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Question 1: The victory of the Royal Navy at the ________ was a pivotal point as this was the first true demonstration of naval air power.
Battle of the MediterraneanBattle of CalabriaAttack on Mers-el-KébirBattle of Taranto

Question 2: The Russo-Japanese War and particularly the ________ in 1905 was the first test of the new concepts, resulting a stunning Japanese victory and the destruction of most Russian ships.
Battle of the Yellow SeaBattle of Port ArthurBattle of Chemulpo BayBattle of Tsushima

Question 3: The following February, the Portuguese viceroy destroyed the allied fleet at ________, thus confirming Portuguese domination of the Indian Ocean.
Portuguese EmpireBattle of Diu (1509)Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-GhawriBattle of Chaul (1508)

Question 4: The Yuan Emperor ________ attempted to invade Japan twice with enormous fleets (of both Mongols and Chinese), in 1274 and again in 1281, both attempts being unsuccessful (see Mongol invasions of Japan).
Kublai KhanMongol EmpireÖgedei KhanMöngke Khan

Question 5: Until 1279, the Chinese were able to use their naval power to defend against the Jin to the north, until the ________ finally conquered all of China.
Kalmyk peopleMongolsMonguorBorjigin

Question 6: From the Axumite Kingdom in modern-day Ethiopia, the ________ traveller Sa'd ibn Abi-Waqqas sailed from there to Tang China during the reign of Emperor Gaozong.
Palestinian peopleSyriaIraqArab people

Question 7: In both World Wars, submarines (________ in Germany) primarily exerted their power by using torpedoes to sink merchant ships, as well as other warships.
German Type U 66 submarineGerman Type VII submarineGerman Type XXI submarineU-boat

Question 8: Most memorable of these battles was the raid on the Medway, in which the Dutch admiral ________ sailed up the river Thames, and destroyed most of the British fleet.
Anglo-Dutch WarsSecond Anglo-Dutch WarMichiel de RuyterThird Anglo-Dutch War

Question 9: Admiral Yi is credited ________ (Geobukseon).
Joseon DynastyKorean cannonYi Sun-sinTurtle ship

Question 10: After several minor wars about which we know little, tensions exploded into the Peloponnesian War (431 B.C.) between Athens' ________ and the Spartan Peloponnese.
Ptolemaic KingdomDelian LeagueAchaemenid EmpireAlexander the Great

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