Elements of Battle Quiz

When you examine military conflicts you come to recognize that what we call “battles” are often a unique crystallization of a combination of geography, forces, leaders, strategies/tactics, and chance. Here is a quiz to test your MHIQ (Military History Intelligence Quotient). I’ll list some elements from a battle and you name it. Answers are at the bottom.

1.
Herr Ridge
Devils Den
The Angle

2.
Spartakovka
Mamayev Kurgan
Chuikov

3.
Themistocles
Mount Aegaleo
Trireme

4.
Hougoumont
Gebhard von Bl├╝cher
Old Guard

5.
Sir Douglas Haig
Bazentin Ridge
Debut of The Tank

6.
Chard and Bromhead
Impi
The Hospital

7.
Iron Bottom Sound
Canberra and Chicago
Admiral Mikawa

8.
Saint Crispin’s Day
Pailings
Henry V

9.
Captain H.R. McMaster
Tawakalna Division
M1 Abrams

10.
Julius Caesar
River Enipeus
Pompey

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Answers:
1. Gettysburg 2. Stalingrad 3. Salamis 4. Waterloo 5. The Somme 6. Rorke’s Drift 7. Savo Island 8. Agincourt 9. 73 Easting 10. Pharsalus

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