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Famous Battles

(109 votes)
12 questions
A quiz on famous battles! How well do you know your historic battles?

Where did the famous battle between William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson in 1066 take place?

Hard  16% got this right

The Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson was shot in the eye with an arrow.

What was the name of the wars between 1095 and 1291 intended to recover the holy land?

The Crusades

Bataille de Conquête

The Hundred Years War

The Punic Wars

68% got this right

The Crusades took place all over Europe too.

The D-Day landings in World War 2 took place across 5 different beaches. Can you locate the area?

60% got this right

The 5 beaches were code-named Gold, Sword, Juno, Omaha and Utah.

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle in WW2. Where was it?

Hard  24% got this right

It has since been renamed to Volgograd.

The Battle of Gettysburg was an American war in which conflict?

American Civil War

American Revolutionary War

Mexican - American War

World War I

65% got this right


The Battle of the Somme in WW1 took place in this region.

46% got this right

From the Somme down to Verdun this battlefield was actually quite large.

Which two countries were mainly involved in the battle of Waterloo?

United Kingdom & France

France & Turkey

Ireland & Denmark

Spain & Germany

70% got this right


The Battle of Marathon was a Persian invasion of Greece. Can you locate Marathon?

Hard  33% got this right

The First Persian invasion of Greece, It was fought between the citizens of Athens and a Persian force

The Seige of Madrid was a battle during which conflict?

Spanish Civil War

Spanish Crusade

The Reconquista

War of Spanish Succession

40% got this right


Where did the Pearl Harbor bombings take place?

53% got this right

Pearl Harbor was a US military base in Honolulu Hawaii.

The Battle of Trafalgar was fought between the British and which two countries combined naval fleets?

France & Spain

Belgium & Netherlands

Spain & Portugal

Sweden & Finland

56% got this right

As part of Napoleon's plans to invade England, the French and Spanish fleets combined to control the English Channel.

This island country has been involved in battles like; Siege of Medina, Morean war and an Island of the British in WW2?

Hard  15% got this right

Malta is now independent but has been owned and fought over by many countries and empires.