Quiz: How Much Do You Know About U.S. Military History?
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How Much Do You Know About U.S. Military History?
By: Becky Stigall
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About This Quiz

The U.S military has a rich and storied history. Although we can't share every historical fact here, we challenge you to discover how many of these you can get right.

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How many U.S. presidents served in the U.S. Army?
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How many U.S. presidents were 5-star generals?
2
4
6
8
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Which U.S. president earned the Medal of Honor?
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Which branch of the military was once a division of the Army?
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Which U.S. president served as an enlisted man in the Army?
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Who is the largest employer in the United States?
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The Department of Defense owns _____________ acres of land around the world.
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The United States has more than ___ military installations overseas.
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The U.S. Marine Corps motto, "Semper Fidelis,” means what?
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What breed of canine serves as the unofficial mascot of the U.S. Marines?
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Explorers Lewis and Clark charted the nation as part of which branch of the armed forces?
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The Air Force's F-117 fighter is based on research into what creature?
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When was the U.S. military deemed official?
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The U.S. legislature _________ the Continental Army following the Revolutionary War.
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Which branch of government has the power to raise and support armies?
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Which war is considered the bloodiest in U.S. history?
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What color is the uniform of the U.S. Army?
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Did women fight in the Revolutionary War?
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Women were officially allowed to serve in the military when?
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What was the first non-medical position for women in the U.S. Army?
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When were women permitted to serve permanently in the U.S. Army?
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How many times has the U.S. formally declared war?
5
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Which U.S. general headed the D-Day invasion of World War II?
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What rank did President James Buchanan hold in the military
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Roughly how many civilians are employed by the military?
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The U.S. military budget is in the _________.
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What countries have increased their military budgets in recent years, even as the U.S. has cut its?
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How many U.S. presidents have served in the Navy?
2
4
6
8
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Armed Forces Day was created in ____.
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What was the name of the Coast Guard hockey team?
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Which of the following celebrities were airmen?
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Comedian Bob Hope was an honorary Marine. What was his title?
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Which of the following presidents was/were airmen?
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The oldest Coast Guard boat station is in ___ ______.
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