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Question 1: ________ proposed to the Combined Chiefs of Staff, over the objections of Mountbatten, to relocate the divisions to counter a Japanese offensive to capture the Kunming airfields.
Albert Coady WedemeyerHarry S. TrumanChiang Kai-shekGeorge Marshall

Question 2: The rapid success of Japanese military operations in Southeast Asia threatened this lifeline and prompted discussion of an air cargo service route from ________ as early as January 1942.
Lok SabhaIndiaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 3: [7] When the Tenth Air Force opened its headquarters in ________ in March 1942, it was assigned the responsibility of developing an "India-China Ferry" using both U.S.
New DelhiChanakyapuriConnaught Place, New DelhiChandni Chowk

Question 4: The ________ and Japanese operations in Indochina closed all sea and rail access routes for supplying China with war materiel except through Turkestan in the Soviet Union.
Operation Ichi-GoSecond Sino-Japanese WarPacific WarWorld War II

Question 5: ICW-ATC also had an operational training unit (OTU) at Gaya and service depots at Panagarh, Agra, and ________.
Bengaluru PeteBangaloreBugle RockKrishnarajapura

Question 6: [2] While becoming the workhorse of the Hump airlift, its frequent mechanical failures (in particular, a tendency to engine failure) resulted in such unflattering sobriquets as "________" and "Plumber's Nightmare".
DumboSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)The Little Mermaid (1989 film)Pinocchio (1940 film)

Question 7: The Curtiss ________ began to fly Hump missions in May 1943.
Curtiss T-32 Condor IIC-130 HerculesC-47 SkytrainC-46 Commando

Question 8: However, on May 8, 1942, the Japanese seized Myitkyina and coupled with the loss of ________, effectively cut Allied access to the Burma Road.
ThanlyinYangonDagon TownshipYangon Division

Question 9: In the first months of the operation, inexperienced supply officers often ordered planes loaded until they were "about full," heedless of gross weight limitations or ________ placement.
TireCar handlingCenter of massVehicle dynamics

Question 10: "Blackie" Porter, was given the assignment using C-47s borrowed from airlift units, which he manned with a dozen former barnstormers and enlisted crewmen armed with submachine guns and ________.
Hand grenadeGunpowderFranceLand mine


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