Sunday, October 24, 1999
Military Quiz 8 Answers
Constructed by Chuang Shyue Chou
Q1) Who fought at the Battle of Lake Peipus in 1242?
Q2) Who was the legendary leader who fought at the Battle of Mount Badon?
Q3) Who won at the Battle of Stamford Bridge?
Q4) What was that infamous 'A whiff of grapeshot' referring to? Who uttered it and why?
Napoleon. He was dispersing a crowd of
Q5) Where did the term 'Fifth Column' originate? Who uttered it?
Spanish Civil War.
Q6) What is the role of a Sukhoi Su-2? How many were built?
Close air support.
Q7) Which climatic battle was fought in 1571? What were its implications?
Battle of Lepanto. The destruction of Turkish naval power.
Q8) What is the last production Lavotchkin (Lavochkin) fighter?
La-15. Several hundred were built and the La-15 remained in service with the VVS until 1954.
Q9) What is the NATO code-name given to the mach-2 capable SVTOL fighter built by the Russians? What is the Russian designation?
Yakolev 141. NATO codename: 'Freestyle'.
Q10) What is the religious-military order that was crusading in Luthuania during the middle ages?
The Teutonic Knights, The Sword Brothers and the Knights of Dobrin.