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Great Warriors In Fact & Fiction

written by: silverqueen
 
"War is hell ", wrote General William Sherman to the mayor of the city of Atlanta and proceeded to prove his point with the burning of that great southern city on his "march to the sea ". Each of the warriors in this quiz would have brought that same feeling to their opponents as their opponents faced off against some of the most noted warriors in history, be it fact or fiction.

Question 1:


What warrior king and his 300 Spartans held back the Persian army for two days in one of history's most heroic last stands?
Achilles
Leonidas
Xerxes
Odysseus

Question 2:


What Chinese warrior and strategist wrote "The Art of War"?
Sun Bin
Mao Zedong
Genghis Khan
Sun Tzu

Question 3:


It was in a dream before the Battle of Milvian Bridge that a vision of God appeared to this Roman warrior. The vision was followed by the words "In this sign shall thou conquer. " What leader, after having a Christian monograph painted on the shields of his army, defeated Maxentius and reunited the Eastern and Western Roman Empire?
Alexander the Great
Marcus Aurelius
Constantine the Great
Emperor Licinius

Question 4:


What Soviet General and Hero of the Soviet Union led the Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk?
Walther Model
Vasliy Blyukher
Marshal Georgy Zhukov
Field Marshall Von Manstein

Question 5:


One of history's most daring and able naval commanders, this admiral signaled his fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar by a flag that read "England expects that every man will do his duty ". What naval commander gave the supreme sacrifice at the Battle of Trafalgar while defeating the navies of the French and Spanish?
John Paul Jones
James Wolfe
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Horatio Nelson

Question 6:


Although never officially recognized by the United States Army, this elite army unit is made up from members recruited from the Green Berets and the army's 75th Rangers. Jack Bauer in Fox's "24" had received training while serving as a member of this Special Forces unit.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


He was the bravest and strongest Greek warrior in the Trojan War. He died when Apollo helped guide Paris's arrow to this warrior only vulnerable spot?
Hector
Agamemnon
Patroclus
Achilles

Question 8:


"Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred."
The verse is taken from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade. The poem
also referenced "Some one had blunder'd". What commander sent "the six hundred " to fight 12,000 Russians?
Lord Harlech
Captain Jenyns
Lord Cardigan
Major Richard Ormsby Gore

Question 9:


This warrior led her troops to victory in the Battle of Orleans in white armour, guided by the “voices” of St. Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret. What warrior was burned at the stake in Rouen on May 30, 1431?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


Perhaps the greatest warrior-king in Roman history, what warrior summed up his victory in these three words, "Veni, Vidi, Vici. "?
Mark Anthony
Octavian
Julius Caesar
Marcus Aurelius

 


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