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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!

A multiple-choice quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
dcpddc478
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
340,760
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
2034
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 1 (9/10), Guest 2 (9/10), Guest 78 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In which country did the World War II Battle of Luzon take place? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The Battle of Trafalgar was a major sea battle in which of the following wars? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The 1571 maritime skirmish known as the Battle of Lepanto is notable for which of the following reasons? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What is the alternative name for The Battle of Sharpsburg, which had the single bloodiest day of battle in the American Civil War? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Battle for Wesnoth was the largest aerial battle of the Cold War.


Question 6 of 10
6. Which American president was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor for his participation in the Battle of San Juan Hill? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Napoleon could tell you that the Battle of Waterloo took place south of Brussels on June 18, 1815.


Question 8 of 10
8. The First Battle of St. Albans was the first open conflict of which war? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. With almost one million casualties, the Battle of Verdun was one of the most horrific battles of which war? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Battle of the Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, was known by which of the following names by the Indians involved? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In which country did the World War II Battle of Luzon take place?

Answer: The Philippines

The Battle of Luzon was fought from Jan.-Aug. of 1945 in the Philippine Islands. American and Filipino armies, with assistance from Mexican forces successfully fought the Japanese army, taking back all strategically and economically important locations on the islands.

This battle ended with the unconditional surrender of Japan on August 15, 1945. Casualties were estimated at 8,000 for the Allies and over 200,000 for the Japanese.
2. The Battle of Trafalgar was a major sea battle in which of the following wars?

Answer: Napoleonic Wars

On Oct. 21, 1805, near Cape Trafalgar, Spain, the British Navy fleet scored a decisive victory over the combined forces of the Spanish and French navies. This was one of the greatest naval battles in the Napoleonic War with The British Navy capturing 21 ships, sinking one ship, and killing over 3,000 sailors.

They also captured over 8,000 members of the enemies force while having a loss of life of only 458. Admiral Nelson was mortally wounded during this epic battle.
3. The 1571 maritime skirmish known as the Battle of Lepanto is notable for which of the following reasons?

Answer: Last battle fought between oar-powered galleys

The Battle of Lepanto was fought in the waters off western Greece between the Ottoman Empire and The Holy League, which was an alliance that consisted of most of the Catholic Mediterranean countries except France and Portugal. This was the last major maritime battle fought with oar-powered galley ships.

The Holy League won a decisive victory in this 5 hour battle in which over 60 ships ended up at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The combined loss of life was estimated to be over 25,000 men, many of them slaves.

This short battle resulted in the freedom of over 10,000 surviving galley slaves, and prevented the Ottomans from controlling the Mediterranean Sea and advancing further into Europe.
4. What is the alternative name for The Battle of Sharpsburg, which had the single bloodiest day of battle in the American Civil War?

Answer: Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Sharpsburg is also known as the Battle of Antietam or simply Antietam. On September 18, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, caused over 23,000 casualties. General George McClellan for the Union Army claimed a strategic victory of the Confederate troops of General Robert E. Lee. In hindsight, it is likely that this was a victory for neither side and a terrible loss for both.
5. Battle for Wesnoth was the largest aerial battle of the Cold War.

Answer: False

This is a totally false statement. The Cold War was a war of words and threats and the Battle for Wesnoth is a video game that takes place in a fantasy world.
6. Which American president was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor for his participation in the Battle of San Juan Hill?

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

The Battle of San Juan Hill was a decisive battle of the Spanish-American War and was fought near Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898. It was at this battle that Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders made a name for themselves. This was a hard battle for the American side, which lost five times as many soldiers despite being the victors.

The Spaniards fought using any weapons that they could find and fought to the end with very few men surviving the battle. This was trench warfare and heavy losses were incurred by African-American troops who were also known as "Buffalo Soldiers".

These men did much of the close range fighting with very little recognition by the media, the public or the government.
7. Napoleon could tell you that the Battle of Waterloo took place south of Brussels on June 18, 1815.

Answer: True

Napoleon was never to forget that date. His defeat by the Duke of Wellington spelled the end of his dreams of ruling Europe. The French army had over half of their soldiers killed or listed as missing. The defeat at Waterloo marked the end of Napoleon's rule as Emperor of France and indicated the end of his 'Hundred Day' return from his previous exile.
8. The First Battle of St. Albans was the first open conflict of which war?

Answer: War of the Roses

The First Battle of St. Albans was the opening battle in what became known as the War of the Roses, which pitted the House of York against the House of Lancaster in a fight for the throne of England. This battle was relatively minor in military terms with loss of life under 2,000 men but was politically very important.
9. With almost one million casualties, the Battle of Verdun was one of the most horrific battles of which war?

Answer: World War I

The Battle of Verdun was a World War I battle that pitted the Germans against the French. This was a long battle that lasted most of 1916 and occurred at Verdun-sur-Meuse, France. This horrific battle involved injuries to over one million men with 1/3 of that number ending in death.

In the end it was considered a French victory and was one of the most horrific and longest battles to have been fought in the history of warfare up to that time.
10. The Battle of the Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, was known by which of the following names by the Indians involved?

Answer: Battle of the Greasy Grass

Custer's Last Stand occurred near the Little Big Horn river in Montana on June 25-26, 1876. To the victorious Native-Americans, it was their largest victory in the Great Sioux War of 1876. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull led a multi-tribal army to a complete victory over General George Custer and his troops in one of the most studies battles in war history.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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