Test Your Knowledge: Little-known Wars
Not all wars are apocalyptic adventures that threaten the fate of humankind. How much do you know about these little-known wars?
Where did the Hukbalahap Rebellion take place?
In October 1925, what ignited a conflict between Greece and Bulgaria that killed dozens of people?
- A stray dog
- A ricocheting bullet
- A wind storm
The Winter War pitted the USSR against which country's forces?
The Beaver Wars found which two groups fighting each other?
- The French and Iroquois
- French and British fur traders
- American colonists and British soldiers
The 100-Hour War between El Salvador and Honduras started because of what?
- A rare fungal infection
- A football game
- A funny hat
The Aroostok War, between the United States and Britain, is also sometimes called what?
- The Pork and Beans War
- The Bacon Wars
- The War of Feathered Caps
How many soldiers were killed during the Transnistria War in the early 1990's?
Karen National Liberation Army has been fighting the government of Burma since what year?
The Treaty of Berlin contributed to the end of which war?
- Russo-Turkish War
- Overseas War
- Balkans War
The War of Jenkins' Ear pitted which two countries against one another?
- Portugal and New Zealand
- Spain and Britain
- France and the United States
The Sonderbund War was a civil war in which country in 1847?
Which U.S. president initiated a naval offensive during the Barbary Wars?
- George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson
- Andrew Jackson
How many Barbary Wars were there?
Which city did the Romans besiege for three years during the Third Punic War?
The Utah War featured the United States army against what group?
- Gold miners
- A confederacy of frontiersmen
The Russo-Turkish War in the 1870s reestablished which country?
The Dominican War of Independence was waged against which country?
The so-called "Overseas War" pitted African nationalists against which country?
In total, how many soldiers were killed in the Overseas War?
- more than 50,000
- more than 70,000
- more than 150,000
Representatives from which country mediated an agreement between Thailand and France in 1941?
Which country invaded Thailand in December of 1941?
- United States
Why did the village of Lijar declare war on France?
- France reneged on a weapons deal.
- Parisians insulted the Spanish king.
- France refused to offer fair prices for their produce.
Who started the Sino-Tibetan War?
- Dalai Lama
- Chiang Kai-shek
Which side won the Sino-Tibetan War?
- It was a stalemate.
Why did censors cover up a massive Allied campaign that killed thousands of people on both sides in Syria in 1941?
- They didn't think anyone would care about the conflict.
- Syria was a no-man's land.
- It featured fighting against Vichy French troops.
The War of the Triple Alliance decimated which country?
When did the Soviet-Japanese War occur?
How long did the Soviet-Japanese last?
- three years
- three days
- three weeks
What sparked the Angolan War of Independence?
- Unfair taxation
- Forced labor
- An attempted assassination
What percentage of its male population did Paraguay lose during the Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance?
- about 70%
- about 80%
- about 90%