10 most difficult World War II riddles A list of ten (out of 25) World War II related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly World War II quiz On August 9, 1945, B-29 bomber Bockscar lifted off, carrying the nuclear weapon "Fat Man". Which city was it heading to?Kokura. The crew was under orders to only bomb visually. When they got to Kokura they found the haze and smoke obscuring the city as well as the large ammunition arsenal that was the reason for targeting the city. They made three unsuccessful passes, and eventually headed for Nagasaki and its torpedo factory, the alternative target. In Japan, the phrase "Kokura luck" was coined to describe lucky avoidance of the great misfortune without being aware of it.very hard 26% HiroshimaHiroshima38%NagasakiNagasaki31%KokuraKokura26%MoscowMoscow3%Created by: Sophie Letherman. Statistics based on 3573 answers in 4 languages »Japan riddles » Which language is not an offical UN language?German. The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The fact that the UN was created by victorious countries after WWII might have affected the selection, as neither German nor Japanese are included. very hard 36% ChineseChinese29%FrenchFrench10%GermanGerman36%RussianRussian24%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 8434 answers in 2 languages »United Nations riddles » Which army used diesel engines in their tanks during the WW2?Soviets. Most of the nations at the time used lighter and more efficient petrol engines, often coming from the aviation industry. Soviets however decided to mass-produce diesel engines. There were several reasons: diesel fuel was less flammable and therefore safer, Soviet Union had the huge aluminium forge capacity, and they didn't have large diesel-consuming fleet.very hard 36% GermansGermans39%BritishBritish10%AmericansAmericans13%SovietsSoviets36%Created by: Kate Pierrick. Statistics based on 9396 answers in 2 languages »tanks riddles » Who built the first rocket powerful enough to enter outer space?Germans. V2, built by Wernher von Braun, was the first ballistic missile that could reach outer space. It was specifically targeted at London. Nazis also planned submarine-towed launch platforms, that would have allowed a U-boat to launch V-2 missiles against the United States.hard 43% AmericansAmericans17%RussiansRussians33%ChineseChinese6%GermansGermans43%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11925 answers in 2 languages »rockets riddles » This photo of the totally destroyed city was taken in May 1945. Which city was that?Manila. The one-month Battle of Manila was the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater. It culminated in total devastation of the city and a bloodbath often compared to Stalingrad. Manila was listed as the second most devastated capital city of WW2, after Warsaw.hard 45% BangkokBangkok17%Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur17%ManilaManila45%JakartaJakarta19%Created by: София. Statistics based on 18472 answers in 2 languages »Southeast Asia riddles » Which German language dialect did Adolf Hitler speak?Bavarian. Hitler was born in Austria. But when he was three, his family moved to Passau, Germany. There he acquired the distinctive lower Bavarian dialect, rather than Austrian German, which marked his speech throughout his life. When Hitler was five, his family relocated back to Austria.hard 46% AustrianAustrian41%BavarianBavarian46%SwabianSwabian7%North Low SaxonNorth Low Saxon3%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11533 answers in 2 languages »Nazis riddles » How many battleships were lost (totally) in the Battle of Pearl Harbour?Two. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, two were raised, and with four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the warhard 48% nonenone15%oneone15%twotwo48%sixsix20%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12854 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » The first rocket planes ever to be mass-produced were the Messerschmitt Me 163 in 1944. Which other country used rocket planes during WW2?Japan. The MXY-7 Navy Suicide Attacker Ohka (pictured) was a manned flying bomb that was usually carried underneath a Mitsubishi G4M2e "Betty" Model 24J bomber to within range of its target; on release, the pilot would first glide towards the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's three solid-fuel rockets. The Japanese produced approximately 850 Ohkas, and seven US ships were damaged or sunk by them throughout the war.hard 51% U.S.U.S.18%United KingdomUnited Kingdom13%Soviet UnionSoviet Union16%JapanJapan51%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 9967 answers in 2 languages »weaponry riddles » How successful were the human torpedoes, developed by the Japanese during the WW2?It was a disappointment. Kaitens had a very limited diving depth, which in turn limited the diving depth of the host submarine. This is one of several factors blamed for the very poor survival rate of submarines armed with kaitens: eight submarines being lost for the sinking of only two enemy ships and damaging several others.hard 52% it was a great success and the main threat for US Navyit was a great success and the main threat for US Navy12%it was a success, over 50 ships were sunkit was a success, over 50 ships were sunk17%it was a disappointmentit was a disappointment52%it was never usedit was never used17%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12814 answers in 2 languages »navy riddles » During World War II, the Norwegian resistance launched a series of sabotage actions against Hydroelectric plant in Vemor, Norway. Why?To disrupt German nuclear project. In 1934, at Vemork, Norsk Hydro built the first commercial plant capable of producing heavy water as a byproduct of fertilizer production. In 1943, a team of British-trained Norwegian commandos succeeded in destroying the production facility with a second attempt, Operation Gunnerside. Operation Gunnerside was later evaluated as the most successful act of sabotage in all of World War II.hard 54% to distrupt work of German airfieldsto distrupt work of German airfields11%to disrupt work of oilfieldsto disrupt work of oilfields11%to disrupt work of U-boat basesto disrupt work of U-boat bases22%to disrupt German nuclear projectto disrupt German nuclear project54%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 10277 answers in 2 languages »Norway riddles » Play World War II quiz and see all the questions.