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The Battle of Waterloo Quiz

Not the song by Abba but the battle in 1815. 20 Questions.

 
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1

What date was the battle of Waterloo?

  • 18th July, 1815
  • 18th June, 1815
  • 18th August, 1815

2

Who was the Prussian liason officer attached to Wellington's headquarters?

  • von Clausewitz
  • von Hiller
  • von Muffling

3

Who was Napoleon's chief of staff during the Waterloo campaign?

  • Berthier
  • Davout
  • Soult

4

Which King's German Legion officer was responsible for defending Le Haye Sainte farm?

  • Major Baring
  • Captain Meyer
  • Colonel von Klencke

5

Who was Blucher's chief of staff?

  • von Gneisenau
  • von Donnersmarck
  • von Clausewitz

6

What nationality was the Duke of Cumberland's Hussars?

  • Scottish
  • English
  • German

7

Sort these events from the battle into the right order starting with the earliest.

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  • Attack on Chateau d'Hougoumont.
  • Attack by Somerset's and Ponsonby's Cavalry.
  • The capture of La-Haie-Sainte.
  • Blücher meets Wellington at La Belle Alliance.

8

What distinguished the 95th Regiment of Foot from other British infantry regiments at Waterloo?

  • They wore the kilt.
  • They had Tartan trews.
  • They had green uniforms.

9

What did Sergeant Charles Ewart of the Royal Scots Greys do at the Battle of Waterloo?

  • Capture the eagle of the French 45th Regiment.
  • Save Wellington's life.
  • Capture General d'Erlon.

10

What was notable about the majority of Brunswick troops at Waterloo?

  • They wore greatcoats and shakos over civilian clothes.
  • They wore French uniforms.
  • They wore black uniforms.

11

Who were the "Les Grognards" (The Grumblers)?

  • Napoleon's Marshals.
  • Napoleon's Old Guard.
  • Napoleon's Artillery.

12

The French had troops called Chasseurs (both mounted and on foot) and the Prussians had troops called Jaegers. The terms Chasseur and Jaeger both have the same meaning. What is the meaning?

  • Hunter
  • Chaser
  • Rifleman

13

Match these date of births to the correct Waterloo leader.

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Blücher
  • William, Prince of Orange
  • Wellington
  • Napoleon

Right

  • 6 December 1792
  • 15 August 1769
  • 16 December 1742
  • 1 May 1769

14

The majority of the King's German Legion came from which German state?

  • Prussia
  • Saxe-Coburg
  • Hanover

15

What is the "Le Mot de Cambronne", which General Cambronne was supposed to have said when the Old Guard were summoned to surrender?

  • La garde meurt et ne se rend pas!
  • Merde!
  • Cambronne se rend, il ne muert pas!

16

Which village did the Prussians attack when they arrived at the battlefield?

  • Plancenoit
  • Halle
  • Braine-l'Alleud

17

Why did the Prussians fire on their Nassau allies?

  • The Nassau troops wore French style uniforms.
  • The Nassau troops were deserting.
  • The Nassau troops were changing sides.

18

Who died after being shot through the head, while leading the Allied 5th Division?

  • William Ponsonby
  • Thomas Picton
  • Robert Crauford

19

Which of Napoleon's Marshals was executed by firing squad following Waterloo?

  • Soult
  • Grouchy
  • Ney

20

To which island was Napoleon exiled after Waterloo?

  • Corsica
  • St Helena
  • Elba

 

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