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Military Commanders Throughout History Quiz

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What is the name of the legendary Carthaginian general who fought Rome in the Second Punic War and is perhaps most famous for marching war elephants across the Alps?
Hannibal
Scipio
Romulus
Pyrrhus

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What man was the leader of China's military effort during World War Two and also led its capitalist forces in the subsequent civil war?
Chiang Kai-shek
Sun Yat-sen
Chen Qimei
Bai Chongxi

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What general and later American President led the Union Army to victory during the American Civil War?
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Ambrose T. Burnside
George McClellan
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant

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What is the name of the general who led the Soviet invasion of Germany and the subsequent capture of Berlin which officially collapsed the Nazi war machine?
Nikolai Bukharnin
Andrei Vishinsky
Georgy Zhukov
Vyacheslav Molotov

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What is the name of this tactician whose military exploits in 1187 allowed his forces to reconquer crusader-occupied Jerusalem?
Saladin
Suleiman I
Mehmet the Conqueror
Rihan II

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What is the name of this British military hero who commanded troops in World War One and also led Allied Forces in Europe during Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy?
Dominic Plainfield
Ryan Hollister
Bernard Montgomery
Francis Dougherty

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What is the name of the legendary conqueror and tactician son of Philip II who led Macedon to make it into a vast but fleeting empire?
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Hannibal
Alexander the Great
Scipio
Diogenes

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What is the name of this man who helped lead the Allied forces in the Pacific theater of World War Two?
Bernard Montgomery
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton
Erwin Rommel

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The famous knight and commander William Wallace fought for the independence of what region from English imperial control?
Wales
Spain
France
Scotland

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What is the name of the famous Japanese warlord of the 16th century who nearly conquered Japan only for his successive retainers to finish his work?
Oda Nobunaga
Minonori Yoritomo
Ise Ikagawa
Shiroyama

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What is the oft-used nickname for Frederick I of the Holy Roman Empire who won grand acclaim through his military might?
Constitution
Ironmane
Barbarossa
Beowulf

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What is the name of the legendary "Desert Fox" who commanded German troops in North Africa in World War Two?
Heinz Mueller
Erwin Rommel
Lee Goddard
Baldur von Shirach

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What King of the Greek Molossians waged many costly wars against Ancient Rome that forever tied his name to heavy causalities?
Pyrrhus
Scipio
Julius Caesar
Remus

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What is the name of this legendary American soldier who led the U.S. Third Army in Europe following D-Day?
Norman Oster
Bernard Montgomery
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton

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What is the name of the Ottoman Sultan whose forces conquered Constantinople permanently?
Suleiman I
Saladin
Mehmed the Conqueror
Acyril the Wise

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What is the name of the legendary German tactician, who, during World War One, led his forces to victory at the crucial battles of Tannenberg and Liege?
Erich Ludendorff
Otto von Bismarck
Wilhelm III
Erwin Rommel

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What Spartan King became a legend for fighting to the death with his three hundred warriors against the Persian Empire at Thermopylae?
Diogenes
Leonidas
Pyrrhus
Philip I

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What American General was Supreme Allied Commander in the European Theater of World War Two who led the Allies to victory?
George Patton
Wesley Dempsey
Bernard Montgomery
Dwight Eisenhower

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What tactician and officer led the forces of the Ottoman Empire in World War One with great efficiency allowing them to win The Battle of Gallipoli and who later founded the Republic of Turkey?
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Fevzi Cakmak
Ali Fethi Okyar
Ismet Inonu

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In the 24th and 23rd centuries B.C., what leader founded the Akkadian Empire by conquering the lands of Ancient Sumeria?
Linum the Ambitious
Flinbrosk the Fire
Sargon the Great
Imhul the Stern

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What is the name of this Venezuelan military commander whose tactics freed South America from Spanish imperial control?
Simon Bolivar
Andrei van Hale
Cormag Le Place
Miguel Chevier-Holst

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What is the name of the 5th Century military leader who used his forces to raid the lands of the Roman Empire until his defeat at the Catalaunian Plains?
Charles Martel
Patrick the Gaul
Attila the Hun
Gengis Khan

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What man crossed the Rubicon with his armies an quashed the Roman Republic transforming it into the Roman Empire?
Charlemagne
Constantine
Julius Caesar
Augustus Caesar

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What man in the 12th and 13 Centuries created the Mongol Empire to capture many lands within the vicinity?
Genghis Khan
Kublai Khan
Attila the Hun
Krispus of Mongolia

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What man led the Confederate Army during the American Civil War until his surrender at Appomattox Courthouse?
J.E.B. Stuart
Robert E. Lee
Winfield Scott Hancock
Ulysses S. Grant

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What is the name of this King of Prussia who led his soldiers with great success during the Seven Years' War?
Michael the Great
William the Great
Frederick the Great
Anthony the Great

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What is the name of this commander whose forces won the Mexican-American War?
William Henry Harrison
Andrew Jackson
Ulysses S. Grant
Winfield Scott

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James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm were two effective military commanders who both died in the Plains of Abraham as the final major battle of what war?
The First World War
The American Revolutionary War
The German Peasants' War
The Seven Years' War

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What 17th Century British Lord Protector commanded troops to suppress rebellions through the U.K.?
Augustus Blair
Oliver Cromwell
Lord Byron
Benjamin Braddock

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Andrew Jackson won great acclaim for his decisive victory in what 1815 battle of The War of 1812?
The Battle of New Orleans
The Battle of LePanto
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Fort Necessity

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