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War Trivia

written by: Skumboy
 
Throughout human history, war has been an ever-present evil. Here is a selection of some pivotal moments in the history of war.

Question 1:


The most famous battle of the Hundred Years' War between England and France resulted in a massive French army being defeated by a much smaller English army, led by King Henry V. Where did this battle take place?
Harfleur
Calais
Agincourt
The Somme

Question 2:


What battle of 1781 resulted in a decisive victory of the American army against Great Britain and caused the British government to negotiate an end of the American Revolutionary War?
Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Valley Forge
Battle of Saratoga

Question 3:


It began on July 1st, 1916, and is considered by many, the most devastating battle of World War I, resulting in more than one million casualties.
Battle of Ypres
Battle of Galipoli
Battle of the Somme
Battle of Verdun

Question 4:


What city-state was the primary rival of Athens during the Peloponnesian war of 431 BC?
Babylon
Sparta
Byzantium
Sumer

Question 5:


During the Wars of Scottish Independence, this 1314 battle resulted in a decisive Scottish victory over England.
Battle of Bannockburn
Battle of Falkirk
Battle of Inverness
Battle of Culloden

Question 6:


The First Indochina War came to a dramatic and unexpected end when over 7,000 French soldiers were killed at which small Vietnamese village?
Khe Sanh
Hanoi
Hue
Dien Bien Phu

Question 7:


Which battle of the Korean War in started on September 15, 1950 when United States marines launched a massive attack on a South Korean port?
Battle of Hungnam
Battle of Seoul
Battle of Pusan
Battle of Inchon

Question 8:


Which of the following is not associated with the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War?
Pickett's Charge
Cemetery Ridge
Bloody Lane
Little Round Top

Question 9:


Which countries were Israel's enemies during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, also known as the Six-Day War?
Syria, Jordan, Iraq
Turkey, Jordan, Oman
Egypt, Syria, Jordan
Egypt, Syria, Turkey

Question 10:


The Charge of the Light Brigade, which remained in history as a rather incompetent and unsuccessful cavalry charge, led by Lord Cardigan, occurred during which military conflict?
The Franco-Prussian War
The Boxer Rebellion
The Crimean War
The Boer War

 


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