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For You Tommy...
Thematic By Name
"For many years, the humble British soldier has been known as "Tommy" - this quiz takes a look at his origins and history."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The British army squaddie has long been known as "Tommy". Tommy has a second name; what is it?
English poet and scholar Robert Graves wrote about "Tommy" in his autobiography, in 1929. What is its title?
England, My Home
Farewell and Adieu
Oh! to be in England
Goodbye to All That
One suggestion for the origin of "Tommy" is that the name was chosen for demonstrations of how enlistees should fill out official forms for the Army. The first such form appeared in 1815, when "Tommy" filled in which document?
Soldier's Pocket Book
Medical Discharge Papers
Requisition for Uniform
Citiations for Bravery
By 1837, "Private Tommy" had been promoted in the demonstration documents, what was his new rank?
Another theory for the origin of "Tommy" dates from the Battle of Boxtel in 1794. Which famous military figure was leading the British men when he spotted "the original Tommy" acquitting himself bravely under fire?
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Wellington
Duke of Kent
Duke of Salisbury
Which piece of military equipment was nicknamed "Tommy-cooker" by the German forces during World War II?
Badly Fitting Army Issue Boots
14 inch Mortar Shells
Which Nobel Laureate wrote the poem "Tommy," in an anthology dedicated to someone with his own initials, published in 1892?
George Bernard Shaw
William Butler Yeats
To refute what he perceived as the "anti-Tommy" sentiments of the 1892 poem "Tommy", which poet, often referred to as "the World's worst poet", wrote "Lines in Praise of Tommy" in 1898?
There is a popular variety of a particular fruit which is named after our Tommy, what type of fruit is it?
A quiz on Tommy wouldn't be complete without perhaps the most famous "Tommy quote" of all; complete the following cliched line -
"For you Tommy, _________"
(Four Words 3,3,2,4)
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