U.S. Military History Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the first American fighter ace?

    • A.

      Eddie Rickenbacker

    • B.

      Raoul Gervais Lufbery

    • C.

      Wilbur Wright

    • D.

      James Jabara

    • E.

      Frank Luke

    Correct Answer
    B. Raoul Gervais Lufbery
    Explanation
    Raoul Gervais Lufbery was the first American fighter ace. He was a French-American pilot who served in the Lafayette Escadrille during World War I. Lufbery achieved a total of 17 confirmed victories, making him the leading American ace at the time of his death in 1918. His skill and bravery in aerial combat earned him the distinction of being the first American to achieve the status of "ace," which is awarded to pilots who have shot down five or more enemy aircraft.

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  • 2. 

    On what hill was the Battle of Bunker Hill really fought on?

    • A.

      Bunker Hill

    • B.

      Little Round Top

    • C.

      Breed's Hill

    • D.

      Bloody Nose Ridge

    • E.

      Mount Suribachi

    Correct Answer
    C. Breed's Hill
    Explanation
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed's Hill. This is a common misconception because the battle was named after Bunker Hill, which was a nearby hill. The American forces fortified Breed's Hill during the battle, leading to the misnaming.

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  • 3. 

    The United States Military Academy is located in what state?

    • A.

      Virginia

    • B.

      Colorado

    • C.

      Taxes

    • D.

      Pennsylvania

    • E.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    E. New York
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New York because the United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, is located in West Point, New York. It is a federal service academy and the primary purpose is to train and educate future officers for the United States Army. The academy is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 50 miles north of New York City.

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  • 4. 

    What was the title of George Custer's memoirs?

    Correct Answer
    My Life on the Plains
    Explanation
    George Custer's memoirs were titled "My Life on the Plains." This suggests that the book focuses on his experiences and adventures while stationed on the American Plains. It is likely that Custer shares personal anecdotes, insights, and reflections on his time there, providing readers with a glimpse into his life and the challenges he faced in that particular setting. The title also implies that the memoirs may offer a unique perspective on the history and culture of the Plains during Custer's lifetime.

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  • 5. 

    How many guns did the U.S.S. Constitution carry?

    • A.

      36

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      72

    • E.

      20

    Correct Answer
    A. 36
    Explanation
    The U.S.S. Constitution carried 36 guns.

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  • 6. 

    What battle was fought on July 21, 1861?

    • A.

      The Second Battle of Bull Run

    • B.

      The First Battle of Bull Run

    • C.

      The Battle of Chimuckla

    • D.

      Battle of Little Big Horn

    • E.

      Battle of Gettysburg

    Correct Answer
    B. The First Battle of Bull Run
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The First Battle of Bull Run. This battle took place on July 21, 1861, during the American Civil War. It was the first major battle of the war and resulted in a Confederate victory. The battle was fought near Manassas, Virginia, and marked the end of the Union's hopes for a quick and decisive victory. It also highlighted the need for better training and organization within the Union army.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following ships were sunk in the Battle of Hampton Roads?

    • A.

      The Cumberland

    • B.

      The Yorktown

    • C.

      The Minnesota

    • D.

      The Monroe

    • E.

      The Maine

    Correct Answer
    A. The Cumberland
    Explanation
    During the Battle of Hampton Roads, the Cumberland was one of the ships that were sunk.

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  • 8. 

    The F-16 is known as the...

    • A.

      Raptor

    • B.

      Hornet

    • C.

      Eagle

    • D.

      Fighting Falcon

    • E.

      Tomcat

    Correct Answer
    D. Fighting Falcon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fighting Falcon because the F-16 is commonly referred to as the Fighting Falcon. This name is derived from its official designation as the F-16 Fighting Falcon by the United States Air Force. The nickname "Falcon" is also commonly used to refer to the F-16 due to its speed, agility, and predatory nature in combat.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following was not a code name for the Normandy beaches during WWII?

    • A.

      Juno

    • B.

      Knife

    • C.

      Omaha

    • D.

      Utah

    • E.

      Gold

    Correct Answer
    B. Knife
    Explanation
    The code names for the Normandy beaches during WWII were Juno, Omaha, Utah, and Gold. Knife was not one of the code names used for the Normandy beaches.

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  • 10. 

    What did the "D" in D-day stand for?

    • A.

      Designation

    • B.

      Destiny

    • C.

      Destruction

    • D.

      Defeat

    • E.

      Destroy

    Correct Answer
    A. Designation
    Explanation
    The "D" in D-day stands for Designation. D-day is a military term used to refer to the day on which a particular operation or event is scheduled to take place. It is commonly used by the military to indicate the start date of a specific mission or battle, without revealing the actual date. The term originated during World War II and has since been used in various military operations.

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