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Quiz about No Trespassing
Quiz about No Trespassing

No Trespassing Trivia Quiz


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!

A multiple-choice quiz by Lpez. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Lpez
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
371,727
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. A long time ago, in 53 BC, the Romans needed gold to finance their extensive military activity. In one of their invasions to get gold, they encountered a fast, well equipped army that surprised the Romans and thwarted their intent to conquer. Which empire, also known as the Arsacid Empire and located in modern-day Iran was this? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1274 and 1281, the country of Japan was the target of an invasion, which miserably failed. These invasions were undertaken by Kublai Khan, famous military leader and founder of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty. Which group of people did Khan lead and fail when seeking to invade Japan? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin stopped the Japanese from invading Korea in the 16th century. In the late 1500s, the Japanese attacked Korea in order to conquer the territory, and use it to invade China afterwards. However, this invasion was unsuccessful, and led to the death of which Japanese general from the Sengoku period? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Napoleon Bonaparte had turned France into a victorious country. This military genius managed to finally bring order in a shaken France, after the French Revolution. However, in June of 1812, he made a terrible mistake. Which country did he unsuccessfully try to invade, causing the death of the majority of the French soldiers? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In the War of 1812, the United States tried to invade Canada. The operation seemed as if it would be a "piece of cake", since the U.S. was about 15 times bigger than Canada, but the Americans failed in their try to annex Canada, at that time a colony of which country? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. During the First World War, Russia was allied with Britain and France. With the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, Britain, together with Australia and New Zealand, tried to force open a strait so that it could be used by the Russians as a sea route to the West. However, Winston Churchill's idea failed and the Allies were defeated by an army of Ottomans. Which strait, formed on one side by the Gallipoli Peninsula, was the this? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. World War II started on September 1, 1939 and ended in 1945, as the war with most human losses in history. The war was fought between the Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan and others) and the Allied powers (United States, United Kingdom, France, China and others). Even though the Soviet Union had at first supported the Axis powers, Hitler launched which invasion attempt on June 22, 1941? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. By 1961, the United States had consolidated itself as a world superpower, being one of the two most powerful countries on the planet. After succeeding in both World Wars, the U.S. focused on containing communism, and intended to overthrow a government in Cuba through the Bay of Pigs invasion, which turned out to be a big embarrassment for the United States. Whose government was the U.S. trying to remove? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Even though the Cold War was between the United States and its allies on the one hand and the Soviet Union and its allies on the other, several countries all over the world were involved in the conflict. In 1979, the Soviets decide to support Communism in South Central Asia, so they tried to invade Kabul and its surroundings, failing and losing both soldiers and money in the process. Which country successfully resisted the entrance of the Soviets? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 2003, troops from the United States arrived in Iraq. The main point of this invasion was to eliminate weapons of mass destruction that supposedly existed in Iraq. Under whose administration did the invasion of Iraq happen? Hint



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1. A long time ago, in 53 BC, the Romans needed gold to finance their extensive military activity. In one of their invasions to get gold, they encountered a fast, well equipped army that surprised the Romans and thwarted their intent to conquer. Which empire, also known as the Arsacid Empire and located in modern-day Iran was this?

Answer: Parthian Empire

The Parthian Empire was located in Persia, and parts of what today is Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Armenia, among other areas. This empire constantly battled with the Armenian Kingdom and the Romans. Romans intended to take over the Parthian Empire in 53 B.C, under the lead of Marcus Licinius Crassus.

However, they didn't count on the fact that the Parthians had well-armed and quick-moving armies, and had war tactics unknown to the Romans. The Parthians emerged victorious from the Battle of Carrhae, symbolizing an important failure for the Roman Empire.
2. In 1274 and 1281, the country of Japan was the target of an invasion, which miserably failed. These invasions were undertaken by Kublai Khan, famous military leader and founder of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty. Which group of people did Khan lead and fail when seeking to invade Japan?

Answer: Mongols

The Mongol Empire was very powerful, to the point that it used to stand in the territory of 40 modern countries, and yet it only existed 162 years! The Mongols were initially led by Genghis Khan, who started the Great Khan chain of government, of which Kublai Khan was a member years later.

Before the attempt of invasion took place, the Mongols had lost the majority of their troops and supplies as they were caught in strong storms while at sea. The Japanese stopped the Mongols from trespassing their territory in two occasions - 1274 and 1281.
3. Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin stopped the Japanese from invading Korea in the 16th century. In the late 1500s, the Japanese attacked Korea in order to conquer the territory, and use it to invade China afterwards. However, this invasion was unsuccessful, and led to the death of which Japanese general from the Sengoku period?

Answer: Toyotomi Hideyoshi

General Toyotomi Hideyoshi is a very important figure in the history of Japan. Hideyoshi restricted the privilege of carrying weapons to samurais, and rebuilt several temples. He was also a very successful military man, even though his last military operation resulted in his death.

In the late 1580s, Hideyoshi led Japanese troops to invade Korea. After a seven-year war, Koreans, helped by the Chinese, managed to defeat the Japanese and stop them from the massive invasions they had planned. The invasion finally ended with the death of Hideyoshi.
4. Napoleon Bonaparte had turned France into a victorious country. This military genius managed to finally bring order in a shaken France, after the French Revolution. However, in June of 1812, he made a terrible mistake. Which country did he unsuccessfully try to invade, causing the death of the majority of the French soldiers?

Answer: Russia

In 1812, Napoleon had used brilliant military tactics to conquer a great part of Europe, and had allies all over the continent. On June 23, 1812, Napoleon launched an attack to Russia, starting what he called the "Second Polish War". The reason he called it this way was to gain support from the Polish, which didn't happen.

The Russians retreated inside their vast country, ordering farmers to burn their crops and buildings so that the French had no food and little shelter. So the French died of hunger and cold, since the climate in Russia is extremely cold in winter. Besides, the Russian army emerged victorious from most battles.
5. In the War of 1812, the United States tried to invade Canada. The operation seemed as if it would be a "piece of cake", since the U.S. was about 15 times bigger than Canada, but the Americans failed in their try to annex Canada, at that time a colony of which country?

Answer: United Kingdom

In 1812, the British Empire was at war with France, in a conflict best known as the Napoleonic Wars. Trying to take advantage of this, the United States, whose President was James Madison, thought that taking Canada would be a very easy feat, since the population of the U.S. was by far bigger than the Canadian, and the British would be too busy with the Napoleonic Wars to do something about it.

During the War of 1812, which involved the United States against the United Kingdom and its allies, the United States considered invading Canada and annexing the territory to them. On July 12, 1812, American forces entered Canada hoping that the population would think of them as "liberators" from the British. Shawnee leader Tecumseh and British commander Isaac Brock stopped the Americans from proceeding with their plan. The Canadian campaign ended with the Treaty of Ghent, which forced the U.S. to return any Canadian territory they had obtained in return for American territory taken by the British.
6. During the First World War, Russia was allied with Britain and France. With the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, Britain, together with Australia and New Zealand, tried to force open a strait so that it could be used by the Russians as a sea route to the West. However, Winston Churchill's idea failed and the Allies were defeated by an army of Ottomans. Which strait, formed on one side by the Gallipoli Peninsula, was the this?

Answer: Dardanelles

Regarded as one of Churchill's worst decisions, the Gallipoli Campaign was launched by the Allies on April 25, 1915, when they landed in Gallipoli. More than 200,000 lives from both sides were lost in this battle. The Ottoman/Turkish army fought against Allied troops and actually defeated the Allies.

The Dardanelles strait is located in northern Turkey and links the Aegean Sea to the Black Sea and to the Sea of Marmara. The Allies intended to open up the strait and secure it, but all the invasion brought was death.
7. World War II started on September 1, 1939 and ended in 1945, as the war with most human losses in history. The war was fought between the Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan and others) and the Allied powers (United States, United Kingdom, France, China and others). Even though the Soviet Union had at first supported the Axis powers, Hitler launched which invasion attempt on June 22, 1941?

Answer: Operation Barbarossa

On June 22, 1941, Germany tried to invade the Soviet Union in a campaign known as Operation Barbarossa. The result was the loss of many German soldiers and one of the largest military operations in history. Josef Stalin, leader of The Soviet Union, ignored warnings from the United States, Britain and his own spies since he didn't think Germany was ready to attack.

Hitler, probably carried away by a string of easy successes in 1940 thought that he could conquer the Soviet Union, but he failed. Millions of German soldiers died, either in battle, from hunger or from the freezing climate conditions of Russia.
8. By 1961, the United States had consolidated itself as a world superpower, being one of the two most powerful countries on the planet. After succeeding in both World Wars, the U.S. focused on containing communism, and intended to overthrow a government in Cuba through the Bay of Pigs invasion, which turned out to be a big embarrassment for the United States. Whose government was the U.S. trying to remove?

Answer: Fidel Castro

The previous ruler of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista, had been a dictator, and even though he initially supported and was supported by the United States, both sides started having tensions. Meanwhile, a movement led by Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara overthrew Batista's government and turned Cuba a socialist state.

President Eisenhower had approved the plans for the Bay of Pigs invasion, and John F. Kennedy decided to execute the mission. The Cuban armed forces managed to defeat the CIA-trained brigade from the United States, and months later, the Cuban Revolution was successful, with Fidel Castro rising as an authority figure.
9. Even though the Cold War was between the United States and its allies on the one hand and the Soviet Union and its allies on the other, several countries all over the world were involved in the conflict. In 1979, the Soviets decide to support Communism in South Central Asia, so they tried to invade Kabul and its surroundings, failing and losing both soldiers and money in the process. Which country successfully resisted the entrance of the Soviets?

Answer: Afghanistan

In 1978 there was a Communist coup in Afghanistan with very limited support from the people. In December 1979 the Soviet Union, then under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev, decided to intervene to prop up the régime. The result of this was disastrous for the Soviets; thousands of soldiers died and millions of rubles were lost in an invasion that was an absolute failure. Even though parts of Afghanistan were Communist, and wanted to get rid of the Taliban, most Afghans fought the Soviets.

The United States supplied and trained the Afghans through the CIA, which would backfire later with Osama Bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks. After ten years of fighting between Afghans and Soviets, and many deaths from both sides, the country ended in a very bad shape, and a few years later, the Taliban took over the country.
10. In 2003, troops from the United States arrived in Iraq. The main point of this invasion was to eliminate weapons of mass destruction that supposedly existed in Iraq. Under whose administration did the invasion of Iraq happen?

Answer: George W. Bush

In March 2003, then-U.S. President George W. Bush, who was in power from 2000 to 2008, ordered the start of the invasion of Iraq, backed up by the majority of the Congress. His administration argued that dictator Saddam Hussein was aiding terrorists and that they had weapons of massive destruction that needed to be eliminated.

Although the invasion removed the régime, it found no weapons of mass destruction and provoked insurgency on an unexpected and massive scale. This was accompanied by a huge upsurge in Islamic fundamentalism.
Source: Author Lpez

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