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MAFVA Christmas Quiz

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Christmas is almost here and I expect you are getting ready for the holiday and some bench time. Before you settle down to making your new kit here’s a little quiz to share with your MAFVA mates.

No prizes for this one… the answers are shown below the questions and I’ve deliberately tried to make it hard. Some of the pub quiz military questions I found on-line were far to easy for you lot. If you disagree with the answers give, don’t complain to me. The were unashamedly lifted from http://www.freepubquiz.co.uk/military-quiz.html. Have a go at them.

And if it’s prizes you’re looking for it’s not too late to enter our Most Wanted Kit competition.

Here we go then…


Quiz I

    1. What’s the name of the United States Army base in North Carolina that’s the largest military installation in the world?
    2. Name the special operations units of the British and Indian armies, set up by Orde Charles Wingate, which saw action during the Burma Campaign of World War II?
    3. What is the name of the much publicised American missile defense system sent to South Korea in 2017?
    4. Where did Queen Elizabeth I give a famous speech to land forces assembled in preparation for repelling the expected invasion by the Spanish Armada?
    5. Name the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy?
    6. Which tank formed the backbone of the U.S. armoured forces in World War Two?
    7. What was the name of the general, known as ‘Black Jack’, who was the Western Front’s commander of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I?
    8. Which army supported Wellington’s British-led Allied army at the Battle of Waterloo?
    9. The sinking of which ship led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy in 1945?
    10. In the Falklands War HMS Sheffield was sunk by what type of missile? And what codename did the British military give to the operation to liberate the Falklands?
    11. Which toy is based on a weapon used by sixteenth century Filipino hunters?
    12. What do the following military acronyms stand for: (a) SLBM, (b) ROE, (c) NATO, and (d) MASH?
    13. What are the RAF and Royal Navy equivalents of the British army rank of Major? (Two answers needed)
    14. Which U.S. Navy ship was named after the World War II Pacific fleet commander?
    15. What’s the name of the Oxfordshire base that’s the largest station of the Royal Air Force?

Answers:

    1. Fort Bragg
    2. The Chindits
    3. THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence)
    4. Tilbury. Essex
    5. HMS Queen Elizabeth and the HMS Prince of Wales
    6. The Sherman
    7. General John Pershing
    8. The Prussian Army
    9. USS Indianapolis
    10. Exocet. Operation Corporate.
    11. Yo-yo
    12. (a) Submarine-launched ballistic missile, (b) Rules of Engagement, (c) North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and (d) Mobile army surgical hospital
    13. Squadron Leader (airforce) and Lieutenant-Commander (navy)
    14. USS Nimitz (named after Chester Nimitz)
    15. Brize Norton

Quiz II

  1. Which branch of the British armed services has the nickname ‘The Andrew’?
  2. What was the nickname of The Lockheed SR-71 long-range reconnaissance aircraft that served the U.S. Air Force between 1964 and 1998?
  3. The Special Air Service (SAS) have been based in which city since 1960?
  4. Who are famous for their kukris?
  5. What was the name of the nuclear missiles carried on British submarines between 1968 and the mid-1990s?
  6. What is the four-wheel high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle produced by produced by AM General better known as?
  7. What the colourful term that means ‘enemy-on-enemy’ fire?
  8. What’s the name of the British maritime patrol aircraft that was retired from service in 2011?
  9. Which American general commanded all U.S. ground forces invading Germany from the west at the end of World War Two in Europe and was last general to hold a five-star rank?
  10. On January 11, 2007, what did China successfully destroyed with a kinetic kill warhead?
  11. What name has NATO given to the family of R-36 intercontinental ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union?
  12. What was a Martini–Henry?
  13. In which two American states are West Point and the The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis? And in which English county is Sandhurst?
  14. Which force are often referred to as Blue Berets?
  15. Originating in Scotland in 1650, which regiment is the oldest in the Regular Army in continuous active service?
  16. Which subsonic cruise missile is primarily used by the the Royal Navy and United States Navy in ship based land-attack operations?
  17. Which British military services or units have the following mottos: (a) ‘if you wish for peace, prepare for war’, (b) ‘by strength and guile’, and (c) ‘ready for anything’?

Answers:

    1. The Royal Navy
    2. Blackbird
    3. Hereford
    4. Polaris
    5. Gurkhas (it’s the distinctive heavy knife with a curved blade)
    6. Humvee
    7. Red on Red
    8. Nimrod
    9. Omar Bradley
    10. A satellite (a non-operational Chinese weather satellite)
    11. Satan missiles
    12. It was the British Army service rifle for 30 years (it entered service in 1871)
    13. New York and Maryland. Berkshire.
    14. United Nations peacekeeping force
    15. Coldstream Guards
    16. The Tomahawk Missile
    17. (a) The Royal Navy, (b) Special Boat Service, (c) Parachute Regiment
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