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In 1939, when the mobilization orders came for the Second World War, people flocked to
enlist. They included veterans of earlier wars, girls and boys still in high school, and thousands
of unemployed. The recruits came from many regions and from varied backgrounds. All were
typical folks, and all distinguished themselves.
World War 2 Quiz
1. On Remembrance Day, the Cree say "Kahgee pohn noten took". It means "the fighting has
2. To fool the Germans into thinking they were going to attack Calais, the Allies set up a mock
assault force with dummy ships, plywood gliders and rubber tanks.
3. Homemakers, conscious of the need for aluminum for the aircraft industry, donated perfectly
good aluminum cookware to scrap drives.
4. Allied engineers built a long, flexible pipe called Pluto that ran under the sea from
England to Normandy and was capable of carrying thousands of gallons of fuel a day.
5. The Allied Forces developed tanks with names like Crab and Crocodile that were specially
designed to go through the German Army's coastal defences.
6. The Marshall Plan was a proposal that provided for the channelling of millions in economic
aid and technical assistance to rebuild member countries of the Axis powers.
7. Women who worked with lumberjacks and loggers during the war were called "lumberjills".
8. Approximately 200,000 Canadian soldiers who served in the Second World War were under the
age of 21.
9. Beginning the War with a mere 13 vessels and 3,000 men, the Royal Canadian Navy ended it
with ________ fighting ships and more than ________ men.
- 97 - 42,000
- 45 - 8,500
- 256 - 76,000
- 373 - 90,000
10. The Second World War's longest battle, ________, began on the first day of the hostilities
in September 1939 and lasted to the very end of in May 1945.
- the Battle of Britain
- the Battle of the Atlantic
- the Battle of the Scheldt
- the Battle of the Bulge
11. On May 10, 1940, ________ became Prime Minister of Great Britain.
- Neville Chamberlain
- Edward Heath
- Winston Churchill
- Benjamin Disraeli
12. Following the collapse of Poland a strange lull set in on the western front. This period
from October 1939 to April 1940 became known as ________.
- the "blitzkrieg"
- the "happy days"
- the "Phony War"
- the "Anschluss"
13. ________ was Britain's reigning Monarch at the time the War broke out.
- George VI
- Henry IV
- Henry VIII
- George V
14. The Second World War began at dawn on September 1, 1939, as the German armies swept
Veterans Affairs Canada
Air Force Association of Canada
Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
The War Amps of Canada
The Royal Canadian Legion
102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
85th Canadian Infantry Battalion - Nova Scotia Highlanders
South Saskatchewan Regiment
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada
422 Squadron R.C.A.F.