Pearl Harbor Attack

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Pearl Harbor Attack.

1. What day was Pearl Harbor attacked by the Japanese?
a. 1-Sep-39
b. 7-Dec-41
c. 4-Jun-42
d. 3-Sep-43
e. 6-Jun-44

2. Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?
a. Because they wanted to prevent the US from attacking Japan
b. Because they wanted to continue to take over countries in Southeast Asia
c. Because they wanted to cripple the US Navy
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

3. What was the reaction of the United States to the attack?
a. They fled back to the US coast and let Japan have Southeast Asia
b. They asked Great Britain for help
c. They let Japan have the islands of Hawaii
d. They waited several months to see what would happen next
e. They declared war on Japan the next day

4. What important type of naval vessel was not destroyed in the attack?
a. Warships
b. Destroyers
c. Aircraft carriers
d. Cruisers
e. None of the above

5. About how long did the attack on Pearl Harbor last?
a. 10 minutes
b. 30 minutes
c. Two hours
d. 6 hours
e. 2 days

6. When this ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor, over one thousand US soldiers lost their lives.
a. USS Arizona
b. USS Utah
c. USS Oklahoma
d. USS Chicago
e. USS Cooper

7. What day of the week did the Japanese attack?
a. Saturday
b. Sunday
c. Tuesday
d. Thursday
e. Friday

8. True or False: The Japanese achieved their objective of crippling the US Navy and keeping the US from helping other countries in Southeast Asia.

9. What facilities in Hawaii did the Japanese not attack that allowed the US Navy to recover quickly?
a. Storage depots
b. Repair facilities
c. Both of the above
d. None of the above
e. They destroyed everything

10. What is the name of the memorial of the attack?
a. World War II Memorial
b. Hawaiian Island Memorial
c. USS Oklahoma Memorial
d. Pearl Harbor Memorial
e. USS Arizona Memorial

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