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Military Operation Codenames Quiz

Do you know these operations by their codenames? 11 Questions.

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"Operation Pig Bristle" was as unusual as it sounds. It was an early Cold War operation undertaken in 1946 by Australian forces to accomplish what?

  • To move pig bristles from Chongqing to Hong Kong to make Australian paintbrushes
  • To transport bacon out of Russia
  • To move farm animals from Asia to Australia
  • To move pig bristles from Russia to make toothbrushes for nuclear shelters

Question 2 Photo

"Dynamo" was the codename given to which World War II operation?

  • USA invasion of Japan
  • Attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler
  • Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

Question 3 Photo

"Operation Anthropoid" was the codename of a successful attempt to assassinate which Nazi figure?

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Heinrich Himmler
  • Reinhard Heydrich
  • Josef Mengele

Question 4 Photo

Although not directly related to the military (a mission undertaken by the the CIA alongside the U.S Army Chemical Corps) what was the purpose of Project MKUltra?

  • To find a way for humans to defy gravity
  • To find a way to control the human brain
  • To find a way to turn objects invisible
  • To find a way to release a disease to target only one group of people

Question 5 Photo

Operation Neptune Spear was the mission undertaken by US Navy SEALS to assassinate which significant evil figure?

  • Saddam Hussein
  • Colonel Gadaffe
  • Joseph Kony
  • Osama Bin Laden

Question 6 Photo

"Bayonet Lighting" was a 16 hour long mission in 2003 to seize any items that could be posed a threat to the War on Terror from which country?

  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Pakistan
  • India

Question 7 Photo

1983: Operation "Urgent Fury". Yet another U.S mission, supported by other Caribbean forces, focused on invading which Island after it was overtaken by a military coup?

  • Grenada
  • Aruba
  • Montserrat
  • Anguilla

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Strafexpedition (Punitive Expedition) was the codename for which WWI battle between Italy and the Austro- Hungarian Army and the largest mountain battle ever fought?

  • Battle of San Matteo
  • 11 Battles of Isonzo
  • Battle of Cer
  • Battle of Asiago

Question 9 Photo

Operation "Atilla" in 1974 was the Turkish invasion of which nation?

  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Cyprus
  • Greece

Question 10 Photo

1989 saw "Just Cause" undertaken by the US Military, the invasion of which country?

  • Panama
  • Honduras
  • Argentina
  • Paraguay

Question 11 Photo

Finally, the British Liberation of the Falklands was codenamed what?

  • "Colonel"
  • "Corporate"
  • "Lieutenant"
  • "Major"