Battle of Iwo Jima

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Battle of Iwo Jima.

1. What two countries fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima?
a. Germany and the Soviet Union
b. Italy and the United States
c. Great Britain and Japan
d. Japan and the United States
e. France and Germany

2. What is Iwo Jima?
a. A river on the south side of Japan
b. A mountain on the coast of China
c. A small island south of Japan
d. A city in the South Pacific
e. A large island just north of Japan

3. How long did the US generals think it would take to win the Battle of Iwo Jima?
a. One day
b. One week
c. Two weeks
d. One month
e. Two months

4. How long did it actually take for the US to capture Iwo Jima?
a. Two days
b. One week
c. Just over one month
d. Two months
e. Three months

5. What happened when the first marines landed on the shore of Iwo Jima?
a. They were not attacked and thought the Japanese were dead
b. They were met with a fierce attack
c. The Japanese came out to fight in force
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

6. How did the Japanese use the many tunnels they had dug around the island?
a. To keep safe from bombings
b. To sneak up behind US soldiers
c. To move around the island
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

7. What photographer took the famous picture of the marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima?
a. Eddie Adams
b. Walker Evans
c. Robert Capa
d. Ansel Adams
e. Joe Rosenthal

8. True or False: Most of the Japanese soldiers were taken prisoner after they surrendered.

9. How many US soldiers died in the battle?
a. 27
b. 190
c. 1,200
d. 6,800
e. 18,900

10. The Japanese had prepared for a mighty battle. If you put all the tunnels they had dug into the island together, how long would they be?
a. 100 yards
b. One mile
c. Two miles
d. Four miles
e. Eleven miles

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