Register New Player
Welcome to our world of fun trivia quizzes and quiz games:
Murphy's Laws of Combat
"Capt. Ed Murphy, a noted military historian (not really just go with it), is the man behind Murphy's Laws of Combat. This quiz is his final exam that all West Point graduates must pass. Do you have what it takes to be a member of the Long Gray Line?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Law number one: Weather ain't neutral.
Weather played a crucial role in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE, where three Roman legions were completely wiped out by Germanic tribes. Which Roman leader avenged these legions and recovered two of the three eagles that they had carried? (Cadet O'Reilly's hints for test taking number one - Don't over think it.)
Law number two: The enemy diversion you're ignoring is their main attack.
In the winter of 208 CE at the Battle of Red Cliffs Liu Bei and Sun Quan defeated Cao Cao by using trickery. The battle led to a period in Chinese history known as what? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number two - Perhaps George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jones could help you with the answer.)
The Five Dynasties
The Three Kingdoms
The Ming Dynasty
The Ten Kingdoms
Law number three: If your attack is going really well, it's an ambush.
In the Battle of Achelous in 917 CE the Byzantine army of Leo Phocas was defeated by the Bulgarian army of Simeon I when they fell for Simeon's trap. Who is generally considered the founder of the First Bulgarian Empire in 681 CE? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number three - His name probably looks like a spear-like vegetable.)
Asparukh or Asparuh
Kubrat or Kurt
Nikephoros I or Nicephorus I
Law number four: The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it.
Four times Russia (Rus) has been invaded. Three ended in disaster for the invaders because of the Russian winter, some experts contend. Which one did not? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number four - look to the sunrise.)
Swedish Invasion of Charles XII
Operation Barbarossa in WWII
Law number five: The Cavalry doesn't always come to the rescue.
In 1983, Iron Maiden released a song from their album "Piece of Mind" that is based upon Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" in which the cavalry failed. What is the name of this song that is also the designation of a private in a mounted unit? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number five - the state police in the US.)
Law number six: If you are short of everything but the enemy, you are in the combat zone.
The four battles listed below all involved outnumbered forces defending against a superior enemy. In which one were the defenders not wiped out? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number six - A 'protracted' deliberation should lead to the answer.)
Battle of Little Big Horn
Battle of the Alamo
Battle of Longewala
Battle of Thermopylae
Law number seven: If the enemy is within range, so are you.
Which battle is considered the only decisive battle ever fought between modern battleship fleets? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number seven - Does it look like a large sea wave?)
Battle of Midway
Battle of Tsushima
Battle of the Coral Sea
Battle of Dover Strait
Law number eight: There is no such thing as a perfect plan.
Operation Market Garden was the brain child of Field Marshal Montgomery. It was an audacious attempt to seize crossings over the Rhine River and therefore bypass the Siegfried Line. Of the reasons listed below, which one is NOT a reason for the failure of the plan? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number eight - do eagles scream?)
More German units in the area than anticipated
Poor execution by the Airborne troops
Only one main highway leading north making supply and movement difficult
Initially slow progress of the British armored units
Law number nine: The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions - a. When they're ready. b. When you're not.
The 1967 Six-Day War was a lopsided Israeli victory because the Israelis struck first before the Arabs were prepared. Which Israeli was given the honor of naming the war because of his contributions and named it after the six days of creation? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number nine - a cryptic clue, the Ides of March.)
Law number ten - Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous.
The movie "Black Hawk Down" is based on a true story that took place during which US military operation against militia (amateur) forces? (Cadet O'Reilly's hint number ten - it was also known as the Day of the Rangers locally.)
Persian Gulf War
Iranian Hostage Rescue
Battle of Mogadishu
Copyright, FunTrivia.com. All Rights Reserved.
Legal / Conditions of Use
Compiled Jun 28 12