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What German general in World War II was given the sobriquet 'The Desert Fox'?Erwin Rommel
85.6%
Who was the most recent American general who went on to become President?Dwight D. Eisenhower
85.5%
Who commanded the Continental Army during the War of American Independence?George Washington
85.1%
What French heroine is known as 'The Maid of Orleans'?Joan of Arc
84.1%
What Soviet city endured an 872-day siege by German forces during the Second World War?Leningrad
83.5%
What ancient city fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453?Constantinople
81.6%
Although remembered as a Frenchman, Napoleon Bonaparte was actually born on what island?Corsica
76.9%
Who was the Spanish conquistador famous for conquering the Aztec Empire with a few hundred men?Hernan Cortes
76.4%
What was the code name given to the operation known to history as D-Day, or the invasion of Normandy in 1944?Operation Overlord
69.4%
What is the name of the military formation used by Ancient Greek armies during the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars?The Phalanx
65.5%
What other 20th Century war (besides World War II) fought by the Empire of Japan opened with a surprise attack on an enemy naval base?The Russo-Japanese War
63%
What was the name given to the portion of the Seven Years' War fought in North America?The French and Indian War
61.6%
What battle of the Persian War saw Spartan king Leonidas sacrifice himself and 300 Spartans to buy time for the rest of Greece to prepare?Thermopylae
59.3%
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At what battle was a shot fired that is known to history as 'the shot heard round the world'?The Battle of Lexington
52.3%
What name was given to the alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire during the First World War?The Central Powers
50.1%
Where did the Germans first employ the use of chlorine gas in the First World War?Ypres, Belgium
48.6%
What was the name of the typical Roman legionary's short sword?Gladius
44.2%
What famous American frigate defeated the HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812?USS Constitution
41.8%
What battle saw Hannibal Barca decisively defeat a Roman army of 70,000 men?Cannae
39%
Who commanded the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg?George G. Meade
38.2%
What Crimean War battle was memorialized in the poem, 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'?Balaclava
37.3%
In what battle of the Zulu War did roughly 150 British soldiers defeat a Zulu army of nearly 4,000?Rorke's Drift
32.6%
What was the first war fought by the United States entirely outside its own territory?The First Barbary War
19.5%
At what battle did Constantine the Great claim he saw a vision that led to his conversion to Christianity?The Battle of the Milvian Bridge
15.8%
What 1896 battle with Italian invaders secured the survival of the Ethiopian Empire, at least for another 41 years?Adowa
10.9%
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