Pauls Military Quiz 1

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"Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood"  Gandhi
"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind"    J.F.K.

1. A word used in international law meaning 'the state of being at war'?  Twelve letters

2. The following words are from which songs?   
    a. The letter said that he was a hero, she should be proud he died that way, I heard she threw the letter away
    b. The bomb in the baby carriage was wired to the radio
    c. Oh cursed be those cruel wars that ever they began, for they have robbed our country of manys the handsome man  
    d. Sent me off to Vietnam to go and kill the yellow man   
    e. On her decks were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees   
    f. Somebody exploded an H-bomb today but it wasnt anyone I knew

3. During the battle of Waterloo, what exactly was Napoleon refering to when he said "ah ces terribles chevaux gris"? 

4.. The two most visited grave sites in Arlington national cemetary belong to which two World War II veterans?

5. The following quotes belong to which men?  
      a. "War is hell" 
      b. "I know not with what weapons world war three will be fought, but world war four will be fought with sticks and stones."  
      c. "Draft beer, not people" 

6. Other than exposure and dehydration, which horrific fate did the surviviors of the USS Indianapolis face?

7. Which commander warned both the US and the world of the dangers of a 'Military Industrial Complex' in a speech in 1961?

8. Which naval port city was the largest industrial complex in the world in the 19th century?

9. Who rode the following trusty horses into battle?   
    a. Blackie  
    b. Bucephalus
    c. Marengo
    d. Babieca
    e. Copenhagen
    f. Old Nelson and Roger Leo 

10. The Anglo Zanzibar war in 1896 between Britain and Zanzibar holds which superlative? 

ANSWERS

1. Belligerency

2. Six Answers
    a. Billy dont be a hero (Paper Lace)
    b. The boy in the bubble (Paul Simon)
    c.  The banks of the Nile (Traditional)
    d.  Born in the USA (Bruce Springsteen)
    e.  Sink the Bismark (Johnny Horton)
    f.  Dear diary (Moody Blues)

3. The Royal Scots Greys.   A British heavy cavalry regiment.

4. J.F.K.  and Audie Murphy

5. Three Answers
    a. Gen Sherman  
    b. Albert Einstein 
    c. Bob Dylan

6. Sharks. 

7. President Eisenhower. 

8. The Royal Navy dockyard in Portsmouth.

9. Six Answers
    a. Sitting Bull 
    b. Alexander the Great
    c. Napoleon
    d. El Cid
    e. Wellington
    f. George Washington

10. The shortest war.  (About 40 min.)

 

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