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WWII Geography

Name these places that played important roles in the Second World War.
Last updated: December 29, 2014
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Region of France where D-Day happened
Normandy
River on which the battle of Stalingrad was fought
Volga
Headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Attacked on a day which will live in infamy
Pearl Harbor
Capital of unoccupied France
Vichy
Forest through which Germany invaded France
The Ardennes
Pacific island where five marines iconically raised a flag
Iwo Jima
General MacArthur promised to return here
Philippines
German city that was firebombed and destroyed on February 13, 1945
Dresden
Country that lost the highest % of its population
Poland
Deadliest concentration camp
Auschwitz
Town in Egypt that marked the furthest advance of Rommel's tanks
El Alamein
Where British troops evacuated France in 1940
Dunkirk
River valley where a large amount of German industry was concentrated
Ruhr
Road from southwest China to Indochina. A key supply route to China
Burma Road
Country invaded by the USSR in the Winter War
Finland
Atoll where Japan lost four carriers in 1942
Midway
Key strategic island in the Mediterranean. Long beseiged by the Nazis but never captured
Malta
Former country that formed the core of Germany. Long feared for their efficient military
Prussia
Line of fortresses meant to protect France from Germany
Maginot Line
Group of three countries annexed by the USSR in 1940 and again in 1944
Baltic States
Hitler's chalet in the Bavarian Alps
The Eagle's Nest
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level 70
Dec 27, 2014
Infancy? Teaching toddlers about Pearl Harbor in daycare?
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level 73
Dec 29, 2014
LMAO! I usually spot spelling errors but I completely missed that one. Hilarious.
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level ∞
Dec 29, 2014
Fixed :)
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level 39
Mar 9, 2015
never too young to learn history
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level 66
Jan 21, 2015
I thought it was the Hawk's Nest... but maybe that was his fortress in East Prussia instead.
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level 80
Jan 22, 2015
It must too early in the morning. I swear the clue said the marines 'ironically' raised the flag, and was scratching my head really hard to find any irony therein...
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level 68
Feb 4, 2015
Happened to me as well.
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level 39
Jan 31, 2015
couldn't remember the Midway, but I surprised myself by getting the MacArthur one right. It was a complete guess, I don't think I ever learned that one, but I do think I heard it in a movie or something.
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level 22
Feb 5, 2015
Dugout Doug left all his men behind so that they could go on the Bataan Death March, thrown into POW camps, tortured and starved so that he could get the Medal of Honor. Go figure.
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level 39
Mar 9, 2015
generals, eh.
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level 39
Feb 27, 2017
OH, PLEASE. He did not leave voluntarily; He was recalled (supposedly for strategic sessions with his superiors).
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level 74
Feb 4, 2015
Missed two because of spelling. I typed Ardenne and Rohr. So close.
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level 73
Feb 4, 2015
I was also close but not close enough on the forest...
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level 49
Feb 4, 2015
I swear I thought it was spelled Arden lol
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level 65
Feb 11, 2015
I couldn't spell Auswitch (or whathever) even if my life depended on it.
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level 74
Jun 6, 2017
Spelled it Ardenne again - darn! At least I got Ruhr this time, so maybe there's hope.
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level 73
Feb 4, 2015
I recently expanded this quiz to include even more world leaders. Should be fun for real World War buffs:

World Leaders of the World Wars
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level 28
Feb 4, 2015
Add a little more time?
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level 66
Feb 5, 2015
i wouldn't classify the ardennes as a forest, more as a region in southern belgium or something like that.
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level 52
Jun 6, 2017
Its a region with plenty of hills and forests, especially around the area they fought.
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level 72
Feb 5, 2015
Belarus then a part of USSR and Poland and now an independent country lost a greater % of its population than Poland. In terms of numbers, Auschwitz was the deadliest but in terms of % Treblinka was probably a deadlier camp. Auschwitz had some labor sub camps, Treblinka was a straight death camp. The only people who survived longer than arrival were used to bury the dead and serve the guards.
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level 47
Sep 14, 2015
Maybe it should accept "Ardennes"?
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level 38
Feb 17, 2016
Please accept Iwo To for Iwo Jima as it is known in Japan like that and one of my neighbors is Japanese
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level 42
Jul 9, 2016
The Iwo Jima photo was staged because the Americans didn't like the original
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level 66
Aug 16, 2016
Quite tight for time. I got 17 first time through and still didn't have long to think about those i'd missed when I went back.
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level 70
Aug 22, 2016
Surely by now someone should have demanded that 'Myanmar Road' be allowed...
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level 58
Feb 17, 2017
The road doesn't exist anymore. So suggesting that would be absurd.
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level 56
Jun 6, 2017
Whoosh!
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level 47
Mar 20, 2017
so nice to see my country Malta being mentioned in WW2 trivia :)
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level 66
Apr 19, 2017
Malta deserves to be mentioned here. It went through a lot, as did the RAF and the Royal Navy in defending it. Operation Pedestal in particular should be much better known.
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level 46
May 19, 2017
Yep, that's why the flag of Malta has the St. George cross on it. The UK gave it to the WHOLE country for what they had to endure during the war.
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level 47
May 20, 2017
Yeah our capital still bears bombed buildings such as the royal opera house. You'd be amazed how little knowledge our neighbors have of Malta, even most Sicilians don't know where Malta is and we can see their southern coast from our shores!
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level 66
Jun 6, 2017
Malta - The George Cross Island - Well known in England and admired for the courage and tenacity of the people. My cousin was in the RAF stationed on Malta during that time and finished living there for years.
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level 34
May 9, 2017
All done, 36 seconds left! First time after 17 quizzes that I completed one in time lol. WWII IS AWESOME.
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level 52
Jun 6, 2017
WW2 is awesome? As in millions dead or maimed, people starving from starvation, entire families being killed because of their etnicity? Don't know what you had for breakfast but that's not that awesome.
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level 75
Jun 6, 2017
Perhaps he meant WWII Trivia is awesome?
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level 52
Jun 7, 2017
I hope so Jacktheguy!
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level 60
Jun 6, 2017
very, very easy.
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level 52
Jun 6, 2017
The aim of the Germans with the "battle of the bulge" or Ardennes offensive as we cal it in Belgium (as wel as Germany) (or Ardennes battle in France) was NOT to invade France directly. It was to cut through allied lines with 2 objectives: the river Meuse and especially Antwerp. This would cut off allied supplies and the allied advances in the Netherlands. The Ardennes do lie partly in France but the nazis never reached the border with France they tried to go westwards, not southwest). So there was no German invasion of France in 44 (only in may 1940 and fall 1914). They only fought in Belgium and Luxembourg.
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level 50
Dec 22, 2017
Could you maybe accept Dunkerque instead of Dunkirk?
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level ∞
Dec 22, 2017
We already do
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level 39
Jun 3, 2018
What relation does Prussia have with WWII?
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level 25
Aug 23, 2018
Prussia is a part of the unified Germany and Prussia is known for highly skilled soldiers