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Historical Sieges

written by: DieZel
 
History has many examples of cities and nations that refuse to surrender to the invaders. The bravery will never be forgotten.

Question 1:


This famous siege took place in 1453 under the command of Sultan Mehmed II. It marked the end of the Eastern Roman Empire and made Ottoman rule over the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean inevitable. Although the city was one of the richest in the world and was thought to be impregnable, Mehmed II marched through its streets and was later nick-named "the Conqueror". What was the name of this great city?
Rome
Damascus
Constantinople
Vienna

Question 2:


Christopher Columbus reached the Americas in 1492, dooming the fate of native inhabitants. The siege of Tenochtitlan marked the end of one of the mightiest American civilizations- the Aztec Empire. This was the name of the conquistador that defeated the Aztecs.
Panfilo de Narvaez
Francisco Pizarro
Pedro de Alvarado
Hernan Cortes

Question 3:


The Axis powers besieged Malta during World War II, because the headquarters of the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet was there.
False
True

Question 4:


Jeanne d'Arc was a 17-year old girl with no knowledge on military strategics. However, her self-sacrifice and strong belief in God inspired many French victories in the Hundred Years War. This siege was her first victory.
The siege of Patay
The siege of Orleans
The siege of Paris
The siege of Calais

Question 5:


Certainly one of the most famous sieges is the siege of Troy. Although archaeologists are not sue whether or not it really happened, there is evidence that the siege is not merely mythological. According to legends, who killed the Greek hero Achilles?
Priam
Paris
Hector
Ajax

Question 6:


During the siege of Paris of the Franco-Prussian War, the French forces were victorious.
False
True

Question 7:


This city was besieged twice- once in 1854 by the Ottoman Empire and a second time in 1942 by Germany. During the second siege, the defenders were attacked by the largest gun ever to be completed. The Germans even used gas against the defenders of the city and yet it withstood the siege for 250 days.
Warsaw
Sevastopol
Paris
Moscow

Question 8:


In 1847 Veracruz, one of the most important Mexican seaports, was besieged for 20 days. The beginning of the siege was marked when this country conducted its first large-scale amphibious assault on it.
The United States
Great Britain
France
Argentina

Question 9:


The siege of Sarajevo, one of the longest sieges in the history of modern warfare lasted almost 4 years.
False
True

Question 10:


German forces besieged the city of Leningrad for 900 days, trying to gain control without success. The bravery of the defenders of the city became the symbol of the Soviet struggle against Nazi Germany, but the exact number of Russian casualties is unknown- some estimate that 1.5 million people died, mostly of starvation. Which of these Soviet generals is credited with the defense of Leningrad?
Marshal Shaposhnikov
Marshal Tukhachevsky
Marshal Zhukov
Marshal Timoshenko

 


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