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Question 1: Kuwait – Khafji – Wadi Al-Batin – 73 Easting – Al Busayyah – Phase Line Bullet – Medina Ridge – 2nd Kuwait – ________ – Norfolk
Highway of DeathLiberation of Kuwait campaignBattle of 73 EastingGulf War

Question 2: The brigade commander, ________ David Weisman, decided to pull the battalions back, consolidate, and use his artillery to destroy the aggressive Iraqi infantry.
Lieutenant ColonelCaptain (land)Second LieutenantColonel

Question 3: unit in the battle was the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2nd ACR), mainly a ________ element of VII Corps.
United States Marine Air-Ground Task Force ReconnaissanceSpecial reconnaissanceReconnaissanceUnited States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance

Question 4: It was named for a UTM north-south coordinate line (an "Easting", measured in kilometers and readable on ________ receivers) in the featureless desert that was used as a phase line to measure progress of the offensive.
CompassF-15 EagleInertial navigation systemGlobal Positioning System

Question 5: The ceiling was generally too low for Army aviation or Air Force ________ aircraft to fly during the opening rounds of the battle.
Ground-attack aircraftFighter aircraftAerial warfareClose air support

Question 6: The Battle of 73 Easting was a decisive tank battle fought on 26 February 1991, during the ________, between British-American armoured forces and those of the Iraqi Republican Guard.
Gulf WarSix-Day WarYom Kippur War2006 Lebanon War

Question 7: The ________'s vanguard also included the American 3rd Armored Division (3rd AD) and 1st Infantry Division (1st ID), and the British 1st Armoured Division (1 AD).
Division (military)RegimentCorpsCompany (military unit)

Question 8: The British responded decisively with ________ fire, cannon artillery, and air strikes.
M270 Multiple Launch Rocket SystemAGM-114 HellfireMedium Extended Air Defense SystemFGM-148 Javelin

Question 9: 12 American soldiers were killed in the battle, and an additional 57 were wounded by ________.
British ArmyFriendly fireFalklands WarGulf War

Question 10: Some confusion resulted, with enemy tanks and anti-tank infantry crews operating in the rear of the American lead units, and several ________ incidents occurred.
Friendly fireBritish ArmyGulf WarFalklands War


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