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War Office: Quiz


Question 1: The government of Herbert Asquith attempted to resolve this during the ________ by appointing Lord Kitchener as Secretary for War, making him the first and only soldier to hold the post.
Armenian GenocideWestern Front (World War I)Caucasus CampaignWorld War I

Question 2: In 1936, the government of ________ appointed a Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, who worked outside of the War Office.
Harold MacmillanStanley BaldwinNeville ChamberlainWinston Churchill

Question 3: The War Office was a department of the British Government, responsible for the administration of the ________ between the 17th century and 1963, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.
Territorial Army (United Kingdom)British Armed ForcesRoyal Military PoliceBritish Army

Question 4: When ________ became Prime Minister in 1940, he bypassed the War Office altogether and appointed himself Minister of Defence (though there was, curiously, no ministry of defence until 1947).
Margaret ThatcherJoseph StalinHarold MacmillanWinston Churchill

Question 5: The disastrous campaigns of the ________ led to the consolidation of all administrative duties in 1855 under the Secretary of State for War, a Cabinet post.
Crimean WarRussian Civil WarGreat Northern WarRusso-Turkish War (1877–1878)

Question 6: His resistance to reform caused military efficiency to lag well behind Britain's rivals, a problem which became painfully obvious during the ________.
Second Boer WarSouth African Wars (1879–1915)Sanna's PostSouth Africa

Question 7: Between 1906 and its abolition in 1964, the War Office was based in a massive neo-Baroque building, completed in 1906, located on Horse Guards Avenue in Whitehall, ________.

Question 8: ________ continued this arrangement when he came to power in 1945 but appointed a Minister of Defence for the first time in 1947.
Margaret ThatcherRamsay MacDonaldClement AttleeWinston Churchill

Question 9: It worked alongside the Admiralty, responsible for the Royal Navy, and the (much later) ________, which oversaw the Royal Air Force.
Royal Naval Air ServiceBritish ArmyAir MinistryHugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard

Question 10: The name "War Office" is also often given to the former home of the department, the Old War Office Building on Horse Guards Avenue, ________.


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