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Trivia Quiz - Naval Quotes in American History

US Naval Quotes throughout history.

Quiz Number: 3993
Date Submitted: August 07, 2011
Quiz Categories: American History, American Military
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 35.6 percent
Times Taken: 36 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6

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Naval Quotes in American History
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1. "Don't give up the ship"
  A.   Stephen Decatur
  B.   James Lawrence
  C.   John Paul Jones
  D.   Bull Halsey

2. "I have not yet begun to fight"
  A.   Stephen Decatur
  B.   David Farragut
  C.   John Paul Jones
  D.   Oliver Hazard Perry

3. "Before we're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell."
  A.   Chester Nimitz
  B.   Bull Halsey
  C.   President Franklin Roosevelt
  D.   Frank J. Fletcher

4. "A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace."
  A.   President William McKinley
  B.   President Woodrow Wilson
  C.   President Franklin Roosevelt
  D.   President Theodore Roosevelt

5. "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way."
  A.   Stephen Decatur
  B.   Oliver Hazard Perry
  C.   David Farragut
  D.   John Paul Jones

6. "I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'"
  A.   President Gerald R. Ford
  B.   President Richard M. Nixon
  C.   President John F. Kennedy
  D.   President Jimmy Carter

7. "We have met the enemy and they are ours..."
  A.   Oliver Hazard Perry
  B.   James Lawrence
  C.   Stephen Decatur
  D.   John Paul Jones

8. "The Navy has both a tradition and a future--and we look with pride and confidence in both directions."
  A.   Admiral George Anderson
  B.   Admiral Arleigh Burke
  C.   President John F. Kennedy
  D.   Commander Howard Walter Gilmore

9. "Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!"
  A.   James C. Dobbin
  B.   Steven Decatur
  C.   Mathew Perry
  D.   David Farragut

10. "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley."
  A.   David Farragut
  B.   Bull Halsey
  C.   George Dewey
  D.   Chester Nimitz®    Introduction    Privacy Policy    Conditions of Use    

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