Quiz: Clash of the Titans: Battle of Midway
Clash of the Titans: Battle of Midway
By: Nathan Chandler
Image: Wiki commons

About This Quiz

At Pearl Harbor, America suffered a terrible blow and sent sailors itching for revenge...and they soon had their chance. How much do you know about the Battle of Midway?

1.0 of 30
How long did the Battle of Midway last?
3.0 of 30
What was the morale of the American Navy before the battle began?
4.0 of 30
The Midway atoll is a part of which Pacific Ocean island chain?
5.0 of 30
The Battle of Midway took place how long after the attack on Pearl Harbor?
6.0 of 30
What is the distance from Midway atoll to the American base at Pearl Harbor?
7.0 of 30
How many carriers did the Japanese deploy for the Battle of Midway?
8.0 of 30
What degree of surprise did the Japanese achieve with their initial attack?
9.0 of 30
How did Japanese commanders prefer to send out their attack aircraft during Pacific battles?
10.0 of 30
Why did U.S. Vice Admiral William Halsey miss the battle?
11.0 of 30
Which admiral was in command of the American fleet during the battle?
13.0 of 30
Which side won the battle?
14.0 of 30
After the battle, what did the Americans do with dozens of captured Japanese service members?
15.0 of 30
What is Midway, anyway?
16.0 of 30
How many American sailors were captured during the battle?
17.0 of 30
Which of the following was NOT one of the Japanese carriers present at the battle?
18.0 of 30
What role did the carrier USS Saratoga play during the battle?
19.0 of 30
The Japanese lost what percentage of its veteran carrier air crews during the battle?
20.0 of 30
Who was the commander of the Japanese fleet?
21.0 of 30
The first Japanese air attack rendered Midway's airstrips useless to the Americans.
22.0 of 30
As the Japanese navy withdrew, how did the Americans respond?
23.0 of 30
After the battle, when wounded Japanese sailors arrived in Japan, what did the government do with them?
24.0 of 30
How many of the Japanese carriers have been located at their final resting spots in the sea?
25.0 of 30
After being damaged by American bombs, the Japanese carrier Hiryu was evacuated. What happened to the admiral who was on board the ship?
26.0 of 30
During the battle, 15 Devastator bombers launched from the USS Hornet. What happened to them?
27.0 of 30
Of the 41 Devastator torpedo bombers launched during Midway, how many survived to return to their carriers?
28.0 of 30
How many men did America lose in the battle?
29.0 of 30
How many Japanese service members were killed at Midway?
30.0 of 30
How did U.S. aviator Richard Fleming posthumously earn the Medal of Honor during Midway?
Receive a hint after watching this short video from our sponsors.