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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 ended".
True
False
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.
True
False
3. Homemakers, conscious of the need for aluminum for the aircraft industry, donated perfectly good aluminum cookware to scrap drives.
True
False
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.
True
False
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.
True
False
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.
True
False
7. Women who worked with lumberjacks and loggers during the war were called "lumberjills".
True
False
8. Approximately 200,000 Canadian soldiers who served in the Second World War were under the age of 21.
True
False
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 into ________.
Hungary
Belgium
Poland
Holland

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Links

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
RCAF 424
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.