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Trivia #3: Wwii

Wed Nov 15, 2000 9:57 pm

Here is trivia series 3. Answers will be posted either late Wednesday night or Thursday afternoon.

1. From what Soviet republic (now an independent country) was Joseph Stalin from?

2. What was the name of the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki?

3. What was the code name (Operation:____) of the invasion of Japan that was scheduled to take place November 1, 1946 if the atomic bomb didn't end the war?

4. Name the five major beaches of Operation Overlord.

5. Where was the German Rocket Test center located?

6. Who was America's top ace during WWII, in either theater?

7. According to the Munich Pact, Hitler got what area of Europe?

8. Why is the West Point class of 1915 so significant and what was their nickname?

9. Off of what aircraft carrier did Jimmy Doolittle and his men take off on their famous mission?

10. What was the name of the French resistance?

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Wed Nov 15, 2000 10:30 pm

I know! I know! I know...some of the answers

1: Stalin was from Georgia.
5: The Rocket Test Center was in Peenemuende, at the East Sea
7: Hitler got what is in German called Boehmen and Maehren (no idea if there is an English equivalent). Today these areas are within the borders of Czechia.
10: The French resistance was called "La Resistance"(French pronounciation, please)  or "Maquis".
No idea about the other questions

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Wed Nov 15, 2000 10:37 pm

I only know the answer to second one.
The plane was called "Enola Gay" (Hope I wrote that correctly. 

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Wed Nov 15, 2000 10:40 pm

Funny enough, I know the answers to exactly the same questions as Christian plus No. 2: Bocks car.
An addition to 7: The Sudetenland became part of Germany, Boehmen und Maehren (Bohemia and Moravia) became a formally independent "protectorate".
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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Wed Nov 15, 2000 10:48 pm

OOOOOOPPPPPPPSSSSSS!!!!!!!

the A-bomb over Nagasaki? Dæng, I thought it said Hiroshima. I've got to slow down my reading.

Sorry

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Wed Nov 15, 2000 10:53 pm

You see, Airsicknessbag, we have some kind of unfair advantage due to the place we live.
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RE: Christianbothe

Thu Nov 16, 2000 12:57 am

hi,
i guess i should read the "flypast" more thoroughly...but if you had read the article about "the mission that almost failed" you would have been able to answer question no. 2, brother  
anyway, the questions i could have answered are already done, the rest is too much about the american part of ww2
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RE: Christianbothe

Thu Nov 16, 2000 1:34 am

Absolutely right, Christian; but our friends from the pond´s other side have a SLIGHT advantage on 3,4,6,8 and 9  .
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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 5:05 am

I am sorry about the bias toward American questions, I tried to spread it out as best as I can.

Results so far:

Christianbothe-
1. Correct-He was Georgian
5. Correct-It is Peenemunde
7. I am unsure of that-I never heard them before as part of the Munich Pact-I was thinking of the Sudetenland.
10. Correct-Maquis

Thom@s-
It is not the Enola Gay read closer as you admitted

Airsicknessbag-
2. Correct-Bock's Car

So far we need answers to:
3,4,6,8,9

Thanks for playing,
Greg

Note-the next quiz will be sports posted tomorrow afternoon. For foreigners, you will find the questions about American sports, as I do not know much about the sports overseas. I will try to get some in if I can think of any.
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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 5:42 am

Taking a shot at some of the unanswered questions.....

3) Dunno.
4) Gold, Sword, Juno, Omaha, and Utah.
6) Richard Bong with 40 kills, all of which came in the Pacific Theater whilst flying P-38s.
8) See answer to #3.
9) U.S.S. Hornet.
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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 6:02 am

New results-

Crjmech-

4. Correct
6. Correct
9. Correct

Only 3 and 8 are left-8 I find to be significantly harder than 3.

Bonus question-How was Richard Bong killed?

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 8:58 am

Well, all the ones I knew have already been answered. As to #8 - I know Eisenhower graduated from West Point in '15, perhaps Patton too? I know MacArthur was before then, like '07 or '08. As to their nickname, I have no idea.

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 9:01 am

Eisenhower did graduate in 1915, he was a member of that famous class. This is very difficult, and I will be very amazed if anyone gets it. Hint: Think of the sky.

Number 3 is slightly less difficult.

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 9:06 am

I think i might know #3. Was it operation Road's End? Not sure thought.

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 9:12 am

I though I might add a little trivia question to this one, also about world war two, hope you don't mind.

11. What was the name of the newspaper containing the five key D-Day code words in its crossword puzzles?

The story is that in the days prior to the invasion, this newspaper had the code words of the invasion as answers to some clues in its puzzles, and four days prior to the attack, had the two principal code words as answers to its crossword puzzles.

12. What were the two principle code words for the D-Day invasion?

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 9:15 am

Tbar,

12. I believe they are Mickey Mouse
I am not sure about 11, good question

Results:
3. Incorrect, but good guess

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 9:33 am

Not Mickey Mouse, sorry.

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 10:42 am

About how Richard Bong died --- he was killed during a test flight of the Lockheed P-80 (later the F-80) Shooting Star jet fighter. The engine flamed-out soon after takeoff and the aircraft crashed. I believe it happened during mid-1945.

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 10:51 am

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was Operation Torro perhaps?

As for the newspaper was it the Washington Post?

What was the relevance of "mickey mouse"
 
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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 10:56 am

Not the Washington Post, keep trying folks.

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Thu Nov 16, 2000 11:20 am

Bonus question was correctly answered by N949WP-Bong did die in a P-80 crash, on August 6, 1945.

Results for TWAneedsNOhelp:
Try reading three again, I wasn't referring to Pearl Harbor, but the invasion of JAPAN that woudl have occured if the a-bomb didn't force the surrender.

Bonus question 2:

Where precisely did the first A-bomb detonation take place on July 16, 1945 (More precise than Alamogordo)?

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Fri Nov 17, 2000 8:08 am

Here are the answers:

1. Georgia
2. Bock's Car
3. Operation Coronet (no one answered correctly)
4. Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, Sword
5. Peenemunde
6. Richard Bong
7. The Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia
8. The class the stars fell on. This is because about 1/3 of them went on to become generals during WWII. Gen. of the Army Dwight Eisenhower, and Gen. of the Army Omar Bradley, were the two highest ranking to come out of this class. (no one answered correctly)
9. U.S.S. Hornet
10. Maquis

Bonus 1: Richard Bong was killed shortly after takeoff while flying a P-80 fighter on August 6, 1945.

Bonus 2: Ground zero for the first detonation was Point Trinity, Alamogordo, New Mexico. (no one answered correctly)

Standby for the final quiz of this set, Sports!

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RE: Trivia #3: Wwii

Fri Nov 17, 2000 8:41 am

I'll give a little hint on mine. If you know anything about D-Day, you almost certainly should know one of the codewords.

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