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Trivia Quizzes in category War History
1
Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men? 10 questions

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
guitargoddess
3717 plays
2
The Dogs of War 10 questions

A quiz on the dogs who have faced battle throughout time.
Average
stuthehistoryguy
3411 plays
3
History Mysteries Part 3 10 questions

This is Pi's third History quiz and this time it's about war, battles and people and things connected to them. You must decipher the answer from the limericks.
Average
Calpurnia09
Jul 07 17
363 plays
4
Boots on the Ground 10 questions

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
skunkee
1128 plays
5
They Shall Not Pass 10 questions

This quiz covers some of the famous 'last stands' over the centuries, when the defenders stood firm and said 'they shall not pass'.
Average
rossian
1416 plays
6
A to Z of Battles 25 questions

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
Plumbus
10158 plays
7
If Only They Disobeyed Orders 10 questions

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
Correspondguy
4275 plays
8
Murphy's Laws of Combat 10 questions

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
tazman6619
1452 plays
9
Don't Stop Besieging 10 questions

The siege has been a standard tactic in warfare throughout history. This quiz covers some of the best known.
Average
rossian
4842 plays
10
But One Life To Give 10 questions

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
tazman6619
1212 plays
11
Real Escapes 10 questions

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
dcpddc478
879 plays
12
Tug of War 10 questions

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
rossian
879 plays
13
Heroes and Villains of War 15 questions

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
Oddball
17415 plays
14
History of the World STOP By Telegram STOP 10 questions

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
nannywoo
609 plays
15
"By God Sir, I've Lost My Leg!" - Military Quotes 10 questions

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
SisterSeagull
528 plays
16
Let's Get Ready to Rumble 10 questions

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
dcpddc478
1518 plays
17
Women at War 20 questions

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
pshelton
1989 plays
18
Which Happened First? 20 questions

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
spanishliz
6387 plays
19
Airpower In The Two World Wars 10 questions

This quiz is about the aircraft, pilots, and airpower application in World War I and World War II.
Tough
evil44
3840 plays
20
Fancy Scabbards 10 questions

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
dcpddc478
879 plays
21
Women and War - The Crimea to WWII 15 questions

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
Macjaq
945 plays
22
Historical People II: Military Figures 15 questions

A continuation of my "Historical People" series, focusing on specific military figures throughout history.
Average
RockBou
2535 plays
23
This Is Propaganda 10 questions

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
spanishliz
432 plays
24
In the Zone 10 questions

In the zone, the combat zone that is. This quiz will focus on war correspondents throughout history and the invaluable service they provided.
Average
tazman6619
333 plays
25
The War of Jenkins' Ear 10 questions

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
trammgr
1182 plays
26
Animals at War 10 questions

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
Plodd
462 plays
27
Interesting Facts from WWII: Part II 10 questions

Here are some more interesting and maybe unusual facts that came out of WWII
Tough
zambesi
510 plays
28
Forgotten Wars of the 19th and 20th Centuries 10 questions

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
SixShutouts66
291 plays
29
Famous Battles 10 questions

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
minch
9414 plays
30
Charge! 10 questions

"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
huw27
1635 plays
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