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Military history: a quiz

Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of wars and battles from historical times. Even if you don’t know the answer immediately, the options given might allow you to select the most likely – and you might surprise yourself with a high score!

  • Question of

    What are the medals of the Victoria Cross cast from?

    • A dismantled statue of Queen Victoria
    • Iron mined in Victoria, Australia
    • Cannons captured during the Crimean War
    • Recycled scrap metal
  • Question of

    What was the only major sea battle fought during World War One?

    • Jutland
    • Rutland
    • Cutland
    • Hutland
  • Question of

    Which island was awarded the George Cross in 1942?

    • Jersey
    • Guernsey
    • Cyprus
    • Malta
  • Question of

    After which war did China cede Hong Kong to Great Britain in 1842?

    • The Marijuana War
    • The Opium War
    • The Cocaine War
    • The Tobacco War
  • Question of

    Which of these films won Oscars for its portrayal of the Normandy Landings?

    • Platoon
    • Saving Private Ryan
    • Full Metal Jacket
    • Zulu
  • Question of

    What was the name of the slave who led the revolt on San Domingo in 1791?

    • Rene Artois
    • Claude Monet
    • Toussaint L’Ouverture
    • Michel Cadotte
  • Question of

    Where did the Boer War take place?

    • North Africa
    • East AFrica
    • West Africa
    • South Africa
  • Question of

    Where did Custer make his Last Stand?

    • Little Big Horn
    • Big Little Horn
    • Wounded Knee
    • Injured Elbow
  • Question of

    Which 1746 battle put paid to the Jacobite Rebellion?

    • Killiecrankie
    • Falkirk
    • Culloden
    • Stirling Bridge
  • Question of

    Who led the New Model Army to victory in the 17th century?

    • King Charles I
    • Oliver Cromwell
    • The Duke of Marlborough
    • The Duke of Wellington

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