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  1. If Billy Yank was a Union soldier during the Civil War, what nickname was given to a Confederate soldier?

  2. What German term was used for a prisoner-of-war camp during World War Two?
  3. What was the name of the Royal Navy submarine which sunk the Argentine ship General Belgrano during the Falklands conflict?
  4. The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea in which year?
  5. Which line of obstacles, fortifications, and weapon installations was built by France in the 1930s to deter war with Germany?
  6. Who was the most famous casualty when HMS Hampshire sunk near the Orkney Islands in 1916 after hitting a German mine?
  7. How many years did the Hundred Years' War last for?
  8. 'Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes!' was a command first given during which battle?
  9. The Six-Day War was fought in which year?
  10. The American Civil War began when the Confederates bombarded which South Carolina fort?
  11. The shortest war on record took just 38 minutes when which 'then country' surrendered to Britain in 1896?
  12. What name is shared by an American actor and a 1388 battle on the English-Scottish border?
  13. Which war, that ended in 1814, was a conflict between Napoleon's empire and the allied powers of Britain, Spain and Portugal?
  14. The Flagstaff War and the Hutt Valley Campaign (in the mid 1840s) were wars in which country?
  15. The gatling gun was employed in combat for the first time during which war?


  1. Jonny Rebel

  2. Stalag
  3. HMS Conqueror
  4. 1950
  5. Maginot Line
  6. (Field Marshal) Lord Kitchener
  7. 116 years
  8. The Battle of Bunker Hill (in the American War of Independence)
  9. 1967
  10. Fort Sumter
  11. Zanzibar
  12. Chevy Chase
  13. The Peninsular War
  14. New Zealand (conflict between the British Crown and Maori tribes)
  15. American Civil War

War Quiz Questions II

  1. Which war lasted from 5 March 1998 until 11 June 1999?
  2. Tacky's War was an uprising of Akan slaves in which country?
  3. Which African country is the most contaminated by landmines in the world?
  4. The burning of Washington and the Battle of Bladensburg both happened during which war?
  5. 'Richard the Lionheart' was a Christian leader during which crusade: The First, Second, Third, Fourth, or Fifth?
  6. What was the code-name given to the Dunkirk evacuation in World War Two?
  7. Which war between Britain and Spain, from 1739 to 1748, got its unusal name given by Thomas Carlyle in 1858?
  8. The Dungan Revolt was an uprising in which country from 1862 to 1877?
  9. In which year did the Vietnam War end?
  10. In which battle fought in 1403, between an army led by King Henry IV and a rebel army led by Henry Percy, was the first time English archers fought each other on English soil?
  11. Which three countries did Paraguay fight against in the Paraguayan War (also known as the War of the Triple Alliance)?
  12. In which year did America enter the First World War?
  13. The Ten Years' War, which started in 1868, was part of which country's fight for independence?
  14. What name was given to an Australian nuisance wildlife military operation over the latter part of 1932?
  15. Vulcan bombers flew from which island in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War?


  1. The Kosovo War

  2. Jamaica
  3. Egypt (landmines left behind by British, Italian and German forces in World War II)
  4. War of 1812
  5. The Third Crusade
  6. Operation Dynamo
  7. The War of Jenkins' Ear
  8. China (it's a noteable war for its 12 million deaths)
  9. 1975
  10. Battle of Shrewsbury
  11. Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay
  12. 1917
  13. Cuba (in its fight for independence from Spain)
  14. The Emu War
  15. Ascension Island
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