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Sunday, October 24, 1999

Military Quiz 1 Answers

Constructed by Chuang Shyue Chou

Q1) How many Roman Legions were destroyed at Teutoburger Wald in 9 A.D?


Q2)  Name the earliest known instance of the 'oblique' means of attacking the enemy and who was responsible for it. (This is not in reference to turning the flanks simply, but a more complex manoeuvre involving the denial of the weak flank while concentrating on the other.)

Thebans against the Spartans. Leuctra 371 BC. Earliest known instance. Epaminondas.

Q3) Which was the defence contractor responsible for the losing design of A-9 in the CAS aircraft flyoff in which the Fairchild Republic A-10 eventually won?

Northrop A-9.

Q4) Name two direct predecessors (aircraft) of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Seversky P-35, Republic P-47.

Q5) Name the battle Rameses II fought. Name the enemy.

Kadesh, Hitittes.

Q6) Name the designer of the M-16.

Eugene Stoner.

Q7) Name the designer of the Ultimax 100 LMG.

James S. Sullivan who was on the design team of the AR-15 and AR-18.

Q8) Who spoke of friction in war?

Von Clausewitz.

Q9) She turned up at the Soviet-sponsored World Youth Festival, and posed on a NVA anti-aircraft artillery. Who was that prominent actress of the New Left?

Jane Fonda.

Q10) The Sea Fury is a derivative of a land-based fighter. Name it. Name the manufacturer.

The Hawker Fury/Hawker Tempest/Hawker Typhoon/Hawker Centaurus series of fighters.

Q11) The Sea Hornet is a derivative of a land-based fighter-bomber. Name it. Name the manufacturer.

de Havilland Mosquito. Sea Hornet was a torpedo-bomber.

Q12) There were three prominent commanders of the Spanish War of Succession. Name two.

John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene of Austria, John William Frisco, William of Orange.

Q13) Kurt Tank, the famed designer of the Focke Wulf FW-190, TA-152, TA-154 and more, was responsible for two post-war jets. Which countries did he develop them for?

India (the Marut) and Argentina.

Q14) Name a battle the Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, won.

Blenheim is the most well-known. Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet.

Q15) Who won the Battle of Crecy and the Battle of Poitiers? What was the main instrument of victory?

William II, Black Prince, Welsh (English) longbow.

Q16) What was the Davy Crockett weapon built in the 1950s?

Platoon level infantry nuclear artillery!

Q17) What role was the Vought Vindicator designed for?


Q18) Which other tank was armed with a similar weapon to the M-152 Sheridan?

M60A2. Also known as the Starship on account of its sophistication.

Q19) Give the range years of which the three Indo-Pakistai War was fought.

1947-8, 1967, 1971.

Q20) Which three British battlecruisers were sunk at the Battle of Jutland in 1916?

HMS Indefatigiable, HMS Queen Mary, HMS Invincible.


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