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Battle of Taranto: Quiz


Question 1: [1] He was advised by the captain of Glorious, Arthur L. St.G. Lyster, that her Fairey TSR Swordfish were capable of a night attack; indeed, the ________ was then the only naval air arm capable of it.
BAE Sea HarrierHawker Siddeley HarrierWestland Sea KingFleet Air Arm

Question 2: Air-launched torpedo experts in all modern navies had previously thought that ________ attacks against ships required deep water, at least 30 m (100 ft).
Naval mineSubmarineTorpedoBattleship

Question 3: Half the TSRs were armed with ________ as strike aircraft, half with bombs and flares to act as a diversion.
BattleshipTorpedoNaval mineSubmarine

Question 4: British North African operations, based in ________ suffered from much greater supply difficulties, with convoys having to cross the Mediterranean Sea from depots in Gibraltar.

Question 5: The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft naval attack in history, flying a small number of aircraft from an aircraft carrier in the ________ and attacking the Italian fleet at harbour in Taranto.
Mediterranean SeaAtlantic OceanPacific OceanIndian Ocean

Question 6: The naval Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11 November 1940 – 12 November 1940 during ________.
Soviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarWorld War II

Question 7: In 1940 Italian operations in North Africa around ________ required supply from the Italian mainland.

Question 8: [3] The task force consisted of Illustrious, two heavy cruisers, two light cruisers and four ________.
V and W class destroyerTribal class destroyer (1936)DestroyerFletcher class destroyer

Question 9: The first wave of 12 ________ torpedo bombers left the Illustrious just before 21:00, followed by a second wave of nine aircraft about an hour and a half later.
Fairey IIIFairey AlbacoreFairey SwordfishFairey Gannet

Question 10: Long before the ________, the Italian Royal Navy's First Squadron was based in Taranto.
Armenian GenocideCaucasus CampaignWestern Front (World War I)World War I


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