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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 9:15 p.m. PST

"It's long, and you really need to know your stuff to do well. Good luck! "



IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

That was a pretty good quiz, thanks.

I got one wrong but I do not agree withe answer given. Namely, if Brock had survived, most historians agree that he would have gone on to take all of NY state.

Brock was under strict orders from Prevost not take the offensive as British/Canadian force was weak and widely spread out. Not a good question because it is subjective and a what if rather than a test of historical fact.

Also, question 23 and 24 are incorrect in as much as the British commander was LCol Morrison not Capt (N) Mulcaster. Mulcaster was in the area but commanding the gun boats on the St Lawrence river.

Notwithstanding the minor errors, a good quiz.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)

And Congrats for your knowledge of the War of 1812!


Son of MOOG26 Feb 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

24 out of 25.

AOORHB6 Inactive Member26 Feb 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

I agree, not sure if Brock could have taken upper New York state. Think it is a in my opinion ion question.

Got 24/25

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

Congrats to you too boys!.


Vincent Solfronk Inactive Member09 Mar 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

The test seems pretty biased. The burning of York was not planned (several US troops were killed in the initial explosion, including General Pike which made US command collapse).

Also the question of Brock invading New York is pretty hilarious- the British never had enough forces to mount an offensive until 1814.

Also, no mention of New Orleans, Plattsburg???

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

I enjoyed taking it. My area of interest though has always been more in favor of Waterloo than the War of 1812.

SmokieGunner Inactive Member11 Aug 2017 3:03 p.m. PST

Greetin's all! Proud to sail In the Wake of the 1812ers!
Also got 24 of 25 untimed – I'm old you know – reflexes aren't what they used to be and my bifocals are hazed over! Also take umbridge with the Brock question – there was not a snowflake's chance that the British could muster enough strength to conquer, yet alone occupy, New York State. Just a "pie in the sky what if" from armchair generals. It was fun though – good to know I'm almost a know it all :-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


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