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Naval Warfare History Quiz

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The Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C. saw the Greeks fight against what imperial power that was trying to conquer their homeland?
Persia
Rome
Mongolia
Carthage

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Hunter killers are naval warships that are designed to destroy what other types of naval craft?
Patrol boats
Cruisers
Submarines
Aircraft carriers

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The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval fight of what war?
World War One
World War Two
The War of 1812
The French Revolutionary War

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Oliver Hazard Perry became an American hero for his unlikely victory at what battle during the War of 1812?
The Battle of Lake Erie
The Battle of Fog Flatts
The Battle of the Tiber
The Battle of Hudson Bay

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The Ottoman corsairs were often called by what pirate name that referred to the region of North Africa that they sailed from?
The Renminbi Pirates
The Barbary Pirates
The Galloway Pirates
The Stopway Pirates

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What massive 1906 British battleship whose name means "Fear Nothing" inspired an entire class of warships to bear its name if they were built similarly to it?
The H.M.S. Well-Alone
The H.M.S. Dreadnought
The H.M.S. Carrier
The H.M.S. Veritas

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The Battle of Tsushima was a major victory that the nation of Japan scored in 1905 against what nation?
Russia
The U.K.
Indonesia
Iran

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The Ancient Byzantines equipped some of their warships with what device that would spray fire across the decks of their opponents' vessels?
Brightglas
Redrum
Faustus
Greek Fire

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Robert Maynard was a naval commander who hunted down and slew what famous pirate captain?
Calico Jack
Black Bart
Captain Kidd
Blackbeard

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What 1571 battle between European powers and the Ottoman navy is called the largest naval battle in western history since over 400 individual warships were involved?
The Battle of Balto Strait
The Battle of Isla Grun
The Battle of Lepanto
The Battle of Trafalgar

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What is the common name given to the dominant Spanish naval fleet that the English defeated in 1588?
The Five Hundred Sails
The Spanish Armada
The King's Key
The Port Makers of Spain

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What 1942 naval battle between Japan and the U.S.A. is notable for being the first major engagement where opposing ships never sighted nor fired upon one another as they instead launched aircraft to battle?
The Battle of Okinawa
The Battle of Iwo Jima
The Battle of the Philippines
The Battle of the Coral Sea

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What is the term for the multi-decked 3-or-more-masted vessels that were built to be merchant ships from the 16th to the 18th Centuries but which were often employed for naval warfare?
Striga
Blockades
Harriers
Galleons

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The Vikings were naval raiders and warriors that hailed primarily from what region of Europe?
The Iberian Peninsula
The Ural Plateau
Donbas
Scandinavia

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What is the term for the modern naval vessels that ferry aircraft into battle?
Beacons
Destroyers
Carriers
U-Boats

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What types of aircraft carriers named for an American admiral are considered to be the largest naval warships currently in use?
Rogers-class
MacArthur-class
Nimitz-class
Patton-class

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Alvaro de Bazan was a Spanish naval commander who arguably never lost a battle. His personal galley was named La Loba which is Spanish for which of the following?
The Tempest
The Joyful Sound
The She-Wolf
The Cannonball

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The Battle of Hampton Roads was a clash where the first ironclad vessels fought one another. This battle was a part of what war?
The American Civil War
World War One
The Seven Years' War
The Napoleonic Wars

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What is the name of the renowned British officer known for his outstanding victories at the Battle of Trafalgar and his campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars?
Glenn Tupper
Dwight Orn-Holler
Horatio Nelson
Gregory Pitcher

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The Spanish defeat of the English Armada in 1589 marked a renewed period of naval influence for what legendary Spanish monarch?
Myson IV
Alexander III
Philip II
Ferdinand I

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What American warship earned the nickname "Old Ironsides" because of its thick hull that managed to deflect cannonballs?
The U.S.S. Washington
The U.S.S. Roosevelt
The U.S.S. Liberty Bell
The U.S.S. Constitution

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The Battle of the Nile in 1798 saw the British navy defeat the forces of what other nation to gain dominion in the area?
France
Spain
Italy
The Ottoman Empire

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What British naval commander helped destroy the Spanish Armada and also became famous for circumnavigating the globe in a single voyage?
Walter Scott
Francis Drake
Neville Chamberlain
Roger Dale

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Yi Sun-Sin is one of Asia's most famous naval commanders thanks to his heroic exploits in the Imjin War. What country did Yi fight for in this conflict?
Korea
China
Japan
Indonesia

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What is the common name used to refer to German submarines during World War One and World War Two?
Naval Warfare History Quiz
U-Boats
Block Boats
Flamberges
Sub-Brigades

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The Battle of Diu in 1509 saw what Iberian nation conquer merchant ports across India?
Portugal
Switzerland
Germany
The Netherlands

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What 1942 naval battle saw the American Navy turn the tide of World War Two in the Pacific by sinking four major Japanese aircraft carriers that were full of planes and personnel?
The Battle of Pearl Harbor
The Battle of Okinawa
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Bikini Atoll

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One of the first wars that the United States engaged in following the Revolution was the 1801 battle against what pirate force?
The Ohio River Pirates
The Gulf of Mexico Raiders
The Nolon Privateers
The Barbary Pirates

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Walter Raleigh was a British naval commander and politician who helped fight off the Spanish Armada. Raleigh would be executed because he raided Spanish colonies while searching for which of the following?
Shangri-La
El Dorado
The Fountain of Youth
The Holy Grail

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