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The Victoria Cross Quiz

Quiz dedicated to all servicemen/women for their outstanding acts of bravery - recognised or not 12 Questions.

 
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1

The Victoria Cross medal was instituted in which year by Queen Victoria?

  • 1859
  • 1852
  • 1856
  • 1861

2

Which words are inscribed on the Victoria Cross?

  • For Gallantry
  • For Valour
  • For Bravery
  • For Courage

3

What colour was the ribbon of the Victoria Cross given to naval recipients before 1918?

  • Green
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Purple

4

Which company of London jewellers has been responsible for striking every V.C. since it's inception?

  • Harrods
  • Hancocks
  • Harris
  • Henleys

5

The youngest ever recipient of the Victoria Cross was what age?

  • 17
  • 19
  • 21
  • 15

6

It was widely believed that the medal was struck from the gunmetal of Russian cannons, until it was recently proven to come from which country?

  • India
  • Japan
  • China
  • Nepal

7

It has been estimated that the chance of surviving an action worthy of a Victoria Cross is?

  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 25%

8

The first 85 servicemen to receive the award had fought in which war?

  • Boer War
  • World War One
  • Crimean War
  • World War Two

9

Two members of the Parachute Regiment were the only servicemen awarded the medal during which conflict?

  • Gulf War
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Falklands War

10

In which London park was the first investiture held on 26th June 1857?

  • Regent's Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Exhibition Park
  • Coronation Park

11

Three people have received The Victoria Cross & Bar (representing a second award of the V.C), one was an infantryman and the other two were what?

  • Marines
  • Generals
  • Doctors
  • Cavalrymen

12

What is the animal version of the Victoria Cross called?

  • Deakin Medal
  • Dickin Medal
  • Dixon Medal
  • Devon Medal

 

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