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History of the Netherlands (1939–1945): Quiz


Question 1: After the war, in the Nuremberg Trials, the Waffen-SS was condemned as a criminal organisation due to its essential connection to the ________ and its involvement in war crimes and the Holocaust.
Nazi PartySchutzstaffelNazismAdolf Hitler

Question 2: The civil government was headed by the Austrian Nazi ________.
Joachim von RibbentropKonstantin von NeurathArthur Seyss-InquartLutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk

Question 3: Subsequently the Dutch government and the royal family went into exile in ________ while Nazi Germany installed a pro-Nazi government.

Question 4: At the Afsluitdijk, the Grebbeberg, Rotterdam and ________ the Dutch army offered strong resistance.
South HollandLeidenThe HagueDordrecht

Question 5: As a part of the Allied forces, they were on the hunt for Japanese oilers on their way to Japan and the movement of Japanese troops and weapons to other sites of battle (including ________).
NiueNew CaledoniaNew GuineaPalau

Question 6: After crossing the ________ at Wesel and Rees, Canadian forces entered the Netherlands from the east, liberating the eastern and northern provinces.
LahnRhineKinzig (Rhine)Moselle (river)

Question 7: As food and many other goods were taken out of the Netherlands, ________ (with ration cards) became a way of controlling the population.
Rationing in the United KingdomUnited KingdomRationingCuba

Question 8: The German occupiers implemented a policy of ________ (“enforced conformity”), which was characterized by the systematic elimination of non-Nazi organizations.
SturmabteilungGleichschaltungNazi PartyNazism

Question 9: On February 27-28, 1942, Admiral Doorman was ordered to take the offensive against the ________.
Shōwa periodImperial Japanese ArmyMeiji periodImperial Japanese Navy

Question 10: Dutch naval ships joined forces with the Allies to form the ________ fleet (American-British-Dutch-Australian fleet) commanded by the Dutch Admiral Karel Doorman.
Pacific WarAmerican-British-Dutch-Australian CommandArthur PercivalBritish Far East Command

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