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Trivia Quiz - John Monash - Esteemed Australian General


John Monash's military genius changed the course of World War I, breaking the mind-set of trench war by using infantry in a combined and concerted manner. His contribution to Australia following the war had similar far-reaching effects.

Quiz Number: 5747
Date Submitted: April 24, 2018
Quiz Categories: History, World War I, Australian History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 100 percent
Times Taken: 1 times
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1. John Monash was born in Melbourne on 27 June, 1865 to parents of what descent?
  A.   German/Jewish
  B.   Romany/Catholic
  C.   Russian/Orthodox
  D.   Scottish/Presbyterian

2. Before his enlistment in the Australian Army John Monash (1865-1931) was primarily involved in what occupation?
  A.   Architecture
  B.   Engineering
  C.   Law
  D.   Medicine

3. What social misdemeanour did John Monash commit before enlisting in the army?
  A.   Was gaoled for being drunk and disorderly on 1 January, 1901.
  B.   He and his soon-to-be-wife conceived a child out of wedlock.
  C.   Conducted an affair with a married woman
  D.   Advocated open marriages in a piece he wrote for the Melbourne University newspaper

4. In the army Monash was brilliant with his organisation of men and materials and produced a pamphlet with what title outlining his philosophy?
  A.   Motivating Military Men
  B.   The Essentials of Leadership
  C.   Modern Warfare Fundamentals
  D.   100 Hints for Company Commanders

5. John Monash strategic brilliance was put to good effect when the Allies won their first decisive battle at Hamel. How long did this battle take?
  A.   93 minutes
  B.   5 hours
  C.   18 hours
  D.   3 days

6. At what battle in August, 1918 did Monash win his greatest victory; a day described by Ludendorff as "a black day for the German Army"?
  A.   Fromelles
  B.   Somme
  C.   Ypres
  D.   Amiens

7. Which famous soldier said of John Monash "he was the best general on the western front in Europe."?
  A.   Ferdinand Foch
  B.   Bernard Montgomery
  C.   John Pershing
  D.   Douglas Haig

8. Like all of us, John Monash had his faults. Which of the following was not cited as one of his?
  A.   a hunger for status
  B.   craving for publicity
  C.   exaggerating his men's achievements
  D.   a disregard for his men's lives

9. Following his war service John Monash continued to play an active role in the life of Australia. Which of the following did he not do?
  A.   Played a consulting role in the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  B.   General Manager of the Victorian Electricity Commission
  C.   Vice Chancellor of Melbourne University
  D.   Advocated strongly for the care of returned servicemen

10. Although John Monash received no awards or honours following November, 1918, his service was acknowledged in many ways. Which of the following has not been named after him?
  A.   freeway in Melbourne
  B.   Australian warship
  C.   federal electorate
  D.   university


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