18+ World War 2 Trivia Questions and Answers

The second world war is one of the most pivotal moments in all of human history. There are many interesting stories, historical events, and general knowledge facts and ideas that live on until the twentieth century.

So let’s look at some World War 2 trivia random facts, trivia questions, and facts.

World War 2 Trivia

Let’s pull out some World War 2 facts from the trivia book and see how many of these you aren’t familiar with yet.

  • The Pearl Harbor attack claimed 2,403 lives.
  • Operation Barbarossa was the invasion of Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union. It started on 22 June 1941.
  • The Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, the Enola Gay, was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb.
  • The Battle of Normandy was codenamed Operation Overlord. On that day, the Allied Forces launched an invasion of the German-occupied Western European area.
  • Benito Mussolini was the Italian politician who founded the National Fascist party

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World War 2 Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you a history buff? Check out this World War II quiz and see how many of these questions you can get right. Good luck!

Who led Great Britain during the second world war? ▶ Winston Churchill
What was the largest battleship in history? ▶ The Yamato
What was the Japanese island that the U S captured? ▶ Iwo Jima
What was the uprising of Jewish people in Poland against Nazi Germany called? ▶ Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
How many Nazi concentration camps did Germany have during the war? ▶ 44,000
What three countries were part of the Axis powers in World War II?▶ German, Italy, and Japan
The Trout Memo was an espionage guidebook written by what British author during WWII?▶ Ian Fleming
Who was president of the United States when bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?▶ Harry S. Truman
What German term used in World War II translates to “lightning war?”▶ Blitzkrieg
Who was the Prime Minister of Italy during WWII?▶ Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolin
Which major battle of WWII started on August 23, 1942 and was fought in what is now the city of Volgograd?▶ The Battle of Stalingrad
What was the nickname for the four engine B-17 bomber planes used during WWII?▶ Flying Fortress

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

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