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Trench warfare: Quiz


Question 1: At 3.10 AM on June 7, 1917, 19 mines were detonated by the British to launch the ________.
Battle of the SommeBattle of Arras (1917)Battle of MessinesBattle of Passchendaele

Question 2: However, quiet sectors still amassed daily casualties through ________ fire, artillery, disease, and poison gas.
United States Marine CorpsSniper rifleSpecial forcesSniper

Question 3: The ________, averaged front line tours of six days in 1915 and 1916.
The Calgary Highlanders10th Battalion, CEF1st Canadian DivisionRoyal Winnipeg Rifles

Question 4: The dry chalk of the Somme was especially suited to mining, but with the aid of pumps, it was also possible to mine in the sodden clay of ________.
FlandersSouthern NetherlandsLilleBelgium

Question 5: At the infamous "Quinn's Post" in the cramped confines of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli, the opposing trenches were only 16 yards (15 m) apart and ________ were thrown constantly.
Hand grenadeGunpowderLand mineFrance

Question 6: The German counterpart to the Lee-Enfield was the ________ (.323") Mauser Gewehr 98.
8x64mm S.30-06 Springfield8x68mm S7.92x57mm Mauser

Question 7: ________ were first introduced by the British as a means to break the deadlock of trench warfare.
T-34T-26 tankTankM1 Abrams

Question 8: There were periods in which rigid trench warfare broke down, such as during the ________, but the lines never moved very far.
Battle of the SommeHundred Days OffensiveWestern Front (World War I)Battle of Passchendaele

Question 9: Sheffield, G. D. Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the ________ in the Era of the First World War (2000)
British Armed ForcesTerritorial Army (United Kingdom)British ArmyRoyal Military Police

Question 10: In 1918, it became a weapon of choice for 'StoƟtruppen' (________) with a team of six 'Pionieren' (pioneers) per squad.
Western Front (World War I)StormtrooperTrench warfareWorld War I

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