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According to Homer, how long did the Trojan War last?
a. 1 month
b. 1 year
c. 7 days
d. 10 years
10 years - It ended with a Greek victory.
An ancient heavy Greek infantry was called…
Hoplites - Hoplites fought in a formation, called a phalanx.
During the Punic Wars, the Roman Empire fought against…?
c. The Huns
Carthage - The three Punic Wars took place between 264 BC and 146 BC.
What is a drakkar and a knar, used by the Vikings?
c. Infantry and cavalry
Longships - Drakkars could manoeuvre in very shallow waters, which helped the Normans penetrate the enemy lands.
A samurai without a master is known as a…?
Ronin - At one point, samurais composed 10 percent of Japan's population.
The Mongolians planned to invade Japan in 1274 and in 1281, yet they failed twice. Why?
a. The Japanese engaged in a guerilla warfare
b. Their navy was swept away by a typhoon
c. The Japanese blew up most of the Mongolian ships
d. Mongolian's Emperors died just before the attacks
Their navy was swept away by a typhoon - The typhoon was later known as the 'divine wind'.
A ship specially built to serve as a storehouse, prison, etc., and not for sea service is a…?
Hulk - Hulk is afloat, yet incapable of sailing on the sea.
Which of the following states was in the Union during the American Civil War?
b. North Carolina
Kentucky - The secession started with South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.
A type of artillery piece characterized by a relatively short barrel and the use of comparatively small propellant charges to propel projectiles at relatively high trajectories is a…?
Howitzer - Mortars, on the other hand, were meant to fire at even higher angles than howitzers.
What is the ship H.L. Hunley famous for?
a. First ship sunk in the American Civil War
b. It was the flagship of George Washington
c. There was an infamous slave mutiny onboard
d. First submarine to sink a ship
First submarine to sink a ship - H.L. Hunley managed to torpedo USS Housatonic, but the crew never returned to base.
The Dardanelles Operation was carried out in which war?
a. Thirty Years' War
b. Seven Years' War
c. World War II
d. Anglo-Turkish War
Anglo-Turkish War - The operation was an unsuccessful attempt to impose British demands on the Ottoman Empire.
The V-2 rockets, at the time they were developed, were targeted at two cities. One of them was Antwerp. What was the other?
London - The blueprints were later used by the Americans and the Soviets to build space rockets.
The Finns invented the name "Molotov cocktail" as an insult to Vyacheslav Molotov of the USSR. Who was Molotov?
a. Commander of Arms of the Red Army
b. First Chairman of the Communist Party of the USSR
c. First Chairman of the Communist Party of Finland
d. Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs
Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs - He was also responsible for the non-aggression pact with the Nazis.
The policy of the Richard M. Nixon administration to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnam's forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops" was known as…?
a. Flexible response
Vietnamization - Although it was the policy of Richard M. Nixon, the conflict escalated during the presidency of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.
President Ronald Reagan started the Strategic Defense Initiative to use ground and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The defense doctrine is colloquially known as…?
a. Star Wars
b. Star Trek
c. Earth Defense Force
d. Death Star
Star Wars - Among other things, the project resulted in the invention of the rail gun.
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