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Operation Compass: Quiz


Question 1: The ________ lost 41 officers and 394 men killed and wounded in the attacks and dozens of British tanks had been destroyed or disabled.
1 Gorkha RiflesJat Regiment8 Gorkha RiflesRajputana Rifles

Question 2: Initially the British Middle East Command under General ________ only had about 30,000 troops stationed in Egypt to defend against the approximately 150,000 Italian troops stationed in Cyrenaica.
Alured ClarkeArchibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisFrederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford

Question 3: ________ urged Marshal Italo Balbo, Commander-in-Chief of Italian North Africa and Governor-General of Libya, to launch a large scale offensive against the British in Egypt.
Axis powersBenito MussoliniItalian FascismFascism

Question 4: On 25 March 1941, General Italo Gariboldi replaced Marshal ________.
Italo BalboPietro BadoglioRodolfo GrazianiSecond Italo-Abyssinian War

Question 5: Major-General Noel Beresford-Peirse commanded the 4th Indian Infantry Division and ________ Sir Michael O'Moore Creagh commanded the 7th Armoured Division (the "Desert Rats").
Major GeneralBrigadierMilitary rankBrigadier General

Question 6: The ________ replaced the Indian troops from 14 December.
3rd Division (Australia)2nd Division (Australia)5th Division (Australia)6th Division (Australia)

Question 7: With the arrival of DAK, commanded by General ________, the desert war would take a completely different turn.
Erwin RommelHans-Joachim MarseilleAlbert KesselringRobert Ritter von Greim

Question 8: Following the Italian advance, Wavell ordered the commander British Troops Egypt, Lieutenant-General Sir ________ to plan a limited operation to push the Italians back.
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellHenry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron WilsonAlan Brooke, 1st Viscount AlanbrookeJohn Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort

Question 9: ________
Military history of France during World War IIMilitary history of Italy during World War IIMilitary history of the United Kingdom during World War IIParticipants in World War II

Question 10: But eighty-two tanks had just arrived at ________ and required ten days of "acclimatization" prior to operation.
TripoliLibyaAl Butnan DistrictBenghazi


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