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Trivia Quiz - The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo had long-lasting effects that shaped Europe and the world for over two hundred years. Test your knowledge of Wellington, Napoleon and the events of this fateful battle.

Quiz Number: 5824
Date Submitted: November 17, 2019
Quiz Categories: History, British History, French History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 63.9 percent
Times Taken: 28 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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The Battle of Waterloo

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1. The Battle of Waterloo was fought June 18, 1815 in what present day European nation?
  A.   France
  B.   Germany
  C.   Belgium
  D.   Spain

2. The English forces of the Duke of Wellington were ably supported by General Blucher leading his troops of what nationality?
  A.   Russian
  B.   Dutch
  C.   Danish
  D.   Prussian

3. What natural event played an important role in the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo?
  A.   thunderstorm
  B.   eclipse of the Sun
  C.   gale force winds
  D.   heatwave

4. The British cavalry that played a decisive role was commanded by whom?
  A.   Michel Ney
  B.   Lord Uxbridge
  C.   Lord Ewart
  D.   William, Prince of Orange

5. How long did the Battle of Waterloo last?
  A.   three hours
  B.   six hours
  C.   nine hours
  D.   seventeen hours

6. What body of French soldiers was almost wiped out during the final stages of the battle?
  A.   Republican Guard
  B.   Supreme Guard
  C.   The People's Guard
  D.   Imperial Guard

7. What item was in popular demand, taken from the bodies of many dead soldiers?
  A.   hair
  B.   boots
  C.   teeth
  D.   money

8. Which of the following occurred during the Battle of Waterloo?
  A.   Wellington's troops could have shot Napoleon but Wellington ordered them not to.
  B.   Napoleon fell from his horse at a vital stage in the battle.
  C.   Napoleon's troops could have shot Wellington but Napoleon ordered them not to.
  D.   Wellington and Napoleon spoke briefly at the end of the battle.

9. The Battle of Waterloo has what alternative name?
  A.   Le deluge
  B.   Europe's Salvation
  C.   La Belle Alliance
  D.   Napoleon's Demise

10. It is alleged the Duke of Wellington later said the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of which English school?
  A.   Harrow
  B.   Rugby
  C.   Westminster
  D.   Eton®   

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