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Trivia Quiz - The “41 for Freedom” - The First Flight of Ships


Namesakes for the 41 for Freedom, the original Ballistic Submarines in the US Navy.

Quiz Number: 4231
Date Submitted: January 01, 2012
Quiz Categories: American History, American Military
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 62.7 percent
Times Taken: 11 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. The SSBN-598 slipped underwater on the first strategic FBM patrol on 15 November 1960. Who was the ship fittingly named for?
  A.   Benjamin Franklin
  B.   George Washington
  C.   John Hancock
  D.   Benedict Arnold

2. The SSBN-599 departed for patrol on 31 January 1961 - what firebrand provided the name for her?
  A.   Robert Heinlein
  B.   Patrick Henry
  C.   John Paul Jones
  D.   Thomas Edison

3. SSBN-600 is named for a famous NY gentleman that later became US President. He was famous for using the US Navy to project US Power.
  A.   Martin Van Buren
  B.   Franklin Roosevelt
  C.   Theodore Roosevelt
  D.   Calvin Coolidge

4. The SSBN-601 was built in the early 1960s and was an honor for a man who's family home became the National Cemetary for US Heroes.
  A.   Robert E. Lee
  B.   U.S. Grant
  C.   George Washington
  D.   Thomas Jefferson

5. The SSBN-602 was named for a famous US President and speaker. He led the US through her darkest hours. Who was he?
  A.   George Washington
  B.   Abraham Lincoln
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   Franklin Roosevelt

6. Named for a towering Revolutionary War General, the SSBN-608 was also mentioned in Tom Clancy's famous book, "The Hunt for the Red October."
  A.   Ethan Allen
  B.   George Washington
  C.   Oliver Hazard Perry
  D.   Benedict Arnold

7. This ship, the SSBN-609, was unusually named for a president of a foreign country:
  A.   Sam Houston
  B.   Stephen Dallas
  C.   W. Barret 'Buck' Travis
  D.   James Bowie

8. During the construction of the USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610), the captain requested what unusual musical instrument be installed on the boat, which remained aboard for more than 20 years?
  A.   A theremin
  B.   A Steinway piano
  C.   A church organ
  D.   An electric guitar

9. The SSBN-611 is named for a man credited for his 30 plus years as Chief Justice of the United States:
  A.   John Marshall
  B.   Daniel Webster
  C.   John Q. Adams
  D.   Stephen Douglas

10. The SSBN-618 was named for the "Sage of Monticello." Who was he?
  A.   Thomas Gates
  B.   George Washington
  C.   Patrick Henry
  D.   Thomas Jefferson


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