History Club: Napoleon's Invasion Of Russia

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Do you have what it takes to survive Napoleon's invasion of Russia?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are packing for the campaign but a knapsack can only hold so much extra goods! What will you put in there?
    • A. 

      Small personal items and some money

    • B. 

      Some extra food and a blanket

    • C. 

      A knife and some money

    • D. 

      Extra food and water

    • E. 

      Extra clothes and ammunition

    • F. 

      Extra clothes and weapons

    • G. 

      The latest weapon on the market

    • H. 

      Clothes and personal items

    • I. 

      Extra food and clothing

  • 2. 
    Who are you?
    • A. 

      Infantry

    • B. 

      Anybody!

    • C. 

      Artillery

    • D. 

      Cavalry

    • E. 

      Infantry

    • F. 

      A camp follower-family, etc.

    • G. 

      Cavalry

    • H. 

      An officer

    • I. 

      Artillery

  • 3. 
    Where are you from?
    • A. 

      Bavaria

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Austria

    • D. 

      Grand Duchy of Warsaw

    • E. 

      Prussia

    • F. 

      Kingdom of Italy

    • G. 

      Wurttemberg

    • H. 

      Baden

    • I. 

      France

    • J. 

      Westphalia

  • 4. 
    During the early stages of the campaign, your friend collapses and is unresponsive. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Leave him

    • B. 

      If he seems to be dead, leave him but if he seems to be breathing, stay with him and try to catch a wagon.

    • C. 

      If he seems to be dead, leave him but if he seems to be breathing, try to carry him for as long as you can.

    • D. 

      Pour water on him to see if he responds.

    • E. 

      Ask for help

    • F. 

      Stay to bury him

    • G. 

      If he seems to be dead, leave him but if he seems to be breathing, stay with him for a little bit.

    • H. 

      Cover his body with a blanket if he seems to be dead.

  • 5. 
    There is a horse wandering around in the early campaign. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Ignore it

    • B. 

      Try to catch it and eat it and save some for later.

    • C. 

      Try to catch it and eat it and share it with your friends.

    • D. 

      Try to catch it and eat it.

    • E. 

      Try to catch it and eat it.

    • F. 

      Catch it and wait for the owner to come, if not, let it go.

    • G. 

      Catch the horse and claim it. It may be useful someday.

    • H. 

      Try to catch it and eat it.

  • 6. 
    Your regiment has been ordered to assault the town of Smolensk. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Obey orders and follow the assault, but keep your head low and stay behind someone.

    • B. 

      Lead the attack for Emperor and glory!

    • C. 

      Fire your artillery into the town.

    • D. 

      Hide and try to stay alive.

    • E. 

      Throw away your backpack for better mobility and join the attack.

    • F. 

      Lead the attack for Emperor and glory!

    • G. 

      Watch the battle from afar.

    • H. 

      Follow the attack in earnest.

  • 7. 
    The Russians are retreating from Smolensk! What do you do?
    • A. 

      Obey orders and pursue them!

    • B. 

      Look for food in the town

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Organize a foraging party

    • E. 

      Look for valuables in the houses

    • F. 

      Take a break and rest

    • G. 

      Stick with some friends and look for whatever seems useful.

    • H. 

      Loot the dead bodies for anything that might be useful

  • 8. 
    You and your foraging party is ambushed by some peasants! What do you do?
    • A. 

      Regroup together and begin a fighting retreat towards the main column. The supplies must be protected at all costs.

    • B. 

      Break and run, every man for himself.

    • C. 

      Charge them with the bayonet!

    • D. 

      Form a line and deliver a volley

    • E. 

      Form a cluster and wait for reinforcements to arrive.

    • F. 

      Surrender

    • G. 

      Fight and retreat but abandon the supplies to be faster.

  • 9. 
    During the Battle of Borodino, your regiment is charged by Russian cuirassiers. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Lay down flat on the ground.

    • B. 

      Surrender

    • C. 

      Stand your ground!

    • D. 

      Run to a nearby infantry square.

    • E. 

      Hide behind a tree.

    • F. 

      Try to shoot them

    • G. 

      Do nothing

    • H. 

      Join some skirmishers and try to fight it out.

  • 10. 
    You have reached Moscow, but the war is still not over! Moscow has been abandoned by most of its inhabitants and left to the French. What is the first thing you do?
    • A. 

      Find a empty house and get some rest.

    • B. 

      Look for food in places where the French have not gone.

    • C. 

      Find a empty house and shelter with some friends.

    • D. 

      Forage for loot.

    • E. 

      Stare in awe at the Kremlin.

    • F. 

      Find some vodka and drink away.

    • G. 

      Join a foraging party.

    • H. 

      Start Russian dancing

  • 11. 
    The Grande Armee lingers in Moscow. What kind of soldiers do you stick by for survival?
    • A. 

      Those who loot for treasure and expensive clothes.

    • B. 

      Those who are good at finding food.

    • C. 

      Those who follow their officer's orders and maintain discipline.

    • D. 

      I am a lone wolf. #yolo

    • E. 

      Stick with good friends who you can trust.

    • F. 

      Those who are deserting the army.

    • G. 

      Those who play and drink all day.

    • H. 

      Winter is coming...

  • 12. 
    The retreat has begun, yet you can carry only so much loot back. Out of the items listed, what will you bring?2 loaves of bread, 1 bag of gold, 2 expensive fur coats, a cuirass (breastplate armor), jewelry, 2 canteens of vodka, 1 horse, a gilded mirror, 3 silk pants, 1 scarf, a pile of rags.
    • A. 

      2 loaves of bread, the mirror, the cuirass

    • B. 

      1 scarf, 1 horse, 2 fur coats

    • C. 

      The horse, the bread, and the fur coats

    • D. 

      1 bag of gold, the jewelry, 2 canteens of vodka

    • E. 

      3 silk pants, 2 fur coats, 1 scarf

    • F. 

      The cuirass, the horse, and 2 loaves of bread

    • G. 

      Jewelry, 1 bag of gold, 1 horse

    • H. 

      Nothing!

  • 13. 
    You are cold, hungry, and tired. Order is breaking down, and only the fittest are surviving. Those who fall are stripped of their clothes and looted. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Try to restore order.

    • B. 

      Steal and loot as well.

    • C. 

      Steal and loot from the dead, but not the wounded.

    • D. 

      Leave the main column and find your own way back home.

    • E. 

      Don't participate in the looting.

    • F. 

      Just steal clothes from the dead.

    • G. 

      Steal food whenever you can, but let people have their clothes.

    • H. 

      Steal everything.

  • 14. 
    You and a foraging party find a small village. The peasants greet you warmly, and provide you with much needed food. As they feed you and your compatriots and warm you by the fireplace, several of them request to use your muskets to go hunting. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Leave the village alone and secretly.

    • B. 

      Let them take only one gun.

    • C. 

      Sure why not?

    • D. 

      Tell the group to secretly prepare to leave and fight kill the peasants if necessary.

    • E. 

      Agree to accompany the peasants to make sure the guns are returned.

    • F. 

      Continue to gorge food.

    • G. 

      Refuse to let the peasants borrow your guns.

    • H. 

      Just leave immediately.

  • 15. 
    The army camps and goes to sleep in the snow. What is most important?
    • A. 

      Sleep around good friends

    • B. 

      Make sure you are warm

    • C. 

      Steal things while people are asleep

    • D. 

      Just get enough rest to survive the next day.

    • E. 

      Stay awake just in case the Russians attack.

    • F. 

      Hide your belongings while you sleep.

    • G. 

      Make snow angels.

  • 16. 
    The army has finally reached the Berezina River! what do you do?
    • A. 

      Get some rest before you cross it. There is plenty of time.

    • B. 

      Avoid the crowded bridge and swim the river.

    • C. 

      Try to cross the bridge.

    • D. 

      Try to cross the bridge.

    • E. 

      Stay behind and wait for the traffic to clear.

    • F. 

      Join the rearguard to protect the bridge.

    • G. 

      Try to cross the bridge.

    • H. 

      Do nothing.

  • 17. 
    You have the will to survive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The retreat is long and hard. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Try to restore order.

    • B. 

      Steal, lie and cheat to survive.

    • C. 

      Stick with people you trust.

    • D. 

      Hide your belongings from others.

    • E. 

      Surrender to the Russians

    • F. 

      Surrender to the Russians

    • G. 

      Do whatever has to be done to survive-no limits.

    • H. 

      Share your belongings with others who need it most.

  • 19. 
    The army has reached a supply depot, but it is being completely looted by starving soldiers. There is no discipline or organization. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Wait for the soldiers to leave.

    • B. 

      Try to establish order.

    • C. 

      Look in other places for food.

    • D. 

      Rush in and try to grab food.

    • E. 

      Steal food from those who have it.

    • F. 

      Join the mob and try to get food.

    • G. 

      Leave the supply depot and continue on your march.

    • H. 

      Sleep

  • 20. 
    You have managed to obtain some food! What do you do with it?
    • A. 

      Gorge it all because you never know when you will eat next.

    • B. 

      Hide it.

    • C. 

      Share it with those who need it.

    • D. 

      Openly brag about it.

    • E. 

      Throw it away.

    • F. 

      Try to find more food.

    • G. 

      Stop and leave the column to eat the food in secret.

  • 21. 
    There is a unknown body of soldiers in the distance. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Shoot first, ask questions later.

    • B. 

      Hide in the snow and observe.

    • C. 

      Run away.

    • D. 

      Ready your musket, crouch down and wait and see what they do.

    • E. 

      Run at them.

    • F. 

      Use some cloth to make a flag of truce and walk towards them.

    • G. 

      Wave to them and see if they are allies.

    • H. 

      Just ignore them and keep walking away from them.