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Army Rangers develop specialized skills that make them effective in nearly any kind of tactical operation. How much do you know about these elite soldiers?

The Battle of Mogadishu, which involved Army Rangers, was immortalized in which film?

  • "Three Kings"
  • "Black Hawk Down"
  • "The Thin Red Line"

The term "ranger" first came into common use during which conflict?

  • The War of 1812
  • The Spanish-American War
  • The French and Indian Wars

During which conflict were AMERICAN soldiers first officially named Rangers?

  • The Civil War
  • The American Revolution
  • World War I

When were the U.S. Rangers first active?

  • 1751
  • 1821
  • 1911

After the Civil War, for how long were the Army Rangers inactive?

  • 15 years
  • 25 years
  • 50 years

During WWII, the 6th Ranger Battalion rescued POWs from a camp in which country?

  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Japan

Which American president was an Army Ranger?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Bill Clinton

Ranger John Singleon Mosby earned which nickname during the Civil War?

  • Spirit Hunter
  • Gray Ghost
  • Death Phantom

The World War II version of U.S. Army Rangers used standards developed by commandos from which country?

  • Ireland
  • Britain
  • Germany

The United States Mounted Ranger Battalion appeared in only one conflict. Which conflict was it?

  • The Black Hawk War
  • The War of 1812
  • The Civil War

How many Ranger companies were formed during the Korean War?

  • seven
  • 10
  • 15

How many rules were in Robert Rogers "Rules of Ranging?"

  • eight
  • 18
  • 28

During which conflict did the only all-black Ranger group form?

  • Vietnam War
  • The Civil War
  • Korean War

How many men were initially accepted into the 2nd Ranger Company during the Korean War?

  • 450
  • 135
  • 90

What's the motto of the Army Rangers?

  • "Hi, Ho Rangers Go"
  • "Rangers Lead the Way"
  • "Look at My Very Large Weapon"

During which conflict was the Rangers motto spontaneously born?

  • The Korean War
  • World War II
  • The Civil War

What is the duration of the current Ranger School?

  • 58 days
  • 61 days
  • 69 days

Rangers are trained to be able to deploy on about how many hours notice?

  • 24 hours
  • 18 hours
  • 12 hours

In what year did the first women graduate from Ranger School?

  • 2010
  • 2016
  • 2015

After the attacks of 9/11, where were Rangers first deployed?

  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan

Where is the Ranger School located?

  • Fort Sill
  • Fort Benning
  • For Rucker

As of 2016, how many battalions of Rangers are serving?

  • nine
  • eight
  • four

A commander named Turner Ashby led a company known as the Mountain Rangers during which conflict?

  • The Vietnam War
  • The Civil War
  • World War II

In what year was a Desert Phase added to the Ranger School training regimen?

  • 1983
  • 1990
  • 2001

After graduating from Ranger school, soldiers are presented with the Ranger tab, which features what?

  • A swooping eagle
  • A snarling lion
  • The word "Ranger"

What's the failure rate for the first three days of Army Ranger School?

  • 60%
  • 70%
  • 80%

During the so-called "walk phase" of Army Ranger School, what do soldiers learn?

  • anti-terrorism skills
  • mountaineering skills
  • desert survival skills

Where does the mountain training phase of Ranger School take place?

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Georgia

In what kind of environment does the "run" phase of Army Ranger School take place?

  • desert
  • swamp
  • mountain

In which year was the Ranger School established at Fort Benning?

  • 1912
  • 1950
  • 1963