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Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck: Quiz


Question 1: Between 1904 and 1906 he was assigned to ________ (now Namibia) during the Hottentot and Herero insurrection and genocide.
German East AfricaGerman colonial empireGerman South-West AfricaGerman New Guinea

Question 2: Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck was born into the Pomeranian lower nobility while his father was stationed as an army officer at Saarlouis in the Prussian ________.
Halle-MerseburgHesse-NassauRhine ProvincePosen-West Prussia

Question 3: During the early phases of the Great War in August 1914 Lettow-Vorbeck was the commander of a small garrison of 260 Germans and 2,472 Africans in fourteen ________ field companies.
Eritrean AscariEast African Campaign (World War II)AskariEast Africa

Question 4: Determined to destroy a ________ armored train, Indiana takes General von Lettow-Vorbeck (Tom Bell) hostage and attempts to return with him to Allied lines.
SchutztruppeGerman South-West AfricaGerman East AfricaImperial Colonial Office

Question 5: On 25 November 1917 his advance column waded across the river Rovuma into ________.
Mozambique (Portugal)Portuguese EmpirePortugalPortuguese Colonial War

Question 6: From March 1909 until January 1913 Lettow-Vorbeck was commander of the marines of II. Seebatallion [2nd Sea Battalion] at Wilhelmshaven in Lower Saxony, ________.

Question 7: Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (20 March 1870 - 9 March 1964) was a ________ general, the commander of the German East Africa campaign in World War I.
GermansEthnic GermansAustriaGermany

Question 8: In 1900, Lettow-Vorbeck was posted to China as a member of the international alliance forces to quell the ________.
Korean WarSpanish‚ÄďAmerican WarRusso-Turkish War (1877‚Äď1878)Boxer Rebellion

Question 9: On a black charger he led 120 returnees of the Schutztruppe in their tattered tropical uniforms on a victory parade through the ________ which was decorated in their honor.
West BerlinBerlin WallBerlinBrandenburg Gate

Question 10: He participated in the chaotic politics of the ________.
PrussiaWeimar RepublicAdolf HitlerGerman Empire


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