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Question 1: Roberts argues that the focus on the Baltic was probably unimportant at the time the ships were designed, but was inflated later, after the disastrous ________.
World War IGallipoli CampaignSinai and Palestine CampaignWestern Front (World War I)

Question 2: In summer 1904, after Fisher's appointment as ________, the decision was taken to use 12-inch guns for the next generation of battleships, because of their superior performance at long range.
Roger BackhouseFirst Sea LordFrederick Field (Royal Navy officer)John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

Question 3: The results of some of these developments were illustrated by the successful defence of convoys at the ________ and the Battle of the North Cape.
Convoy PQ 17Battle of the Barents SeaBattle of North CapeBattle of the Atlantic (1939–1945)

Question 4: By comparison with the critical role of submarines during the ________ the commerce-raiding role of battlecruisers was marginal in its impact on the outcome of the war.
World War IIOperation DeadlightBattle of the Atlantic (1939–1945)Norwegian Campaign

Question 5: The use of battlecruisers as commerce raiders was curtailed following an attack by the Admiral Scheer on a convoy guarded by the HMS Jervis Bay, an ________.
Armed merchantmanGerman auxiliary cruiser AtlantisRMS OlympicKriegsmarine

Question 6: They returned to Brest in northern ________ but found this port was vulnerable to Royal Air Force attacks and were obliged to return to Germany.
FranceUnited KingdomItalyCanada

Question 7: However their ________-era armament was weaker and their upgraded armour scheme was still not up to contemporary dreadnought standards.
Armenian GenocideCaucasus CampaignWestern Front (World War I)World War I

Question 8: However, she was surprised by the battleship HMS Duke of York with the cruisers Jamaica, Norfolk and Belfast at the ________ and sunk on 26 December 1943.
Battle of North CapeLast battle of the battleship BismarckBattle of the Atlantic (1939–1945)Convoy PQ 17

Question 9: The line between the battlecruiser and the modern ________ became blurred; indeed, the Japanese Kongō class were formally redesignated as battleships.
Indefatigable class battlecruiserQueen Elizabeth class battleshipLion class battlecruiserFast battleship

Question 10: The ________, which limited capital ship construction from 1922 onwards, treated battleships and battlecruisers identically.
Essex class aircraft carrierWashington Naval TreatyUSS Wasp (CV-7)Imperial Japanese Navy

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