World War I Quiz


How well do you know the war that was supposed to end all wars? Take this quiz and find out.

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Question 1 of 10

True or False: World War I was also known as the Kaiser's War.


... There were many names for the conflict, including the Great War, the War of the Nations and the War to End All Wars. It wasn't known as World War I until the outbreak of World War II.


Question 2 of 10

What event was the immediate cause of World War I?

British boycott of German goods ion 1914
A border dispute between France and Germany
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The Metz garrison revolt

... On June 28, 1914, a Bsonian Serb student shot and killed Ferdinand in Sarajevo. Soon after, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Because of a complex series of overlapping alliances, most of Europe was then dragged into the conflict.


Question 3 of 10

All of the following sided with the Central Powers except:

Ottoman Empire

... Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the Scandinavian nations remained technically neutral during the war, although many provided monetary support for either side.


Question 4 of 10

True or False: The United States declared war on the Central Powers in April 1917.


... The U.S. declared war only on Germany, claiming that it had violated the grounds of American neutrality by attacking international shipping. The U.S. declared war on Austria-Hungary in December 1917. (The U.S. was never at war with the other Central Powers - the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.)


Question 5 of 10

Which of the following military technologies was developed during the First World War?

Submarine Warfare
Gas mask
Ironclad ships

... The Germans were the first to develop and release poison gas as a military weapon, and both sides soon used it. James Garner, and American chemist, is credited with the invetion of the modern gs mask in 1915.


Question 6 of 10

True or False: The first combat tank was developed and deployed during World War I.


... On September 15, 1916, the British Royal Navy drove the first combat D1 tank onto the battlefield at Deville Wood.


Question 7 of 10

What was the area in between the enemy trenches called during World War I?

The Dead Zone
The Barrens
The Chop
No Man's Land

... Although the term pre-dates World War I, "No Man's Land" was made famous by the trench warfare dominating the Western Front. The width between opposing forces' trenches varied widely, from more than 1 kilometer to a few hundred yeards.


Question 8 of 10

True or False: Czar Nicholas II of Russia left the throne about 20 months before fighting ended.


... Nicholas II abdicated in March 1917 as a result of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution, and the Communist government took office under Lenin. The Bolsheviks murdered Nicholas II and his family in July 1918.


Question 9 of 10

What was the final Allied offensive on the Western Front called?

Ther German Sweep
The Hundred Days Offensive
The Last Offensive
Meuse-Argonne Offensive

... From August 8 to November 11, 1918 (96 days), the Allied forces battled and forced the final German retreat, effectively ending World War I.


Question 10 of 10

What national holiday in the U.S. commemorated the end of the First War War?

Memorial Day
Victory in Europe Day
Armistice Day
Treaty Day

... On November 11, 1918, a temporary cease-fire, or armistice, was called between the Entente Powers (Allies) and Germany. The name "Armistice Day" was changed to "Veterans Day" after World War II, to recognize veterans in all American Wars.


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