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Collocations Quiz: War

1. declare war

When a country declares war, it's announcing

a. the end of a war

b. the start of a war

c. the threat of a war

2. fight a war

Countries fight wars against

a. their enemies

b. their citizens

c. their allies

3. jet fighter

What are jet fighters?

a. pilots who fly war planes

b. war planes with jet engines

c. people who fight jets

4. join the army

I decided to join the army because

a. I wanted to be a soldier

b. I was tired of being a soldier

c. I was wounded during the war

5. missing in action

If a soldier has been listed as "missing in action", he

a. has been missing since military action

b. has missed some military action

c. misses military action

6. obey an order

Soldiers who don't obey orders are usually

a. severely punished

b. immediately promoted

c. greatly rewarded

7. open fire

The soldiers opened fire because

a. they were feeling very cold

b. they were ordered to shoot

c. they had to cook some food

8. security forces

A country's security forces are responsible for

a. defending its people

b. attacking its people

c. forcing its people

9. take prisoner

If you've been taken prisoner, you've been

a. taken to see a prisoner

b. given a prison sentence

c. captured and held by force

10. win a war

After we won the war, all our soldiers were

a. sent to prison camps

b. sent back to fight

c. sent back home

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. declare war - When a country declares war, it's announcing: a) the end of a war b) the start of a war c) the threat of a war

2. fight a war - Countries fight wars against: a) their enemies b) their citizens c) their allies

3. jet fighter - What are jet fighters?: a) pilots who fly war planes b) war planes with jet engines c) people who fight jets

4. join the army - I decided to join the army because: a) I wanted to be a soldier b) I was tired of being a soldier c) I was wounded during the war

5. missing in action - If a soldier has been listed as "missing in action", he: a) has been missing since military action b) has missed some military action c) misses military action

6. obey an order - Soldiers who don't obey orders are usually: a) severely punished b) immediately promoted c) greatly rewarded

7. open fire - The soldiers opened fire because: a) they were feeling very cold b) they were ordered to shoot c) they had to cook some food

8. security forces - A country's security forces are responsible for: a) defending its people b) attacking its people c) forcing its people

9. take prisoner - If you've been taken prisoner, you've been: a) taken to see a prisoner b) given a prison sentence c) captured and held by force

10. win a war - After we won the war, all our soldiers were: a) sent to prison camps b) sent back to fight c) sent back home

Contributor: Matt Errey