German soldiers fire a machine gun during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union (Russia) in the summer of 1941, during World War 2.

Can you answer these 'Jeopardy!' questions about WWII?

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September 26, 2022
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Can you answer these 'Jeopardy!' questions about WWII?

Stacker compiled a list of "Jeopardy!" questions about World War II using J! Archive.

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Clue #1

- Clue: With only 4 ships, this neighbor of Australia had the smallest navy
- Category: WWII TRIVIA
- Value: $100
- Date episode aired: October 04, 1985

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Answer #1

- Answer: New Zealand

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Clue #2

- Clue: The U.S. Navy had a ship whose sole purpose was to make this dessert
- Category: WWII TRIVIA
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: October 04, 1985

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Answer #2

- Answer: ice cream

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Clue #3

- Clue: In 1942, approaches to the Mississippi River were mined by this type of German vessel
- Category: WWII TRIVIA
- Value: $300
- Date episode aired: October 04, 1985

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Answer #3

- Answer: a U-boat (or a submarine)

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Clue #4

- Clue: Over 5,000 of them were pilots in the Soviet air force
- Category: WWII TRIVIA
- Value: $500
- Date episode aired: October 04, 1985

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Answer #4

- Answer: women

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Clue #5

- Clue: After the invasion of Poland, Great Britain & this nation declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939
- Category: WWII
- Value: $100
- Date episode aired: January 12, 1999

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Answer #5

- Answer: France

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Clue #6

- Clue: Led by Anilewicz, the valiant fighters of this Polish city area held off Nazi attacks in 1943
- Category: WWII
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: January 12, 1999

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Answer #6

- Answer: The Warsaw Ghetto

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Clue #7

- Clue: Gen. McAuliffe's famous one-word reply to a German demand for surrender during the Battle of the Bulge
- Category: WWII
- Value: $300
- Date episode aired: January 12, 1999

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Answer #7

- Answer: "Nuts!"

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Clue #8

- Clue: (VIDEO DAILY DOUBLE):Seen here, he commanded the British 8th Army from 1942 to 1944
- Category: WWII
- Value: DD: $500
- Date episode aired: January 12, 1999

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Answer #8

- Answer: Gen. Bernard Montgomery (of El-Alamein)

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Clue #9

- Clue: This admiral directed Japan's naval operations in the year following Pearl Harbor
- Category: WWII
- Value: $500
- Date episode aired: January 12, 1999

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Answer #9

- Answer: Isoroku Yamamoto

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Clue #10

- Clue: Secret destination of a Japanese strike force that set out from the Kuril Islands November 26, 1941
- Category: WWII
- Value: $100
- Date episode aired: December 10, 1999

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Answer #10

- Answer: Pearl Harbor/Hawaii

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Clue #11

- Clue: This term for bursting antiaircraft shells came from the German flugabwehrkanone
- Category: WWII
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: December 10, 1999

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Answer #11

- Answer: Flack

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Clue #12

- Clue: Of 2, 5 or 10 million men, total drafted by the U.S. during the war
- Category: WWII
- Value: $300
- Date episode aired: December 10, 1999

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Answer #12

- Answer: 10 million

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Clue #13

- Clue: After Russia became our "friend", he was referred to in the press as "Uncle Joe"
- Category: WWII
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: December 10, 1999

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Answer #13

- Answer: Joseph Stalin

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Clue #14

- Clue: This battle of June 1942, soon after the Battle of the Coral Sea, is considered the turning point of the Pacific war
- Category: WWII
- Value: DD: $500
- Date episode aired: December 10, 1999

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Answer #14

- Answer: Midway

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Clue #15

- Clue: Miyamoto Saburo's painting of generals Yamashita & Percival & the British WWII surrender of this island was used as Japanese propaganda
- Category: ART, OF WAR
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: April 14, 2022

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Answer #15

- Answer: Singapore

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Clue #16

- Clue: Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda fought WWII in this country until the 1970s, when he left the jungle & surrendered to President Marcos
- Category: DID I MISS ANYTHING?
- Value: $1,200
- Date episode aired: October 19, 2021

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Answer #16

- Answer: the Philippines

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Clue #17

- Clue: With attacks on Makin Island & Guadalcanal, Carlson's raiders were a daring WWII unit in this military branch
- Category: RAIDING
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: July 06, 2018

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Answer #17

- Answer: the Marines

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Clue #18

- Clue: WWII pilot Tim Vigors felt a "taste of fear" aiding the evacuation of this French port in 1940
- Category: TIM FLIES
- Value: DD: $1,000
- Date episode aired: June 08, 2017

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Answer #18

- Answer: Dunkirk

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Clue #19

- Clue: To his troops this WWII general was "Dugout Doug" because he was rarely seen out of his tunnels in Corregidor
- Category: MILITARY NICKNAMES
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: April 27, 2016

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Answer #19

- Answer: (Douglas) MacArthur

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Clue #20

- Clue: In WWII 28,000 aviators trained in & around this Florida Panhandle city
- Category: U.S. GEOGRAPHY
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: March 25, 2016

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Answer #20

- Answer: Pensacola

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Clue #21

- Clue: This group of islands was the only part of Britain occupied in WWII by the Germans
- Category: BRITISH HISTORY
- Value: $600
- Date episode aired: March 18, 2016

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Answer #21

- Answer: the Channel Islands

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Clue #22

- Clue: This WWII battle was named for the area of water between Australia & New Caledonia
- Category: HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART II
- Value: $2,000
- Date episode aired: October 13, 2015

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Answer #22

- Answer: the Battle of the Coral Sea

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Clue #23

- Clue: In 1998 the Alabama airfield where these black pilots received their training in WWII became a National Historic Site
- Category: NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES
- Value: $1,200
- Date episode aired: March 05, 2015

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Answer #23

- Answer: Tuskegee

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Clue #24

- Clue: This fortification covered the French frontier with Germany but not Belgium, so once it was flanked in WWII, it was useless
- Category: DRAWING THE "LINE"
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: October 06, 2014

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Answer #24

- Answer: the Maginot Line

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Clue #25

- Clue: In WWII, in the face of the German advance, the retreating Soviet army adopted this policy, literally burning crops
- Category: WHAT'S YOUR POLICY?
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: July 19, 2013

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Answer #25

- Answer: scorched earth

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