Buzz·Posted on Jun 23, 2017How Much Do You Actually Know About World War II?Let's see how much you actually remember from high school and/or the History Channel.by Alana MohamedBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink How many years did World War II last? Keystone / Stringer / Getty 7 Correct Incorrect 7 6 Correct Incorrect 6 5 Correct Incorrect 5 4 Correct Incorrect 4 Correct! Wrong! 6 years Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, marking the beginning of the war. Japan formally surrendered on September 2, 1945. What year did Hitler appoint himself Führer Germany? Keystone / Stringer / Getty 1933 Correct Incorrect 1933 1934 Correct Incorrect 1934 1939 Correct Incorrect 1939 1943 Correct Incorrect 1943 Correct! Wrong! 1934 Hitler was elected Chancellor in 1933, but consolidated power shortly after in 1934 by joining the offices of the Chancellor and President. What event caused Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim that December 7, 1941 would be "a date which will live in infamy"? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Nazi Germany declaring war on the U.S. Correct Incorrect Nazi Germany declaring war on the U.S. Allied troops landing in Normandy Correct Incorrect Allied troops landing in Normandy The U.S. bombing Hiroshima Correct Incorrect The U.S. bombing Hiroshima The Pearl Harbor bombing Correct Incorrect The Pearl Harbor bombing Correct! Wrong! The Pearl Harbor bombing Japan did not announce the Pearl Harbor attacks, instead bombing the Hawaiian military base while the U.S. and Japan were in negotiations with each other. The large-scale loss of life combined with the surprise of attack caused FDR to utter this famous line. What city did the United States choose to bomb first after Japan's refusal to surrender? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Kokura Correct Incorrect Kokura Nagasaki Correct Incorrect Nagasaki Hiroshima Correct Incorrect Hiroshima Yokohama Correct Incorrect Yokohama Correct! Wrong! Hiroshima Hiroshima was bombed on August 6, 1945. The second atomic bomb was released over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. However, Kokura was the intended target of the second bomb. What event is now considered a failed act of appeasement? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Munich Agreement Correct Incorrect Munich Agreement Geneva Convention Correct Incorrect Geneva Convention Treaty of Versailles Correct Incorrect Treaty of Versailles Potsdam Conference Correct Incorrect Potsdam Conference Correct! Wrong! Munich Agreement The agreement, signed in 1938, allowed Nazi Germany's annexation of parts of Czechoslovakia. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain believed they had secured "peace in our time." What pact cemented Germany and Italy’s alliance in World War II? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Anti-Comintern Pact Correct Incorrect Anti-Comintern Pact The Nonaggression Pact Correct Incorrect The Nonaggression Pact The Pact of Steel Correct Incorrect The Pact of Steel The Destroyer Deal Correct Incorrect The Destroyer Deal Correct! Wrong! The Pact of Steel Signed on May 22, 1939, this pact promised that Germany and Italy would support each other in the event of war. Mussolini originally wanted to call it the Pact of Blood. What two countries declared war on Germany after the invasion of Poland? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Great Britain and France Correct Incorrect Great Britain and France Soviet Union and France Correct Incorrect Soviet Union and France Great Britain and Italy Correct Incorrect Great Britain and Italy Great Britain and Soviet Union Correct Incorrect Great Britain and Soviet Union Correct! Wrong! Great Britain and France Great Britain and France had promised military aid to Poland in the event of German aggression. Which nations attended the Yalta Conference? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Germany, Japan, and Italy Correct Incorrect Germany, Japan, and Italy United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain Correct Incorrect United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain Great Britain, France, Soviet Union Correct Incorrect Great Britain, France, Soviet Union Germany, Soviet Union, and Poland Correct Incorrect Germany, Soviet Union, and Poland Correct! Wrong! United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain The 1945 Yalta Conference was a meeting attended by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill to demand Germany's unconditional surrender. What did Italy hope to achieve by joining World War II? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Expand into a second "Roman Empire" Correct Incorrect Expand into a second "Roman Empire" Gain the approval of Hitler and Nazi Germany Correct Incorrect Gain the approval of Hitler and Nazi Germany Redistribute Chinese lands between itself and Japan Correct Incorrect Redistribute Chinese lands between itself and Japan Help fight against Stalin's purges Correct Incorrect Help fight against Stalin's purges Correct! Wrong! Expand into a second “Roman empire” Mussolini considered Italy a prisoner of the Mediterranean and believed large scale expansion and an increased Navy presence would give Italy more autonomy. He hoped to expand into North Africa by taking land from Great Britain and France. What cemented Germany, Italy and Japan as allies in World War II? Keystone / Stringer / Getty War Powers Act Correct Incorrect War Powers Act Tripartite Pact Correct Incorrect Tripartite Pact Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact Correct Incorrect Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact Neutrality Act Correct Incorrect Neutrality Act Correct! Wrong! Tripartite Pact The act was signed on September 27, 1939, ensuring mutual aid for any of the signatories, should they suffer attack from any nation not already involved in the war. It was meant to single out America and act as a warning against them joining the war. What aided a United States win at the Battle of Midway? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Cracking Japanese fleet codes Correct Incorrect Cracking Japanese fleet codes Superior naval ships Correct Incorrect Superior naval ships More experience with sea warfare Correct Incorrect More experience with sea warfare They didn't win Correct Incorrect They didn't win Correct! Wrong! Cracking Japanese fleet codes Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku had hoped to draw out U.S. forces by attacking near Pearl Harbor and defeating the rest of its fleet. Instead, with the help of U.S. Intelligence, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was able to surprise the Japanese, resulting in a devastating loss in aircraft operators and mechanics. What two countries were already at war at the start of World War II? Keystone / Stringer / Getty United States and Soviet Union Correct Incorrect United States and Soviet Union China and Japan Correct Incorrect China and Japan United States and Japan Correct Incorrect United States and Japan Soviet Union and Italy Correct Incorrect Soviet Union and Italy Correct! Wrong! China and Japan Japan was already attempting to expand its power into China. They were part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, which started in 1937. Which nation joined the Allies first? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Soviet Union Correct Incorrect Soviet Union United States Correct Incorrect United States Correct! Wrong! Soviet Union The Soviet Union joined the Allies after Germany attempted to invade their lands on June 22, 1941. America did not enter the war until after the Pear Harbor attack, on December 8, 1941. What event in France did Winston Churchill deem a “colossal military disaster”? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Winter War Correct Incorrect Winter War Battle of Dunkirk Correct Incorrect Battle of Dunkirk Battle of Dakar Correct Incorrect Battle of Dakar Pearl Harbor Correct Incorrect Pearl Harbor Correct! Wrong! Battle of Dunkirk Also known as the Dunkirk Evacuation. During the Battle of France, German soldiers cut off and surrounded Allied troops. A hastily gathered fleet of 800 ships transported a total of 338,226 men out of Dunkirk by crossing the English Channel. Which battle marked a turning point for Allies during the war? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Battle of Bulge Correct Incorrect Battle of Bulge Battle of Okinawa Correct Incorrect Battle of Okinawa Battle of Nuremberg Correct Incorrect Battle of Nuremberg Battle of Stalingrad Correct Incorrect Battle of Stalingrad Correct! Wrong! Battle of Stalingrad The Soviet Union successfully encircled and crushed the invading German army, dealing a fatal blow to Hitler’s eastern expansion. Why didn't Hitler execute his plan to invade Britain? Keystone / Stringer / Getty German sea crafts proved too weak for battle Correct Incorrect German sea crafts proved too weak for battle The war ended before he could Correct Incorrect The war ended before he could French troops interceded Correct Incorrect French troops interceded Germany couldn't demonstrate total air supremacy Correct Incorrect Germany couldn't demonstrate total air supremacy Correct! Wrong! Germany couldn't demonstrate total air supremacy In the summer and fall of 1940, Germany and Great Britain engaged in intense air warfare over London, but the British Air Force eventually overpowered the Luftwaffe, leading Hitler to reconsider plans of invasion. What event led Germany to invade Vichy France? Keystone / Stringer / Getty The scuttling of a German fleet Correct Incorrect The scuttling of a German fleet The Vichy France riots Correct Incorrect The Vichy France riots The Allied invasion of North Africa Correct Incorrect The Allied invasion of North Africa France's refusal to round up Jewish citizens Correct Incorrect France's refusal to round up Jewish citizens Correct! Wrong! The Allied invasion of North Africa Allied forces antagonized Germany when they landed in North Africa in November of 1942 and French naval crews scuttled a fleet of French ships. Charles De Gaulle took control of the Vichy France territory St. Pierre and Miquelon during the invasion. What led to the fall of Fascist Italy and the arrest of Mussolini? Keystone / Stringer / Getty Battle of Salerno Correct Incorrect Battle of Salerno Invasion of Sicily Correct Incorrect Invasion of Sicily Capture of Amalfi Correct Incorrect Capture of Amalfi Saar Offensive Correct Incorrect Saar Offensive Correct! Wrong! Invasion of Sicily Allied forces had easily invaded Sicily, leading to the fall of Fascist Italy, arrest of Mussolini, and the establishment of a provisional government. German forces set up several defenses at Salerno to prevent further Allied advancement What agreement requested and outlined Japan's surrender? Keystone / Stringer / Getty The Moscow Conference Correct Incorrect The Moscow Conference Atlantic Charter Correct Incorrect Atlantic Charter Proclamation 2714 Correct Incorrect Proclamation 2714 Potsdam Declaration Correct Incorrect Potsdam Declaration Correct! Wrong! Potsdam Declaration On July 26, 1945, Harry S. Truman, Clement Attlee, and Chian Kai-shek released a document promising that if Japan did not surrender, it would face “prompt and utter destruction." The declaration went ignored. How many Nazi officials were hanged after the Nuremberg Trials? Keystone / Stringer / Getty 22 Correct Incorrect 22 11 Correct Incorrect 11 12 Correct Incorrect 12 10 Correct Incorrect 10 Correct! Wrong! 10 Ten Nazi leaders were killed after the Nuremberg Trials. Twelve were sentenced to death, but Martin Bormann was sentenced to death in absentia and Hermann Göring committed suicide the night before.