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Ultimate Military Trivia Challenge


Ultimate Military Trivia Challenge

Question 1 of 11.

Situational Awareness is best defined as

1. The practice that links several battlefield functions together to assist a combat force in employing its sensors and managing the information they gather.
2. The concerns and factors that can affect the environment within an Area of Operations.
3. The knowledge, in near real-time of the geographical location of forces.
4. The combined knowledge of friendly forces, hostile forces and other relevant aspects of the Battle space.
Question 2 of 11.

Which of the following options best outlines the unit and sub-unit organizations in an infantry hierarchy (highest - lowest).

1. Battalion, Company, Platoon, Section
2. Company, Section, Platoon, Battalion
3. Brigade, Company, Section, Platoon
4. Battalion, Platoon, Company, Section
Question 3 of 11.

This naval battle took place shortly after the Spartan stand at Thermopylae, and it checked the Persian advance in Greece.

1. Battle of Marathon
2. Battle of Gaugamela
3. Battle of Salamis
4. Battle of Chaeronea
Question 4 of 11.

Which legendary Carthaginian general is said to have sworn undying enmity against Rome prior to carrying out a nearly 20-year military campaign against the city and its allies?

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1. Vercingetorix
2. Attila
3. Genghis Khan
4. Hannibal
Question 5 of 11.

The sinking of this ocean liner during the final months of World War II in Europe was the deadliest maritime disaster in history.

1. Wilhelm Gustloff
2. Queen Elizabeth
3. Scharnhorst
4. Bismarck
Question 6 of 11.

When this German officer surrendered at Stalingrad in January 1943, he became the first field marshal in German history to be captured.

1. Friedrich Paulus
2. Erwin Rommel
3. Gerd von Rundstedt
4. Erich von Manstein
Question 7 of 11.

Which of the following military organizations, in general terms, is the smallest military unit capable of independent operations?

1. Brigade
2. Battalion
3. Section
4. Company
Question 8 of 11.

How many years did World War II last?

1. 4
2. 6
3. 8
4. 5
Question 9 of 11.

Which World War I battle is regarded as the first widespread use of tanks in combat?

1. Battle of Verdun
2. Battle of the Marne
3. Battle of Cambrai
4. Battle of Caporetto
Question 10 of 11.

Which of the following military branches are considered the "Combat Arms?"

1. Infantry, Signals, Intelligence and Armour
2. Armour, Infantry, Engineers and Artilliery
3. Armour, Infantry, Combat Air and Artilliery
4. Infantry, Security, Armour and Artillery
Question 11 of 11.

Which of the following are characteristics of a Battle Group?

1. Is usually formed around an infantry company. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.
2. Is usually formed around an infantry battalion. Could include anti-tank capability, air defence detachment and an artillery element. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.
3. Is usually formed around an infantry platoon. Could include anti-tank capability, air defence detachment and an artillery element. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.
4. Is usually formed around an infantry brigade. Is flexible and can be restructured quickly to cope with changing situations.

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