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The Falkland Islands War Quiz
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How much do you know about this brief — but especially fierce — war for control of the Falkland Islands? Test your mettle with this quiz.

Which countries fought in the Falkland Islands War?

  • Argentina and Chile
  • Britain and Argentina
  • Britain and Chile

The Falkland Islands are nearest which continent?

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • South America

Who was the prime minister of Great Britain at the time of the Falkland Islands War?

  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Tony Blair
  • Winston Churchill

Who was the leader of Argentina at the time of the Falkland Islands War?

  • Jorge Rafael Videla
  • Roberto Eduardo Viola
  • Leopoldo Galtieri

True or false: The Falkland Islands are 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) from Great Britain.

  • true
  • false

What action prompted the Falkland Islands War?

  • British invasion
  • coup d'etat
  • Argentine invasion

Who was the governor of the Falkland Islands at the time of the Argentine invasion?

  • Rex Masterman Hunt
  • James Roland Walter Parker
  • Gordon Wesley Jewkes

How many islands are within the maritime borders of the Falkland Islands?

  • 100
  • 200
  • 300

What was the name of the British task force flagship?

  • HMS Hermes
  • HMS Invincible
  • HMS Bristol

What was the population of the Falkland Islands at the time of the war?

  • 820
  • 1,020
  • 1,820

What was the distance of the exclusion zone around the Falkland Islands that was issued by Great Britain?

  • 100 miles (161 kilometers)
  • 200 miles
  • 300 miles

How many ships were in the British task force sent to the Falkland Islands?

  • 93
  • 105
  • 127

Which British military installation served as a vital resupply depot for the British task force during the Falkland Islands War?

  • Ascension Island
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Simonstown, South Africa

True or false: The Argentine naval fleet numbered 13 vessels at the time of the Falkland Islands War.

  • true
  • false

Which Argentine ship was torpedoed, killing the crew of 323 sailors?

  • San Carlos
  • General Belgrano
  • Veinticinco de Mayo

How long did it take for the British task force to reach the Falkland Islands?

  • 20 days
  • 25 days
  • 30 days

Which Argentine jet fighters were used to carry Exocet missiles in the Falkland Islands War?

  • Mirage III
  • A-4 Skyhawk
  • Super Etendard

What type of missile was used by Argentine air force to sink the HMS Sheffield?

  • Stinger
  • Sidewinder
  • Exocet

How many British ships were lost in the Falkland Islands War?

  • six
  • eight
  • ten

What fighter jet did British forces use in the Falkland Islands War?

  • F-35 Lightning
  • Tornado GR4
  • Sea Harrier

How many Argentine ships were lost in the Falkland Islands War?

  • six
  • nine
  • twelve

Where did the British land their ground forces on the Falkland Islands?

  • San Carlos Bay
  • Port Stanley
  • Port Stephens

Which British television news personality said, "I counted them all out and I counted them all back"?

  • Jan Leeming
  • Brian Hanrahan
  • Martin Bell

The Battle of Goose Green took place on which island?

  • East Falkland
  • South Georgia
  • West Falkland

What is the Spanish name that Argentines call the Falkland Islands?

  • Islas Gable
  • Islas Leones
  • Islas Malvinas

How long did the Falkland Islands War last?

  • eight weeks
  • 10 weeks
  • 12 weeks

What was the death toll of the Falkland Islands War?

  • 870
  • 1,070
  • 1,270

When did the Falkland Islands War end?

  • May 14, 1982
  • June 14, 1982
  • July 14, 1982

True or false: The British government used the luxury ocean liner Queen Elizabeth as troop transport during the Falkland Islands War.

  • true
  • false

How many days after the end of the Falkland Islands War did Argentine Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri resign?

  • three days
  • thirty days
  • He did not resign.