Quiz: US Navy Quiz
US Navy Quiz
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Join the Navy and see the world, they say. 

Well, unless you get a posting to a land base and never get on a ship.

The United States Navy has a long and rich history that dates back many, many years. It has seen its fair share of happy victories and painful defeats, but today it is acknowledged as the most powerful navy in the world.

And that's not only in terms of ships. The United States Navy's air wing is something to behold as well!

So how much do you actually know about the United States Navy? Of course, there is its history. Like when was it formed? Who played a prominent role in its formation? After it was disbanded, why was it brought back again a few short years later?

Or maybe you know about some famous Navy personnel? A number of U.S. presidents have spent time in the Navy. Would you know who they are?

Do you know how many aircraft the Navy operates, how many people it employs, how many reserves it has? And what about the Navy motto? Did you know there was an official and unofficial one?

Why don't we see just how much you do know about the United States Navy with this quiz!

Good luck!

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Do you know the official date on which the U.S. Navy was formed?
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True or false: The U.S. Navy is the biggest in the world.
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It's not all about the ships! How many aircraft does the United States Navy have operational?
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Who attacked the base of the Pacific Fleet in Hawaii, which effectively brought the United States into World War II?
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On which day did Japan attack the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor?
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How many active personnel does the U.S. Navy consist of?
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True or false: The U.S. Navy has its own construction crew.
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Can you name a Naval Special Warfare unit. They were tasked with the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
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After Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy fought a significant battle in the Pacific against the Japanese. What was it called?
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True or false: President John F. Kennedy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
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Do you know the name of the first U.S. Navy submarine that was nuclear-powered?
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Submariners are _________
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All Navy ships have the prefix U.S.S. What does that stand for?
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The Top Gun flight school is an elite training school for U.S. Navy pilots. True or false?
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True or false: George Bush Sr. was a Navy veteran of World War II.
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Obviously rank is very important in any military force. How many officers do you think there are in the U.S. Navy?
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The Grumman F-14 Tomcat served as the primary fighter of the U.S. Navy until recently retired. True or false?
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The U.S. Naval Academy has an official song. What is it?
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The biggest ship in the U.S. Naval fleet is ________
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True or false. The U.S. Navy air force is the second biggest in the world.
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Who is considered the father of the U.S. Navy?
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The first shop commissioned for the Continental Navy was the _______
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The Continental Navy proved a massive success against British shipping. How many ships did they capture?
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Can you name the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team?
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After the Continental Navy was dissolved at the end of the Revolutionary War, what was the main reason it returned?
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True or false: The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a carrier-based aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy.
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What is the name of the U.S. Navy's stealth destroyer?
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Do you know which of these is the U.S. Navy unofficial motto?
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Does the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle form part of the U.S. Navy air force?
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Which SEAL team was responsible for the raid on the compound of Osama bin Laden?
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Who is the U.S. Navy Academy mascot?
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On which U.S. Navy ship did Japan sign their surrender at the end of World War II?
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The TV show, "NCIS" is based on which branch of the U.S Navy?
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