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Hey gang, I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this is episode 149 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy trivia podcast. This week, by popular demand, we’re diving into World War Two. Longtime fans will remember our World War One episode back in our first season. It’s been a lot of episodes since then, so it’s time to hit the granddaddy of all wars.
As always, it’s three rounds of ten questions each. I ask the question, you get a timer, then we see if you got it right.
I think that covers the preliminaries, so let’s get started with…
The Dorky Round
1. The Pearl Harbor memorial sits atop what US battleship?
2. Who was the US President at the start of World War Two?
3. What future British monarch worked as a driver and mechanic during World War 2?
4. In April 1942, the US launched the Doolittle Raid to attack what capital city?
5. Actor George Takei, along with other Americans of Asian descent, were rounded up and sent where during World War Two?
6. What general led the French resistance and was later elected president in 1959?
7. At the end of World War Two, Dwight Eisenhower held what rank?
8. What was the first Japanese city hit with an atomic bomb?
9. What American animator created propaganda films for the US military including, Education for Death, Commando Duck, and Donald Gets Drafted?
10. Germany invaded what country on September 1, 1939?
The Geeky Round
1. Joe Rosenthal took a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of the flag raising on what island?
2. What was the codename for the D-Day invasion?
3. What Star Trek star lost a finger during the invasion of Normandy? James Doohan.
4. In June, 1940, 330,000 Allied troops were evacuated from what French port?
5. What was the second Japanese city to be hit with a nuclear bomb?
6. What national leader styled himself, Il Duce or The Leader?
7. Western leaders met in what Crimean city to discuss post-war Europe?
8. The iconic Rosie the Riveter poster was created by what artist?
9. Though known for his leading of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler is not a native German. He was born in what country?
10. In millions, how many Jews were killed in Nazi concentration camps?
The Nerdy Round
1. Which offensive claimed the most American lives during World War Two?
2. What were the codenames for the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan?
3. What president's son fought during the invasion of Normandy?
4. Which World War Two head of state lived the longest after the war ended?
5. Japan invaded what region of China in 1931?
6. What four-star general was buried in Luxembourg in December 1945?
7. What Prime Minister declared he had achieved, 'Peace for our time' with the Munich Agreement in 1938?
8. At the start of the War, what was Winston Churchill's position?
9. The German Aggregat 4 was known as what to the Allies?
10. When cola syrup was cut off from Axis countries, Coca-Cola created what soft drink to sell in Germany?
And that’s our show this week. I’m sure you history nerds had a blast. For the rest of you, well, let’s just hope you learned something. We’ll be back again next week with another thirty questions. Here’s your clue:
“What fantasy novel was first published on September 21, 1937?”
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This has been episode 149 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
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