War Quiz questions and answers

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War Questions and Answers:

Which battle marked the end of Napoleon’s era?
(a) Battle of Waterloo
(b) Battle of Gettysburg
(c) Siege of Orleans
(d) Battle of Vienna

Ans. (a)

What war inspired the United States to form a new way of communicating, now commonly known as the Internet?
(a) The Gulf War
(b) The Vietnam War
(c) World War II
(d) The Cold War

Answer. (c)

The Terracotta Army marched underground, frozen in time from the burial of an emperor in the third century BCE until 1974 CE, where?
(a) Potters’ Field
(b) Ceramica
(c) China
(d) Porcelaine

Ans. (c)

The two atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagashaki in Japan by the USA during
(a) World War I
(b) World War II
(c) Gulf War I
(d) Gulf War II

Ans. (b)

After the Battle of Landriano, French monarch Francois I was forced to concede defeat in which war?
(a) The War of the League of Burgundy
(b) The War of the League of Cognac
(c) The War of the League of Brandy
(d) The War of the League of Champagne

Ans. (b)

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“Operation Market Garden” took place in the Netherlands and Germany during which war?
(a) War of Attrition
(b) World War II
(c) The Crusades
(d) The American Civil War

Ans. (b)

The Crimean War in 1854–1856 was fought between
(a) Russia and Turkey
(b) USA and England
(c) Russia and Japan
(d) England and France

Ans. (a)

Which war included North Africa, the Philippines, Italy, Germany?
(a) World War I
(b) American Civil War
(c) Korean War
(d) World War II

Ans. (d)

 

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What was the name of the German troops that were sent to assist General Franco in the Spanish Civil War?
(a) The Eagle Squad
(b) The Condor Legion
(c) Franco’s Force
(d) The Brown Shirts

Ans. (b)

Who famously put his telescope to his blind eye to ignore the orders of his superiors at the Battle of Copenhagen?
(a) Lord Nelson
(b) The Duke of Lock
(c) The Lord of Misrule
(d) Prince Innarnia

Ans. (a)

By which treaty did the Franco- Prussian War of 1870-71 come to an end ?
(a) The Treaty of Frankfurt
(b) The Treaty of Salisbury
(c) The Treaty of Rome
(d) The Treaty of Berlin

Ans. (a)

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The French revolution took place during the years –
(a) 1787 – 1797
(b) 1791 – 1799
(c) 1789 – 1799
(d) 1798 – 1799

Ans. (c)

In 1942, Europe Had Witnessed A Great War Between
(a) Sweden and Russia
(b) France and Germany
(c) France and England
(d) Germany and Russia

Ans. (d)

The ”New Model Army” was formed to fight in which war?
(a) Hundred Years’ War
(b) Korean War
(c) World War I
(d) English Civil War

Ans. (d)

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The Battle of Britain was fought in the year –
(a) 1937
(b) 1938
(c) 1941
(d) 1940

Ans. (d)

Which military powers fought the Punic Wars?
(a) Sparta and Troy
(b) Rome and Carthage
(c) Sparta and Greece
(d) Rome and Troy

Ans. (b)

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In the first Punic War fought in 264-261 BC, the Romans were defeated –
(a) Carthaginians
(b) Hittites
(c) Tunisia
(d) Phoenicia

Ans. (a)

In 1260, the Mongol army was defeated by the 59 armies of Islam at –
(a) Ain Jalut
(b) Baghdad
(c) Palestine
(d) Mansurah

Ans. (a)

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The War of the Grand Alliance was fought during –
(a) 1691-97
(b) 1693-97
(c) 1696-97
(d) 1689-97

Ans. (d)

The War of the Spanish succession was fought during –
(a) 1710-14
(b) 1701-14
(c) 1712-17
(d) 1716-18

Ans. (b)

In 1805, the French fleet was destroyed at –
(a) The Battle of Seville
(b) The Battle of Trafalgar
(c) The Battle of Cadiz
(d) The Battle of Cordoba

Ans. (b)

In which country, which was neutral in World War II, was there a revolution which deposed the monarchy in 1910, then a military coup d’etat in 1926, followed by a right-wing dictatorship?
(a) Portugal
(b) Spain
(c) Great Britain
(d) China

Ans. (a)

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In 1870, Germany waged war with –
(a) France
(b) Spain
(c) Italy
(d) Poland

Ans. (a)

Between 1836-1847, the USA was at war with –
(a) Great Britain
(b) Spain
(c) Mexico
(d) Portugal

Ans. (c)

In 1911, Italy invaded –
(a) Albania
(b) Spain
(c) Germany
(d) Libya

Ans. (d)

The battles of Talavera and Salamanca took place during which war?
(a) Peninsular War
(b) Crimean War
(c) Boer War
(d) World War I

Ans. (a)

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In 1898, the USA was at war with –
(a) Great Britain
(b) Spain
(c) Mexico
(d) Portugal

Ans. (b)

The War of the Roses was
(a) civil war in England
(b) religious-cum-political war between the Lutherans and Catholics in Germany
(c) war between Syrian and Roman forces
(d) None of the above

Ans. (a)

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The RMS ”Lancastria” was the subject of the worst single loss of life in British maritime history and the bloodiest single engagement for UK forces in World War II; she was sunk by German bombers on 17 June 1940 when taking part in an operation to evacuate 150,000 troops from where?
(a) Crete
(b) Dunkirk
(c) St Nazaire
(d) Anzio

Ans. (c)

In 1935, Italy attacked –
(a) Kenya
(b) Tanzania
(c) Ethiopia
(d) Nigeria

Ans. (c)

Quantrill’s Raiders, a loosely organized force of Partisan rangers under the leadership of William Clarke Quantrill, fought in which war?
(a) Korean War
(b) The American War of Independence
(c) Spanish-American War
(d) American Civil War

Ans. (d)

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Who was the British nurse executed on 12 October 1915 for harboring wounded and refugee soldiers in Brussels during the German occupation, and assisting escapes
to Holland?
(a) Florence Nightingale
(b) Edith Cavell
(c) Mata Hari
(d) Tokyo Rose

Ans. (b)

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A big naval expedition sent by Philip II against England was known as the
(a) Barbarossa
(b) Spanish Armada
(c) Franco’s Force
(d) Mediterranean

Ans. (b)

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In 1937, Japan attacked –
(a) Soviet Union
(b) India
(c) China
(d) Canada

Ans. (c)

The Korean War was fought in –
(a) 1950 – 53
(b) 1951-53
(c) 1953-54
(d) 1952-54

Ans. (a)

In 1990, Iraq attacked and occupied –
(a) Iran
(b) Kuwait
(c) Syria
(d) Afghanistan

Ans. (b)

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In 1979, Afghanistan witnessed an invasion by –
(a) Saudi Arabia
(b) Turkey
(c) Egypt
(d) Soviet Union

Ans. (d)

The second battle of Panipat was held in 1556 and it was fought between ?
(a) Hemu and Akbar
(b) Akbar and Humayun
(c) Hemu and Sher shah
(d) Akbar and Sivaji

Ans. (a)

During the Gulf War, Iraq fought under the leadership of –
(a) Fuad Masum
(b) Saddam Hussein
(c) Jalal Talabani
(d) Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr

Ans. (b)

The Shah of Iran was overthrown in –
(a) 1979
(b) 1975
(c) 1972
(d) 1981

Ans. (a)

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The American War of Independence was faught during the years –
(a) 1775 – 1786
(b) 1772 – 1790
(c) 1775 – 1783
(d) 1770 – 1783

Ans. (c)

The British Commander who surrendered before the Americans and French at York town in 1781 was –
(a) Lord Dyer
(b) Lord Wandere
(c) Lord Cornwallis
(d) Lord Wallace

Ans. (c)

The Indo- Pak war of __________ resulted in the creation of a new country in the sub continent called Bangladesh.
(a) 1971
(b) 1965
(c) 1948
(d) 1958

Ans. (a)

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Who led his troops to victory against Guthrum’s Danish army at the Battle of Edington?
(a) Canute
(b) Alfred the Great
(c) Ethelred I
(d) King Arthur

Ans. (b)

At the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William of Normandy conquered
(a) Jerusalem
(b) Italy
(c) Germany
(d) England

Ans. (a)

The second battle of Tarain was held between __ and __
(a) Muhammad Ghori and Siddharaja
(b) Prithviraj and Bhoja Parmar
(c) Muhammad Ghori and Suryavarman
(d) Prithviraj and Muhammad Ghori

Ans. (d)

Which of these events occurred during the Crimean War?
(a) The Seige of Sevastopol
(b) The Battle of the Somme
(c) The Siege of Troy
(d) The Battle of Midway

Ans. (a)

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Who was the leader of the Peasant Revolt in 1381 who, after killing a poll tax collector, marched on London with supporters and was killed there at Smithfield by the Lord Mayor of London?
(a) John Luddite
(b) Martin Luther
(c) Henry Tolpuddle
(d) Wat Tyler

Ans. (d)

The Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 was decisive in which conflict?
(a) The English Civil War
(b) The Wars of the Roses
(c) ‘The Seven Years’ War
(d) The Boer War

Ans. (b)

About which conflict did Winston Churchill say ”never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”?
(a) Battle of the Somme
(b) Battle of Bannockburn
(c) Battle of Trafalgar
(d) Battle of Britain

Ans. (d)

The Visigoth army led by Alaric famously sacked what city in 410 CE?
(a) Rome
(b) Jerez
(c) Paris
(d) Beijing

Ans. (a)

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Which was the last major military engagement of the American Civil War?
(a) Battle of Five Forks
(b) Battle of Nashville
(c) Battle of Cedar Creek
(d) Siege of Petersburg

Ans. (a)

Question: Identify military alliances formed during the Cold War era.
(a) NATO
(b) QUAD
(c) SCRA
(d) EU

Ans. (a)

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