Thursday, February 04, 2010

Calling All History Trivia Geeks!
Put on your thinking caps, Bloglodytes

Ok, fellow HTGs. As my co-workers and I were bantering back and forth the other day, I thought up a three parter (along with your rating for each one you get right). Remember - no Google searches!

1. Name the three most recent declared wars America participated in. (You're smarter than a 5th grader.)

2. In each of those wars, at least one of the belligerent nations in each was at least technically a monarchy. Name those nations. (You're a half-ways decent armchair historian.)

3. Name the monarchs. (You da man!)

And no looking at any of the answers already given on the comments page!

12 Comments:

Blogger Old Bob said...

Hi, Caveman, I'll take a shot at it (pun intended): 1: WWII, WWI, and the Spanish War. 2: Germany and Spain. 3: Kaiser Wilhelm II and (I think!) Alfonzo XII.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

OB,
Close! SOOOOOO close!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Kathreja said...

WWI, WW2, War of 1812;

Kaizer Wilhelm II, Emperor Hiroihto(sp?), and King George III

7:55 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Kath,
Sooooo close!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

1. Spanish American War, WWI, WWII
2.A. Spain, B. Germany Ottoman Empire,C. Japan and Italy

3. A. Alfonso XIII B. Kaiser Wilhelm II, Mehmed IV C. Hirohito, Victor Emmanuel III

8:49 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Anth,
Sooooo close!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

OK, here's the answers;

1. WWII, WWI, Spanish-American War.


2. WWII - The Japanese Empire, The Kingdom of Italy.

WWI - The German Empire. (We never declared war on the rest of the Central Powers.)

S-A War - The Spanish Empire.


3. WWII - Hirohito, Victor Emmanuel.

WWI - Wilhelm.

S-A War - Alfonso.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

LOL, I just finished a review of a book on T.E. Lawrence, guess I had Ottoman on the brain; now, my feet are propped up on my ottoman.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Korea as the third? Guessing wildly. (Never was covered at school, and none of the vets of it that I know of tell stories.)

11:49 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Anth,
To be honest, I got my own question wrong! I was fairly sure we didn't decleare war on the other Cent Pwrs in WWI (so I got that right), but I would have never gotten Alfonso!

You and Old Bob are on top of things!

5:54 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

Vir, you must have been one heck of a drill instructor; if you'd have been my college professors I'd still be there. As it was I learned how to b.s. my way through an exam without knowing anything. It guess that's why the Marines win and the colleges suck.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

There were no declarations of war from Congress for Korea, Viet Nam, Grenada, Panama, Yugoslavia (aka Serbia and Croatia), Iraq I, Iraq II, or Afghanistan... or the wars on Poverty, Drugs, or Terror.

WWII. The monarchy in question was Japan. Its monarch was the Emperor Hirohito.

WWI. The monarchy in question was Deustchland. Its monarch was Kaiser Wilhelm.

Guessing, here.... The Mexican-American War (Remember the Maine!). No clue regarding the monarchy or the monarch.

well, how bout that. About 67% correct.

10:25 PM  

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