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WAR TRIVIA IV

31) What percent of Russian males born in 1923 survived World War II?


Only 20% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 survived the war.

32) What revolution resulted in the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty?


The Iranian Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (who was supported by the United States) and its eventual replacement with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

33) What two countries were involved in the Kargil War?


The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC, which serves as the de facto border between the two states.

34) Who was the President of the United States during the Civil War?


Abraham Lincoln refused to recognize the southern states as an independent nation and the Civil War erupted in the spring of 1861. He narrowly won re-election in 1864 against opponents who wanted to sign a peace treaty with the southern states.

35) The United States joined World War I after what ship was sunk by a German submarine?


German justifications for treating the Lusitania as a naval vessel centered on the fact that the ship was carrying hundreds of tons of war munitions, but the sinking caused a storm of protest in the United States as 128 American citizens were among the dead, and helped shift public opinion against Germany.

36) What was the bloodiest battle of the U.S. Civil War?


Confederate General Robert E. Lee was defeated by Union General George G. Meade in a three-day battle near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that left nearly 52,000 men killed, wounded, or missing in action.

37) What woman followed her husband into battle during the American Revolutionary War and took his post when he was killed?


On November 16, 1776, Margaret Cochran Corbin was allowed to accompany her husband into battle as a nurse for injured soldiers. She was standing next to her husband when he fell during battle and took his post firing a cannon until she too was seriously wounded.

38) What queen led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire?


Zenobia became queen of the Palmyrene Empire following her husband's death in 267. By 269, Zenobia had expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect, Tenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 271, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian.

39) Who was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army?


Mary Edwards Walker was captured by Confederate forces during the American Civil War after crossing enemy lines to treat wounded civilians. After the war, she was approved for the highest United States Armed Forces decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honor.

40) What queen defeated and killed Cyrus the Great of Persia?


Tomyris, a Massagetean ruler, led her armies against an attack by Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire. She defeated and killed him in 530 BC.


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