World War II - Battle of the Atlantic
1. Where did the Battle of the Atlantic take place?
a. Mediterranean Sea
c. Northern Atlantic Ocean
2. What was a U-boat?
a. A boat shaped like a U
b. A type of battleship
c. A small speedboat
d. A fancy sailboat
e. A German submarine
3. Around how long did the Battle of the Atlantic last?
a. 4 days
b. 3 weeks
c. 6 months
d. 1 year
e. Over 5 years
4. What were large groups of ships crossing the ocean together called?
5. True or False: The battle turned in favor of the Allies in 1943 allowing them to ship troops and supplies for the Normandy Invasion.
6. Why was winning the Battle of the Atlantic important to the Allies?
a. They wanted to stop Germany from attacking the United States
b. They wanted to keep supplies from Germany
c. They wanted to stop Germany from shipping supplies to Africa
d. They needed to safely ship supplies to Britain and Russia
e. It wasn't that important
7. What were 'hedgehogs'?
a. Bombs that could destroy submarines
b. Special radar installations
c. Machines that could decode German secret messages
d. Small ships that could chase down submarines
e. Military jet skis
8. What leader first termed the fight in the Atlantic as the Battle of the Atlantic?
a. Franklin Roosevelt
b. Winston Churchill
c. Adolf Hitler
d. Charles de Gaulle
e. George Patton
9. True or False: Despite it being called a battle, very few ships were sunk and almost no sailors died in the Atlantic.
10. What new technology helped the Allies to defeat the Germans in the Atlantic?
c. Leigh Lights
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
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