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1,049 War History quizzes and 14,686 War History trivia questions.
  Where in the World? - 10 questions - 3 mins
Following you will find information about epoch defining battles that changed the world. But do you know in which modern day country they took place?
Average, 10 Qns, Mightybear, Nov 20 22
Nov 20 22
295 plays
  Boots on the Ground Boots on the Ground best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, skunkee, Jul 03 20
skunkee editor
Jul 03 20
1587 plays
  Heroes and Villains of War best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
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, Oddball, Feb 07 17
Feb 07 17
18233 plays
  Battles in a Half-Century popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I have divided the half-millennium (1501-2000) into ten fifty-year periods. Each of the ten battles listed on the left fits into one of these periods. All are battles of considerable importance in Western history.
Average, 10 Qns, Ampelos, Jun 14 22
Ampelos gold member
Jun 14 22
218 plays
  "I"dentify The War great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Brought to you by the letter "I", your duty is to match the name of the battle with the war in which it was fought. Dates have been included to provide assistance. Now go out there and identify the war!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 16 20
Very Easy
ponycargirl editor
Dec 16 20
864 plays
  A to Z of Battles best quiz - 25 questions - 8 mins
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, Plumbus, May 26 12
Plumbus gold member
10750 plays
  Don't Stop Besieging best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The siege has been a standard tactic in warfare throughout history. This quiz covers some of the best known.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 06 11
rossian editor
5868 plays
  Tales of War: Who Won? top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
With all the death and destruction that can be experienced, it is very difficult to feel that anyone wins a war. Throughout history, however, victors have been declared. See if you can correctly match the victor with the conflict.
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 16 17
ponycargirl editor
May 16 17
1763 plays
  Tales of the War Pigeon Tales of the War Pigeon best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I have heard of war elephants, war horses, and war dogs, but are there really war pigeons? Are you serious? Yes, I am! Pigeons that carry messages are called post pigeons, and when they carry messages during war they become war pigeons!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 29 20
ponycargirl editor
Dec 29 20
203 plays
  If Only They Disobeyed Orders best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, Correspondguy, Sep 28 11
4775 plays
trivia question Quick Question
1383 saw the siege of which town in the country now known as Belgium? It went on to suffer again in several major battles of the first World War.

From Quiz "Don't Stop Besieging"

  The Dogs of War editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz on the dogs who have faced battle throughout time.
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Oct 10 11
stuthehistoryguy gold member
3994 plays
  Ten Famous Military Commanders top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Do you know these great military leaders who have taken their countries to great heights? I'll give you three clues for each, either serious or ambiguous. See if you can work out each answer. Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 03 17
Creedy gold member
Mar 03 17
2456 plays
  Sites of Conflict and Combat great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Human history is full of conflict, but some locations stand out as sites of particular significance. These are famous locations associated with war throughout history and across the world.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Jul 02 20
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
AcrylicInk gold member
Jul 02 20
811 plays
  Tales of the War Elephant Tales of the War Elephant editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In ancient times war elephants were used for shock attacks, and their very presence on the battlefield brought fear and panic to those who did not have them.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 16 20
ponycargirl editor
Jun 16 20
231 plays
  Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men? editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, guitargoddess, Mar 10 10
guitargoddess gold member
4101 plays
  A Tea Time Quiz - Ten Fighting 'T's great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Use your tens of minutes tea break to take a trip through hundreds of years of history. Match up these ten descriptions of notable battles beginning with 'T' with the correct name.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, May 17 17
Fifiona81 editor
May 17 17
1554 plays
  Which Happened First? best quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
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, spanishliz, Sep 20 09
spanishliz editor
6597 plays
  We Go On, Fighting With Each Other - 10 questions - 4 mins
The title of this quiz is taken from the lyrics of the song 'We Go On' by The Avalanches. This quiz looks at various conflicts though the course of history.
Average, 10 Qns, mazza47, May 09 22
mazza47 gold member
May 09 22
327 plays
Over the centuries, England/Great Britain/The United Kingdom has fought in many wars. Match the war with the significant opponent.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, bernie73, Mar 01 19
Very Easy
bernie73 gold member
Mar 01 19
751 plays
  This Is Propaganda top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Mar 27 16
spanishliz editor
Mar 27 16
764 plays
  They Shall Not Pass best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, rossian, Apr 24 14
rossian editor
2053 plays
  History Mysteries Part 3 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jul 08 17
Jul 08 17
1032 plays
  But One Life To Give top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, tazman6619, Jun 26 12
tazman6619 gold member
1606 plays
  History of the World STOP By Telegram STOP top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, nannywoo, Nov 18 13
nannywoo gold member
887 plays
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, SisterSeagull, Oct 20 15
SisterSeagull gold member
734 plays
  Murphy's Laws of Combat top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, tazman6619, Nov 24 11
tazman6619 gold member
1847 plays
  Night Falls When The Knight Falls - 10 questions - 4 mins
Knights are closely associated with bloody battles on horseback, where loss can be like a darkness akin to night fall. These ten battles all involved cavalry regiments where knights fell and night fell.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, May 04 21
480154st gold member
May 04 21
267 plays
  Sally Forth - 10 questions - 4 mins
The phrase "Sally Forth" means to suddenly advance forward. That's exactly what each side had to do in these ten battles and wars in world history.
Average, 10 Qns, George95, May 21 14
George95 gold member
2868 plays
  Last Stands popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
When surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered, most warriors choose to surrender, but these didn't.
Average, 10 Qns, qazuhb, Dec 26 15
7708 plays
  In the Zone great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, tazman6619, Dec 22 14
tazman6619 gold member
576 plays
  Twice the Service popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
Many of the leading political and military figures of the Second World War had a common experience: the First World War! Answer the questions to find out who did what in World War One.
Easier, 15 Qns, guitarman96, Dec 19 17
Dec 19 17
2034 plays
  All You Need is Relief great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
If you're under siege then you are definitely in need of relief (when a siege ends the town or fortress is said to have been relieved). Here are 10 questions on sieges throughout history - see how much you know about the use of this aspect of warfare.
Average, 10 Qns, HCR1, Jun 29 13
464 plays
  No Trespassing great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Throughout history, several armed invasions have failed, often marking the lives of important political figures. Find out about some of them with this quiz. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Lpez, Dec 27 14
599 plays
  Real Escapes great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, dcpddc478, Oct 17 11
1257 plays
  Charge! top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
"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, huw27, Jul 13 12
1726 plays
  You Owe Me Restitution! - 10 questions - 4 mins
Often an armed conflict will end with a treaty. Match the war with the appropriate treaty.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jul 23 21
bernie73 gold member
Jul 23 21
235 plays
  They Fell at ...? popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on some famous or infamous battles in history. Best of luck.
Average, 15 Qns, Fiachra, Feb 25 10
5273 plays
  Left in the Cold: Invading Mother Russia top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz was inspired by a discussion about the difficulty of invading Russia. The following questions concern various attempts at doing just that. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, klinski_1987, Feb 18 16
Feb 18 16
344 plays
  I Give Up! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Vanquish your trivia opponents by proving your mettle identifying these defeats and surrenders!
Average, 10 Qns, Mowwow, Feb 01 16
479 plays
  Metal is My Teacher popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz will focus on references to war history featured in songs performed by Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton.
Easier, 10 Qns, RedHook13, Sep 28 17
RedHook13 gold member
Sep 28 17
289 plays
  Siege Tactics great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Let's have a brief look at sieges and some of strategies used to overcome pesky defences through the ages.
Tough, 10 Qns, suomy, Nov 13 19
Nov 13 19
401 plays
  American Urban Legends Warfare popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
War is a time of uncertainty, fear, and misinformation. It's not surprising, then, than some of the most persistent urban legends come out of these times. How much do you know about the rumors of war?
Tough, 10 Qns, czolgolz, Oct 13 05
2043 plays
  None Shall Pass great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Welcome to the next stage in my Adventures in Authoring Quest. This quiz is about famous sieges and battles where heroism prevailed in the face of adversity.
Average, 10 Qns, mcsurfie, Aug 19 14
362 plays
  A Going Concern popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The quiz covers some US military focused "concerns" (jobs/organizations/hardware) that are going (or gone) to history's boneyard. All of them existed within our lifetimes. Well - MY lifetime! Look carefully for hints in the questions!
Average, 10 Qns, goatlockerjoe, Oct 31 16
Oct 31 16
384 plays
  The Greatest (but not about Ali) top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is my first and deals with some of the greatest commanders in military history.
Difficult, 10 Qns, richbowling, Oct 11 21
Oct 11 21
1593 plays
  Military Muddling great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
I've been interested in military history for many years. These are a few items which I thought might attract your interest. If you get all the answers correct, well done!
Difficult, 10 Qns, TCEB, Jun 28 09
1367 plays
  Contemporary Military History - 10 questions - 3 mins
Military history dating from the later 19th century up to the end of the 20th century.
Average, 10 Qns, charlemagne, Feb 07 03
6542 plays
  War History in Roman Numerals - 10 questions - 4 mins
In this quiz, you are given the year a battle occurred in Roman numerals and you are then asked a question about the battle. Note: the first four dates refer to years BC, the other six to years AD. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Oct 09 15
DeepHistory gold member
510 plays
  Insurgents and Insurgencies - 10 questions - 4 mins
Insurgencies are not new. They have occurred throughout history. Here are a few noteworthy ones.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Nov 12 12
323 plays
  Key of Valor - 10 questions - 4 mins
None but the brave feature in this quiz; 10 questions about medals and awards for courage.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 21 11
darksplash gold member
372 plays
  You Went to War Over WHAT? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Nations have gone to war over many things, some of them quite noble while others have been a bit on the misguided side. However, this is one will definitely make you scratch your head and say "huh"? I present to you, The Pig War of 1859!
Tough, 10 Qns, thelancinator, Mar 29 13
429 plays
  Military History - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is about military history from way back to now.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Groundskeeper-Willy, Dec 12 10
4732 plays
  Military Miscellany popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
My interest in all things military is wide-ranging, not to mention erratic. These are a few of my discoveries which I hope you will find interesting or amusing.
Tough, 10 Qns, TCEB, Aug 07 09
797 plays
  To Be Besieged or to be Sacked? - 20 questions - 7 mins
This quiz will test your knowledge of famous and not so famous sieges and sackings. Get those scaling ladders out!
Difficult, 20 Qns, hayt_druid, Sep 01 18
Sep 01 18
1197 plays
  History of the Black Watch Regiment top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is intended to be a history of the Famous Black Watch Regiment from its original inception to the end of World War I (1715-1918).
Average, 10 Qns, JJMcGiver, Feb 18 19
Feb 18 19
118 plays
  Brigade Will Advance! - 15 questions - 5 mins
This order was given as The Light Brigade moved off on the morning of 25th October 1854, to begin its famous charge. The following quiz will test your knowledge of this event.
Tough, 15 Qns, Mortifer, Oct 26 09
906 plays
  Could You Command? #3 - Iraq War - 10 questions - 6 mins
A break from World War II, to a more modern type of warfare. Prepare to be tested in a match of wits, tactic, and firepower. You are Captain Leon. Lead your squad through Al Iskandariya and take control of an enemy controlled air base. (Fictional story)
Average, 10 Qns, Provider92, Sep 15 12
657 plays
  Conquest and Conflict - 10 questions - 4 mins
Each question deals with a different conquest or conflict in World History.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 03 09
4548 plays
  Name the Ship (or Year) popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
This quiz is about ships which took part in battles in the 20th century.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Pappy84, Apr 18 07
1263 plays
  Famous Horses and Their Riders - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here is a quiz about famous horses and their riders.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Dec 25 12
487 plays
  Sharpshooters and Sniping popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Soldiers have employed a respected or despised profession known as sniping throughout history. Here are a few questions about that art.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Nov 20 12
291 plays
  Deception in Warfare - 10 questions - 8 mins
Throughout history, great commanders have relied not only on the strength of arms, but on deception. This quiz looks at some of the examples of deception: tactical, strategic and operational.
Difficult, 10 Qns, StuHern, Jun 05 05
736 plays
  Love of Country - 10 questions - 5 mins
Americans of African descent have made substantial contributions in every war the United States has engaged. Here are some little known highlights.
Tough, 10 Qns, Brooklyn1447, Jun 17 14
Brooklyn1447 gold member
353 plays
  Against the Odds - 10 questions - 5 mins
Throughout history there have been incidents where units have fought against heavy odds, these engagements often end in a heroic last stand
Difficult, 10 Qns, mortifer, Jun 19 22
Jun 19 22
910 plays
  Burnt Toast and Lumpy Gravy - 10 questions - 6 mins
A history of how and what US military personnel have been fed. They say an army marches on its stomach!
Difficult, 10 Qns, SatchelPooch, Aug 19 10
SatchelPooch gold member
471 plays
  Years - 10 questions - 3 mins
A mixed bag, can you name the year ??? There are a few tricky ones, as well as a few easy ones.
Average, 10 Qns, deadmeat, Jul 29 02
1569 plays
  Important Events, WW I and WW II - 15 questions - 8 mins
This quiz includes questions pertaining to different events during the 20th and 21st century such as wars, revolutions, treaties and pacts etc. It's all about modern world history. Go enjoy it!
Difficult, 15 Qns, swashbuckler, Oct 20 10
2077 plays
  Chieftain MBT: 2 - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is about the Chieftain MBT of the British Army during the 60s to the 90s.
Tough, 10 Qns, Trooper2196, Jun 04 11
423 plays
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