Military History Trivia Questions #4Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Taking place in December of 1989, "Operation Just Cause" was the invasion of which country by the United States?
Panama - The invasion led to the Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega being deposed.
Seeing wide use during the Middle Ages, the crossbow was developed around 500 BC in which country?
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.
The first V-1 flying bomb was launched by Germany on the 13th of June, 1944. What was its target?
London - The bomb was designed by Robert Lusser.
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
Alexander the Great - The battle took place in modern-day Punjab, Pakistan.
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?
Nagasaki - The bomb was dropped on Nagasaki by parachute from an American B29 Bomber.
For how many years did the Vietnam War last?
a. Over 16
b. Over 12
c. Over 18
d. Over 14
Over 18 - Resulting in a Communist victory, the war lasted 18 years, four months, four weeks and one day.
Which of the following is a tank developed and used by Germany in World War II?
b. M26 Pershing
d. Cruiser Mk IV
Panther - Considered the best German tank of the war, the Panther was a medium tank with a crew of five.
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?
Belgium - About 1 mile from the town of Waterloo.
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
Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard - Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell led the Union Army.
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
About 5,000 - German Field Marshal Paulus led the Germans. He survived the war and died in 1957.
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?
b. Costa Rica
Cuba - Its purpose was to overthrow the revolutionary left wing government of Fidel Castro.
The first aerial bombardment of civilians occurred on the 19th January 1915 during World War I. Which country did the bombardment?
Germany - Two German Zeppelins dropped 24 bombs on Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area. Four civilians were killed.
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