Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

A small boat rescues sailors from the USS 'West Virginia' after she had suffered a hit in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of the sunken battleship. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

This space is USUALLY a sports related area.  However, today’s date, December 7th is a date that will live in infamy.  At least that’s according to FDR, the following day in 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  So get ready you World War II buffs.  Today we mix things up as we do Pearl Harbor trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia on ESPN Southwest Florida.

And GOOD NEWS!  Our phones are back for the first time since Hurricane Ian!

In case you are not fortunate enough to be lucky caller number nine at 239-337-ESPN, then you are in luck!  Play at home and dazzle your family!  Stump your co-workers with useless knowledge!  Amaze your friends with your newfound intelligence!  Below are the actual questions AND ANSWERS heard during Wiki-Pete-ia on our show.

If you are too young to remember Pearl Harbor, and most of you are… I hope you studied a little bit in history class.  More recently, we’ve had our own share of massive tragedies like 9/11 and a pandemic.  But the attack on Pearl Harbor dragged a previously isolationist America into World War II and changed millions of lives forever.  So take your shot history buffs.  It’s time for Trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida.

Good Luck!

-Craig Shemon

  • 1. WHAT COUNTRY ATTACKED PEARL HARBOR?

  • A: JAPAN

  • 2. WHAT YEAR WAS THE PEARL HARBOR ATTACK?

  • A: 1941

  • 3. WHO WAS PRESIDENT IN 1941?

  • A: FDR

  • 5. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE SHIP ON WHICH THE PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL WAS BUILT?

  • A: USS ARIZONA

  • 6. WHAT LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER RAISED MONEY TO PAY FOR THE BULK OF THE MEMORIAL AT PEARL HARBOR?

  • A: ELVIS PRESLEY

  • 7. ON WHICH ISLAND IS PEARL HARBOR?

  • A: OAHU

  • 8. SIX MONTHS AFTER PEARL HARBOR, AMERICANS WOULD ENGAGE JAPAN IN THE PACIFIC THEATRE IN WHAT PIVOTAL BATTLE WHICH RESULTED IN JAPAN'S FIRST DECISIVE NAVAL DEFEAT?

  • A: BATTLE OF MIDWAY

  • 9. SPELL KAMIKAZE

  • A: KAMIKAZE

  • 9. HAWAII WAS NOT A STATE UNTIL WHAT YEAR?

  • A: 1959

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