Naval History Quiz Questions

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Naval History Quiz Questions

The Navy is an important part of the armed forces. How much history do you know of this important section of our community? Take up the quiz below and learn its history. All the best and enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the names of the first four steel vessels?
    • A. 

      Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Dolphin

    • B. 

      Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dolphin

    • C. 

      Chicago, Dolphin, Constitution, United States

    • D. 

      Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dolphin

  • 2. 
    In the battle of Flamborough Head, ____(year) Captain _________________ commanded the ______________ in the victory over the HMS __________, which was protecting a merchant convoy. Enter answers comma separated and in order from left to right. Ex. Answer1, Answer2, etc.
  • 3. 
    One of the three amphibious operations was the Landing in North Africa in 1942
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    One of the WWII three amphibious landings was the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of these three battles occurred by complete surprise. The Japanese planned an trap of the US Pacific Navy. Chester Nimitz had decoded their message and caught them by suprise
    • A. 

      Battle of Midway

    • B. 

      Tarawa Atoll

    • C. 

      Battle of the Philippine Sea

    • D. 

      Battle of Hampton Roads

  • 6. 
    Woman were allowed to serve in the US Navy during WWI but when the Naval Appropriation Act came out in 1919 they were all kicked out
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Woman in the US Navy during WWI were referred to as _______.
  • 8. 
    The first black Naval Service members were restricted to the Messmen's Branch. They were allowed in any rate in 1942 but the training ans assignments were still segregated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The first US Aircraft Carrier was the USS __________ built in ____. Her deck was built on top of a pre-existing unused Naval Ship. Enter the two answers with a comma and a space between them.
  • 10. 
    What was the most famous confederate raider?
    • A. 

      Arkansas

    • B. 

      Alabama

    • C. 

      Alaska

    • D. 

      Arizona

  • 11. 
    Often times the weaker Naval force among those at war will participate in what is known as guerrilla (commerce raiding) attempts to prevent direct confrontation with the enemy force.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan is best known fro authoring which book?
    • A. 

      The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1760-1800

    • B. 

      The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1812-1883

    • C. 

      The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783

    • D. 

      The Strategists Guide to Naval Warfare

  • 13. 
    The navy was the first to authorize the services of women. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Battle of the Philippines was also known as the Marianas Duck Shoot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Briefly describe the significance of Stephen Decatur.
  • 16. 
    The Barbary wars of ________, were declared by _________ (city)
    • A. 

      1901-1905, Tripoli

    • B. 

      1901-1905, Cairo

    • C. 

      1801-1805, Tripoli

    • D. 

      1801-1805 Cairo

  • 17. 
    The first 6 warships under the auspices of the war department were approved in the 1794 Navy Act.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The Battle of Manila Bay was won by Commodore George Dewey
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    All of the above took place in the Pacific under the Command of Chester Nimitz during WWI
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which was the first Ballistic submarine?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Nautilus

    • C. 

      Trident

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 21. 
    Which was the first nuclear submarine
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Nautilus

    • C. 

      Trident

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 22. 
    What is the date of the Pearl Harbor attack? MMDDYYYY
  • 23. 
    What is the date of the Invasion of Normandy? MMDDYYYY
  • 24. 
    The bold Naval Amphibious assault in Korea occurred at? in what year? Separate with a comma and a space.
  • 25. 
    Extra Credit: When is Flag Day? MMDD
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