Statistics for American "General" Knowledge

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  • This quiz has been taken 21 times
  • The average score is 12 of 20

Answer Stats

Hint Answer % Correct
American RevolutionLed the Continental Army from 1775-1783George Washington
93%
World War IISupreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe, 1943-1945Dwight D. Eisenhower
93%
Civil WarRenowned Confederate general who died after being wounded in a friendly fire incidentThomas "Stonewall" Jackson
87%
War of 1812Won the Battle of New Orleans after a peace treaty had been signed, but before word of it reached the United StatesAndrew Jackson
87%
Civil WarTop Confederate general, ended the war by surrendering at AppomattoxRobert E. Lee
80%
World War IIKnown for fast-moving, aggressive tactics and profanity-laden speeches to his troopsGeorge S. Patton
80%
American RevolutionDefected to the British in 1780, making his name synonymous with treason to AmericansBenedict Arnold
80%
World War IIAccepted the surrender of Japanese forces in 1945Douglas MacArthur
73%
Civil WarUnion general known for accepting only unconditional surrender, and final leader of the Union armyUlysses S. Grant
73%
Civil WarUnion cavalry commander who was later killed along with most of his unit in a battle with Native Americans at the Little Bighorn RiverGeorge Armstrong Custer
67%
World War IIReorganized the US Army for World War II and helped develop a postwar economic recovery plan for EuropeGeorge Marshall
60%
Civil WarUnion general known for capturing Atlanta and engaging in scorched-earth tactics against the ConfederacyWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
60%
American RevolutionFrench aristocrat who joined the Continental Army and served with distinctionMarie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
53%
Mexican-American WarDefeated Santa Anna's forces at Buena Vista despite being outnumbered, and was convinced to run for President after the warZachary Taylor
40%
World War ICommanded Allied Expeditionary Forces, later served as mentor to many prominent generals of World War IIJohn J. Pershing
40%
Civil WarUnion general remembered for being reluctant to commit troops and engage the enemy. Later a failed Presidential candidate in 1864George B. McClellan
33%
Iraq WarCommanded multinational forces from 2003-2008. Later forced to resign as CIA Director after leaking classified information during an extramarital affairDavid Petraeus
20%
Vietnam WarCommander of US forces in Vietnam, 1964-1968William Westmoreland
20%
War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil WarServed longer as a general than any other person in American historyWinfield Scott
13%
Vietnam WarCommander of US forces in Vietnam, 1968-1972, has a tank named after himCreighton Abrams
13%

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