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WAR TRIVIA III

21) What general during the American Revolutionary War originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army?


While a general on the American side, Benedict Arnold obtained command of the fortifications at West Point, New York and planned to surrender it to the British forces. The plan was exposed in September 1780, and he was commissioned into the British Army as a brigadier general.

22) Which of the following was a boarding device used by ancient Roman warships?


The corvus (meaning "crow" or "raven") was a boarding-bridge with a heavy spike designed to pierce the enemy ship's deck when it was lowered.

23) What woman disguised herself as a man and fought alongside her husband during the American Civil War?


Instead of separating from her beloved Keith, Malinda Blalock decided to escape with him by enrolling in the 26th North Carolina Regiment too. She secretly dressed as a young man, cutting her hair and wearing male clothing. The couple would eventually cross Confederate lines and join the Union partisans in the mountains of western North Carolina.

24) Which of the following was a claw-like weapon from India designed to fit over the knuckles?


The bagh naka (or "tiger's claw" in Hindi) consisted of four or five curved blades affixed to a crossbar or glove and designed to slash through skin and muscle.

25) What weapon was developed in 1942 in a secret laboratory at Harvard University?


Napalm is a flammable liquid used in warfare that sticks to skin and causes severe burns. It was used extensively by the United States in incendiary attacks on Japanese cities in World War II as well as during the Korean War and Vietnam War.

26) What war ended with the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651?


The English Civil War (1642-1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") over the manner of England's government.

27) What war lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953?


Although the primary combatants were North and South Korea, the Korean War also became a war of political philosophies as the United States and the People's Republic of China/Soviet Union joined the fighting in an effort to promote their particular forms of government on the Korean peninsula. The War resulted in a stalemate, with the peninsula permanently divided between North and South Korea.

28) Which of the following wars lasted the longest?


The French and Indian War was a nine-year conflict between the British and French colonies in North America with Native Americans fighting for both sides, but primarily for the French. The war resulted with the French losing all of their North American possessions except for a few small island colonies.

29) How many people died in the Korean War?


Including civilians and combatants from intervening nations, more than 2 Million people were killed in the Korean War.

30) What countries were involved in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms?


The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, sometimes known as the British Civil Wars, formed an intertwined series of conflicts that took place in England, Ireland and Scotland between 1639 and 1651.


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