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Here is a quiz on the Boer War. 40 multiple choice questions and pictures to test your knowledge.

The answers will be posted in the New Year.

Boer War Quiz

1. On what date did the Boer War begin?

A. 9 October 1899
B. 10 October 1899
C. 11 October 1899
D. 12 October 1899

2. Black week commenced with which battle?

A. Magersfontein
B. Nicholson’s Nek
C. Colenso
D. Stormberg

3. When did Roberts occupy Bloemfontein?

A. 1 March 1900
B. 13 March 1900
C. 23 March 1900
D. 31 May 1900

4. Which Regiment is represented in this picture?




A. Irish Guards
B. Coldstream Guards
C. Welsh Guards
D. Scots Guards

4. Approximately how many blockhouses were constructed?

A. 4,000
B. 5,000
C. 7,000
D. 8,000

5. On what date did the War end?

A. 1 May 1902
B. 13 May 1902
C. 21 May 1902
D. 31 May 1902

6. Who is this a picture of?



A. De Wet
B. Cronje
C. Botha
D. Steyn

7. How many Queen’s scarves were there?


A. 5
B. 8
C. 10
D. 1

8. What was the approximate cost of the War?

A. £110m
B. £160m
C. £190m
D. £210m

9. What is the correct order for these cost items in terms of their contribution to the total cost?

A. Supplies, ships & transport, other stores, horses & mules
B. Other stores, horses & mules, supplies, ships & transport
C. Ships & Transport, horses & mules, other stores, supplies
D. Horses & mules, supplies, ships & transport, other stores

10. In which year of the war was expenditure at its greatest?

A. 1899 – 1900
B. 1900 – 1901
C. 1901 – 1902
D. 1902 – 1903

11. Which was the most populous British field piece?


A. 37mm Vickers Maxim
B. 12 pdr
C. 15 pdr
D. 5 in howitzer

12. In which town was this picture taken in February 1900?



A. Pietermaritzburg
B. Newcastle
C. Durban
D. East London

13. Who referred to Emily Hobhouse as ‘that bloody woman’?

1. Roberts
2. Milner
3. Chamberlain
4. Kitchener

14. What happened on these four occasions?


1. At Stormberg by the 74th and 77th Batteries RFA in December 1899
2. At Silikat's Nek by Q Battery RHA in July 1900
3. At Buffelspoort by the 75th Battery RFA in December 1900
4. At Long Tom Pass by Boer artillery in September 1900

A. Loss of all their horses
B. Firing of case shot
C. Surrender of the battery
D. High explosive damaged the artillery piece

15. How many VC were awarded for the Boer War?

A. 65
B. 70
C. 72
D. 78

16. What is the claim to fame of Second Lieutenant Norman Patterson, Royal Artillery?

A. Youngest VC winner
B. Youngest DSO winner
C. Awarded the DSO and DCM
D. Awarded the first bar to a Boer War DSO

17. Which Form did applicants for the ABO complete?

A. Form A
B. Form B
C. Form C
D. Form D

18. For which regiment is this the motto?



A. Kitchener’s Horse
B. Roberts Horse
C. Imperial Light Infantry
D. Imperial Light Horse

19. When was the ABO instituted?
A. 1902
B. 1910
C. 1920
D. 1922

20. What is the approximate ratio of DTD to DSO awards?

A. 1:1
B. 1:2
C. 3:1
D. 1:3

21. What is the correct order of wearing for these clasps (reading from the suspender upwards)?

A. Relief of Ladysmith, Driefontein, Laing’s Nek, Wittebergen
B. Driefontein, Relief of Ladysmith, Wittebergen, Laing’s Nek
C. Wittebergen Relief of Ladysmith, Driefontein, Laing’s Nek
D. Relief of Ladysmith, Wittebergen, Laing’s Nek, Driefontein

22. What is the rarest award for the Boer War from the following four?

A. Indian Order for Merit
B. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
C. Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
D. RVO

23. In which siege were these men involved?




A. Kimberley
B. Mafeking
C. Ladysmith
D. Wepener

24. Approximately how many raised date QSAs were issued?

A. 5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000

25. On a first or second type QSA, Britannia points to the letter?

A. R
B. F

26. Which clasp “will be granted to all troops who, on May 29th, 1900, were north of an east and west line through Klip River Station (exclusive), and east of a north and south line through Krugersdorp Station (inclusive).”

A. Belfast
B. Johannesburg
C. Diamond Hill
D. Driefontein

27. Which is the odd one out?

A. Paardeburg
B. Belfast
C. Driefontein
D. Wittebergen

28. Which Imperial Line Regiment suffered the most officer casualties?

A. Black Watch
B. Gordon Highlanders
C. Seaforths
D. KRRC

29. For the Imperial forces, what is the approximate ratio of deaths from disease to KIA and DOW?

A. 1:1
B. 2:1
C. 3:1
D. 4:1

30. Which battery lost their guns when the Ismore sank?

A. 50th RFA
B. 63rd RFA
C. 66th RFA
D. 78th RFA

31. The transport ship conveyed 400,000 men to and from South Africa. A total of how many ships were lost?

A. 1
B. 3
C. 10
D. 12

32. Which Boer commander is this?



A. Meyer
B. De La Rey
C. Erasmus
D. Uys

33. What is the maximum number of clasps to the QSA awarded to the Army and Navy respectively?

A. 10 to the Army and 8 to the Navy
B. 10 to the Army and 9 to the Navy
C. Unconfirmed to the Army and 8 to the Navy
D. 9 to the Army and 9 to the Nav

34. Approximately how many Town Guards were awarded medals?

A. 50
B. 75
C. 100
D. 125

35. Which RN ship is this?



A. Powerful
B. Gibraltar
C. Barrosa
D. Forte

36. What percentage of RN QSAs have no clasp?

A. 50%
B. 60%
C. 70%
D. 80%

37. Who manufactured the Long Toms?

A. Creusot
B. Bosch
C. Krupp
D. Sneider

38. Which Kimberley siege resident was killed by a Long Tom shell?

A. Kekewich
B. Scott Turner
C. Porter
D. Labram

39. Which location is shown in this picture?



A. Laing’s Nek
B. Spion Kop
C. Belmont
D. Magersfontein

40. What was the duration in days of the Siege of Mafeking?

A. 197
B. 211
C. 217
D. 232

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3 years 1 month ago #16632 by QSAMIKE
Hi David......

Doing the quiz......

Missing picture for Question 12.....

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3 years 1 month ago #16633 by djb
Thanks Mike. I blame the Christmas egg nog!

The picture has been added.

Best wishes
David

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3 years 3 weeks ago - 3 years 3 weeks ago #17467 by djb
Here are the answers, in red, to the quiz:


1. On what date did the Boer War begin?

A. 9 October 1899
B. 10 October 1899
C. 11 October 1899
D. 12 October 1899

2. Black week commenced with which battle?

A. Magersfontein
B. Nicholson’s Nek
C. Colenso
D. Stormberg

3. When did Roberts occupy Bloemfontein?

A. 1 March 1900
B. 13 March 1900
C. 23 March 1900
D. 31 May 1900

4. Which Regiment is represented in this picture?




A. Irish Guards
B. Coldstream Guards
C. Welsh Guards
D. Scots Guards

4. Approximately how many blockhouses were constructed?

A. 4,000
B. 5,000
C. 7,000
D. 8,000

5. On what date did the War end?

A. 1 May 1902
B. 13 May 1902
C. 21 May 1902
D. 31 May 1902

6. Who is this a picture of?



A. De Wet
B. Cronje
C. Botha
D. Steyn

7. How many Queen’s scarves were there?


A. 5
B. 8
C. 10
D. 1

8. What was the approximate cost of the War?

A. £110m
B. £160m
C. £190m
D. £210m

9. What is the correct order for these cost items in terms of their contribution to the total cost?

A. Supplies, ships & transport, other stores, horses & mules
B. Other stores, horses & mules, supplies, ships & transport
C. Ships & Transport, horses & mules, other stores, supplies
D. Horses & mules, supplies, ships & transport, other stores

10. In which year of the war was expenditure at its greatest?

A. 1899 – 1900
B. 1900 – 1901
C. 1901 – 1902
D. 1902 – 1903

11. Which was the most populous British field piece?


A. 37mm Vickers Maxim
B. 12 pdr
C. 15 pdr
D. 5 in howitzer

12. In which town was this picture taken in February 1900?



A. Pietermaritzburg
B. Newcastle
C. Durban
D. East London

13. Who referred to Emily Hobhouse as ‘that bloody woman’?

1. Roberts
2. Milner
3. Chamberlain
4. Kitchener

14. What happened on these four occasions?


1. At Stormberg by the 74th and 77th Batteries RFA in December 1899
2. At Silikat's Nek by Q Battery RHA in July 1900
3. At Buffelspoort by the 75th Battery RFA in December 1900
4. At Long Tom Pass by Boer artillery in September 1900

A. Loss of all their horses
B. Firing of case shot
C. Surrender of the battery
D. High explosive damaged the artillery piece

15. How many VC were awarded for the Boer War?

A. 65
B. 70
C. 72
D. 78

16. What is the claim to fame of Second Lieutenant Norman Patterson, Royal Artillery?

A. Youngest VC winner
B. Youngest DSO winner
C. Awarded the DSO and DCM
D. Awarded the first bar to a Boer War DSO

17. Which Form did applicants for the ABO complete?

A. Form A
B. Form B
C. Form C
D. Form D

18. For which regiment is this the motto?



A. Kitchener’s Horse
B. Roberts Horse
C. Imperial Light Infantry
D. Imperial Light Horse

19. When was the ABO instituted?
A. 1902
B. 1910
C. 1920
D. 1922

20. What is the approximate ratio of DTD to DSO awards?

A. 1:1
B. 1:2
C. 3:1
D. 1:3

21. What is the correct order of wearing for these clasps (reading from the suspender upwards)?

A. Relief of Ladysmith, Driefontein, Laing’s Nek, Wittebergen
B. Driefontein, Relief of Ladysmith, Wittebergen, Laing’s Nek
C. Wittebergen Relief of Ladysmith, Driefontein, Laing’s Nek
D. Relief of Ladysmith, Wittebergen, Laing’s Nek, Driefontein

22. What is the rarest award for the Boer War from the following four?

A. Indian Order for Merit
B. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
C. Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
D. RVO

23. In which siege were these men involved?




A. Kimberley
B. Mafeking
C. Ladysmith
D. Wepener

24. Approximately how many raised date QSAs were issued?

A. 5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000

25. On a first or second type QSA, Britannia points to the letter?

A. R
B. F

26. Which clasp “will be granted to all troops who, on May 29th, 1900, were north of an east and west line through Klip River Station (exclusive), and east of a north and south line through Krugersdorp Station (inclusive).”

A. Belfast
B. Johannesburg
C. Diamond Hill
D. Driefontein

27. Which is the odd one out?

A. Paardeburg
B. Belfast
C. Driefontein
D. Wittebergen

28. Which Imperial Line Regiment suffered the most officer casualties?

A. Black Watch
B. Gordon Highlanders
C. Seaforths
D. KRRC

29. For the Imperial forces, what is the approximate ratio of deaths from disease to KIA and DOW?

A. 1:1
B. 2:1
C. 3:1
D. 4:1

30. Which battery lost their guns when the Ismore sank?

A. 50th RFA
B. 63rd RFA
C. 66th RFA
D. 78th RFA

31. The transport ship conveyed 400,000 men to and from South Africa. A total of how many ships were lost?

A. 1
B. 3
C. 10
D. 12

32. Which Boer commander is this?



A. Meyer
B. De La Rey
C. Erasmus
D. Uys

33. What is the maximum number of clasps to the QSA awarded to the Army and Navy respectively?

A. 10 to the Army and 8 to the Navy
B. 10 to the Army and 9 to the Navy
C. Unconfirmed to the Army and 8 to the Navy
D. 9 to the Army and 9 to the Navy

34. Approximately how many Town Guards were awarded medals?

A. 50
B. 75
C. 100
D. 125

35. Which RN ship is this?



A. Powerful
B. Gibraltar
C. Barrosa
D. Forte

36. What percentage of RN QSAs have no clasp?

A. 50%
B. 60%
C. 70%
D. 80%

37. Who manufactured the Long Toms?

A. Creusot
B. Bosch
C. Krupp
D. Sneider

38. Which Kimberley siege resident was killed by a Long Tom shell?

A. Kekewich
B. Scott Turner
C. Porter
D. Labram

39. Which location is shown in this picture?



A. Laing’s Nek
B. Spion Kop
C. Belmont
D. Magersfontein

40. What was the duration in days of the Siege of Mafeking?

A. 197
B. 211
C. 217
D. 232

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3 years 3 weeks ago #17469 by QSAMIKE
Good Afternoon David.....

36 out of 40, very disappointed with myself.....

Mike

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3 years 3 weeks ago #17475 by djb
Mike,

That's a great score. It was certainly not an easy quiz.

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