W.W.II Test

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  1. windtalkerways

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    I haven't found a good European
    test to replace the one you're all
    ace-ing...so here's another to keep
    you busy:

    WARNING: As Alex mentions below, note
    your answers as you go...they don't give
    you a total...only the correct answers.

    http://www.grolier.com/wwii/wwiiquiz.htm
     
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    Warning: you may want to note down your answers as you go along, as it doesn't give you a total at the end, just a list of the correct answers. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry, Alex...

    Those twits!:tongue:
     
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    Yep, they know how to pose some damn tricky questions (at least from a European perspective, since the questions center around US involvement in WW2) ...
    and then their presentation skills let them down :rolleyes:
     
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    So right! It's ALL in the presentation! :wink:
     
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    it was the SECOND WORLD WAR, for fuck's sake. not "WORLD WAR TWO". it wasn't a fucking movie series
     
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    Damn.
    I waded through that mess only to get to the end and have no idea how well I did.
     
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    Same here. Besides, I didn't really take it seriously since I already knew the outcome. We won, the rest is details. :smile:
     
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    Okay...I am soooo sorry...I will put Alex'
    warning right next to the link, Webster.

    But hey...nice to give the other brain
    a little exercise, right guys?

    Teasing!:wink:
     
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    If anyone has the time can you tell me WTF difference there is between World War Two and The Second World War???

    Gramps
     
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    Yikes. 11 out of 25. Less than half -- these were tough questions. . .
     
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    The standard answer goes along these lines:

    "The Second World War" is ostensibly a more neutral name, since it simply points out that this was a second world war after there had been a previous 'global' conflict (referred to prior to the Second World War simply as "The Great War", of course).

    "World War Two", on the other hand, makes it sound as though this is merely one 'episode' in an ongoing (and thus inevitable) series of 'global' conflicts, with "World War 3", "World War 4", etc. lined up for production at a Hollywood studio in the near future.

    In short: the first name makes it sound more like a unique conflict that needs to be considered on its own terms; while the latter reduces it to a mere skirmish in an ongoing series of human squabbles.
     
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    Oh right...like Second World War precludes
    the first or the possiblility of a third! I see
    you are only relaying the information, Alex
    but it's just semantics as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    WTW, This was a tough one! Got 19 correct out of 25. Let's have so more. Thanks for doing this!!
     
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    Ha.
    That was my friends reasoning for not going to see the film, "Titanic". He said, "I know how it ends; it sinks!"
    :smile:
     
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    Is that NO more or SOME more?

    :biggrin1:
     
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    Sorry. It should have read: some more.
     
  19. windtalkerways

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    Hey, 19/25 is nothing to sneeze at, Sam!

    I'll see what else I can find. :smile:
     
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