Credo Reference Friday Brainteaser

We post the brainteaser questions every Friday on the blog. Email your quiz answers to us at All correct entries will be entered into a monthly prize draw and one lucky person will win a £10 book voucher. The more brainteasers you enter the greater your chances are of winning.

Please note – You must be a member of South Ayrshire Libraries to enter this competition

This week: War

Wars have been sadly frequent over many centuries. Can you answer these questions about war and particular wars?

  1. In which year did the USA enter World War I?
  2. Which country was invaded by Iraq on August 2, 1990?
  3. In World War II, which were the two Axis powers besides Germany?
  4. Pablo Picasso’s painting “Guernica” depicts the bombing of a Basque town in which war?
  5. Was the American Civil War in the 1840s, the 1850s, or the 1860s?
  6. The Tet Offensive of 1968 occurred during which war?
  7. Name the Spanish artist (1746-1828) who executed 65 etchings, collected under the title Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War).
  8. A war was fought between Japan and which country between February 1904 and September 1905?
  9. Who wrote the 1936 poem “The People, Yes” which included the line “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come”?
  10. In 1783, who wrote “There never was a good war or a bad peace”?

Questions set by Tony Augarde (

Closing date for this quiz is Thursday 30th September 2010

How to enter

Email your answers, numbered 1-10, with the email subject heading ‘War’ to

Remember to include your name, address, contact telephone number and your library card number (found at the back of your library card above the bar code) in the email.

Winners will be notified at the end of each month and the quiz answers will be posted on the blog with next week’s questions.

Good Luck!


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