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Trivia Quiz - The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain: England stands alone against the Nazi war machine that has swept all of Europe. In the skies over the home island England makes its last ditch stand against the Third Reich's air forces.

Quiz Number: 4665
Date Submitted: August 24, 2012
Quiz Categories: World War II, Amazing "Firsts" in History!, British History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: KenKraska
Average Score: 42.2 percent
Times Taken: 395 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7

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The Battle of Britain
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1. The Battle of Britain was the first time what happened in the history of warfare?
  A.   England repulsed an invasion.
  B.   Was fought on both sides entirely by the respective air forces.
  C.   Proved that the Royal Navy couldn't defend England.
  D.   Was the first use of jet aircraft for combat.

2. The English defense that the Luftwaffe pilots feared the most was what?
  A.   Ground-based anti-air craft gunnery.
  B.   The Spitfire Mk I fighter plane.
  C.   The Hurricane fighter plane.
  D.   All of the above.

3. The principal Luftwaffe fighter aircraft during the BoB was what?
  A.   Messerschmitt ME-109 fighter
  B.   Messerschmitt ME-110 fighter/bomber
  C.   Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
  D.   Heinkel He 111

4. Which Luftwaffe rocket bomb was most extensively used during the Battle of Britain?
  A.   V-1
  B.   V-2
  C.   Both A & B
  D.   None of the above.

5. Although England stood alone at this point in WW2 there were many foreign volunteer pilots who enlisted in the RAF. How many were there?
  A.   200
  B.   400
  C.   500
  D.   More than 500

6. The principal advantage that the English had in their air defense of the home island was what?
  A.   Coastal aerial observation posts
  B.   Radar stations
  C.   The "Dowding System" of air defense counter-measures
  D.   None of the above.

7. At the beginning of the air campaign the Axis forces had nearly 3000 fighters and bombers available. How many did England have?
  A.   Less than 500
  B.   1000
  C.   1500
  D.   Less than 2000

8. The strategic goal of the Luftwaffe air campaign for the Third Reich was what?
  A.   Weaken England's defenses for an easier Axis invasion.
  B.   Break England's will and make them negotiate an armistice.
  C.   Break England's will and make them surrender.
  D.   None of the above.

9. How many English civilians were casualties (counting wounded, killed, & missing together)?
  A.   20,000
  B.   30,000
  C.   40,000
  D.   More than 50,000

10. The Battle of Britain of 1940 was ultimately what?
  A.   A strategic defeat for England.
  B.   A strategic defeat for the Third Reich.
  C.   The first major military loss by the Third Reich.
  D.   None of the above.®   

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