of the Above
16 Which two Japanese cities were destroyed by atomic bombs?
A Tokyo and Nagasaki

B Nagasaki and Hiroshima

C Kyoto and Nagasaki

D Hiroshima and Tokyo

E Hiroshima and Kyoto

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17 Regarding the invasion of the central Philippines, Admiral Halsey sent Admiral Nimitz an

urgent message. What was it?


A He explained the Japanese had initiated a new "defense in depth" strategy.

B He requested additional troops to assist MacArthur with the invasion.

C He recommended that the Palaus and Yap be bypassed and ground forces

be turned over to MacArthur.


18 Of the following groups of countries which are ALL presently U.S. allies in NATO?
A The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and United Kingdom

B Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, and Denmark

C Hungary, Iceland, Italy, and Luxembourg

D Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, and Germany


19 The Japanese code words which meant that surprise attack had been achieved at Pearl

Harbor were


A Nagumo! Tiaka!

B Tora...Tora...Tora.

C May day! May day!

D Climb Mount Niitaka!


20 When General MacArthur waded ashore at Leyte, he called for the Filipino people to rise

and strike the Japanese at every opportunity. What means of communication did he use?


A It was spread person-to-person by the Filipino people.

B He made a radio broadcast.

C He made a television appearance.

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Answer Key: NS2-M1C9 - World War II: The Pacific War, 1941-1945 (Exam)
Question: Answer
1 ABCD
2 D
3 B
4 A
5 C
6 B
7 ABC
8 E
9 D
10 A
11 DBCA
12 A
13 C
14 A
15 D
16 B
17 C
18 ABC
19 B
20 B


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