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trivia quiz  Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men? Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Dec 06 09

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.
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guitargoddess editor
Dec 06 09
3855 plays
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trivia quiz  The Dogs of War Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, May 17 11

A quiz on the dogs who have faced battle throughout time.
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stuthehistoryguy gold member
May 17 11
3594 plays
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photo quiz  Boots on the Ground cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skunkee, Apr 21 14

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.
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skunkee editor
Apr 21 14
1311 plays
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trivia quiz  They Shall Not Pass cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 24 13

This quiz covers some of the famous 'last stands' over the centuries, when the defenders stood firm and said 'they shall not pass'.
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rossian editor
Apr 24 13
1611 plays
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trivia quiz  A to Z of Battles cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 27 05

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'.
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Plumbus gold member
Aug 27 05
10299 plays
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trivia quiz  If Only They Disobeyed Orders cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Correspondguy, Dec 31 09

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.
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Correspondguy
Dec 31 09
4458 plays
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trivia quiz  Don't Stop Besieging cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 06 11

The siege has been a standard tactic in warfare throughout history. This quiz covers some of the best known.
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rossian editor
Nov 06 11
5202 plays
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trivia quiz  Murphy's Laws of Combat cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Nov 24 11

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?
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tazman6619 gold member
Nov 24 11
1596 plays
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trivia quiz  Heroes and Villains of War cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Oddball, Mar 01 00

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.
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Oddball
Mar 01 00
17667 plays
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trivia quiz  Tug of War cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 06 12

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'.
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rossian editor
Jul 06 12
990 plays
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trivia quiz  History of the World STOP By Telegram STOP cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Nov 18 13

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.
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nannywoo gold member
Nov 18 13
684 plays
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trivia quiz  Which Happened First? cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, spanishliz, Apr 17 02

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 editor
Apr 17 02
6441 plays
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trivia quiz  Women at War cool 20 questions
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, pshelton, Nov 24 07

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 gold member
Nov 24 07
2028 plays
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trivia quiz  But One Life To Give cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jun 08 12

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?
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tazman6619 gold member
Jun 08 12
1332 plays
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trivia quiz  "By God Sir, I've Lost My Leg!" - Military Quotes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Oct 20 15

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.
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SisterSeagull gold member
Oct 20 15
582 plays
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trivia quiz  Women and War - The Crimea to WWII cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, Macjaq, Oct 09 10

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
Oct 09 10
969 plays
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trivia quiz  Airpower In The Two World Wars cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, evil44, Jun 19 07

This quiz is about the aircraft, pilots, and airpower application in World War I and World War II.
Tough
evil44
Jun 19 07
3894 plays
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trivia quiz  Scrapped Metal cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jul 20 18

Armored fighting vehicles entered combat in World War I. Though seemingly invincible, there was often a lot of "scrapped metal" left in the battlefield after combat. Can you identify all of these large tank battles of the 20th century?
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CmdrK gold member
Jul 20 18
183 plays
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match quiz  This Is Propaganda cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Mar 27 16

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.
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spanishliz editor
Mar 27 16
507 plays
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trivia quiz  The War of Jenkins' Ear cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, trammgr, Nov 20 04

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 gold member
Nov 20 04
1200 plays
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trivia quiz  The Lesser Known Wars cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, KatieK54, Aug 17 14

Many complicated battles, conflicts and wars have taken place in the past 1,000 years. This quiz features only ten such 'wars,' but each of them has an interesting, albeit sometimes strange, story behind it. Good luck!
Tough
KatieK54 gold member
Aug 17 14
369 plays
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trivia quiz  Historical People II: Military Figures cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, RockBou, Dec 09 10

A continuation of my "Historical People" series, focusing on specific military figures throughout history.
Average
RockBou
Dec 09 10
2781 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Battles cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Jul 03 00

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?
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minch gold member
Jul 03 00
9612 plays
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trivia quiz  Stick 'Em Up - Evolution of Weapons cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 24 09

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.
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Creedy gold member
Oct 24 09
1758 plays
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trivia quiz  Charge! cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, huw27, Feb 13 09

"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
Feb 13 09
1659 plays
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trivia quiz  Forgotten Wars of the 19th and 20th Centuries cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, SixShutouts66, Jun 22 16

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 gold member
Jun 22 16
333 plays
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trivia quiz  The Greatest (but not about Ali) cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, richbowling, Aug 09 09

This quiz is my first and deals with some of the greatest commanders in military history.
Difficult
richbowling
Aug 09 09
1527 plays
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trivia quiz  Let's Get Ready to Rumble cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 30 11

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!
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dcpddc478 gold member
Jul 30 11
1665 plays
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trivia quiz  In the Zone cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Dec 22 14

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 gold member
Dec 22 14
447 plays
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trivia quiz  Fancy Scabbards cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 07 11

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 gold member
Aug 07 11
939 plays
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