The Gulf War 20th Anniversary Quiz

It's been 20 years to the month since the U.S. began the first Gulf War. It was the first televised war, but that doesn't mean everything about it stuck. See how much you remember about the first war in Iraq.

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What is the correct order of the U.S. operations, based on their start date?
Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Desert Sabre, Desert Farewell
Desert Sabre, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Desert Farewell
Desert Storm, Desert Sabre, Desert Shield, Desert Farewell
Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Sabre, Desert Farewell
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Who was Stuart Lockwood, who played a key role in relations with Iraq before the war?
The commander of British forces in Kuwait
The U.N. ambassador to the Middle East
The only Western news anchor o get an interview with Saddam Hussein after the invasion of Kuwait
A British boy detained by Saddam Hussein ahead of the war
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What was Operation Southern Watch?
The air assault on Baghdad
A surveillance mission of suspected missile sites before the war
The monitoring of airspace in Iraq to confirm compliance with the UN resolution after the war
A three-day air attack on the Kuwaiti border by the Iraqi army
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What position did Colin Powell hold during the war?
Secretary of Defense
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Secretary of the Army
UN ambassador
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In all, how many American troops were killed during the Gulf War?
148
294
560
1,338
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Which CNN anchor became famous for broadcasting directly from Baghdad, even ducking under his desk when missiles roared by?
Bernard Shaw
Lou Waters
Anderson Cooper
Aaron Brown
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Which country after the United States provided the most troops to the coalition?
United Kingdom
France
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
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What name was given to Highway 80, a stretch of road between Iraq and Kuwait where hundreds of Iraqi soldiers were killed?
The River of Blood
Highway of Death
The Hundred Mile Trail
Highway to Hell
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The ground attack on Iraq is thought to be one of the most efficient in U.S. history. How long did it take?
4 days
1 week
2 weeks
19 days
10 of 10
According to new documents released this month, Saddam Hussein did try to negotiate a last-minute peace deal. What world leader did he reach out to for help on the deal?
President Bush
British Prime Minister John Major
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
U.N. Secretary General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar