Dhsnjrotc Ns2 Maritime History Pre-test

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Dhsnjrotc Ns2 Maritime History Pre-test - Quiz

A vast overview of Maritime History.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did Congress authorize the beginning of the Marine Corps?
    • A. 

      7/4/1775

    • B. 

      11/10/1775

    • C. 

      6/22/1777

    • D. 

      4/18/1778

  • 2. 
    Who was the first commander of the Continintal Navy?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      John Paul Jones

    • D. 

      Esek Hopkins

  • 3. 
    Who was in charge of the American troops in the battle of Lake Champlain in 1776?
    • A. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      John Paul Jones

    • D. 

      Esek Hopkins

  • 4. 
    England imposed a tax on the colonies in order to
    • A. 

      Raise money to pay its debts from the war with France

    • B. 

      Stop the colonies from becoming independent

    • C. 

      Discourage trade between England and the colonies

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The American Revolution began at
    • A. 

      Yorktown, Virginia

    • B. 

      Wilmington, North Carolina

    • C. 

      Trenton and Morristown, New Jersey

    • D. 

      Lexington and Concord, Massachusets

  • 6. 
    The battle at Yorktown in 1781 lasted
    • A. 

      Two months

    • B. 

      Three weeks

    • C. 

      15 days

    • D. 

      10 days

  • 7. 
    The end of fighting in the colonies was marked by the British loss at
    • A. 

      Saratoga

    • B. 

      Lake Champlain

    • C. 

      Yorktown

    • D. 

      Ticonderoga

  • 8. 
    The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4,
    • A. 

      1789

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1775

    • D. 

      1763

  • 9. 
    The Peace of Paris in 1783 gave the Americans a territory that extended West to
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      The Pacific coast

    • C. 

      The Mississippi Rever

    • D. 

      Oklahoma

  • 10. 
    The CSS Hunley was a submersible vessel that was designed to pull a torpedo into the side of an enemy ship. Who developed this vessel?
    • A. 

      Union forces

    • B. 

      German forces

    • C. 

      European forces

    • D. 

      Confederate forces

  • 11. 
    The first people known to use sea power were the sailors and traders of ancient
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Phoenicia

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Crete

  • 12. 
    Early warships, which were crewed by trained fighting men and propelled by oars as well as sails, were called
    • A. 

      Frigates

    • B. 

      Trading ships

    • C. 

      Galleys

    • D. 

      Boats of war

  • 13. 
    For many centuries after the fall of Rome in 476 A.D., Europe suffered in the turmoil of the Dark Ages while the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean fell under the control of the
    • A. 

      Moslems

    • B. 

      Byzantine Empire

    • C. 

      Italian states

    • D. 

      Spanish

  • 14. 
    The capital of the Byzantine Empire was at
    • A. 

      Constantinople

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Athens

    • D. 

      Macedonia

  • 15. 
    The longest period of peace in world history was known as the
    • A. 

      Mare Nostrom

    • B. 

      Pax Romana

    • C. 

      Golden Age of Athens

    • D. 

      Crusades

  • 16. 
    Our alphabet is based on the alphabet of what ancient people?
    • A. 

      Phoenicians

    • B. 

      Greeks

    • C. 

      Romans

    • D. 

      Cretans

  • 17. 
    What famous war was fought to secure control of the Turkish Straits in order to insure Greek control of the Aegean-Black Sea trade?
    • A. 

      The Crusades

    • B. 

      The Punic War

    • C. 

      The Trojan War

    • D. 

      The French and Indian War

  • 18. 
    What city is known as the birthplace of democracy in government?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Carthage

    • D. 

      Macedonia

  • 19. 
    The Punic Wars were between what two major powers?
    • A. 

      Rome and Carthage

    • B. 

      Greece and Persia

    • C. 

      Arabs and Christians

    • D. 

      Spain and England

  • 20. 
    King Phillip II sent his Spanish Armada against England in 1588 for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      To retain Spain's supremacy on the seas

    • B. 

      To stop English pricateers from raiding ships

    • C. 

      To bring England back into the Catholic church

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    The first to seek new sea routes to the Indies and the Orient were the
    • A. 

      Portugese

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      English

    • D. 

      Dutch

  • 22. 
    With the treaty of Paris in 1763, the war in North America between France and England ended. Who controlled the world's seas at that time?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 23. 
    After the battle of Salamis of 480 B.C., the great period of peace during which theater, sculpture, writing, and philosophy flourished is known as the
    • A. 

      Age of Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Golden Age of Athens

    • D. 

      Western Civilization Age

  • 24. 
    National wealth was measured by the amount of treasure in the royal vaults. The total wealth of the world was limited. To become richer and more powerful, a nation had to make some other nation poorer through capture of its trade and colonies. This was
    • A. 

      Hanseatic League

    • B. 

      Pax Romana

    • C. 

      Mercantile Theory

    • D. 

      Mare Nostrom

  • 25. 
    In the battle of Lepanto in 1571, Christian forces defeated the
    • A. 

      Greeks

    • B. 

      Ottoman Turks

    • C. 

      Moors

    • D. 

      Romans

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