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George Patton Quiz

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George Patton rose to prominence thanks to training he received at what legendary military academy?
Grant University
Virginia Academy
West Point
Fort Benning Military Academy

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One of Patton's less-known contributions was his invention of the M1913. What kind of tool was the M1913?
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A grenade
A walkie-talkie
A hand grenade
A cavalry saber

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Patton competed in the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics in what event?
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The pentathlon
The hundred-meter dash
The shot put
The pole vault

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Patton's first mission came in 1916 when he joined the military expedition to hunt down what outlaw?
John Brown
Pancho Villa
Billy the Kid
Jesse James

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Patton is perhaps most famous for his contributions in inventing tactics for what military technology?
Mortars
Tanks
Bombers
Light-machine guns

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Which of the following nicknames did people commonly refer to Patton by?
"Old Blood and Guts"
"Bulldog"
"Old Ironsides"
"The Terrible"

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Patton and his forces arrived at the city of Bastogne in 1945 to smash through the German offensive line and help win what battle?
The Battle of the Marne
The Second Battle of the Somme
The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of Normandy

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During the Second World War, while stationed in the Mediterranean, Patton commanded what U.S. Army?
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The U.S. Seventh Army
The U.S. Eighth Army
The U.S. Ninth Army
The U.S. Tenth Army

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What is the name of the 1942 operation in which Patton's forces captured Casablanca?
Operation Torch
Operation Touchdown
Operation Icicle
Operation Flax Seed

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Patton was very briefly relieved of his command in World War Two for what reason?
He disobeyed an order to shell civilians.
He slapped shell-shocked soldiers to their senses.
He released three civilian prisoners of war against orders.
He utilized experimental weaponry without permission.

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Following D-Day, Patton commanded what American Army in France and Germany?
The U.S. Third Army
The U.S. Fifth Army
The U.S. Seventh Army
The U.S. Ninth Army

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During the Allied occupation of Germany, Patton received what position?
Chief Military Strategist of the Berlin Border
Ambassador to the Soviet Union
Field Marshall of Relief
Military Governor of Bavaria

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How did Patton pass away at the end of 1945?
Food poisoning
Assassination
An automobile accident
Pneumonia

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