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Historical Battles

written by: Eve
 
Try to answer these questions about the location and participants in battles that changed the course of history.

Question 1:


What battle took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece?
Battle of Syracuse
Battle of Kadesh
Battle of Tours
Battle of Marathon

Question 2:


Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England, died in 1066 in this battle.
The Battle of Agincourt
Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Thermopylae

Question 3:


This battle resulted in the most decisive British naval victory during the Napoleonic Wars. It was fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined forces of the French Navy and Spanish Navy off the coast of Cadiz on October 21, 1805.
Battle of Trafalgar
Battle of Agincourt
Battle of Marston Moor
Battle of Naseby

Question 4:


Who commanded the U.S. Military Assistance Command during the Tet Offensive, one of the most decisive battles in the Vietnam War?
General William C. Westmoreland
General Paul D. Harkins
General Creighton W. Abrams
General Frederick C. Weyand

Question 5:


In a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II, fought from 23 August 1942 to 2 February 1943, Nazi Germany and its allies tried to gain control of this Soviet Union city.
Kaliningrad
Stalingrad
Moscow
Leningrad

Question 6:


What British hero commanded the allied army in the Battle of Waterloo, which resulted in the end of Bonaparte's reign?
Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill
Sir William Ponsonby
Charles Ewart
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Question 7:


This battle, fought July 1–3, 1863 by Union and Confederate forces is often considered the turning point of the American Civil War.
Battle of Winchester
Battle of Belmont
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Gettysburg

Question 8:


In this battle, which took place in 1415, Henry V's forces defeated a numerically superior French army.
Battle of Midway
Battle of Agincourt
Battle of Arnhem
Battle of Breitenfeld

Question 9:


This battle, fought in 1781, was the climax of the American Revolution and led to the independence of the United States of America.
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Lexington and Concord
Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Nassau

Question 10:


Codenamed Operation Watchtower, this WWII military campaign was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.
Battle of Guadalcanal
Battle of Midway
Battle of Luzon
Battle of Iwo Jima

 


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