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Panama - The invasion led to the Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega being deposed.Taking place in December of 1989, "Operation Just Cause" was the invasion of which country by the United States?

a. Syria
b. Iran
c. Panama
d. Iraq

China - Due to its relative ease of use, the development of the crossbow caused a significant shift in the role of ranged weaponry among armies.Seeing wide use during the Middle Ages, the crossbow was developed around 500 BC in which country?

a. Japan
b. Spain
c. China
d. England

London - The bomb was designed by Robert Lusser.The first V-1 flying bomb was launched by Germany on the 13th of June, 1944. What was its target?

a. Antwerp
b. London
c. Paris
d. Birmingham

Alexander the Great - The battle took place in modern-day Punjab, Pakistan.Resulting in a complete Macedonian victory, the Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought in 326 BC against King Porus on the banks of the Hydaspes River. Who led the Macedonians?

a. Philip V
b. Philip II
c. Alexander the Great
d. Antigonus I

Nagasaki - The bomb was dropped on Nagasaki by parachute from an American B29 Bomber.The dropping of the atom bombs by the United States on Hiroshima and what other city led to the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War?

a. Nagasaki
b. Kitamoto
c. Toyohashi
d. Fukutsu

Over 18 - Resulting in a Communist victory, the war lasted 18 years, four months, four weeks and one day.For how many years did the Vietnam War last?

a. Over 16
b. Over 12
c. Over 18
d. Over 14

Panther - Considered the best German tank of the war, the Panther was a medium tank with a crew of five.Which of the following is a tank developed and used by Germany in World War II?

a. T-34
b. M26 Pershing
c. Panther
d. Cruiser Mk IV

Belgium - About 1 mile from the town of Waterloo.Under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French were defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition in 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo. Where was the battlefield located?

a. Germany
b. Russia
c. Italy
d. Belgium

Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard - Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell led the Union Army.The first major land battle of the American Civil War, the "First Battle of Bull Run" was considered a victory for the Confederates. Who led them in the battle?

a. Brig. Gen. Samuel Anderson
b. Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard
c. Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell
d. Brig. Gen. John Adams

About 5,000 - German Field Marshal Paulus led the Germans. He survived the war and died in 1957.Of the 90,000 Germans captured at the Battle of Stalingrad, how many survived the draconian conditions of the Soviet prisoner-of-war camps?

a. About 5,000
b. About 25,000
c. About 1,000
d. About 10,000

Cuba - Its purpose was to overthrow the revolutionary left wing government of Fidel Castro.Undertaken by the U.S. backed paramilitary group Brigade 2506 in April of 1961, the "Bay of Pigs Invasion" was a failed military invasion of which country?

a. Panama
b. Costa Rica
c. Cuba
d. Columbia

Germany - Two German Zeppelins dropped 24 bombs on Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area. Four civilians were killed.The first aerial bombardment of civilians occurred on the 19th January 1915 during World War I. Which country did the bombardment?

a. Germany
b. England
c. France
d. Russia

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