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A look at warfare from Ancient to modern times ....   

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Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men?

This quiz is all about wartime Christmases during the 20th century, including examples from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. In some cases, the spirit of good will toward men was remembered, in some it was not.
Average (10 qns)
3651 plays
The Dogs of War

A quiz on the dogs who have faced battle throughout time.
Average (10 qns)
3378 plays
Boots on the Ground

In slang usage 'Boots on the Ground' means being or going someplace. In military speak it refers to the number of troops in position. These places where I've had my boots on the ground have all seen significant battles.
Average (10 qns)
1098 plays
They Shall Not Pass

This quiz covers some of the famous 'last stands' over the centuries, when the defenders stood firm and said 'they shall not pass'.
Average (10 qns)
1371 plays
A to Z of Battles

Can you identify these famous battles as they appear from A-Z? You are given each battle's first letter, its year and the conflict in which it was fought, plus a brief description. Most of the information is taken from the 'Leaders and Battles Database'.
Average (25 qns)
10107 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
1422 plays
If Only They Disobeyed Orders

Generally, you want the military to obey orders. But sometimes the orders are dumb, suicidal, or horrific, and then you want more than blind obedience. This quiz, the result of an author challenge by Buddy1, asks about that particular situation.
Average (10 qns)
4236 plays
Don't Stop Besieging

The siege has been a standard tactic in warfare throughout history. This quiz covers some of the best known.
Average (10 qns)
4749 plays
But One Life To Give

This quiz will focus on famous deaths that came in times of war throughout the ages. Can you identify these men or the circumstances of their deaths from the clues given?
Average (10 qns)
1197 plays
Real Escapes

While there have been few prison camp escapes during wartime, there have been some. What do you know about these acts of desperation and courage?
Average (10 qns)
864 plays
"By God Sir, I've Lost My Leg!" - Military Quotes

This quiz takes a look at some of the most famous quotes made by leaders, commanders and soldiers both on and off the field of battle throughout history.
Average (10 qns)
504 plays
Tug of War

Many places suffer during wartime, but those which suffer most are the ones which are in strategic locations. This quiz covers a wide range of wars, with the questions based on the places which really became a 'tug of war'.
Average (10 qns)
861 plays
Heroes and Villains of War

It is said that confrontation introduces a man to himself. The history of warfare has made heroes and villains of men and women throughout time. Here is a quiz dealing with only a partial group of those who should be remembered for bad as well as good.
Average (15 qns)
17370 plays
Women and War - The Crimea to WWII

This quiz highlights the stories of a several women who engaged in or resisted conflict between 1853 and 1945. It includes some relatively easy questions and some which should be challenging.
Difficult (15 qns)
930 plays
Women at War

War is common in human history, and there have always been women who actively participated in this predominantly male activity. See if you can identify some of the brave women.
Very Difficult (20 qns)
1971 plays
History of the World STOP By Telegram STOP

Imagine the telegraph messages that could have been sent after some of the most influential battles in history! Then, answer the questions, which are not in chronological order.
Average (10 qns)
600 plays
Which Happened First?

Most questions require you to choose which event was the first to happen. Sometimes you will be asked to identify the conflict in which something was first used. Questions range from late eighteenth to late twentieth century.
Difficult (20 qns)
6354 plays
Airpower In The Two World Wars

This quiz is about the aircraft, pilots, and airpower application in World War I and World War II.
Tough (10 qns)
3825 plays
Fancy Scabbards

Today we have weapons of mass destruction. But what do you know about old weapons? Here are 10 questions about bladed weapons. Some are still used today, some are not.
Average (10 qns)
870 plays
Interesting Facts from WWII: Part II

Here are some more interesting and maybe unusual facts that came out of WWII
Tough (10 qns)
489 plays
Historical People II: Military Figures

A continuation of my "Historical People" series, focusing on specific military figures throughout history.
Average (15 qns)
2523 plays
Let's Get Ready to Rumble

Here is a famous quiz on some of history's most famous battles. All were famous for various reasons. Let's see what you remember from history class!
Average (10 qns)
1467 plays
In the Zone

In the zone, the combat zone that is. This quiz will focus on war correspondents throughout history and the invaluable service they provided.
Average (10 qns)
321 plays
The War of Jenkins' Ear

Why is it that all the interesting stuff in history is learned after you leave school? Allow me to bend your ear (sorry) about a man named Jenkins and the furor over his.
Tough (10 qns)
1173 plays
This Is Propaganda

The motivational catchphrase "Keep Calm and Carry On", derived from a WWII propaganda poster, became familiar in the early 21st century. This quiz asks you to complete or provide other such phrases from posters produced in both world wars.
Average (10 qns)
423 plays
Stick 'Em Up - Evolution of Weapons

According to historians and archeologists, mankind has been developing and improving the machines of war as a means of defence and attack for over five million years. See how many of these you can get right - before I kill you.
Average (10 qns)
1662 plays
Animals at War

Animals have been our constant companion for centuries and millions have gone a step further by playing a supporting role during war and conflict. Let me tell you a little bit about these unsung heroes.
Tough (10 qns)
450 plays
Famous Battles

Here are some questions on battles, from one fought by the Ancient Greeks to one in World War I. What do you know of them?
Average (10 qns)
9387 plays

"Charge!" by Justin Pollard is an anthology of some strange tales in Military History. You don't have to have read the book to score well and enjoy this quiz - a lively imagination will be a good help as well!
Difficult (10 qns)
1629 plays
Forgotten Wars of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Put aside your personal feeling about the tragedys and futility of warfare. Here are examples of relatively recent conflicts that have faded from the memory of many people, but may be fascinating to fellow trivia buffs.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 22 16
267 plays
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