Crimean War Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the Crimean War?
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Last updated: May 8, 2022
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Who was the monarch of the United Kingdom during the war?
Queen Victoria
Who was the tsar of Russia at the beginning of the war?
Nicholas I
Who was the tsar of Russia at the end of the war?
Alexander II
What was the name of the Ottoman Sultan?
Abdulmejid
Who was the King of France during the war?
Napoleon III
Russia occupied the principalities of Moldavia and Walachia, which led to the
Ottoman Empire declaring war on Russia - thus sparking the war.
In what modern-day country are those two principalities located now?
Romania
Who founded modern nursing while treating the wounded during the war?
Florence Nightingale
What Italian island-kingdom was an ally of the Ottoman Empire?
Sardinia
What enemy of the Ottoman Empire was a Russian ally until 1854?
Greece
In what region of the Ottoman Empire was there a dispute between Russia and France
over the privileges of Orthodox Christians and Catholic churches?
Palestine
What was the main naval base of Russia?
Sevastopol
What famous Russian author fought during the siege of the above - and wrote
a few sketches about the battle?
Leo Tolstoy
What town in Crimea gave its name to a type of headgear covering the
whole head, other than the eyes (aka ski mask)?
Balaclava
What term, meaning when a band of soldiers holds out against a larger force, gets its
name from the battle in that town?
Thin Red Line
What military action did Alfred Tennyson write a poem about, which occurred
during the the battle in that town?
Charge of the
Light Brigade
In what modern-day country was the Åland War fought?
Finland
What territory did Russia sell to the U.S. after the war, fearing the U.K. could
easily capture in the future?
Alaska
In what European capital was the treaty that ended the war signed?
Paris
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