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Quiz about You and What Army

You and What Army? Trivia Quiz


Can you correctly answer these military-based questions?

A multiple-choice quiz by nyirene330. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
nyirene330
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
375,737
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
602
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 168 (5/10), Guest 213 (3/10), Guest 1 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which U.S. branch of the service is INCORRECTLY matched with its military college? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What country is correctly matched with its highest military medal? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What is the correct acronym for the army serving the 'Aussies' and the 'Kiwis'? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What was the name of the 1900 conflict fought by the Chinese against the spread of Western and Japanese influence? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What was the name of the French resistance movement against German occupation in World War II? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In the film "Men of Honor" starring Cuba Gooding Jr., which branch of the US military services was represented? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What was the name of the united armed forces of Germany from 1935-1946? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. On the very popular TV show "NCIS", what branch of the service was Leroy Jethro Gibbs in before he became a 'Special Agent'? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which famous novelist was an ambulance driver serving in World War I? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. During the American Revolutionary War, what was the name given to the private colonists who organized to form militia companies? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which U.S. branch of the service is INCORRECTLY matched with its military college?

Answer: US Coast Guard - Parris Island, SC

While the Marine Corps Recruit Depot is located within Port Royal, South Carolina, the base for the Marine Corps is located in Quantico, Virginia but, as one wise man noted to me, Washington, D.C. is the home base for all the military services.
2. What country is correctly matched with its highest military medal?

Answer: Gold Star - Russia

The Gold Star, with its insignia "Hero of the Russian Federation" (formerly Hero of the Soviet Union) is Russia's highest award and can be given to Russian citizens and foreign nationals for 'Extraordinary service to the State'. The award was established in 1992 and is presented by the Russian president. Since its inception, the Gold Star has been awarded nearly 1,000 times, almost half of which were awarded posthumously.
3. What is the correct acronym for the army serving the 'Aussies' and the 'Kiwis'?

Answer: ANZAC

Hope this one wasn't too easy. ANZAC is the acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps., and the soldiers proudly called themselves 'Anzacs'.
The RAF represents the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
ANZAC was originally established in Egypt in 1915 during World War I as a Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli.
4. What was the name of the 1900 conflict fought by the Chinese against the spread of Western and Japanese influence?

Answer: The Boxer Rebellion

In 1900, a secret Chinese organization known as 'The Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists' (called 'Boxers' by foreigners because of their calisthenic rituals) was a peasant uprising in North China which attempted to drive all foreigners out of China.

The Qing dynasty, originally one of the Boxers' enemies, joined forces with the Boxers against 8 countries, i.e., United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, France, United States, Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary; an ambitious undertaking, doomed to failure.
5. What was the name of the French resistance movement against German occupation in World War II?

Answer: Maquis

The Maquis (with members called Maquisards) was the name for the French underground movement of guerrilla fighters who fought against German forces from 1940 to 1945. The name comes from the French word, maquis, which is defined as 'an area of dense growth' of mainly evergreen shrubs and small trees. If you happen to be a "Star Trek" fan, you will also recognize the name as a 24th-century paramilitary group introduced in a 1994 "Deep Space Nine" episode; you will probably recognize the incorrect choices as well, derived from the same source.
6. In the film "Men of Honor" starring Cuba Gooding Jr., which branch of the US military services was represented?

Answer: Navy

The 2000 movie "Men of Honor" was a biographical film about Carl Brashear, a former sharecropper who joins the US Navy to become the world's first African American master diver. Making the accomplishment all the more difficult was the racism and discrimination he encountered. Master Chief Billy Sunday, portrayed by Robert De Niro, is Brashear's embittered trainer who, at first, is determined to see him fail.
7. What was the name of the united armed forces of Germany from 1935-1946?

Answer: Wehrmacht

The Wehrmacht was Hitler's army (Heer), navy (Kriegsmarine) and air force (Luftwaffe) during the Third Reich. Let's break down the other choices which were also part of Germany's World War II military: the Heeresgruppe Mitte was the name of two different strategic army groups which fought on the Eastern Front; then you have the SchultzStaffel or "protection squad", originally formed as Hitler's personal bodyguards, the ones with the double lightning bolts on their uniforms (the SS); the Waffen-SS was the combat arm of the SchultzStaffel. Got that?
8. On the very popular TV show "NCIS", what branch of the service was Leroy Jethro Gibbs in before he became a 'Special Agent'?

Answer: Marines

Jethro (as his colleagues call him) was a gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps ('semper fi'). I hope the fact that he now works as a special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) didn't confuse you. Leroy (as his hometown residents in Stillwater, PA call him) was a troublemaker at home before joining the Marines where he was a Scout Sniper.

He is smart, strong and steadfast and has rules (which are numbered) that he expects his team to live by. He is oft-married, addicted to coffee and played to perfection by Mark Harmon.

His character is similar to Dr. Robert Caldwell ("St. Elsewhere") and Dr. Jack McNeil ("Chicago Hope"), both played by Harmon.
9. Which famous novelist was an ambulance driver serving in World War I?

Answer: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was an 18-year-old ambulance driver for the Red Cross on the Italian Front. In 1918 he was seriously wounded by a mortar shell and returned home. He met his first wife in Chicago and moved to Paris where Hemingway was a foreign correspondent for 'The Star'.

While there, he became part of "the lost generation" and met with many other artists and writers like Fitzgerald, Pound, Picasso and James Joyce. He spent a great deal of time in the 1930s participating in exciting exploits like big-game hunting and bullfighting and, in 1937, reported on the Spanish Civil War.

In 1951, he won a Pulitzer for "Old Man and the Sea", in '54 a Nobel Prize, in '61 suicide.
10. During the American Revolutionary War, what was the name given to the private colonists who organized to form militia companies?

Answer: Minutemen

The American War of Independence from British rule was fought between 1775 and 1783, by the Kingdom of Great Britain vs. 13 of its former North American colonies which had declared themselves "the Independent United States of America" on July 4. 1776.

The Minutemen were colonists who were self-trained in weaponry, tactics and military strategy and were ready to engage in battle in a minute's notice. With patriots like these and assistance from other countries, the Americans were able to outlast the British troops ('the Redcoats'), although the war didn't officially end until September 3, 1783. Washington made his First Inaugural Address on April 30, 1789.
Source: Author nyirene330

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