The Falkland Islands War Quiz
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?
- 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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
How many British ships were lost in the Falkland Islands War?
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?
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?
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.
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.