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Oliver Hazard Perry Quiz

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Oliver Hazard Perry is best known as a hero of what war which is also sometimes called The Second Revolutionary War?
The War of 1812
The Mexican-American War
The Civil War
The Spanish-American War

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During the War of 1812, Perry and the rest of America fought against what European power?
Spain
Prussia
Great Britain
France

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What September 10, 1813 battle was famous because of how it saw Perry rise to become a military hero by defeating a British naval force?
The Battle of Lake Superior
The Battle of Lake Erie
The Battle of Lake Michigan
The Battle of Lake Ontario

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Before his famous exploits during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry served in the American Navy during the Quasi War of 1798-1800. America fought against what other nation during the Quasi War?
France
Great Britain
Spain
Russia

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Perry also fought in the Barbary Wars which were so named because they were fought against the Barbary states in what continent?
Australia
Africa
Europe
South America

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Which of the following quotes was made famous by Perry when he adopted it as his battle cry?
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"Don't give up the ship."
"Let the waves sort you out."
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
"I have not yet begun to fight."

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Perry's famous quote "Don't give up the ship" was originated by what friend and colleague of Perry's whom Perry hoped to honor by utilizing this battle cry?
Lorenzo de Carte
Laurel Douglas
James Lawrence
Joshua Laurence Chamberlain

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Perry ended up with a fair amount of controversy on his back after he criticized the performance of what subordinate at the Battle of Lake Erie?
John Tyler
Edward Braddock
James Wolfe
Jesse Elliott

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Another one of Perry's famous quotes was which of the following lines that he said in a letter to William Henry Harrison following a major victory?
"That's one small step for man."
"We have met the enemy, and they are ours."
"War is Hell."
"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

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In 1814, Perry was involved in the defense of what geographic region where water flows around Maryland up into Pennsylvania?
The Lohengrin Bay
Monteray Bay
Put-in-Bay
Chesapeake Bay

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Perry was once challenged to a duel by one Captain John Heath. What was the outcome of this duel?
Perry was shot dead.
Heath was shot dead.
Both men missed and called the affair off out of embarrassment.
Heath missed Perry and Perry spared Heath's life by refusing to shoot back.

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Oliver Hazard Perry and John Heath fought their duel in the same spot that Aaron Burr killed what Founding Father in a duel just years prior?
Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Benjamin Franklin
John Adams

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Oliver Hazard Perry was the elder brother of Commodore Matthew Perry who helped open diplomatic relations between America and what other country?
Japan
Cuba
India
Australia

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The Oliver Hazard Perry Victory and International Peace Monument is located in what island village of Lake Erie?
Perry
Osh-um Point
Put-in-Bay
Rubbadub Village

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Oliver Hazard Perry died at sea after meeting what famous historical figure to help extend diplomatic ties between the U.S.A. and South America's emerging republics?
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Roman Abramovich
Lech Walesa
Che Guevara
Simon Bolivar

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